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rehearsal files

Rehearsal Files ... comparison

  • popular sources are to be found at Cyberbass, Learn Choral Music, Choraline & John Fletcher Music

  • they contain downloadable files of most choral works by voice part and accompaniment

    • you can stream online (except Learn Choral Music) or download to your computer and place in a folder for easy access or in iTunes

    • downloaded midi files usually need software to play on pc. Plenty of free ones on the web

    • or convert midi files to mp3 and also allow transfer to phone or tablets 

  • Cyberbass (

    • streams midi files on line for free .. good on line player allows speed control​

    • however mp3 downloads and learning CDs cost - typically $10 per work

  • Learn Choral Music​ (

    • downloadable midi files for free; but no streaming​

    • likely need a midi player on your PC

    • or convert to mp3 and use on your phone or iPad  

  • Choraline (

    • stream online and also download​ as mp3

    • but not free .. and around £13 for CD via Amazon

  • John Fletcher Music (

    • John Fletcher produces learning files for almost every choral work.

    • stream online or download mp3

    • after download then copy or move the file to wherever you want on your hard drive

    • access  is for free for "out of copyright works" (but you need to register)  

    • you have pay for for "in copyright" works ( for an individual it's £10 for annual subscription or £6 for 6 months or £4 for 4 months)

    • Alternatively we have signed up for 20 choir members to use the site. See below for details

  • Audiostretch

    • if you listen on your iPad or tablet, Audiostretch enables you to play any audio files and change both the speed and pitch of playback to assist learning

    • you can easily highlight a particularly tricky section and have it repeat endlessly until you have learned the notes!

    • it's available on your App Store; there's a "lite" version to try it out which only allows you to load 20% of a file but otherwise has all the facilities. The full version is £8.95 and well worth the money. John Fletcher rates it as excellent.

To sign up for our choir's account with John Fletcher 

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