10 Best Sheet Music Stands

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Sheet Music Stands in 2020


ChromaCast CC-MSTAND Folding Music Stand with Carry Bag

ChromaCast CC-MSTAND Folding Music Stand with Carry Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 11.5" x 20" Bookplate tilts and is fully adjustable, 1" platform hold thin books or music sheets
  • Metal spring arm extensions hold music sheets securely in place
  • Two tier vertical shaft, makes this stand perfect for sitting or standing. Height adjusts from 28" to 52"
  • Tripod leg assembly adjusts to tight spaces and folds flat for storage
  • Light weight and easily portable. Comes with carry bag

Manhasset Model #48 Sheet Music Stand

Manhasset Model #48 Sheet Music Stand
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Longest lasting, most durable music stand made.
  • Easy, automatic no-knob friction-tilt neck delivers constant tension at any tilt position.
  • Solid-brass bearings, greaseless heavy-duty chrome inner shaft, and the original "Magic Finger Clutch" provides one-hand friction grip.
  • Heavy-gauge, all-steel welded base provides excellent stability and requires minimum space on stage risers or in storage.
  • Secure at any height, even with a heavy load of music.

AmazonBasics Sheet Music Stand

AmazonBasics Sheet Music Stand
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Sheet music stand with adjustable height and tilt for holding sheet music
  • Easy-to-use knobs adjust the tilt for a comfortable viewing angle
  • Automatic friction slide for height adjustment using slight up/down pressure-no knobs involved
  • Heavy-gauge, welded-steel base with non-slip feet provides excellent stability
  • Includes metal sheet holder, telescopic pole, base, fastening ring, and connector

On-Stage SM7211B Professional Grade Folding Orchestral Sheet Music Stand, Black

On-Stage SM7211B Professional Grade Folding Orchestral Sheet Music Stand, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Folding tripod base for convenient storage and travel
  • 13.5" x 19" bookplate with 2" return lip
  • Tension locking knob adjusts the angle of the bookplate
  • Mid-point clutch adjusts height from 24"-45"
  • High impact plastic leg housing
  • Tripod folding base for convenient storage and travel
  • Non-slip rubber feet

Sheet Music Stand Lunies Highest 63" Portable Violin Guitar Music Book Holder with LED Light,Paper clip,Carrying Bag Black

Sheet Music Stand Lunies Highest 63
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • HIGH QUALITY:Use thick steel as raw material, through the surface coating process, make the music stand smooth and strong stability.Very stable to support the music book,laptop,etc.
  • ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT:The musical instrument stand height can be adjusted from the lowest 32" to the highest 63".Three separate points allowing you to adjust it to the best height - standing up or sitting down.
  • EASY TO STORE:Unscrew the knob to adjust the height and tighten the knob to fix the height.Slides the metal tab into plate on the back of the book plate and keep the knob on top when install.
  • ADJUSTABLE ANGLE:The support plate of the music stand can adjust the angle to meet your needs in different occasions.
  • GREAT GIFT:This music stand kit comes with waterproof carrying bag and book clip.Music books or other accessories can be put in the bag.It is very convenient to carry out for gig,practice

Music Stand, Kasonic Professional Collapsible Music Stand for Music Sheet, Instrument Books with LED light, Paper Holder and Carrying Bag Perfect for Instrumental Performance

Music Stand, Kasonic Professional Collapsible Music Stand for Music Sheet, Instrument Books with LED light, Paper Holder and Carrying Bag Perfect for Instrumental Performance
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • DURABILITY - professional collapsible music stand made of durable and heavy-duty metal. It provides excellent stability and metal spring arm extensions hold music sheets and song books securely in place.
  • FLEXIBLE AND ADJUSTABLE -Collapsible design with height adjustment from 28.5 inches - 47 inches and 180 degrees fully adjustable angle tilting bookplate make this stand perfect for sitting or standing, and the vented tray, tall, wide, and deep enough to hold any kind of music sheet or books.
  • METAL TRIPOD SUPPORT LEGS: there is no need to worry about the loading capacity of this conduct music stand with the sturdy metal tripod support legs, which have non-slip rubber caps at the bottom that secure at any height, even with a heavy load of music sheet.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE - despite its heavy-duty material, it only weights 6 lbs. and the removable bookplate and collapsible tripod base for superior portability and easy storage.
  • EXTRA ACCESSORIES: A complete set of equipment come with the stand, which includes 1 x LED Clip on Light, 1 x music sheet clip holder Great, 1 x carrying bag suitable for school, orchestras, choirs, church band and more!

