We live in an age in which you can download most of your sheet music for free. That's wonderful, but all those loose papers can become a big mess.
Sometimes I think the earth just opens up, swallows a lot of sheet music and then closes again.
To avoid loosing your sheet music, I've got some tips for you:
This works well for orchestra scores and other long pieces, like concerto's.
You can make separate binders for separate ensembles, so you always have the right music with you. For gigs I've got lots of short pieces for different ensembles. Putting them in separate binders organized by composer and title, makes it easy to find the right piece.
If you want to look at 3 pages in a row, you can tape the third page to the paper sleeve.
Always organize your sheet music in the binder in such a way that you avoid turning pages as much as possible.
I hope these tips come in handy for you.
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