Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
47 registered members (AndyP, amad23, 7uturu, Beemer, Ben_NZ, 10 invisible), 1,640 guests, and 5 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

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

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2150272 - 09/14/13 10:07 PM What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals  
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 147
BillTheSlink Offline
Full Member
BillTheSlink  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 147
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Hay guys.

One problem with those slab pianos is the removable score holder. While it's OK for holding a book like a method book, has anyone come up with a solution for when you have a lot of pages and haven't memorized a piece and are trying to keep the music going past page two? To be honest these things aren't the best anyway as they need clips built into them to hold a bound book open that's always wanting to close. I don't know why they can't build in ten cent wires or clips of some sort.


Casio CGP 700 and love it. Learning with Piano For All and think it's the bomb. Picking up beginner pieces as time allows and I have lots of time :-)
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2150275 - 09/14/13 10:24 PM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: BillTheSlink]  
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 137
leel Online content
Full Member
leel  Online Content
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 137
Lacey WA
I copy the pages and hole punch them , thn put it in a loose leaf binder. Works for me!

#2150290 - 09/14/13 11:07 PM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: BillTheSlink]  
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 935
Michael_99 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Michael_99  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 935
Canada Alberta
BillTheSlink, I have read your post, here:

Hay guys.

One problem with those slab pianos is the removable score holder. While it's OK for holding a book like a method book, has anyone come up with a solution for when you have a lot of pages and haven't memorized a piece and are trying to keep the music going past page two? To be honest these things aren't the best anyway as they need clips built into them to hold a bound book open that's always wanting to close. I don't know why they can't build in ten cent wires or clips of some sort.

_________________________
Currently I am without a piano, but when I get mine back I will be working on "The Complete Piano Player", as well as Neely's "How to Play from a Fake Book. I am spending my time working on theory and learning how to construct chords currently.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

BillTheSlink, there are a lot of things that I love about my two digital pianos the sound and the action. One is a Clavinova that weighs a ton and is 30 years old and the other one is a P95 slab that weighs 26 pounds and it, too, has a great sound and great action. But those digitals are very bad in two very bad ways - height of the keyboards and height of the music stands.

For the keyboards - I have put pieces of wood to get the keyboards the right height.

For the music stand - it was perfect for me because I used to play sax and with a sax I needed a stand for my music so I had a couple of black Manhassets in my garage covered in dirt and grime thinking I had no use for them - but I was wrong. I put them both at middle C and raised them to perfect hight. And to me it is the height of my eyes - so I am 6' - and am old so I am shrinking daily and my eyes are just below the top of my head - you can do the math - because that is the hight that my secondhand 3 legged piano music stand is at and it is an awesome music stand. The funny thing is that there is this piano rule that is to never be broken and that is the rule that you are to only look at your music and not at your hands - but on the digitals the music stands and keyboards are so close to your navel and closer to your hands which you are not supposed to be looking at.

cheers,

6S14DMS

I understand your comments here >>>

Currently I am without a piano, but when I get mine back I will be working on "The Complete Piano Player", as well as Neely's "How to Play from a Fake Book. I am spending my time working on theory and learning how to construct chords currently.

I have been playing 2 years and for the first time since, I haven't played the piano for 30 days because I had health issues that prevented me from fixing my leaking roof in the kitchen since 2008 and I couldn't clean up the yard or the shack because when I played scales - I would get too weak - just joking -- actually, as I said some health issues but just in the last 30 days I have had enough energy to fix the roof and clean up stuff and only tonight I was reviewing my pieces and trying to keep the wrong notes to a low level. I would run my fingers - across the high end of the piano about an octave almost every day because it was a great sound to my ears in the morning - like you would pet a cat if you had one - looking after me is a fulltime job and I don't necessarily do a very good job of it so it would be unfair to have any animal under my care - so I don't have any animals.


Last edited by Michael_99; 09/14/13 11:13 PM.
#2150291 - 09/14/13 11:10 PM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: BillTheSlink]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,275
tangleweeds Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 11 2012
tangleweeds  Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 11 2012


Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,275
Portland, OR
Yes, even my totally cheapo folding music stand (that I use for playing recorders) has wire clips to hold the music open.

