These FAQ are designed to help make the viewing and selecting of music as simple and straight forward as possible.
How do I view and listen to the music?
Browse by category or composer and select the music you wish to view. Press the 'View PDF Sample' button to view sample pages from the score. An increasing number of scores are available to view and listen to on our YouTube channel, and many of the scores contain a link to an mp3 recording of the entire piece.
How do I download the individual parts for each score?
When you download music from mainly4strings you will receive a pdf containing both the score and all the individual parts.
What are the criteria for the 'Levels'
The four levels offer an approximate guide as to the difficulty of each score. The grades equate to those of the UK music examining boards. They are :-
Level A - Beginner (Beginner to Grade I)
Level B - Junior (Grade II to Grade III)
Level C - Intermediate (Grade IV to Grade VI)
Level D - Advanced (Grade VII to Grade VIII)
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 .