Note-taking aids for building repertoire and technique
I’m starting to build an ITM tune repertoire and have discovered a useful iOS app called Notability, which allows me to store information about each tune that I’m trying to master (audio clips, dots, web links, etc.) all in one place and easily add typed or handwritten notes to the page as I progress on each tune. A nice feature is the ability to list entries by reverse date modified, which means I can bring up tunes I haven’t practiced in awhile to the top of the list. You can create any number of lists (e.g. Tunes, Songs, Resources, Practice Logs, etc) and there’s full text search. The audio clip feature includes a 0.7x playback speed which is great during the learning process. Synch’ing via iCloud gives me access from any device, and there’s a separate Mac app as well.
I understand Notability is a popular app for note-takers in general, and I’m sure there are other tablet-oriented apps that share its features as well. And this is not to denigrate the tried-and-true method of a notebook, pencil and a recording device, but I have to say this ‘works for me’. Anyone else care to share their tools and methods for building a repertoire and tracking progress?