Meri’s Musical Musings

7 more dollar store items useful to musicians

Posted on: January 23, 2017

  1. Ziploc bags of various sizes, to protect your instrument from damage from items dangling in the case
  2. A quality pencil sharpener, ideally with a container that can store the shaved pieces until you can empty the container.
  3. Pencils without rubber ends, ideally the ones that don’t need sharpening.
  4. A 6 inch ruler, for writing straight lines on notes or improvising staff paper
  5. Q-tips, for cleaning tone holes and under small parts on other instruments
  6. Clothespins, to secure your music from wind or a fan blowing, or someone opening a door and it’s windy or there’s a draft.
  7. Non-rubber pencil case, the long thin ones are ideal because they will usually fit in a standard double clarinet case or some single cases, or if they can be rolled up in a compact manner.

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