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My little digital piano did not come with a music desk/stand/holder and so I'm looking for some ideas. Has anyone found and used a particular product that you like?

When I was a kid playing a regular piano, I remember opening up the bound music book to the piece that I wanted to play, and to keep the left side of the book from folding closed, I'd take a hymnal and plop it over the left edge, and to keep the right side of the book from folding closed, I'd get another hymnal and do the same thing on the right side. It was not exactly convenient, to say the least. I'm hoping for something better. I've seen a few products online, but I don't know how well they work in practice. I'm not sure that I'm ready for any kind of e-reader, for a number of reasons.

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How about picking up a Manhasset stand at your local band instrument dealer? I use them for that all the time.

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Originally Posted by iLaw
How about picking up a Manhasset stand at your local band instrument dealer? I use them for that all the time.

Larry.

That's a possibility, though I'd like to simultaneously solve the problem of keeping the music open while I'm playing.

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Your hymnals solution has worked for me my entire life. That and clothespins -- the ones with springs. They're littered around my piano all the time. And never go to play outdoors without a pocketful.

Larry.

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This guy makes great looking, functional stands. You might need a home equity loan for some of them, but the basic models are pretty reasonable.


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I built a desktop over my FP30 and use these as music desk and laptop stand also. You can get very steep or shallow angle, and there are page holders.

BestBookStand INP-103-O Patented Ergonomic Premium Book Stand (Bookstand/Bookstands/Holder/Cookbook/Music) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVBDLFC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_54CD1TSCC1C6GVNAYT94


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Hello, I built my own keyboard stand and music stand. The stand is pretty spartan but I didn't have the tools to get any fancier. It is made out of builder grade lumber and I have only average woodworking skills. It is not adjustable but the dimensions are custom made, such as a taller music stand.

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Originally Posted by MarkOfJohnson
I built a desktop over my FP30 and use these as music desk and laptop stand also. You can get very steep or shallow angle, and there are page holders.

BestBookStand INP-103-O Patented Ergonomic Premium Book Stand (Bookstand/Bookstands/Holder/Cookbook/Music) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MVBDLFC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_54CD1TSCC1C6GVNAYT94

That's an interesting device, and I like the page holders. Have you tried it with bound music books, or perhaps even a hymnal book?

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It’s designed for cooking or text books, so will hold large bound music.


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I have seen a clothes pin style clamp that the back was about 10 inches long and the front was clear, about the same length, cannot find one online in quick search though. I used one when playing from the paperback gospel singing books when I was a kid.


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When I was in China I made a lectern to stand on a desk. I gave it to my then piano teacher, Ding Ding. (Yes, that really was her name. It was a piece of 10mm plate. To that I welded a piece of 50mm angle iron. Then in the angle I welded a piece of 6mm plate. I could pick it up, but wouldn't have wanted to carry it very far. She was delighted and I told her that it was probably bulletproof. Really with my level of performance I probably ought to make a bulletproof one for myself.


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For holding down pages I play in a Big Band that hands out sheets of Plexiglas for windy outdoor concerts.

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Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I had never thought about welding one together myself, mainly because I don't know how to weld. wink I briefly entertained the idea of making one myself, starting with a piece of plywood, but couldn't think of a good way to make spring-loaded arms for it. Then I decided to just buy the Best Book Stand that was recommended earlier. It works with my Chopin Preludes book. It works with my Well-Tempered Clavier book. It even works with my hymnal. The only thing it doesn't do is turn the pages for me. wink It's a clever design and is better than anything that I might have built myself, and it is a good value, too.

Now I no longer need to use hymnals or binder clips to keep my books open!

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Originally Posted by iLaw
Your hymnals solution has worked for me my entire life. That and clothespins -- the ones with springs. They're littered around my piano all the time. And never go to play outdoors without a pocketful.

Larry.

And what do you do when you have to turn pages?

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Originally Posted by iLaw
Your hymnals solution has worked for me my entire life. That and clothespins -- the ones with springs. They're littered around my piano all the time. And never go to play outdoors without a pocketful.

Larry.

And what do you do when you have to turn pages?

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Hah! That's why they're littered around my piano all the time!

Larry.


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