Friend of Leo's
- Jan 24, 2010
- Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Sure, why not a tablet. Whatever it takes for a gig to go smoothly. I do some subbing when a "regular" guitar player can't make it and having a tablet helps. Don't have to look at it all the time, but it's nice to have it there just in case.After checking out the local music scene and a good deal of introspection, I have decided to set the Wayback Machine for 1978 and get an acoustic duo act together to introduce a new generation to the joys of John Prine, Steve Goodman, early Neil Young and Bonnie Raitt ... like the acts I was part of in my halcyon college days.
So I got busy gathering up 40 years of lyric charts to put into a binder, when suddenly it occurred to me that I have almost all of these in Word files ... So it would probably be a good idea to load them onto a tablet and carry that instead of schlepping around a big 3-ring, right? Old dog, new tricks, etc. However, I need to be able to read with my olde eyes, and to view an entire page at a time. So I'm asking you fellas:
Does anyone use a tablet for lyrics and charts on stage?
What make and model?
How much does a good one cost?
What software do you recommend?
Or ... Would I be better off with old-timey paper charts that are large enough to read with my aging eyesight?
Your advice and war stories are very welcome. Enlighten me!