Double bassist Matt Heller (former New World Symphony member and recent addition to the Calgary Philharmonic bass section) put out an interesting post recently about the used of colored pens (or pens) as a making device for musical scores. Check out the post here.
This is something that I have been experimenting quite a bit with recently, and so far I am really finding value in the results. I have primarily been using them on music with my students, marking fingerings in red, bowings in blue, musical reminders in orange, etc. I have noticed a much faster absorption rate in the lessons which I have been using this method than in normal lessons, so I will definitely bee keeping this practice up.
It’s funny–I always knew that conductors marked their scores in different colors. I guess we can learn something from our stick-waving colleagues.
Speaking of stick-wavers, I have some hilarious video footage that I will be sharing in coming weeks on just that topic….