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Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« on: March 31, 2017, 06:00:23 AM »
Is there anybody who has build a construction for the music stand on my S-970 that brings the notes closer to my eyes so that I can better read them.
 
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Offline Matrix

Re: Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 07:08:25 AM »
They do make extensions and sell them on the Yamaha site for the Tyros Brand Keyboards.
You could ask them if they would fit your 970 or if they make one for yours.

Here is the link   http://www.yamaha-club.net/shop/music-desk-extension-brackets-for-tyros-keyboards.html

Regards
Matrix

Offline stephenm52

Re: Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2017, 07:27:38 PM »
You may want to consider one of these music stands.  I use something similar, I attach it to a mic stand. You can get the printed music very close to where you're music sheets are easily readable.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/on-stage-stands-u-mount-clamp-on-bookplate?pfm=item_page.rr1|ClickCP?pfm=ac-a
Yamaha  Clavinova CVP 307, PSR s970, Korg Pa4x-76
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Offline Fred Smith

Re: Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 09:52:33 PM »
Is there anybody who has build a construction for the music stand on my S-970 that brings the notes closer to my eyes so that I can better read them.

You really should look into putting your sheet music on a tablet. It's solved my "old eyes" problem.

Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
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Offline Tresclub

Re: Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2017, 10:37:46 PM »
Prior to getting my 970, I had always used a Manhasset 48 music stand
with the vertical post right up against the back of the keyboard.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/manhasset-m48-symphony-music-stand

The "Music Rest" that came with the 970 supports my big 3-ring songbook binder very nicely.

Warren
 

Offline stephenm52

Re: Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 03:52:02 AM »
You really should look into putting your sheet music on a tablet. It's solved my "old eyes" problem.

Fred

Ditto.   I put my sheets on an iPad a few years ago, I use the app called unReal book.  I could never go back to paper after using a tablet.   


Based on the experience of another musician on another forum a few weeks ago I purchased a the Pro12 tablet with detachable keyboard. I bought it as a back up to the iPad but the larger screen size 12.2   vs. 9.7 on the iPad and the Pro12 has become my go to tablet for lead sheets.    I've been using the tablet portion for my lead sheets with the app called Mobile Sheets for Android.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pro12-with-WiFi-12.2-Touchscreen-Tablet-PC-Featuring-Android-6.0-Marshmallow-Operating-System-Black/50621043


http://www.zubersoft.com/mobilesheets/about.html
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Offline alanclare

Re: Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2017, 11:17:56 PM »
You really should look into putting your sheet music on a tablet. It's solved my "old eyes" problem.

Fred

Does this mean that one has to scan the lead sheets to a PDF or similar format in order to view them on the iPad?

If, like me, you have a different prescription for reading and distance glasses, your optician will make you a pair to an intermediate prescription. Make sure that you have different frames otherwise confusion reigns.
 

Offline deeandj

Re: Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 03:27:56 AM »
If you get an IPad pro and Forscore (apple app for $10) you can turn your music into pdfs with the IPad camera.  I have been doing this and it works!
 
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Offline alanclare

Re: Closer Music Stand for people with bad eyes
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 04:51:45 AM »
If you get an IPad pro and Forscore (apple app for $10) you can turn your music into pdfs with the IPad camera.  I have been doing this and it works!

I'm a bit late, but thank you. I've followed your advice and I'm using forScore on an iPad.

Alan