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Hey, thanks for pointing this one out Brenda, this looks like it's gonna be really useful. The way the sections can change is really clever.
Yes, it's very clever, Joel.
And the price of the tracks is very reasonable considering the amount of work that must have gone into creating them.
Since reading this post here, we've been using iSingWorship in my small group but it's also being used in other groups in my church and it works extremely well. The real key is the flexibility to be able to break the music down into quiet sections, this brings such spontaneity. It's actually pretty remarkable that it's even possible to do this with backing tracks now so easily. Thanks again for the heads up!
I've seen it used to control lighting to be honest but for charts? Not sure if the ease of use is worth the smaller display area. A cheap laptop with a 15" LCD can do that but there are digital music stands out and our current worship band uses them. They lay right on the steel music stand and are, I believe, foot pedal ( two button like a mouse...) controlled. There's a guy who shared how you can make your own here http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/tim.bell/espresso/makeYourOwnDigit... For what's it worth. I'd not get a nice iPad ($499 base) for just that. ;-)
Which digital music stands do you have? Ho much did they cost?
iPad 2 + OnSong 1.94 App ($4, also syncs with SongSelect.com, Rockin' With The Cross, MobileMe, iTunes)) + DropBox (free app, can load straight into OnSong) + GigEasy Stand (to attach the iPad to my mic stand)($79 I think) + AirTurn Pedal for handless & wireless page turning ($99 I think) --- The pedal and the holder are, of course, optional.
I'll mention also that OnSong has a built in metronome (visual and audible), the ability to project lyrics onto an overhead screen, even while you're looking at and playing a chord sheet or lead sheet, transposing on the fly, linking of audio files to the chord chart so as to facilitate learning by the band, ability to control other people's iPads from yours, thereby allowing to push your chord charts song-by-song to all iPads on the platform, setlist creation to flow song to song without look-up, export capabilities to email, iTunes, Twitter or wireless printing, sticky notes for performance notes, ... and other things I haven't touched on yet. I mean, it's a major game changer, so why are you even still reading this? ;)
I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but there is a bracket that attaches to a microphone stand that will hold your iPad in place for you. Pretty snappy by my measure!
I think there is also one from GigEasy you could check out. Personally, for the iPad only version, I like the iKlip mentioned by Andy better. I do find the iKlip holds the iPad more securely, IMO anyway. I bought both and ended up keeping the iKlip at church and the GigEasy at home for rehearsing.
Use the ipad bracket at one of the churches I sit in at. They work well.
Sorry if this is redundant. I will not have a chance to read the posts tonight but wanted to give you a heads up. There is an app called OnSong to manage your music. You can link to CCLI or Rockin' The Cross or put in your own stuff. pretty neat app. It will transpose. You can make set lists and link up other ipads so you all see the same music. There is also a foot pedal you can get to scroll the music. Met the developer for the app. He's a really neat guy with a really cool testimony. The app was designed specifically for worship leaders.
Here's the website http://www.onsongapp.com/
Using an iPad is brilliant. OnSong will transpose for those of us who have to lead in a different key! A great resource to explore is www.worshipready.com because all of their charts are OnSong compatable. Seamless worship!
I've been struggling with this kind of thing for a while - worshipready chord charts are probably good off-the-shelf charts. But can you customize them? How much do they cost? I create my own chord charts according to how we arrange and according to our own unique chord choices in some places. These work well in Onsong, but it would be nice to start with an off-the-shelf chord chart and just customize it.