I tend (for our marching musc) to make a full blown score on Finale with original markings and all. During concert season I'll just note on mine and leave it alone. On ordered music, like the Hummel Concerto, I always make a copy to write on. However, whenever I look at the pages where I had just taken notes on... I could turn it into a novel. I currently tend to on any notes I miss consecutively (after I had already made notes, and not paid attention the second time) or to note a dynamic level or certain articulation I use highlighters. Blue=Take note of what you need to play or key signature: Yellow=Make note of dynamic level or Articulation, or both However just the note taking: But yeah, Would it (in your minds) be beneficial if I create a permanante note taking system and write it down on a sheet of paper, so months from now I go back and im not guessing what I wrote down?