Lose the music stands

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  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I'm sure it's been said before, but it bears repeating.
    Music stands on stage make your band look like dorks.
    Thank you
     
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    I tend to agree....but then I see photos of Howlin’ Wolf in the 60s and he had them. No one would dare call the Wolf a dork...but I hear ya and agree, especially in a rock and roll band.
     
  3. blowtorch

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    Yeah, Wolf could do as he pleased.
    Everyone else-you are not the Wolf, and you need to lose the music stands
     
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    No, thank YOU! I refused to use them even when I played in church where you're expected to look like dorks.

    To mock my fellow church pickers who used them (loaded with about 3 inches of sheet music for the simple 3-chord songs they played every week) I once used a well known picture of Plant & Page onstage in full facial contortions and tried to superimpose a picture of me wearing a suit, playing my crummiest $20 acoustic, with a music stand, and a nice wholesome smile, standing right next to them. It didn't come out so great but the point was made - at least for the two people who knew who the other 2 guys were.
     
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    Depends on the context.
     
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    When I worked at an auditorium I asked the band director why they needed music stands for a jazz IMPROV band why they needed music stands. "The stuff we play is so intricate that we have to have music in front of us"
    WHAT?
    Advertised as improv?

    By that logic Shakespearian actors would be walked around the stage with scripts.
     
  8. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Music stands onstage are perfectly fine...provided you're the kind of person who thinks it's OK for actors onstage to be holding a script.
    I guess the exception is a union-type gig were folks are hired to sight-read a part without rehearsing.
     
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  9. blowtorch

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    Exactly. That pic would be much improved without the stand there
     
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    I think music stands should have I’M NOT READY stenciled in all caps on the back of them.
    They are fine for people actually reading music/charts, again, just my opinion.
    If ya ain’t ready/prepared, why prove it?
     
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  11. blowtorch

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    True. For the orchestra pit, or the studio session, it's perfectly acceptable
     
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    iPads are the new music stands.
     
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    That’s just Cobain being ironic
     
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    I think it looks cheezy but even the pros use tele prompters now...

    aerosmith_teleprompter.png
     
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    I can't see the setlist then :(

    Where do I keep the slide, tuner and spare picks?

    Wherever possible, the stand is set to the side, not in front.
     
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    Dork-a-saurus Rex
     
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    Too old/burnt to remember the words.
    If you look closely, it says, "Don't forget to take your iron supplement during break. Oh...and you missed a belt loop."
     
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    Aren't they also dorks?

    I mean, I admit that I'm a dork too.
     
  19. blowtorch

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    Print up the setlist in VERY LARGE FONT
     
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    That woman is too old to be wearing leather pants anyway.
     
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