Crafty Gizmos Black Adjustable Folding Music Stand with Carrying Bag

Crafty Gizmos Black Adjustable Folding Music Stand with Carrying Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Fold, place in carrying bag and throw it in a backpack, purse or grab the case by the handle and go
  • Angle adjusting knob which allows your sheet music to be placed at the most comfortable angle
  • Surprisingly sturdy for its lightweight and small size, this medium capacity stand comes with a waterproof case, perfect for any weather
  • Raises and lowers at three separate points allowing you to adjust it to the perfect height
  • Already assembled and ready to use. Adjustable for multi-surface use. Lightweight and Perfect for Travel. Packs in Seconds. Compact and Easy to Store.

PARTYSAVING Orchestra Sheet Music Stand with Heavy Duty Black Metal Folding Design, 48.5-inch Tall, APL1359

PARTYSAVING Orchestra Sheet Music Stand with Heavy Duty Black Metal Folding Design, 48.5-inch Tall, APL1359
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Sheet music stand composed of durable steel in a sleek black finish.
  • Easy: Simple bracket style assembly makes it easy to assemble and disassemble.
  • Reliable: Adjustable metal spring arms conveniently hold thick books or single music sheets in place.
  • Bookplate Size: 19" W x 14" H/Adjustable bookplate angle
  • Convenient: Stand is height adjustable from 21.5 - 48.5 inch

Donner Sheet Music Stand DMS-1 Folding Travel Metal Music Stand With Carrying Bag

Donner Sheet Music Stand DMS-1 Folding Travel Metal Music Stand With Carrying Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 1. Portable and Foldable designed: Black foldable bookplate and steel music stand is very easy to carry, and come with carrying bag to storage.
  • Adjustable and Flexible: Flexible height adjustment from 19.1 inch to 46.4 inch for your height needs, suit for school, orchestras, choirs, church bands, classrooms.
  • Highest Quality Materials: High quality rubber feet, a sturdy base that opens and closes quickly and easily, and a high quality height adjusting handle and desk knob
  • Sturdy and Durable: Bookplate is made of high quality ABS, and shaft and legs are made of high strength tubular steel.
  • Extra Accessories: Come with music stand light, USB cable(power for music stand light), black carrying bag and music sheet clip holder.

Tetra-Teknica EMS-04 Portable Folding Sheet Music Stand with Carry Bag, Color Black

Tetra-Teknica EMS-04 Portable Folding Sheet Music Stand with Carry Bag, Color Black
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Compact and lightweight, folds down to a height of only 17.5 inches and weighs less than 2 pounds, idea for grade school children band practicing
  • 3-section shaft design, height adjusts from 18" to 40" for sitting and standing position
  • Leg braces and non-slip rubber feet for enhanced stability, 18.5" x 10.5" bookplate with 1" platform
  • No assembly required, unfasten the knobs to extend and setup
  • Comes with a waterproof nylon bag with 9" long strap for easy storage and hand carry, cannot be shoulder carry

Folk Music and PBS, Perfect Together

Folk music's golden age has been spotlighted on PBS. The music stands the test of time as some of the best sing-along music in American history.

John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind (on the PBS series My Music) is part of the recent interest public television has shown in this beautiful but often forgotten music genre. PBS has also enlisted Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) to perform and solicit financial support for the station.

The salute to folk music by PBS makes us wonder what happened to this wonderful music form that dominated American music during its heyday between 1958 and 1964.

The heart and soul of folk music was the acoustic guitar, bass, banjo, and the human voices singing lush harmonies.

