Paperless music

Slider1

Active Member
Interesting concept. I guess the optimum would be a "music stand" where the actual stand is just replaced by a screen. In turn, these could be linked to a central computer (perhaps controlled by the band librarian) with everything in order, and no more issues with missing parts or misfiled items. This could be done in "real time" so that the screen only needs to store 1 piece at a time, or on a whole concert basis. I think there needs to be some sort of adaption so that "pencil marks" can be added (and remembered) but can also be deleted as needed.

Cost will have a big bearing and for most on here it will probably be prohibitive for a long time - British brass band players are generally amateur, rather than being paid for playing - so the cost would have to be found by the band.

But I can see a time when it will come - not sure about in my life time (I'm a middle aged player) but I'm sure my son will see this in his lifetime
If you add a Bouncy Ball to this concept you can do away with the Conductor:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

Queeg2000

Active Member
If you add a Bouncy Ball to this concept you can do away with the Conductor:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
I'm sure this was meant to be tongue in cheek, but in theory why couldn't you have a virtual conductor? On the back row, there are often times I can't see a real conductor clearly.
 

Slider1

Active Member
I'm sure this was meant to be tongue in cheek, but in theory why couldn't you have a virtual conductor? On the back row, there are often times I can't see a real conductor clearly.
That's where a good percussion section comes in handy;);)
 

4th Cornet

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I'm sure this was meant to be tongue in cheek, but in theory why couldn't you have a virtual conductor? On the back row, there are often times I can't see a real conductor clearly.
I believe this isn't uncommon in theatre 'pit' bands where the orchestra is in a room(s) away from the front of stage conductor and use monitors to see him / her. Not a virtual conductor as such, but remote at least.
 
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