Which method of viewing music should I use?
Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:
You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.
Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.
If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.
The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.
The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.
Printing after purchase
After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.
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Music notation spans human culture for more than 3000 years. Here are two ancient melodies: The legendary founder of Chinese music was Ling Lun, who was famous for making bamboo pipes tuned to the sounds of birds. Music was seen as central to the harmony and well-being of the state. It is said imperial inspectors would visit the provinces to report on the condition and quality of the music of the local region.
The Seikilos epitaph is the oldest known complete musical composition. It was found engraved on a tombstone near Ephesus. It states: "While you live, shine. Don't suffer anything at all; Life exists only a short while, And time demands its toll."
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