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user picture see Author: rt
enter Posted: Nov 22 2006 - 09:49 AM
watch Subject: re: free scores!!
I guess I really should create a field for adding somewhat more noticeable links to free sheet music.

I have added some links to Mutopia to some entries like e. g. http://www.musipedia.org/edit.0.html?&L=0&no_cache=1&tx_detedit_pi1[tid]=75a040d627d9d1f7386969e8973279f8
(in the source/attribution field). But those are really easy to miss.

Once people start adding such links to Musipedia entries (links to Mutopia, CPDL, PDMusic and the like), and I show those links prominently with search results, things should be at least slightly better.
Author: w0lfie
source url Posted: Nov 19 2006 - 04:43 PM
Subject: re: free scores!!
you can thank the current state of copyright law for the dearth of public domain music. there aren't a lot of composers who'll give things away. I do, but I'm not a very good composer. even for compositions that are PD, it's hard to find typesetters who will just give scores away. Typesetting is challenging and painstaking. You can ask Rainer about that. :-) If I were a string player, his Hayden typesetting would be a "must have".

However, your best bets for free scores are http://www.cpdl.org and http://www.mutopiaproject.org/. For MIDI files, there is the additional http://www.pdmusic.org/. Musipedia is targetted more at melody identification and cataloging. Please feel free to help out with any of these great projects.
Author: ire_np
Posted: Nov 18 2006 - 09:08 PM
Subject: free scores!!
i think it could be an interesting idea to have free music scores for download, cause it`s very difficult to find in the net free complete scores, [/L]
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