The Handheld Music Stand for Singers in Choirs.
It can be a strain to hold a music folder comfortably. This Handheld Music Stand helps you to support your music folder comfortably, with one hand, removing the strain. Here are its key features:
It’s balanced. It's designed to hold an A4 or similar sized ringbinder folder. It's not top heavy or bottom heavy – the folder rests in the hand, feeling comfortable and stable.
The covers are held open at the perfect angle to each other, and to you, assisting you to read the music as easily as possible.
It doesn’t slip… Part of the music stand curves over the “top” of the hand and this prevents it from slipping down, and so does the contact between the user's hand and the back of the music stand.
...nor does the folder! Your music folder rests against the music
stand, the bottom edge resting on a ledge along the bottom of
the music stand, behind a lip that stops it slipping off the ledge.
It’s easy to turn the pages: this lip has a rounded profile so the
pages are not “trapped” behind it, making it easy to turn them.
(See image). And because your folder is fully supported in one
hand, the other hand is free to turn the pages.
It's symmetrical, so it's equally comfortable in the right or the left hand.
There's no need to grip: you simply allow the music stand to rest in the hand - no need for tension, no need to hold your hand and fingers tense by continuously holding and balancing the folder. Your hand simply supports the device which, in turn, supports your music folder.
It's light, making it easier to hold your music folder up without strain. This helps you focus on your conductor instead of letting your folder sag or slump in your lap.
In short, if you’re using this music stand, you can pay more attention to the conductor, to the music, and the process of singing, and less to the mechanics of keeping your folder under control.
Other possible uses?
The Hand-Held Music Stand was designed with singers in mind. But there are other possible uses, such as holding loose A4 sheets in amateur dramatic rehearsals, or in any situation where one has to hold onto loose A4 sheets while moving around.
Loose sheets can be clipped to the music stand to hold them in place with one or more "binder" or "foldback" clips, as shown in the photograph.
"How to use the Handheld Music Stand" is a document sent with each music stand, which gives several tips on how best to use it: