Psalms Christian Midi, MP3, Sheet Music, Help Files
Midi, MP3, Sheet Music and Lyrics: General Instructions
Psalms Christian midi and MP3 music files may typically be played by simply clicking the Midi or MP3 button at the top of each Psalm Lyric sheet. The file can typically be downloaded or saved by either right clicking the button or under the midi player's "File" menu.
(Special Note for Firewalls: If you run into error messages such as "The specified server cannot be found", you may need to modify the settings on your firewall program to allow your media player to access the internet. For instance, for the windows media player to work, I needed to go to my ZoneAlarm Program Settings, and allow the player "trusted" and "internet" access).
Lyrics for each Psalm are provided for music overheads, song books and/or viewing while the associated midi file is played. I have provided a search engine in the Music Directory to facilitate selection for worship or devotional purposes.
"Clean" Printing (without the graphics). (1) In Internet Explorer, select "Tools", "Internet Options, "Advanced" and unclick "Print Background Colors and Images". (2) In Netscape, select "File", "Page Setup". Make sure that the option of printing background material is de-selected. Or to Save, select "Save As" under the browser/program File menu.
Sheet Music PDF scores may be viewed and printed through the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, or Adobe's full Acrobat programs. Both are available at http://www.adobe.com.
Sheet Music NWC scores were produced using Noteworthy Composer. The viewer or player (for viewing and playing of scores) and the full program may be downloaded at http://www.ntworthy.com. Please note that due to recent changes in Internet Explorer, the NWC browser plug in now only works with Netscape, Opera and Mozilla.
Midi Music Files: General
Psalms midi music files are in a standard music format used on the Web. Advantages include limited memory usage, faster downloads, and printable, editable scores through most sequencing or notation programs. Limitations include the following: lyrics cannot be embedded as such; sound reproduction will vary significantly according to a computer's sound card and associated wavetables.
I have used Ensoniq cards and/or the Creative Live (Creative S/W Synth). Its "Atmosphere" sound effect (General midi: Program 100) is the closest thing I have found to a sustained classical guitar sound of the various cards and downloadable sound fonts I have tried.
The intended sound is illustrated by the following MP3 file: Psalm 119 shin. The same song in midi format may sound differently with the sound card you use: Psalm 119 shin. You may need to play with instrumentation, reverb or similar effects through a sequencing program to secure the sound you desire. SynthFont is a user friendly program that also allows prompt sampling of different soundfonts. Freeware/shareware/trial sequencing programs can be found throughout the Web. See, illustratively, http://www.harmony-central.com/MIDI/.
For general sound card purposes, I have reset the Psalms to more generic piano and piano/flute sounds in an alternate music directory, accessible through the main music directory.
Wave and MP3 Music Files
I have provided MP3 files (compressed wave files) for each Psalm. MP3 files tend to sound the same on all soundcards and can be readily converted to CD's through many free programs such as MusicMatch. Unfortunately, they are much more memory intensive than the midi format. Be aware that most mp3 files are in excess of 1 MB.
Conversion of NWC, Midi Files to MP3, Wave and CD Formats.
Step by step instructions for converting NWC/midi and similar payable files into mp3, wave and CD formats can be found here.
Intended to be used for general and instructional information on pages, rather than for songs and lyrics. Results may sometimes be "unusual" or even hilarious.
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