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Turning pages in piano music is normally problematic unless the piece is short or you have a dedicated human page turner. Further, a lot of music comes in perfect-bound books whose spines need to be "broken" before the book will stay open to the pages you are currently playing.

I think it would be wonderful to have a tablet app that would not only eliminate the staying-open problem, but would listen to your playing and turn for you at some user-adjustable length before you come to the end of the current page. You could adjust it per piece, say, so that sometimes it might be half a measure or two measures, or whatever seems appropriate.

I can't have been the first person to think of this, but I can't seem to find anything like this in the Android Play store. If there were such an app on the iPad, I would consider buying one of those. Perhaps the reason I haven't seen such a thing is that it would involve a vast digital-publishing infrastructure. Or maybe I'm just not looking in the right places?

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Exact dupe of apple.stackexchange.com/q/76766/36309 (which was migrated from here) :P –  American Luke Jun 29 '13 at 20:24
Related: music.stackexchange.com/q/6/1678. Also related: music.stackexchange.com/q/8258/1678 –  American Luke Jun 29 '13 at 20:24
Per the help center, "shopping or buying/selling recommendations" are off-topic here. –  American Luke Jun 29 '13 at 20:26
So it's an exact dupe of a question from another site. How am I supposed to know that? But you really put a lot of effort into hating on this question, so you must be very proud. I don't come around here much as it is, and this kind of welcome is why I won't be back. –  Robusto Jun 29 '13 at 23:31
Robusto - Luke didn't show any signs of 'hating' the question. He was trying to be helpful, pointing you in the direction of possible questions that may have given you useful guidance. He is correct, though, that this type of question just doesn't work on Stack Exchange, so comes under our off-topic category. –  Dr Mayhem Jul 1 '13 at 9:28

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The Tonara Sheet Music app at Tonara.com does what you describe, but only for a limited selection of sheet music, which they are trying to improve.

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Interesting. Their site doesn't give a lot of details about the product from a technical standpoint, though. –  Robusto Jun 29 '13 at 16:23

I often have the sheetmusic printed as pdf and just view that document like regular ebooks. This works for practising. On my pc I sometimes have a certain midi note or midi footcontroller in use and bound to the windows keyboard so I can flip the pages without actually touching the computer.

Also, I have also see people use a vnc client on android to display desktop sheetmusic software on a tablet. Seems to work pretty welk too as often desktop softwaree has such features as auto scrolling or advanced display features.

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