Psalmistry Music provides original lyrics, sheet music (including guitar chords), MP3, Midi and NWC (Noteworthy Composer) files for each of the Psalms (all 150 of them) for study, worship, praise and contemplation. The following is a brief guide as to the types of files and other resources.
1. The lyric pages can be printed and used as overheads or as lead sheets.
2. Sheet music (including guitar chords) is in pdf format. See also Noteworthy Composer below.
3. MP3 files are provided as a simple sample for listening and feel. Unlike midi and NWC files, MP3 files sound essentially the same across all platforms and soundcards.
4. Midi files are great working files. They are editable. The key can be changed. They can be imported and exported in music software programs. Because the "sound" will vary depending on the user's soundcard and soundfonts, I have used a vanilla piano soundfont. A person may need to enable "midi" files in their browser and their music players.
5. NWC files are produced by my notation/recording program of choice, Noteworthy Composer. NWC files may be played and printed via the browser or, as a downloaded file, by using the Noteworthy Composer Viewer. The Viewer highlights notes and words while the nwc file song is playing, and also allows pitch and speed control. It also plays midi files. Quick note: unlike MP3 files, the sound of the music will differ depending upon the sound libraries used by the computer.
6. I am in the process of updating and loading music files to the Psalmistry Music YouTube channel. The music will show highlighted notes and words of the score while playing and may be a useful learning tool.
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