Sheet Music Separator System
I'm looking for a good sheet music separator system to keep my extensive sheet music library upright. Any suggestions?
This is a very difficult problem because sheet music tends to get bent (or bends itself) in all sorts of ways when forced to stay upright for storage. Sheet music--unlike books, even paperbacks--is very floppy. Which is why one generally stores it lying flat in piles.
I agree with Albrecht. You'd almost need a vertical separator for every item. And then your shelf volume is probably half separators. Pendaflex (hanging files) do not work either -- they ruin your music.
I started "vertical filing" about 50 years ago but that tends to bend the music and I ran out of space after 30 years. So I switched to a 3'x6' bookcase with 6 shelves that store 18 cubic feet of music lying flat in stacks. Each category has a separate stack on a shelf.
I use book ends on my shelves. Works just fine.