Several days ago, I attended a concert at the Kennedy Center involving a string quartet. I was astounded when they came on-stage holding tablets rather than sheet music. They put the tablets on their stands, and I noticed that on the floor each one had a remote of some sort with two foot pedals. As they played, they would touch one of the pedals to change the page on the tablet. The other pedal was obviously designed for paging backwards. I also noticed that the cellist, whose stand I could see clearly, had the score of the quartet rather than his part and had to frequently pedal to change pages. A very interesting system, although I wondered how well it would work for a piece where there was a need to make a significant repeat or da capo. Anyone out there have experience with this system? Is this the end of sheet music as we know it?
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