Mudcat Café message #857959 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55223   Message #857959
Posted By: Musicman
03-Jan-03 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Using a music stand
Subject: RE: Using a music stand
Music Stand???

i use it...
damn.. my song book is 2-3" thick!!... can't remember all those songs... specially when you get weird requests...

the trick i've found is as stated above.. to use it as a reference and keep your head out of it as much as possible....
i keep mine ahead of the mic stand and up high enough (not too high) that i can glance down at it without moving my head noticably... (works out just above waist high i think)... and often i'll make having it a part of the 'routine' of communicating with the audience...

what i find is... . if you are relaxed about it.. your audience will be relaxed about it....

I've seen both (stands and no-stands) dosn't make an impression on me....

as Dick says: whatever works.. do it..


my $.02CDN worth....

musicman