Yes, the lowly music stand remains one of the most important accessories for musicians. Here are some of the reasons why:
1. A music stand makes your sheet music vertical and easy to see.
2. A music stand gives you a convenient place to keep your sheet music and books–plus your metronome, tuner, and pencil.
3. Music stands take up only a tiny amount of floor space. Any other piece of furniture that could hold as much would take up too much space.
4. A music stand defines a room (or even a portion of a room) as being reserved for practicing and playing music.
Without a music stand, you’ll have to place your sheet music on a table or desk. It’s difficult to look down at your music on a table and still play your instrument comfortably. And, there’s even one worse situation: placing your music on a bed. This forces you to sit next to your music and twist around to read your music.
Another issue comes up with many musicians who do not use music stands: they frequently lose their music and never seem to know where their metronome is. Without the music stand to serve as a central location to keep these materials, a lot of time can be wasted looking for lost music and accessories.
By putting a music stand in any room, you show a commitment to playing music and, even if it’s only in a small way, define yourself as a musician. This is an important issue for people who want to practice regularly and make music a regular part of their lives.
If you do not own a music stand, buy one today.
Thanks to Molto Music for this article from the book Published by David Motto January 14th, 2010 in Music for Beginners, Music Practice Tips.
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