Building upon the tradition established by Harry Belafonte and the Weavers, the Kingston Trio were the first folk group to break through to the top of the charts during the rock era. Tom Dooley hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in November 1958, according to The Billboard Book of Number One Hits.

The Kingston Trio scored four number one albums between Nov. 1958 and August 1960. Their success paved the way for such folk acts as Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul and Mary; Joan Baez; the Brothers Four; and the Highwaymen.

It took one of Elvis Presley's 17 number one hits to block the Brothers Four's smash hit Greenfields from reaching the summit in 1960. However, the Highwaymen climbed to the top with Michael, Row the Boat Ashore in 1961. Like so many hits during the folk revival era, Michael was a traditional folk song, in this case a song originally sung by 19th century slaves who lived on the islands off the coast of Georgia and rowed a boat to the mainland each day.

Walk Right In by the Rooftop Singers was another number one hit by a folk act, reaching the pinnacle in early 1963.

Peter, Paul and Mary had two number one albums in 1962 and 1963 and a number one single, Leaving On A Jet Plane, in 1969. Their 1962 debut album was in the Top 10 for ten months, in the Top 20 for two years, and did not drop out of the Top 100 on the album chart until over three-and-a-half years after its release, according to The Billboard Book of Number One Albums.

The folk revival era produced acts that were very popular on the college circuit. With the genre at such a height in popularity among young people, folk music was picked up by television with the show Hootenanny, which ran from April 1963 to Sept 1964. According to folk legend Pete Seeger's book The Incompleat Folksinger, the word "hootenanny" was brought into popular usage by another folk legend, Woody Guthrie, in the 1940s.

The television series on ABC was telecast from a different college campus each week and featured more of the clean-cut variety of folk singers, including the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and the New Christie Minstrels. The more controversial folk singers like Dylan and Baez did not appear on the show, and it was rumored that Baez boycotted the show because it would not allow Seeger on the show. Seeger had previously been blacklisted during the infamous McCarthy Red Scare days of the late 1940s and early 1950s because of his political beliefs.

Folk music often featured lyrics that protested against an intrusive and inhumane government, or against large, unbridled corporations and industries that were despoiling the environment. And of course lyrics protesting against wars, particularly the Vietnam War, were also common with folk artists. Lyrics were also often about the struggles and laments of the working man, and in support of the American Civil Rights Movement. The national anthem of that movement, We Shall Overcome, was written by Seeger, and acts such as Peter, Paul and Mary marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If I Had A Hammer, best done by Trini Lopez and by Peter, Paul and Mary, was another song embraced by the civil rights movement. Folk artists were rarely in service to the government or the Corporate Power, and folk acts could rarely be co-opted and used for propaganda or commercial purposes.

Canadians also contributed to the folk revival with brilliant artists like Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.

With the British Rock Invasion of 1964-1967, many American acts, including folk acts, were unceremoniously pushed off the music charts. Many other folk performers were simply absorbed into rock music under the umbrella labeled folk-rock. Bob Dylan plugged in, going from acoustic to electric guitar. John Sebastian left his folk group to form the Lovin' Spoonful; Mama Cass left hers to join the Mamas and the Papas; and Gene Clark left for the Byrds.

The Byrds in particular epitomized the migration and transformation from folk to folk-rock. They electrified Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man and, with the help of a 12-string Rickenbacker guitar, took the song to number one in 1965. They also scored another 1965 number one smash with Turn, Turn, Turn, a song written by Seeger and adapted from the book Ecclesiastes in the Bible.

Folk music is some of the best sing-along music America has produced and the golden age of folk music provided a great selection of accessible music.

Sources:

The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, 5th Edition, Fred Bronson, Billboard Books, 2003

The Billboard Book of Number One Albums, Craig Rosen, Billboard Books, 1996

Total Television, 3rd Edition, Alex McNeil, Penguin Books, 1991, Hootenanny, page 354

Time Life's Treasury of Folk Music An All Star Hootenanny, Volume 1, Disc 1 and Disc 2, 1996

Time Life's Treasury of Folk Music An All Star Hootenanny, Volume 2, Disc 1 and Disc 2, 1996

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