Fortunately our household was well supplied with clothes pins, which work excellently for clipping sheet music to my meagre DP music stand (we officially used them for clipping shut half-eaten bags of chips, or half-used bags of pasta).

But eventually I moved up to a set of sheet music clips that resemble clothes pins at the end you pinch, but whose jaws are looooong, and have one side made of clear plexiglass. I think they're made for playing out in the wind, but they're also very useful for taming sheet music with annoying bindings ("perfect binding" my @$$).

A picture is worth a thousand words.


Please step aside. You're standing in your own way.

intermittent piano blog
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2150293 - 09/14/13 11:13 PM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: BillTheSlink]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,275
tangleweeds Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 11 2012
tangleweeds  Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 11 2012


Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,275
Portland, OR
What is making this page so wide? I can't find any endless URLs...


Please step aside. You're standing in your own way.

intermittent piano blog
#2150314 - 09/15/13 12:43 AM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: tangleweeds]  
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,275
peterws Offline
6000 Post Club Member
peterws  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,275
Northern England.
It may be the length of the title . . .

Concerning piano music stands, make your own. I have a full weidth affair on mine. Picture on "Photos - I`ll show you mine . . . ." It`s easy and fun to do; particularly the paint match . . not!

Last edited by peterws; 09/15/13 12:46 AM.

"I am not a man. I am a free number"

"[Linked Image]"
#2150329 - 09/15/13 01:29 AM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: tangleweeds]  
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 184
peekay Offline
Full Member
peekay  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 184
Originally Posted by tangleweeds
What is making this page so wide? I can't find any endless URLs...

Long string of underscores in Michael_99's post.

I've taped several pages together before placing them on the music stand...

Last edited by peekay; 09/15/13 01:49 AM.

Working on RCM Grade 8
#2150365 - 09/15/13 03:31 AM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: BillTheSlink]  
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,116
Tubbie0075 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Tubbie0075  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,116
Melbourne, Australia
Another solution is get a sturdy and big music stand and place it behind the digital piano. Most music stands have foldable "sticks" on the top or bottom sides to hold books opened.


Be your ♮ self.

YouTube channel
#2150418 - 09/15/13 07:20 AM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: BillTheSlink]  
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,348
Roger Ransom Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Roger Ransom  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,348
SouthWest Michigan
I bought an add on music desk for my Roland FP7 and it solved the problem.

Adapt-a-stand

I actually ended up buying the Adapt-a-stand II for it's adjusting feature. I just had to modify it slightly.

I put it on the keyboard with some Velcro and I love it. I don't lay it on the music desk like they suggest for the standard one. I can lay out 6 pages flat and it actually looks good too. The keyboard needs a somewhat flat surface on top to mount it.

I called them before I bought it and they were very helpful with deciding if it would work for me.

Anyway, it solved the problem for me.

Last edited by Roger Ransom; 09/15/13 07:23 AM.

Laugh More
Yamaha G7 - Roland FP7 - Roland FP80
[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
#2150548 - 09/15/13 02:01 PM Re: What to do about the narrow score holders on some digitals [Re: BillTheSlink]  
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,199
rnaple Offline

Silver Supporter until April 24 2014
rnaple  Offline

Silver Supporter until April 24 2014


Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2,199
Rocky Mountains
I have a stand built with wood by the previous owner of my keyboard. It works good.

I also thought about this. I like it.
Music Stand


Ron
Your brain is a sponge. Keep it wet. Mary Gae George
The focus of your personal practice is discipline. Not numbers. Scott Sonnon
[Linked Image][Linked Image]

Moderated by  BB Player, casinitaly 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Are there any Steingraeber & Sohne pianos in Australia?
by PerfectPianoSearch. 06/28/17 03:22 AM
Kawai or Yamaha for classical music?
by James Guo. 06/27/17 10:47 PM
I hope I'm still playing...
by Retsacnal. 06/27/17 10:02 PM
Playing Some (Not All) Movements of a Piece?
by ClsscLib. 06/27/17 08:13 PM
Should I give up piano lessons
by dat77. 06/27/17 08:10 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,495
Posts2,639,683
Members88,206
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
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 |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0