I’ve been using OnSong for about six months or so, and I have to say – it’s one of my favorite music apps!
Why? Because I don’t have to carry around a notebook full of printed music, in different keys, anymore.
OnSong stores all of my chord charts for me! The screenshot included in this post shows what I do:
- lyrics and chords
- I make the chords red, so they easily stand out
- If I use a capo on the song, I make a note of that with a “sticky note” on the screen.
Sometime before Sunday morning, I make a set of songs I’m going to play, and put them in the order I want … and then I just have to flip through the songs.
OnSong has accessories, like it’s own hands-free footpedal and a stand clamp thingie, so you can clamp your iPad onto a mic stand. Right now, I just put the iPad on a normal music stand, and away I go!
Do you use OnSong, or some other tablet version of leadsheets/chord charts? Please share in the comments – I’d love to find out what you’re doing!