I need a system that I can use to store sheet music that I am currently learning and/or performing. To clear up, I need some sort of folder or display book that will let me store multiple pages of sheet music at once whilst still being able to read and make notes on. This system can be solely for sheet music or another type of folder or be another type of folder that will store A4 sheets. I don't care if I have to buy a folder as well as tabs, I just need to be able to read the sheets clearly and edit them when need being. I need to use the folder at home while learning or playing a song and on stage.

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    An ordinary ring binder does the job. Questions about equipment recommendations are usually not allowed here.
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 9:27
  • For writing on... ring binders are good as Tim suggests. On my digi piano I need something lighter so I use a couple of plastic office clipboards which slot in the top - good for writing on too. Sheet changes are clumsy with these though unless you have spares.
    – Andy
    Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 9:45
  • What's wrong with using the original sheet musiccopy and a soft pencil?
    – Laurence
    Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 11:27
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    Questions seeking recommendations for equipment are considered off topic here. You can reword your question to ask about what features you should look for or other related things. Asking about the "best" on is not on topic though. Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 12:27
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    Note that looking for opinions specifically is normally not on-topic either. Looking for general advice and facts about storing sheet music is definitely on topic, although I think that might be a duplicate. Commented Mar 2, 2016 at 14:04

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I have always used a good old-fashioned 3 ring binder and that does the trick. Easy to store, transport and keep music organized. I organize by composer last name, then by song name to keep it easy. In a 3 ring binder, it's also easy to make a quick notation on the music, which isn't as easy if you have them in a plastic protector or on some sort of tablet. Good luck!


Apart from obvious solutions, it may be possible to use scanner together with tablet. Scan the sheet music and keep the content on the tablet. A single tablet uses up very little space, is easy to put on then note holder and can contain lots of scanned material.

The negative side is that it is more difficult to read from the tablet and only one page is visible at time. Hence it is more suited to store something you already know well and just need a slight reminder on how the notes go.

Also, buying scanner and tablet just for this purpose looks expensive and may have some learning curve (how to scan, how to transfer to the tablet, etc).

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