Not enough space

September 17, 2016 at 12:27 AM · At the moment, I am juggling a regular violin lesson, school orchestra, and an additional orchestra, so as you might imagine, the music pile gets rather high. I have enough space to store my music at home, but my case is getting a bit tight. The music compartment is full length, so that is not a problem. So, do any of you carry around backpacks or external music compartments to save space? Thanks.

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September 17, 2016 at 01:02 AM · I am in the same situation, but I just take the music out of the folders and just put it in my violin case. I put color tape thingys on each section, (Private, School, Symphony, etc.) This may not work for you, but I still survive.

September 17, 2016 at 01:34 AM · Only carry with you the music that you need.

I have a folder that I use for orchestra music, I keep quartet music in a pile (I probably should give it a folder of its own), and a messenger bag (that's really intended for a laptop, but which I had available) for the giant pile of private-lesson music that I have.

September 17, 2016 at 03:36 AM · I store mine in a binder I carry around in an external bag. I empty it occasionally and only save the music I need in my binder. The rest gets stored away at home.

September 18, 2016 at 03:51 AM · Thanks, I like David's idea. The folders are honestly the biggest problem because they all seem to be a bit too big for my violin case. I have tried the binder method, but it doesn't work for since I either have to mess around with protective sleeves or the paper end up ripping off the rings, but thanks the for advice.

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