As an adult beginner I have been playing in a nice community orchestra for little over a year now. My orchestra has a very low threshold and consists mainly of people who, like me, are past their prime ;-). I suppose as a result of this everybody always brings their own sheet music and music stand.
Just before summer break, the lady sitting next to me proposed that this season we (just she and I, not the whole orchestra) would try to share our sheet music just like 'real' orchestra musicians. Though I am game, it made me realize that I know nothing about this. So I have a few quick questions about how this works.
1. Which one of us turns the pages?
2. Which one of us writes down the directions that our conductor gives?
3. How does this work with practicing at home, since there will only be one set of annotated sheet music?
4.I believe that when playing divisi, the person to the right takes the upper note and the other one the lower. What happens if it is a three note chord?
If there is anything else you can add to enlighten me on this subject, it will be much appreciated.
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