Musicians, ever wanted to hold your entire sheet music library in one hand, on one device? Our sheet music apps allow you to do just that, you can listen to your digital sheet music with playback, instantly transpose scores, markup/highlight sheet music files, organize your music with folders and set lists, find and purchase new songs, and much more!

With so many devices and tablets out there, which one is the perfect one for your sheet music collection? We’re going to share with you a few of our favorites, and why they’re ideal for viewing, mastering, and performing your sheet music. We’ve also included a few budget-friendly devices if you’re feeling frugal!

2019 iPad Pro

Apple’s most recent iPad Pro comes with a noticeable difference: far less padding. This means that the screen takes up nearly the entire device, making your sheet music bigger and better than ever before! You can get the newest iPad Pro in two sizes: 11 inches and 12.9 inches. Though this is one of the more expensive options on the list, this iPad can do everything a computer can do, making it one of the most high-tech tablets out there!

Why it’s great for sheet music:

  • Compatible with Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • Unlocks with Face ID
  • Can hold up to 1TB of Data
  • Compatible with Smart Keyboard and Bluetooth keyboards
  • Lightweight (1.49 pounds for 12.9 inches and 1.03 pounds for 10.5 inches)
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • ProMotion Technology (greater responsiveness and smoother motion, improves display quality and reduces power consumption)
  • Ambient light sensor (screen brightness adjusts in response to light under a variety of lighting conditions)
  • Four speaker audio
  • Apple Pay

Price: Starting at $999 for 64GB and Wifi Capabilities (12.9-inch) or $799 for 64GB and Wifi Capabilities (10.5-inch)

Get your 11-inch iPad Pro

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Get your 12.9-inch iPad Pro

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Original iPad Pro

Apple’s original iPad Pro comes in two different sizes: 10.5 inches or 12.9 inches. Whichever size you choose, these large screens make it easy to read and mark your sheet music. No squinting necessary!

If you’re not quite ready to splurge on the newest iPad from Apple, the original models are more affordable, but still high quality!

Why it’s great for sheet music:

  • Compatible with Apple Pencil (1st Generation)
  • Compatible with Smart Keyboard and Bluetooth keyboards
  • Lightweight (1.49 pounds for 12.9 inches and 1.03 pounds for 10.5 inches)
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • ProMotion Technology (greater responsiveness and smoother motion, improves display quality and reduces power consumption)
  • Ambient light sensor (screen brightness adjusts in response to light under a variety of lighting conditions)
  • Four speaker audio
  • Apple Pay

Price: Starting at $799 for 64GB and Wifi Capabilities (12.9-inch) or $649 for 64GB and Wifi Capabilities (10.5-inch)

Get your 10.5-inch iPad Pro

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Get your 12.9-inch iPad Pro

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The New 9.7-inch iPad

If you don’t need all of the bells and whistles that come with the iPad Pro, Apple’s New 9.7-inch iPad is an excellent option for you. Plus, at only $329 it’s less than half the cost of an iPad Pro.

Why it’s great for sheet music:

  • Compatible with Apple Pencil
  • Compatible with Bluetooth keyboards
  • Lightweight (1.03 pounds)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Ambient light sensor (screen brightness adjusts in response to light under a variety of lighting conditions)
  • Two speaker audio
  • Apple Pay

Price: Starting at $329 for 32GB and Wifi Capabilities

Get your 9.7-inch iPad

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9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the best Android tablet to date, headlined by an HDR-ready screen, four powerful speakers, and an upgraded S Pen!

Why it’s great for sheet music:

  • S Pen included
  • Four speaker audio
  • Up to 12 hours of battery use on a single charge
  • Expandable memory up to 400GB
  • HDR-ready Super AMOLED Display
  • Detachable keyboard (to be purchased separately)

Price: $549.99 OR $45.83/mo

Get your 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A

The 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a rare gem in the $200-$300 range. But don’t let the price fool you! This tablet is high quality and perfect for viewing your sheet music.

Why it’s great for sheet music:

  • S Pen included
  • Expandable memory
  • Long-lasting battery (up to 14 hours of internet time)
  • Lightweight (1.16 pounds)

Price: $249.99

Get your 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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Surface Book 2

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is a versatile laptop, powerful tablet, and portable studio in one, now in 15-inch or a 13.5-inch PixelSense™ Display. The Surface Book 2 is the perfect option if you’re looking for a new laptop that can also double as a tablet for all of your sheet music needs.

Why it’s great for sheet music:

  • Four modes of use: Laptop, Tablet, Studio, and View Mode
  • Up to 16 GB of RAM
  • Touchscreen
  • Lightweight and easy to transport
  • Compatible with the Surface Pen
  • Up to 17 hours of battery use on a single charge

Price: Starting at $1499 for the 13.5-inch and $2499 for the 15-inch

Get your Surface Book 2


Budget-Friendly Tablets

The previously mentioned New 9.7-inch iPad starts at $329 and sits in the lower price range as far as tablets go. We also mentioned the 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A priced at $249.99. If you’re still looking for a less expensive option, we have some recommendations!

8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A

The 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a smaller version of the previously mentioned 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A. If you have sharp eyes, this smaller tablet will save you some pennies! At only $169.99, you will receive all of the same features as the larger version.

Get your 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A

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Amazon Fire Tablets

Amazon’s Fire Tablets come in a few different sizes, all at affordable prices.

  1. 7-inch: $49.99 (8GB) or $69.99 (16GB)
  2. 8-inch: $79.99 (16GB) or $99.99 (32GB)
  3. 10.1-inch: $149.99 (16GB) or $189.99 (32GB)

These tablets are light in weight with high-resolution screens, making your sheet music viewing a breeze. With expandable storage (up to 256 GB), 8-12 hours of battery life, and capabilities with Amazon’s Alexa, Amazon Fire Tablets are high quality and extremely budget friendly. To compare the different sizes and models, click here.

Get your 7-inch Amazon Fire Tablet

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Get your 8-inch Amazon Fire Tablet

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Get your 10.1-inch Amazon Fire Tablet

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