Hal Leonard Unveils World's First Cloud Based iPad App for Sheet Music

Posted by Michael Mueller on November 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM

When Apple first launched the iPad, my first thought was that it would be a great tool for sheet music. Not surprisingly, so did the folks at Hal Leonard. After more than a year in development, the venerable sheet music publisher has unveiled the world's first cloud-based iPad app for sheet music.

SMD app viewerSheet Music Direct for iPad was created by musicians, for musicians, which is abundantly evident in the app's amazing feature set. Upon downloading an interactive song, users can transpose and mix the songs to meet their needs, hear the score playback as well as optional click tracks, and create customized set lists to keep their music organized for gigs. The app also includes a tuner and metronome, and it's compatible with Bluetooth hands-free page-turning devices.

The library offers both list and browse viewing modes; sorting by title, artist, or notation; an archive option; set lists; and custom music viewer paper types and backgrounds.

The music viewer has a zoom function, one-touch page number navigation, and popular social media sharing options, among other cool features.

Because the Sheet Music Direct for iPad app is fully mobile, you can purchase sheet music within the app while you're on the gig! Using the cloud service, you can view and sync all of your purchased sheet music from your iPad and computer. All in-app purchases will automatically be backed up on the SheetMusicDirect.us web site. Sheet Music Direct for iPad comes with 15 free pre-loaded songs, including "Time Is on My Side," "House of the Rising Sun," and "Scarborough Fair," to get you started.

For more info, please visit sheetmusicdirect.us/ipad. To purchase Sheet Music Direct for iPad, visit the App Store.

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