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#2644702 - 05/18/17 10:05 AM What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in  
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I am looking for a good Piano folder to buy to keep my pieces in a neat manner. Are there folders specifically for Piano? Nothing too large that don't fit on the Pianos stand? Also when you attend to your Piano lessons do you have the sheets bare or do you have it in a folder? My sheets are all creased up and battered because I just bring in the sheets bare inside my backpack lol.

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#2644704 - 05/18/17 10:11 AM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Cutestpuppie]  
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I use a 3 ring binder.


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#2644717 - 05/18/17 11:01 AM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Cutestpuppie]  
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For public domain music that I get off of IMSLP or PDFs that I print from current composers, I store everything in three ring binders with pages taped back to back. I then pull them out and spread them across the piano as my music rack is the entire front of the piano. If I am printing from a source bigger than 8.5x11, then I reduce to 93% when I print to fit onto 8.5x11 and into the binder.

So, three ring binder for storage and transportation; spread out for playing (I would never even try to play from a binder).


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#2644731 - 05/18/17 11:34 AM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Cutestpuppie]  
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I have purchased a three-ring binder that lays flat-- designed for musical scores.
Very pricey, but it's great: lays flat, easy page turns. It works great for church preludes where have a number of scores from different sources.
https://www.musicfolder.com/music-folders/deluxe-black-folder

At the time of performance/'working on it' , anything copied is put into plastic sleeves and then the binder
If just part of my (too) large collection of music, the score pages are just paper-clipped together until they graduate to a working piece.


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#2644744 - 05/18/17 12:01 PM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Cutestpuppie]  
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I also use a three ring binder, somewhat nice with a leather cover, and put in the plastic sheets from office depot. I have them organized by genre. I write anything important on the paper, like fingering or other unique marks, then when I'm satisfied with my markups, I reprint it on nice linen paper as I've heard (and believe) it is easier on the eyes.


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#2644754 - 05/18/17 12:50 PM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Cutestpuppie]  
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For loose sheets, perhaps try band/orchestra folders?

http://www.1800usaband.com/products/view/1618


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#2644759 - 05/18/17 12:59 PM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: dogperson]  
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Originally Posted by dogperson
I have purchased a three-ring binder that lays flat-- designed for musical scores.
Very pricey, but it's great: lays flat, easy page turns. It works great for church preludes where have a number of scores from different sources.
https://www.musicfolder.com/music-folders/deluxe-black-folder

At the time of performance/'working on it' , anything copied is put into plastic sleeves and then the binder
If just part of my (too) large collection of music, the score pages are just paper-clipped together until they graduate to a working piece.

That is a great folder there!

Funny about the paper clips because my music stays bound by paperclips before it deserves to graduate into the binder, too.


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#2644765 - 05/18/17 01:15 PM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: dogperson]  
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Originally Posted by dogperson
I have purchased a three-ring binder that lays flat-- designed for musical scores.
Very pricey, but it's great: lays flat, easy page turns. It works great for church preludes where have a number of scores from different sources.
https://www.musicfolder.com/music-folders/deluxe-black-folder

At the time of performance/'working on it' , anything copied is put into plastic sleeves and then the binder
If just part of my (too) large collection of music, the score pages are just paper-clipped together until they graduate to a working piece.
Hmm, the one you referenced her isn't a 3-ring binder, and it uses elastic straps to keep sheet music in place. There's also a band that prevents the folder from opening completely - great for choir music, but I'm guessing you didn't link to the folder you meant to?


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#2644769 - 05/18/17 01:21 PM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Morodiene]  
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Originally Posted by Morodiene
Originally Posted by dogperson
I have purchased a three-ring binder that lays flat-- designed for musical scores.
Very pricey, but it's great: lays flat, easy page turns. It works great for church preludes where have a number of scores from different sources.
https://www.musicfolder.com/music-folders/deluxe-black-folder

At the time of performance/'working on it' , anything copied is put into plastic sleeves and then the binder
If just part of my (too) large collection of music, the score pages are just paper-clipped together until they graduate to a working piece.
Hmm, the one you referenced her isn't a 3-ring binder, and it uses elastic straps to keep sheet music in place. There's also a band that prevents the folder from opening completely - great for choir music, but I'm guessing you didn't link to the folder you meant to?

If you continue with the item(deluxe folder ) you can customize the deluxe to have a three ring binder which is completey removable. the band has a snap so that the folder lays flat


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#2644793 - 05/18/17 02:28 PM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Cutestpuppie]  
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With 3-ring binders, the 3/4 inch size for rings seems superior to me. The 1/2 inch ones bind in the center when turning, and the 1 inch and larger ones let the pages sag away from the middle (and are very heavy when full).

3/4 inch binders are very difficult to find, however.

Also, beware brass corners on anything because of the dangers of scratching the music desk.


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#2644835 - 05/18/17 04:14 PM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Cutestpuppie]  
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#2644872 - 05/18/17 05:38 PM Re: What kind of folders do you have to keep your sheet music in [Re: Cutestpuppie]  
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I do much like sonatainfsharp does, up to 4 pages across. I also have a music rack across the entire piano. What I do different is page 1 and 2 are hole punched, 3 and 4 are trimmed narrow and taped to page 2. It all stays in the binder while I play. More than 4 pages, I improvise. Usually I have the first two pages taped together with hole punched in page 2 and page 3 also hole punched. Then I turn over page 3 and there are pages 4 5 6 prearranged. All that's out the window if it's more than 6 pages. I don't mind scrunchy old printing, so so far I've not had much trouble. My teacher will page turn during performance so I haven't got it figured out what else to do other than practice turns. When I'm learning pieces, I just have every page hole punched. I use an inexpensive binder. I think it's 1". I think I would prefer 1/2" binders, but I had a few 1" already.


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