Saturday, March 22

Pianofiles, a sheet music exchange site which I had mentioned two years ago, has gotten a nice facelift. It used to be very slow and neither very pretty nor convenient. Most of these shortcomings have now been corrected. It's a great place to look particularly for modern tunes which, unlike classical works (which are usually public domain anyway), do not have a canonical version, but heaps of arrangements and transcriptions of live performances. Quality of course varies, but point is that you can get your hands on many versions and compare them. Typical latency of requests is about a day. For example, just yesterday I fired off a few emails, and today I have got three versions of "Nardis" by Bill Evans. Feel free to ask for any sheets I've got.

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