Use Spotify Without Broadcasting Your Plays to Facebook

Spotify LogoFor some people the idea of having apps such as Spotify post updates to their Facebook page is an annoyance. Yet many services such as Spotify require you to allow it that access if you want to use their music streaming service. Take heart, there is a workaround available to prevent your listening preferences from becoming public knowledge. Read on to find out how.

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Conn-Selmer Launches New Brass Mouthpiece Finder Page

Mouthpiece Finder Screen ShotFor those who are not brass players to begin with picking the right mouthpiece can be a little...  well...  complicated.  Cup sizes, rim sizes, finishes, all of these things go into selecting the right mouthpiece for your instrument.  Conn-Selmer has just taken the lid off of a new web site that helps you with the decision and order your perfect fit.  In some ways though it leaves much to be desired.  Read on to find out more.

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Sell Your Used MP3's Online Legally

An old iPod MP3 playerAccording to an article published on Technology Review a startup company named ReDigi now offers you the chance to sell your old, unloved music tracks on its site for others to then purchase for as little as 69 cents each.  Of course the record labels pounced almost as quickly as the service flipped the ON switch, but that has not slowed the site's growth in popularity.

 

2012 List of Free Sheet Music Creator Tools

Sheet music2012 marks the reemergence of one of the big names in free sheet music creation software, Finale Notepad 2012.  This product, in addition to several other free sheet music writing tools make it easy and very inexpensive to get started writing music at any level of ability.  However, not all of these programs are created equal, some of them lack features that others provide.  Which one should you use?  Read on to get our suggestions on the best free sheet music creators available.

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Gibson Guitar Settlement Statement Not So Mild Mannered

GuitarsI don't get into the legal arena very often so it feels kind of strange to be talking about a legal settlement between the US government and Gibson Guitars.  Honestly I have been rooting for Gibson ever since I first blogged about the raid back in August of 2011.  I was happy to see them settle this thing and be done with it, but then I read the statement that Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz released about it.  After doing so I found myself actually switching sides a bit as his response strikes me as one part "mild mannered response" and three parts sarcasm.

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Free Sheet Music For Alto Sax

Alto Sax PlayerMusicEdMagic’s collection of easy, beginner level free sheet music for alto sax has dozens of easy, playable titles that are arranged specifically for alto sax players in the first two years of their instruction.  All of the notes are printed in the normal playing range for a beginner and accidentals are used only where absolutely necessary.

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Avid Shakeup Leaves Sibelius Future Uncertain

Sibelius 7 Retail BoxBack during the first week of July Avid announced that it was restructuring a lot of it's holdings.  Among these was the announcement that it was selling its consumer audio and video product lines and closing the UK Sibelius development and support team.  Does this mean the end of Sibelius past the current Sibelius 7 version?

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Free Silent Night Violin Sheet Music

gift-box-300Silent Night is one of the most beloved of all Christmas carols, and this document contains links and downloadable PDF's of a variety of Silent Night violin sheet music files.  Some of the files are hosted here at MusicEdMagic, others are links to off site repositories of sheet music that may or may not be in different keys or use different playing techniques.  The Silent Night sheet music for violin and other instruments provided by this site is written in D Major and should be easily playable by most violinists in their second or third year of instruction.  Scroll down below the license block to view individual violin sheet music files.

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Free Popular Piano Sheet Music Resources

piano-300I recently did some digging and found a number of sites that specialize in providing free popular piano sheet music for my daughter.  She is learning to play the piano and rather than plunk through "boring old" music she wants to try to learn to play more recent popular piano pieces.  The selection of pieces at each of these sites is hit and miss, but if you look around you can find almost any current piece of  popular piano sheet music and download or print it directly from their site.  

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