Post Reply A question on turning music sheets.
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In this video there is someone dedicated to turning pages for each musician:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5hR8ojqE

Would it make sense to put the pages on a step motor and have them automatically turn periodically?

From what I know about music (not much) the player must keep in time to what's written on the sheet so if the step motor was to flick the pages at set intervals, wouldn't that be better than having twice as many people on stage?
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What happens if your mechanical device fails? Having a person, one that is familiar with the music and timing is a much simpler and reliable solution.

The best pianists memorize the piece so they don't need sheet music. Memorization isn't always practical though. In an orchestra, a lot of musicians (e.g. string section) are often paired and the junior member tends to flip the pages. It depends on the piece, though. Many orchestral pieces are written in a way so that musicians have time to flip sheet music.
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A mini-company group at school made a way they could go on USB sticks or something like that.

They won an award for it
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deadpanditto wrote:

What happens if your mechanical device fails?


The same thing that happens if the alternative fails.


deadpanditto wrote:
Having a person, one that is familiar with the music and timing is a much simpler and reliable solution.


I don't see how that's more simple and reliable than a step motor?
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