I remember when I learned music in school, my teachers drew stave lines on the blackboard with a handy little wire gadget in which you insert five pieces of chalk, parallel to each other, and hey presto! 5 parallel lines = music stave.
But times have changed. And now we use whiteboards instead of blackboards. And no one has a handy little wire gadget that holds whiteboard markers instead of chalk. Which means I have to draw them by hand because metre sticks have gone out. And it’s messy. Which offends my sensibilities.
Of course, if I had unlimited budget and a very short wishlist for next year I could look like that lady at the top and buy one of those boards that have permanent staves, except bigger. But I don’t have unlimited budget […]