As a chorus and opera singer, I have gotten tired of lugging thick opera scores everywhere. Most of the music I sing is public-domain, and the scores are freely available in in PDF form. I am working my way to a setup that lets me rehearse and perform by reading PDF scores from tablet readers, instead of from printed books.
The problems I have with printed scores are:
- They are heavy, especially for rehearsals where we are doing numbers from multiple shows and so I need multiple scores
- Photocopying pages from scores or printing from downloaded PDF files imposes a cost per page
- Published scores are expensive
- Some operas don't have printed scores in distribution for any reasonable price
What equipment set and score preparation process would let me leave my heavy vocal scores behind for good?