Learning your notes the Choral Society way

Midi learning files are available below by courtesy of John Hooper. Left-click and they will play in your default player. Better to Right-click to download and save them in a new folder which you name ‘Learn Fauré’. You will have the following files. Alternatively download the whole lot here in learn-faure.zip

How to play the music.

There are two ways I would suggest.

1. Windows Media Player. If you double-click on the midi file name, it will open with your default media player. In most cases this will be Windows Media Player. If you have the latest edition, it is reasonably versatile. For full instructions on how to use the various functions, click here to open in another window.

2. MidiPlay. This is my recommendation. Music player: midiplay_v2p4.exe (you can download the program from Chris Hills’ site here. If you have Windows 7 then you might have to download MidiPlayW7.exe however, I find that this version works well. On the W7 version, playback controls can be found at Dialogs>CRH_MixerView_Dialog). Accept the ‘Save As’ option. Double-click on the saved program and it will open. You will see the following -


1. Click File>Open. Select the *.mid file from the Learn Fauré folder. You should find your voice listed in Track Names in the next picture 2


2. Double-click on the Voice (not the Play button). I've selected Tenor. Your line will open in the correct stave. See 3.


3. Clicking Play opens the Control Panel in the next picture on the right. The slider left of the stave changes the volume relative to other parts.



4. Usual play, stop, pause, rewind controls but you can also change the relative tempo to slow down the difficult bits. Note the Bar No.


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