Making MacBook Music
Mac-centric schools take note, Leoné MusicReader now has an OS X version of its MusicReader program for working with music in the class, rehearsal room and auditorium. Forget about searching for paper score sheets because not only can you store the digital equivalent of sheet music and recall it at a moments notice, but MusicReader lets you browse a library and turn pages with the arrow keys. Any music can be annotated with a variety of colors and line types, and it doesn’t affect the underlying music so your days (and nights) of erasing notes are over. The $59 Solo Basic software is a good start but lacks the $99 Solo Pro’s built-in metronome, ability to tune instruments and show music full-screen. Get out your glockenspiel and download the free evaluation version.