The current pandemic is making life hard for all musicians Independent musicians - those you may have never heard of are suffering the most. Performances are being cancelled, classes are being cancelled or severely limited, recording studios, even home studios are not functioning and more. You can help out by listening to their music via streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music (iTunes), and Amazon Music. Big name groups probably don't need help. Instead, try to listen to people who you have not heard on the radio. The artists make money for every song played. Also consider purchasing a track or album. If an artist has a donate button on their website, consider making a donation. Here are some links to get you started: Spotify (Listen for free) | Apple Music (iTunes) | Amazon Music | Google Music. And of course we can be helped with every piece of sheet music you buy or by taking music lessons over Skype or Facetime
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Can you tell me more about piano lessons in the Micanopy-Ocala-Gainesville area?
We offer piano lessons for all levels of students, from beginners to advanced, of any age (children must be able to read). For details, please read our Piano Lessons Page. Use the link on that page to setup a lesson time or ask additional questions.
What about piano lessons, music composition, Sibelius, Reaper DAW and other lessons over the internet?
We offer all types of lessons over the internet. This includes regular piano lessons as well as tutorials for a variety of music related items. Please visit our Music Lessons Page for details.
Tell me a bit about the website?
The website showcases the compositions, arrangements and recordings of James Gilbert. We also promote piano lessons and
internet music lessons available from James Gilbert. We do not sell anything at this website. Our sheet music and recordings are sold by
third party companies (distributors) as listed in the Music Catalog.
Who composed, arranged or recorded the music on your website?
The sheet-music and recordings was either composed or arranged by James Gilbert, the founder of the website.
When I obtain a piece of sheet-music from the catalog, in what form will the music be?
Our sheet-music titles are available for immediate
download in the PDF format or whatever format our distributors choose to offer it in.
Do you have MP3 recordings for sale?
All of our albums are available on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, CD-Baby, Spotify, Rhapsody, Apple Music and other fine digital music sites. Some titles are available exclusively at GooglePlay, so check it out. We also post Research recordings at our SoundCloud page. Other than the SoundCloud pieces, links to all our recordings are available in the music catalog or via the links toward the bottom of most pages.
How do I obtain any of this music?
After visiting the Music Catalog, make a note of the titles you are interest in. Click on the title(s) to go to our distributors. From there you can purchase sheet music or audio recordings. For Used Music, click on the Add to Cart button and follow the instructions.
If you use the Contact Us page to contact us, we will collect your email address. If you purchase any used music, we will have your name, address (so we can ship it to you), email (in case there are questions about your order) and phone number. In both cases your information is confidential and is not made available to anyone else outside of JamesGilbertMusic.com unless
legally compelled to do so. No information is stored on this website.
What software do you use to enter the music into the computer?
We use a variety of notation software to typeset our music and make recordings. Sibelius, Finale, Reaper, Native Instruments sound libraries and other programs are just some of the long list of software that goes into producing the sheet-music and recordings you find on the site.
You mention that some music is made available with a letter of permission. Would you explain?
That should no longer be found on our website or music. You can disregard any mention of it. If you do run across it, please let us know so we can update the page or music.
I really am looking for xxxx type of arrangement or an arrangement of yyyy but I can't find it and you don't carry it. Can you write an arrangement for me?
Yes we can, just use the contact form and ask us. As to how long that might take and how much it might cost, that would depend on the nature of the request. But, our prices are reasonable. If you aren't interested in a custom arrangement, please consider using the SheetMusicPlus search box at our Music Catalog page.
I think I've written the next great [fill in the blank] piece of music but my handwritten music is terrible looking. Nobody can read it. What do I do?
I wrote a great piece of music, spent a lot of money on music notation software, spent even more time trying to learn how to use it and even more time entering my music into the program. I printed it out and thought it looked good. I gave it to the instrumentalists and they laughed at all the typesetting mistakes and, according to them, generally bad layout of the music. Can you help?
I know how to typeset music but all the money and time I'd have to spend on doing it myself isn't worth it. Any suggestions?
Can you help?
YES AND YES. If you have any music, whether it is handwritten or done using a notation software's default settings (which is not good enough for most musicians), then you need to let someone else typeset it for you. We will take your handwritten music or a printout of your music and professionally typeset it so that everyone will think it came from a big name publisher. (It is possible that a few of the most critical nitpickers (is that a word?) will not like it, but then again, they probably wouldn't like it if it did come from a major publisher). We can even take your midi files and convert them to standard notation (including guitar TAB if you so desire). Take a look at our Typesetting Page for more details. It isn't as expensive as you might think.
Do you have any questions? Feel free to ask them by using our contact us link.