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Author: Rainer
Posted: May 20 2005 - 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: Link to free sheet music?
I just checked the license details on and did not find any such restriction - it says anybody can do with the music what he pleases.
Maybe the caching should be restricted to domains where there are no license restrictions. I did not check the other sites mentioned here.
And yes, one can already write links into the text field. The only benefit of a new field would be the possibility of caching.

Author: Ivo Bouwmans
Posted: May 20 2005 - 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: Link to free sheet music?
Caching files might give trouble with copyright: these sites may allow you to use the sheet music freely, but forbid you to publish them on your own website. Moreover, when a new (corrected or improved) version of a file becomes available, your cached version will be out of date without your users knowing it. Now that I come to think of it: it *is* already possible to make a link: in the "lyrics or other text" field. Maybe a hint to contributers that they can make such a link would suffice?
Author: Rainer
Posted: May 20 2005 - 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: Link to free sheet music?
Yes, that's a nice site.
My current plan is to make it possible to add a link to a file with free sheet music that is in the public domain, e. g., on Mutopia or, for every entry. I might cache those files on my server in order to not run into a situation where lots of links become invalid just because someone reorganized their server.
Author: Karlheinz Kern
Posted: May 20 2005 - 08:13 AM
Subject: Link to free sheet music
have you ever heard of where you can find tons of great music from medieval until 1920? Have a look there and enjoy it!

Karlheinz Kern
Author: Rainer
Posted: May 17 2005 - 03:19 PM
Subject: Re: Link to free sheet music?
Yes, good idea. It's on my to do list.
Author: Ivo Bouwmans
Posted: May 17 2005 - 03:08 PM
Subject: Link to free sheet music?
There are several sources of free sheet music on the web (such as & ). It could be useful to have links in the musipedia search results (and ask those sites to link back!).
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How to insert music:

Add a bit of sheet music, along with a MIDI file, simply by entering note names in Lilypond syntax between the [L] and [/L] tags.
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You can create these lists of note names by clicking on piano keys here.

How to post an audio recording:

If you just want to sing, whistle, or play a melody so that other forum visitors can hear it, follow these steps:

  1. Record your audio here.
  2. You should notice a 32-character hash code, something like: 2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf
  3. copy this hash code and paste it into a forum post, enclosed in the audio tags, for example: [audio]2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf[/audio]

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