I like "memorize the music" or learn to play the pep-tunes by ear. But I'm wondering if you might be able to make your own wrist-mounted lyre-mount . . . make a velcro wrap that will hold a lyre's post. Or make an extension for the lyre's rod that includes a loop over your wrist, held fast by a velcro wrap.
What do piccolo and flute players use? They may have an adaptable lyre method.
Also, I have a Taiwanese-made clone of a Selmer MKVI soprano with a lyre-port just above the low C# tone-hole. I checked my other sops and they didn't have one (Buescher straight TrueTones, staright and curved Yanagisawas and an Antigua), but maybe you could find a different soprano with a lyre-mount. DAVE
The ones that flute players use now velcro around the forarm. Might work if you hold the sax far enough out and can get your eyes to focus at that wierd angle.
They are a definate improvement over the old wooden ones that you had to hold in your arm pit.
I still say memorizing the stand music is your best option.
Sit behind another player and use a safety pin or paper clip to afix the music to their shirt. The old sopranos have a mount for the lyre and you can use the mast part of a clarinet lyre to give the proper angle. In a pinch, you can have a mount epoxied on the horn but as mentioned, it will leave a mark! I would consider taking a clarinet lyre, unscrewing the round part, drilling a hole in a clothes pin or some kind of clamp and mounting the lyre to that. Then you can just clamp it on the bell. I am assuming it is a straight soprano. If curved, more improvising!
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