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Pianoman1992



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:19 am    Post subject: A Big Suggestion for This Site!!!!! Reply with quote

I know this site is perfect in almost every way, but I think that there is one more thing that would make it the ultimate Chopin website. If this is at all possible, I think that there should be a sheet music section, where the music to all of Chopin's works would be (they're all in the public domain, right?). The links to the PDF files could even be directly next to the piece names in the "Complete Music" section.

So what does everyone think of this idea? Considering sites like IMSLP and http://www.piano.ru/library-e.html have pretty much every Chopin work known, I don't think it would be that hard to find the music. The addition of sheet music would certainly make this site even better than it already is.[/b]
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:23 am    Post subject: Re: A Big Suggestion for This Site!!!!! Reply with quote

Pianoman1992 wrote:
I know this site is perfect in almost every way, but I think that there is one more thing that would make it the ultimate Chopin website. If this is at all possible, I think that there should be a sheet music section, where the music to all of Chopin's works would be (they're all in the public domain, right?). The links to the PDF files could even be directly next to the piece names in the "Complete Music" section.

So what does everyone think of this idea? Considering sites like IMSLP and http://www.piano.ru/library-e.html have pretty much every Chopin work known, I don't think it would be that hard to find the music. The addition of sheet music would certainly make this site even better than it already is.[/b]



What about the copyright issue? I'd be happy to post sheet music which is out of copyright. I had to move all mp3 out of this domain.

I put a link to to piano.ru months ago so that folks can go there and download.

Do you have any suggestion about the copyright issue for sheet music?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually don't know too much about copyright, but wouldn't that not be an issue with someone who's almost 200 years old? I mean if other sites can use sheet music why not this one? Sorry if this sounds kind of naive.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pianoman1992 wrote:
I actually don't know too much about copyright, but wouldn't that not be an issue with someone who's almost 200 years old? I mean if other sites can use sheet music why not this one? Sorry if this sounds kind of naive.


Scores published in the US before 1920s do not have copyright. The IMSLP has pretty good scores and I can put them here, but what we really need is the rare scores, which are all published recently.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if it's just the scores I have sitting on my piano, it would still be a nice feature. For example, say I'm listening to a piece and I hear a part that doesn't sound right. Then I could just simply go to the sheet music section of the site to see if there was a mistake or not.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pianoman1992 wrote:
Even if it's just the scores I have sitting on my piano, it would still be a nice feature. For example, say I'm listening to a piece and I hear a part that doesn't sound right. Then I could just simply go to the sheet music section of the site to see if there was a mistake or not.


Since IMSLP went down, I decided to put Chopin scores next to music files as you suggested. These files are not in ourchopin domain so as long as nobody has problem with the other domain, you all can enjoy both music and score.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Thank you so much for doing this. I know this must have taken a lot of time, and I really appreciate that you listened to my suggestion. Thank you!!!

Also, the website http://vkgfx.com/scores/chopin/ that I believe I mentioned in another post can help if you need rarer scores. Thank you again!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pianoman1992 wrote:
Wow! Thank you so much for doing this. I know this must have taken a lot of time, and I really appreciate that you listened to my suggestion. Thank you!!!

Also, the website http://vkgfx.com/scores/chopin/ that I believe I mentioned in another post can help if you need rarer scores. Thank you again!


Thanks! I also downloaded many scores from that website. I went to UPenn library to get the Allegretto, Andantino Wiosna, and Galop Marquis. I'm now looking for the two Bourrees. That website has the Bourrees but they're computer-generated sheets from MIDI file, which are really bad. Not many complete editions have the Bourrees. I know that the Polish National Edition has them in the supplement volume but UPenn hasn't ordered it.
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