music-stand-1With all of the amazing technology available today designed to help musicians learn to play their instruments faster than ever before, it’s easy to forget about one low-tech piece of equipment that is an essential tool for musicians: the Music Stand.

Yes, the lowly music stand remains one of the most important accessories for musicians.  Here are some of the reasons why:

1.  A music stand makes your sheet music vertical and easy to see.

2.  A music stand gives you a convenient place to keep your sheet music and books–plus your metronome, tuner, and pencil.

3.  Music stands take up only a tiny amount of floor space.  Any other piece of furniture that could hold as much would take up too much space.

4.  A music stand defines a room (or even a portion of a room) as being reserved for practicing and playing music.

modern-music-standWithout a music stand, you’ll have to place your sheet music on a table or desk.   It’s difficult to look down at your music on a table and still play your instrument comfortably.  And, there’s even one worse situation: placing your music on a bed.  This forces you to sit next to your music and twist around to read your music.

Another issue comes up with many musicians who do not use music stands: they frequently lose their music and never seem to know where their metronome is.  Without the music stand to serve as a central location to keep these materials, a lot of time can be wasted looking for lost music and accessories.

By putting a music stand in any room, you show a commitment to playing music and, even if it’s only in a small way, define yourself as a musician.  This is an important issue for people who want to practice regularly and make music a regular part of their lives.

If you do not own a music stand, buy one today.

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