JamesGilbertMusic.com FAQ

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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.
MP3 Files (recordings) are now also available on CD-Baby, iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay.
Sheet Music is available via Sheet Music Plus and Score Exchange.
If you are in the Ocala, Micanopy, or Gainesville area of North Florida and might be interested in learning to play the piano, please see the Piano Lessons page.
We also offer lessons via the internet for a variety of music topics including DAW, VST, Music Theory and of course Piano.
If you are in need of typesetting, arranging, composing or recording services, please contact us for details.
We also have a section of used music (Used Music) that contains a variety of used music.

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.

All of our used music is in traditional printed sheet-music format and will be mailed to you. Details about used music is available on the used music page.

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.

What is your privacy policy?

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.
If you do not purchase Used Music or contact us, then we collect no personal information about you. We only use cookies if you have them turned on. Cookies disappear when you close your browser. Any third-party links found on the website will have their own privacy and usage policies.

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.

Why all the advertisements on the website?

I'm not a fan of advertisements either, but it is a necessary evil. As to the details that some have asked, the advertisements are typical internet advertisements. When a person visits the website, they see the advertisements. If they are interested in the product or subject mentioned in the advertisement, they click on it and find out more. As is public information and general knowledge, when the user clicks on it, the website makes a little bit of money. If people don't click on them, the website doesn't make money.
If you'd like to see less ads, get as many people as you can to buy sheet music, donate money, all on a regular basis or find me more piano students and I'll remove the ads.

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.













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