These FAQ are designed to help make the viewing and purchasing of music as simple and straight forward as possible. If you cannot find the answer to your particular question below, then please e-mail us at email@example.com
How do I view and listen to the music?
Browse by category or composer and select the music you wish to view. On the view page, use the Scorch navigation tools to view and listen to the score.
What is Scorch?
Sibelius Scorch is a free plug-in which lets you view and play music on the internet. The first time you view or print some music you will need to download the latest version of Scorch for your particular browser.
Transposing & printing
Although it is possible to transpose the music using Scorch, you will not be able to purchase the transposed copy. Should you require a transposed copy of any of our scores, then please contact us with your requirements.
How do I purchase the individual parts for each score?
When you purchase music from mainly4strings you will receive a pdf containing both the score and all the individual parts.
Can I purchase the score separately?
At present it is not possible to purchase the score or the individual parts separately.
Are multi-user licenses available to purchase?
We do not issue multi-user licenses, nor could we realistically 'police' them. However, we would consider it reasonable to expect single establishments such as music services and schools to purchase multiple copies for distribution as detailed below.
Number of Staff
Number of Copies
|1 - 5||1|
|6 - 10||2|
|11 or more||3|
We also considerate it reasonable for teachers to copy and distribute materials for use by their own pupils.
The backing track is too fast – is it possible to alter the tempo for practice purposes?
Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application, enabling the user to increase or decrease the tempo of a mp3/track without altering the pitch and then save the amended track. The latest version can be downloaded at http://audacity.download-latest.com/ . Alternatively, try Speedshifter from the A.B.R.S.M. at http://www.abrsm.org/en/students/speedshifter .
How do I pay for my music?
Purchasing music from mainly4strings is easy - just view, buy, and a PDF of your music will be sent directly to your e-mail account. At present we only accept payment through PayPal. PayPal is accepted by thousands of online retailers and is recognised to be one of the most secure ways to purchase items online. We will never see or store your confidential payment card details.
I don't have a PayPal account
You can pay using your credit or debit card without creating a PayPal account. Just enter via the 'Pay for your order' button and you will be directed to a page where you can choose to pay by credit/debit card or by using a PayPal account.
Why is everything priced in US dollars?
Because of the global nature of the site, it is far simpler to use just the one currency. PayPal and/or your credit card company will make the conversion from your local currency when you make the payment.
I haven't received my order
Orders are sent by e-mail immediately after payment has been authorised. An increasing number of delivery failures are caused by anti-spam filters. If you cannot locate the order in your inbox, spam or junk folders then please do not hesitate to contact us. It might also be helpful to add 'firstname.lastname@example.org' to your e-mail account provider's safe/white list.
What is your refunds policy?
Before you purchase any music, you are strongly advised to view and listen to each score to assess its quality and suitability and download the sample score. Because of the digital nature of the product, we are unable to offer refunds or accept returns.
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