University of the Third Age in Cambridge - Choir
Information for choir members
If you want to use your computer to help you learn your part, you have
two ways of doing it:
- You can download some MIDI files with your particular part emphasised
and play them with Windows Media Player or Real Player.
- You can download some unemphasised MIDI files and
use my MidiPlay program provide the emphasis for your part.
Itís a bit more complicated but it
gives you a lot more flexibility in how you listen to the music:
- You can slow the music down.
- You can control how loud you make your part and how quiet you make the other parts.
- You can play the parts on different instruments.
- You can see the score.
Whichever way you choose to do it, be aware that the MIDI files are not note perfect. Thereís
the odd mistake in them (if you find any mistakes then please let me know so that I can fix them).
And remember that the tempo and dynamics might be different from
the way that Brian wants us to do them.
If you want to use MIDI files with your particular part emphasised
then click on the following link:
Right click on the appropriate links there
(then save the files on your hard disk so that you can play them later).
If you want to hear the music with your part emphasised then you can do so using MidiPlay - this is a program I have written
to play midi files, and it allows you to change the volumes of the different parts, change the instruments, speed the music up
or slow it down. Instructions for downloading and using MidiPlay are here.
If you want to contact me then
email me at
All text and images on this website are © Copyright Chris Hills 1982 - 2017, or their respective copyright holders.