14.10.14

When to Turn the Page

No Page Turn Title

Sometimes it can feel like finding the right spot to turn pages is a labyrinthian task of negotiations, especially if a publisher or composer hasn't had the chance to plan page turns or if you've decided to play from the score.

When rests are especially sparse, page turns drive me absolutely batty! The only spot I have for turning is during this amazing dramatic pause? No!! I want to feel the physicality of the silence, not the whoosh of moving paper!

As an exercise in illustrating how strangely complicated the process can be, I've drawn up a fun flow chart for choosing when to turn your page...

Page Turn Flow Chart

So, when are you turning your page? Any others with page turn pet peeves out there??

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