Many of us are lucky enough to own an iPad, and these devices are increasingly being used by musicians instead carrying around lots of heavy books of music. There is a great new free app from Sheet Music Direct which gives you access to thousands of scores of classical, jazz and pop music.
You can rehearse your scores by slowing down playback, using the in-built metronome or muting other parts so you can feel like part of the band.
If you who work with singers, or want to sing along with a piece you are playing, you can transpose scores to a different key, change instrument or note size — and, of course, you can revert back to your original settings anytime.
Sheet Music Direct are media partners of the South London Concert Series