Mudcat Café message #104969 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12964   Message #104969
Posted By: mountain tyme
14-Aug-99 - 05:46 AM
Thread Name: Help: Personal Songbook question
Subject: RE: Help: Personal Song Book question
I puter print or hand print on Hammerhill 20-50 # bond or K & E Albanene (very durable draftsmans tracing paper, comes in a pad) as large as the length of the lyric requires. I use three ring binders 8 1/2in wide but 5in short. The printed paper is 8 1/2 x 11in. This allows the paper to hang beyond the binder. Each binder holds 20 - 50 songs. Each binder contains a pre-determined set list. I have about 2K songs so I have a lot of binders to choose a set from. By keeping a minimum of sheets in each binder the hole punch tears are rare and can be repaired by using those little paper or plastic stick on A'holes. I hang the binder over the back of the music stand so that the back of the binder is "broken" backwards exposing the binder rings to the max. This makes the pages easy to turn and less prone to tear. During each set I may use several different binders. Also on the music stand is the mount for my Sure 55 gooseneck and a preamp that allows me to control power from the stand on stage. I can then adjust power whenever I reach to turn a page. Breaking the back of the 3-ring binder to expose the rings is the answer to easy no-tear page turning. If the 3-ring binder back begins to break from rebending duct tape rebuilding will reinforce it forever. With magic marker the duct tape can be labeled to identify the contents. This has worked well for me for decades and I can change my choice of set at any time depending on the mood I want to develope. Hope this solves several problems for you entertainers out there.