Hymnal-Stay-Open Music Stand Clip

Introduction: Hymnal-Stay-Open Music Stand Clip

Hymnals are a great spiritual and musical resource, but they're designed to be held in hand by choristers, not placed on a music stand as a pianist or organist would do.  They tend to fold in half and fall on the floor because the spine is so springy.  This can be remedied using a giant binder clip and some kind of flat stick such as a tongue depressor.

There are other, more-elegant (but more-expensive) solutions, of course.  For instance, you could take your hymnal to a bookbinder and have it spiral-bound.  Churches have also been known to photocopy dozens and dozens of hymns (because, ultimately, loose-leaf is the best format for print music), but this is frowned upon in some circles because it's illegal.

I love old church music and I recommend an exploration of it to any keyboard or voice student studying music from the Baroque period to the 1950s, give or take.  I also recommend that any Christian be somewhat familiar with the old music, because it discusses a surprisingly different range of topics than the music we sing today.

Jesus loves you whether you believe it or not.  Happy musicking!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Be the First to Share


    • Trash to Treasure Contest

      Trash to Treasure Contest
    • Wearables Contest

      Wearables Contest
    • Fix It Contest

      Fix It Contest