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By Jason Snell

RSS Sponsor: forScore

forScore is the leading sheet music reader for iPad. With forScore, your sheet music has never been better—it’s everything you can do with paper, and so much more. A new version, 10.0, was just released!

forScore uses standard PDF files, so you can scan/import your existing collection or find virtually anything online. Its best-in-class annotation system is powerful and customizable, also works great with Apple Pencil. (It’s always ready to go—just start drawing on the page!)

You can add metadata like composer, genre, or key to each piece and let forScore automatically organize everything for you. Or if you’d prefer a manual approach, use Setlists to group, arrange, and play through a series of pieces in order.

Use forScore to follow along with an audio track and adjust its pitch and playback speed as needed. It’s compatible with many popular bluetooth pedals, so you can turn the page with your feet while you play.

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