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Topic: I need a lot of music ... *help*  (Read 1743 times)

Offline superstar

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I need a lot of music ... *help*
on: November 02, 2004, 07:06:08 PM
Hello there .. !
I really wanna ask all of u , do u know any place where i can download music from .. cuz i need a lot of it and i dont know where to find it .. i tried everything even p2p programs. i need stuff like Bach's partitas , Chopin's impromptus , Chopin's etudes , Debussy's preludes , Mozart's sonatas , Chopin's scherzos etc....
because im in Poland right now , and i have none of my cds and i really need this music ...
any advise .. please ?? ::)

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Re: I need a lot of music ... *help*
Reply #1 on: November 02, 2004, 07:58:18 PM
sigh...



www.sheetmusicarchieve.net

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Offline toro193

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Re: I need a lot of music ... *help*
Reply #2 on: November 03, 2004, 02:07:35 AM
https://www.chopin.pe.kr/ is a good site for chopin's music, low quality though, you can always sign up with www.naxos.com it's only 19.99 a year, and they have a huge collection of music.

Offline DarkWind

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Re: I need a lot of music ... *help*
Reply #3 on: November 03, 2004, 02:17:49 AM
sigh...
www.sheetmusicarchieve.net
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and i have none of my cds and i really need this music ...

The only place that uses cds for sheet music is cdsheetmusic.com, and I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about that. By simple deduction, we can easily state that he looks for music, not sheet music. So, your "sigh" was uncalled for.

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Re: I need a lot of music ... *help*
Reply #4 on: November 03, 2004, 04:07:34 AM
Those cd's of sheet music are great! 
I own 4 of them.  Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, and the one with al the exercise studies.   What a great deal too.  You basically get everything these guys wrote for piano on one CD in PDF form.  just pull em up, print em out. 
They're not that expensive either,  I think they were less than $15 a piece.
I'm not sure how many composers they have, but I know they have one for Bach and Brahms also.

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Re: I need a lot of music ... *help*
Reply #5 on: November 03, 2004, 05:50:03 AM
sigh again....  :-[

Offline Rockitman

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Re: I need a lot of music ... *help*
Reply #6 on: November 03, 2004, 04:36:40 PM
I don't understand all the sighing Spatula.   Did my post have a negative connotation to you?? 

Am I going about aquiring piano music the wrong way?? 

Am I supposed to go to a retail music store and by a book on Chopin's Etudes for $30 when I can have it on a CD, plus everything else he composed for $15?

Plus, the sheet music doesn't degrade over time.  If my printed copy starts to go bad, I print out another one. 

Offline xvimbi

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Re: I need a lot of music ... *help*
Reply #7 on: November 03, 2004, 05:03:22 PM
Am I going about aquiring piano music the wrong way?? 

Am I supposed to go to a retail music store and by a book on Chopin's Etudes for $30 when I can have it on a CD, plus everything else he composed for $15?

Plus, the sheet music doesn't degrade over time.  If my printed copy starts to go bad, I print out another one. 

Don't rush out and get those CDs yet! Make sure the CD versions (or any edition you intend to buy, for that matter) are good. This means:

1. is the score accurate (no errors)?
2. is the fingering (if present) reasonable?
3. is the phrasing (if indicated) reasonable?
4. is there useful additional material that explains things about the pieces?

There are probably a few more things to consider.

Over time, certain editions on Chopin, Beethoven and everybody else have established themselves as "standards". The reasons for that are listed above.

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Re: I need a lot of music ... *help*
Reply #8 on: November 03, 2004, 06:01:37 PM
I have been using these cd's for over a year now.  Many of the songs do not contain much if any fingering at all.  That's ok, though, as I like to write down my own fingerings where needed.  It's not rocket science to figure this out and I've become adept at it.     I have not found any errors as of yet in these scores.  How do I know?  For each song that I print out and try to learn, I also download the MIDI version of this song.  I will also listen to MP3's of live recordings of the song to get a good impression of what it's supposed to sound like.  What's cool about the Midi files, is that I have a Yamaha S90 keyboard that is plugged into my pc.  I can play the Midi file from my computer, using some sequencing software,  and it will play on the keyboard.   What's even cooler is the ability to slow down or speed up the tempo of these songs to facilitate learning them, as I can also play along as the midi file is playing.   What's even coolest is that these midi files are usually separated into separate tracks, 1 for the right hand, 1 for the left.   With my new found strategy of learning HS, (thank you Bernhard and Chang),  I can for example, cut the midi left hand track from playing and only have it play the right hand while I, at the keyboard will play the left hand portion.  Vice versa for the right of course.   I have been doing this for a couple of weeks now, and it is an incredible tool for playing HS, thus accelerating the learning and memorization process. 
Overall, I am very happy with these cd's. 
Isn't computer technology a wonderful tool? 
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