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Sheet Music: Collections vs. Singles

I’m taking a break from writing about the individual tracks on my new (July 2018) album. I will return to them. I sometimes wonder if anyone is reading these blogs of mine, I’d love to know. With practically no comments or interaction from anyone about my blog, I’d love to hear from you in comments […]

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Escape Is This Way (Album Track Notes)

Escape Is This Way This is both the 5th and 11th tracks. Please leave a comment if you like these liner notes. That way I’ll know that you want me to continue posts for all the tracks on the album. Track 5 is an “acoustic” version and the 11th is an “electronic” version. The piece […]

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It Is Different (Album track notes)

It Is Different The fourth track on our album Sampler The album and audio samples available wherever digital music can be found. Please leave a comment if you like these liner notes. If nobody comments, then I will probably not include all the liner notes for all the tracks. This track is one of the […]

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Looking Ahead track notes

Looking Ahead The third track in our album Sampler The album and audio samples available wherever digital music can be found This track is one of 3 tracks where I was experimenting with brass instruments. Please leave a comment if you like this liner notes or I may not include liner notes for all of […]

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Engergizing Daydreams track notes

Energizing Daydreams The 2nd track from our album Sampler This is part of my continuing series providing what are essentially liner notes for the tracks on my album. Please leave a comment if these liner notes are of interest or I may be inclined not to do notes for all the tracks on the album. […]

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New Sheet Music

Christmas Organ Selections II I have a new sheet music Organ Collection available. This contains selections of Advent and Christmas titles. Available at: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20753754 Away In A Manger [MUELLER] God Rest, Ye Merry Gentlemen He Is Born [IL EST NSTE] In The Bleak Midwinter [CRANHAM] Joy To The World [ANTIOCH] O Little Town Of Bethlehem […]

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Beginning The Adventure (Album track review)

Sampler Beginning The Adventure (This is the first of a series of articles about the tracks in my new album Sampler) The album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon MP3 The first track is called Beginning The Adventure. As a side note, I have to say that coming up with titles for my music is […]

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New Album

New Album It’s been nearly 3 years since I released an album so I thought it was about time to release a new one. This one is a sampler of various styles of music I compose, arrange or record. Some of it is available in sheet music from my website. Look for it June 1, […]

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May 2018 update

Current news I’m always looking for subjects to write about here or tutorial to do on YouTube. Please use the comments section to give me some ideas. I’ve not shown a map of where people are buying and performing my sheet music for some time, so here’s the latest (as of Mar 31, 2018) I’m […]

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Sibelius Sound Set Editor Introduction

Sibelius Sound Set Editor I put together a brief video showing an introduction to the Sound Set Editor and how you can use it to support virtual instruments

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New Additions to the Catalog

New Additions The sheet music we have available is in a variety of styles for just about every imaginable combination of instruments. Some were written & used in church; some were written for teaching and educational settings; some are just fun to play and some would make great background music in a video. I’ve added […]

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Feb 2018 Sheet-Music additions

More additions to the catalog Here are the latest additions to our sheet-music catalog. Including sheet-music and individual audio tracks, we approach a total of 1,100 titles available. Breathe On Me — A setting of the hymn tune NOVA VITA for orchestra — https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/20701580 Come Down, O Love Divine — An arrangement of this hymn […]

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Sheet Music Plus for Composers/Arrangers

A “Kindle like” publishing platform for musicians In case you did not know it, SheetMusicPlus.com has been operating a self-publishing platform similar to the way Amazon allows book authors to publish material for their Kindle. I’ve been using it since Jan 2016 to sell all the titles I have available and have been quite happy […]

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Results of my contest entry

Did they even listen to my entry? So, a few posts ago I mentioned that Spitfire Audio was having  a contest that I had entered. The one and half minute video was provided by them. Contestants had to write music to fit the video. It didn’t matter what sound libraries we used, it was “the […]

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Music Theory Other Piano Lessons YouTube Videos

Playing from a Leadsheet (revisited)

Playing from a Leadsheet for solo pianists   Back in 2014 I did a tutorial video on YouTube titles How to play a Leadsheet on solo piano. A followup to it is below. The video pretty much tells all you need to know to get started playing a leadsheet. One correction is that the D7/F […]

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New Sheet-Music

New Sheet-Music I’m trying to compose or arrange more music than I usually do. Since I am a church musician, the obvious music to write is music of a utilitarian nature. That is, write music I can use or that another church musician can use. Click on the link for each title to see sample […]

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Creating Music for a Trailer

Creating music for a trailer In late December 2017, Spitfire Audio, a London based music software company announced a contest in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Albion 1 software. The contest was to compose and record the music for a promotional trailer for the 10th anniversary version. Any software library was fair game. […]

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Year 2017 in Review

Goodbye to 2017 To start the blog being moved to this location, I thought I’d start with an article reviewing the past year, 2017, and my musical efforts. Personally, two things impacted me more than anything else. First, Hurricane Irma impacted where I live more than other hurricanes in the past have. (I went through […]

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News (March 2016)

Monthly (quarterly?) post Posted on March 29, 2016 by jamesgilbertmusic News I know I’ve been a bit behind in regular posts here and on my YouTube channel. You can also follow me on Twitter @JGSheetMusic Arrangements As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been arranging some copyrighted material for distribution via SheetMusicPlus. I have some […]

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Concert Band Arrangements

Sorry it’s been since March (nearly 6 months) since I’ve last posted. As mentioned in the last post, I’ve been doing custom arrangements for a client that’s reached about 10 titles. Plus I’ve been working on series called “Any Size Church Orchestra series” of arrangements for church groups that never know from week to week […]

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Monthly (Mar 2016) post

News I know I’ve been a bit behind in regular posts here and on my YouTube channel. I probably use Twitter more than anything so if you want to know the latest, follow me there. (@JGSheetMusic). Arrangements As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been arranging some copyrighted material for distribution via SheetMusicPlus. I have […]

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New and Unique music demos

New Music As most readers of my blog know, I am distributing my compositions and arrangements via SheetMusicPlus Digital. It’s kind of like an Amazon Kindle author self-publishing service for composers & arrangers. They recently made arrangements with the rights holders of nearly 1,000 copyrighted songs to allow someone like me to make arrangements of […]

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Where my music is being used

Map of my music usage Updated Dec 2015. The point in the northeast of Greenland represents all the sales where people did not give their location. Here’s a map showing where in the world my sheet music has been purchased via my distributor SheetMusicPlus.com. It only covers from March 2014 – October 2015. I plan […]

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Piano Concert results

Thanks for those that attended the movie & TV themed concert I did on Oct 25, 2015. The audience request section was more popular than I thought it would be. I got stumped on a couple of requests I didn’t know.This might become a regular/annual part of our concert series. I was able to “stump […]

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Storm aftermath

A little diversion from the usual. We had a little storm go through the area Aug 3, 2015.  It resulted in the flooding of the building shown at the end of the video. The video is at half-speed from its filming. The music is an original composition & recording of mine.