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Music Books and Clothes Pegs

I have been trying to learn to play a Weber piece but I keep getting frustrated with the music book.  I have no idea why these are bound in the same manner as ordinary books.  Why can’t they use something like a spiral bind so that the pages are easy for the pianist to turn mid-piece?

And not only can I not turn the pages but I am also having difficulty getting the book to stay open. So, I have to fold the book.  It’s bending the spine badly and also ruining the pages.  For some of the pieces I need to clip the pages in place with something like a clothes peg as the pages keep closing whilst I’m playing.  But this solution doesn’t work in a piece that requires the pages to be turned.

Music Book on Piano

Music Book on Piano

One Response to “Music Books and Clothes Pegs”

  1. Jessica Marie Says:

    That always drove me crazy when I took lessons. What do the publishers think we are doing with these books, sitting out on the deck with a lemonade for a leisurely read?

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