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How do I annotate a score?

  1. Open a chart via All Charts
  2. Select the pen icon in the action bar  icon-edit
  3. Mark up your score as needed
  4. Use the tick icon to save or the trash can icon to clear
  5. Your annotations will be saved automatically when you navigate away from the chart

Annotations are saved as a separate layer in the cache so your original chart will be preserved.

Maeve Lander is a software developer by day, jazz trumpeter by night. She created Orpheus ~6 years ago, when Android was first born. It has gone through iteration over the years, but has always held true to the original vision; a minimalist sheet music reader that just does one thing, really well.

5 Comments

Stephan Pelletier

24 Feb, 2019 - 10:29 pm

Hi Maeve! Your app looks great. I am considering it. Question: is it possible to leave a box of typed-text on the PDF page? (instead of hands-free annotation or the Comments tool which hides the text behind the comments icon) Specifically, I would like to always see some typed-text box(es) to indicate my synthesizer settings (and I’d prefer your tool to do this rather than me adding this info in the PDF doc (as any change is more time-consuming). Thank you!

Maeve Lander

25 Feb, 2019 - 2:26 pm

You can leave typed text as a comment using the annotations feature, but as you observed, it requires a tap on the comment icon to reveal. I have made a note of your request as it does sound useful to have a plain text tool. I will look into the possibility of adding this feature in the future. Thanks.

Catarina

26 Feb, 2019 - 8:14 am

Hi Maeve.
I am new to this app, and am still going through the motions of getting a large screen and a foot page turner.
I was wondering, after seing this section, will a stylus work to make fingering annotations?
Thanks
Catarina

Maeve Lander

5 Mar, 2019 - 2:19 pm

Yes, a stylus will work well for annotations. A finger works too – protip: try zooming in for finer control.

Dan Robinson

14 Oct, 2019 - 4:50 am

Hi Maeve,

Very much appreciate the effort you have put into this app. It’s great for me as a drummer often with hand written charts. Love it!
Wondered if I could request the option to save charts as new pdf files after annotations, edits, lines, shapes etc… have been added so that the changes made in orpheus could be shared. Currently if I make any adjustments or edits in orpheus I have no means of sending the pdf file on to other musicians.
Also wondered if you could add into the shapes menu, the option for a stave. (4,5 and 6 line maybe). So that we could add whole new lines and annotate the dots onto the stave? Just some thoughts!

Very grateful for this app. Thank you!!!
Dan

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