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Crazymotive
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Anyone ever check out/use this site ?

http://imslp.org/

It seems to feature thousands upon thousands of free out of print public doman music scores . Categorized in a variety of ways, i.e. composer, instrumentation, genre, name, etc. Downloadabl Seems like it can come in pretty handy from time to time.e public domain scores as well as links to purchase full printed versions, sound clips, etc.

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Most of us know about it but it's great that you remind us.

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Believe it or not I didn't know about it till this morning. Just found it today. smile

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There are many free resources on the 'net for music scores. I've compiled a list here and am always looking for more sources if anyone has any links to share.

 

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CatMcCall said
There are many free resources on the 'net for music scores. I've compiled a list here and am always looking for more sources if anyone has any links to share.

 

bunny_pole_dancer

Looks good. Thanks.  I bookmarked it. Looks like a handy resource.

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Fiddlerman
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July 10, 2012 - 4:35 pm
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LOL, I'm going to change this forums name to "A-1 Fiddle Talk" to end up on top of your forum links 🙂

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how about just making a permanent "stay at the top" folder called "THE LIBRARY" where all this cool stuff would reside...? like making a bridge, like making a stand, or the articles about plate tuning and other technical stuff...

The fact that links like that get put in a thread without any reference to the original name of the thread just insures it will be lost in time to the archives never to be helpful again.

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July 10, 2012 - 6:38 pm
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How would I do that. If I make a permanent folder then the permanent forums would eventually be too many and just as hard to find. I'll think about how to do that but I could always make a link by the headers for the site itself and put in links to the top posts.... But would need help in keeping it organized.

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Sounds like Denny wants to help roflolroflolroflolexactly

He probably has a lot of time on his hands during the summer!

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Just as a passing thought, here's what I come up with as the criteria for it off the top of my head:

 

Folder is accessed only by FM

In that folder, everyone can view, download from it but no posting or uploading of comments, etc. It isn't a forum to chat about the stuff, it's a 'library folder' to contain the stuff we don't want to loose. There really isnt THAT much stuff. Organizing it is easy. "TECHNICAL-MAKING A VIOLIN", TECHNICAL-ADJUSTING THE VIOLIN", "ARTICLES-MAKING", "ARTICLES-HISTORY", etc.  You might put the FM Calendar in there as well, afterall, where is it now? Nobody can find it and newcomers certainly don't know where it is, much less would they stumble on to it?

In those folders would be stuff like my pdf on making a back up bridge, or the tuner comparison stuff. Cat might have a lot of stuff to contribute as well in regards to Ruby's construction, links to parts, supplies, etc. and my articles (pdf's) I have posted on plate tuning, and Daniels stuff on acoustics... all make great reading...  and reference material.

That folder is "pinned" to the top of the forum, make a sperate heading name for it up with all the other names in the black bar. Like clicking on sheetmusic, or the blog, or anything else up there. No one can post to your vids and tutorials and reviews or sheetmusic library, same thing in here.

Just a thought...hats_off

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that really doesn't sound that simple

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I agree that at present it can be a bit hard to find some of the great info in these forums.  But my worry with trying to put that info into a locked section is that it would keep people from replying to it and might discourage people from discussing it or asking questions.  So much great information comes out when the folks here with experience chime in and people ask great questions and get excellent answers.  Sometimes those additions happen weeks or even months after the initial posts, and we wouldn't want to lose that.

Where there is a definite article available, like Cdennyb's pdf on making a backup bridge, I think it would be nice if there was a section on the website rather than just the forum that people could be directed to so they can read and download it.  Some of the videos that are up, especially the ones with explanations of how to do stuff, like Mad_Wed's pointers on vibrato exercises and her "Hold the Bug" video would be great to have in some location that was easy to find or direct people with questions to.  Cat's detailed explanation and pictures of Ruby's construction are also great reading, and every time I wander through that thread I end up thinking I really need to get me a violin-in-the-white someday and give that a try.  And I know I am not the only one who thinks that!  LOL

It would also be good content.  Content is what brings new people, and that is good for keeping the forums lively and fun as well as maybe drawing a bit of biz for the Fiddlershop so FM can make the occasional simoleon or two to keep the site going and keep his family in ramen noodles.

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My inquiries SHOULD be answerable using the SEARCH engine IF I can ever figure out the protocols.

How does the existing SEARCH engine work ?  Is the search on title ?  On any text ?   Will it match a phrase ?  Etc.

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I HATE the search engine on this forum. I search words that I know for a fact are contained in posts and they don't show up. Later when I find them I double check and am right. Why can't they show up on searches. I've tried all options and have most success when I choose "All Forums", "Match all words", and "Posts and topic titles"
Though sometimes I get hundreds of hits.....
Great ideas guys I will give it more thought. The only thing that I can come up with now is a "Members Favorite Link" Maybe have it only on the Forums Page.

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