Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2007404 - 01/01/13 10:06 AM Storing / sorting sheet music
justpin Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 504
Loc: Holmes Chapel
Having just dropped my loose leaf pile onto the floor and spending half an hour putting them back in order.....

BTW is sheet music like socks? As there were some missing pages even though it was complete before...

What recommendations does Piano World have of binding them and putting them back together? With of course easy removal, I considered comb binding as you can lay the pages nice and flat, but I have not yet mastered the dark art of page turning yet, its voodoo I tells ya.

Front running is treasury tags so I can take out the pages I want as I need them without the need to turn pages. Or one of those binders which contain clear plastic wallets and removing them as necessary.

A tablet or e-ink reader might be nice but I scrawl notes all over my sheet music.


What do you use?

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#2007414 - 01/01/13 10:35 AM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: justpin]
malkin Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2521
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Mine is pretty much a giant mess.

Pieces I am years away from playing stay mostly on a bookshelf; current pieces for lessons are in a tidy little stack that moves between the bench and the music desk, and there is a bunch of random and fun stuff sort of all over the place.
_________________________
A good student is one who makes the teacher feel like a good teacher.

Top
#2007495 - 01/01/13 02:34 PM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: justpin]
Stubbie Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 376
Loc: Midwest USA
I have bound and unbound music.

The music that is bound with comb-style binding I play as is. For other music, I will find a copy (often IMSLP) and print out a pdf copy (or make my own copy or arrangement using MuseScore or the equivalent).

For the loose pdf printouts:

1) Non-current--place in one of those plastic sleeve holders with three-ring binder capability and put it in a three-ring binder. I don't like to play from sheets inside the sleeve holders--the glare is a problem and early on I might write a fair bit on the sheet.

2) Current--I use colored manila folders for each piece. I can go straight to a particular piece and besides, the rainbow effect is cool. The manila folder helps keep the sheets upright on the music stand and can even be used to extend the music stand.

I print on a single side (no page turning) and tape two sheets together, side by side. That also helps stability on the stand, along with the manila folders. Using the manila folder extenders/supporters, I can get four sheets in front of me. If I ever get to longer pieces, I'm in trouble. wink
_________________________
Wherever you go, there you are.


Top
#2007504 - 01/01/13 02:56 PM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: justpin]
Ragdoll Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/12
Posts: 671
Loc: Illinois
While learning a new piece I usualy use a photocopy(I write notations on these) and use a clean copy for the looseleaf binder.

For books, if they are spiral bound I use the photocopy to write my notations on and play from the book after learning them. I do like the idea of the colored binders though for the copies I have. I have some sheets and books that are light years ahead of my abilities yet; they live on my music cabinet/shelf as of right now grin
_________________________
Ragdoll

Never get directions from someone who hasn't been there.

Just be yourself, everyone else is already taken.


Top
#2007507 - 01/01/13 03:10 PM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: justpin]
fizikisto Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 433
Loc: Hernando, MS
I like to scan my scores into the computer as PDF files. Then I can just print them out as I need them. I generally keep the scores I'm currently working on in a 3 ring binder, but my organization is all on the computer. I also have been known to add metadata to the files to make them easier to find, things like title or composer.
_________________________
Nord Stage 2 HA88
Roland RD800

Top
#2007509 - 01/01/13 03:12 PM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: justpin]
Bobpickle Offline

Gold Supporter until July 10  2014


Registered: 05/24/12
Posts: 1383
Loc: Cameron Park, California
I'd recommend either trying to organize 'em and put 'em up on a bookshelf like malkin or something I've have good success with - using three-hole-punches and keeping things organized by category in a binder (or several crazy )

Top
#2007801 - 01/02/13 03:58 AM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: justpin]
wouter79 Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 3515
I'm using punched pockets to keep loose one-side printed copies of my music together. Works fine for me. I like the one-sided copies since I can spread them out over the music stand, scribble on them, and I don't have to flip them halfway while playing.

I keep the pockets in a ring binder and this sucks. It's hard to browse through the music and the pockets always get stuck at the place where the ring opens.
_________________________

Top
#2007901 - 01/02/13 10:57 AM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: Stubbie]
TX-Dennis Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Stubbie
Using the manila folder extenders/supporters, I can get four sheets in front of me. If I ever get to longer pieces, I'm in trouble. wink


Super-Hunky once posted a picture of a giant piece of cardboard that he used to tape sheet music onto in two rows. It could easily accomodate up to 8 pages at once. grin


Edited by TX-Dennis (01/02/13 10:57 AM)
_________________________
Dennis

flickr


Top
#2007919 - 01/02/13 11:47 AM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: TX-Dennis]
Stubbie Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 376
Loc: Midwest USA
Originally Posted By: TX-Dennis
Originally Posted By: Stubbie
Using the manila folder extenders/supporters, I can get four sheets in front of me. If I ever get to longer pieces, I'm in trouble. wink


Super-Hunky once posted a picture of a giant piece of cardboard that he used to tape sheet music onto in two rows. It could easily accomodate up to 8 pages at once. grin


My eyesight fades at the rate of 1/r^3.
where r is distance from my eye to the sheet; r^3 is r cubed; i.e. goes south fast. grin grin


Jesting aside, the two-tier method of Mr. SH is something to think about. Hmmm.
_________________________
Wherever you go, there you are.


Top
#2008174 - 01/02/13 07:34 PM Re: Storing / sorting sheet music [Re: justpin]
justpin Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 504
Loc: Holmes Chapel
Thanks.

In the end I settled on some envelopes. Just sorting it into can play and can't play, which thinned the pile out considerably! As many of the pieces went into the can't play envelope!

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
168 registered (accordeur, Abby Pianoman, Alexander Borro, 36251, 55 invisible), 1543 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76042 Members
42 Forums
157249 Topics
2309607 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Aebersold Play-Alongs
by EP
09/02/14 06:39 PM
Plan on playing this Thursday night
by Visalia
09/02/14 06:16 PM
New Kawai DP & RH3 action (CN35 & CN25)
by Northerner
09/02/14 04:50 PM
Kawai MP11 firmware v1.07
by DilEcosse
09/02/14 04:24 PM
all BBCode tags are broken
by beet31425
09/02/14 03:13 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission