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forScore is a submenu under Resources and is an iPad app which costs $9.99. You can load all your pdf song files into forScore, search by a word in the title. It's a convenient alternative to lugging around songbooks. You can create setlists, and tap the page to move to the next song.
The forScore page has a link to the forScore User Guide.
The page lists 7 ways to load songs into forScore. These methods might change depending on the version.
Let's say I want to look for "A Kind of Hush". It might be listed alphabetically under "A", or it might be listed under "K" for Kind, or it might be listed under "H" if the file is named simply "Hush". I will look for "hush". By the time I type "hu", without pressing enter, the list has already been narrowed down to all the song titles and artists containing "hu". Quit typing, and click on "A Kind Of Hush".
A note about song files: The internet has some quirks for handling file names. Punctuation is not allowed, and blanks are handled inconsistently. For these reasons blanks and punctuation have been removed from the filename. "I'll Be Seeing You.pdf" becomes "IllBeSeeingYou.pdf". If you want to download a number of songs, you may prefer to borrow from Joe, our librarian, a jump drive which has file names with punctuation and blanks. Looks much nicer on your computer and iPad.
The third submenu option under Songs is the list of duplicates in our library.
The fourth submenu option under Songs is the list of folk songs compiled by Bob.
The fifth submenu option under Songs is sorted by date. If you load all the website songs onto your iPad, how do you know if or when a new song was added to the website? Go to this page.
The sixth submenu option under Songs is suggested tempo. Mark produced a list of songs from Book 1 and 2 with a suggested tempo (beats per minute). You've been to the Resources page, bought or found a free metronome, and want to practice playing at the recommended speed or keeping a steady beat.
The Education tab has a submenu with 7 items. The main page is an accumulated list of web sites suggested by Mark and others.
The second item under the Education tab is Mentorship. The handouts used in the Mentorship Program are available here.
The next four items under Education are links to Music Theory pages and websites that you can explore as you wish.
The 7th item is this page, a tour of the website. Open this page in a second window, or print it out, as a guide.
The last tab on the right is News. It duplicates much of the info on the calendar. It's easy to make last minute changes.
It usually has links to songs in a set list for a performance.
The "news" items are ordered latest date first, with the idea that you wouldn't have to scroll down to the bottom to see the current events. When our calendar is packed, you still may have to scroll down a ways to get to the current date.
After an event is over, the text may be changed to past tense. Sometimes Jeff will share pictures and videos, that are added next to the event.