Thursday, September 03, 2009

Who doesn't love a freebie?

One of my (many) little neurotic "things" is that while someone is working in my house, I feel like I must be working, too. (I would have made a terrible aristocrat in times past.) This week a very nice carpenter is here replacing the storm doors, and while he is doing that, I have been attacking the neglected filing in my music and hobby space.

OK, that's not quite fair. More accurately, I have been moving my stuff out of what is mostly DH's office space, and setting up my own space in one side of the open downstairs area. Truth be told, I have been mourning the loss of my previous closed studio to the gym a while ago, but am now ready to get over it and claim this area, even though I can't close the door on my practice time, as "mine." It's a combination music, stamping, blogging and study area. I have a table with two work spaces, moved the computer down, book cases and organizing cubes, the piano, and of course cellos, stands, and mirror.

So this week I emptied and moved some plastic file boxes downstairs and have been busily sorting, labeling and filing. I hope to get through the last four partial boxes of "stuff" today, which will then be the first time I haven't been living out of boxes since we moved here. Whoa. Major paradigm shift.

Now, based on the title of this post, I didn't start typing here in order to tell you all that, but rather to tell you what I found. I'm "pre-filing" the stuff from the boxes, sorting them into piles on the floor, and ran across a Shar flyer. It says that they have free sheet music downloads available, so I checked it out. Looks like they post something new every week, and this week it's the parts and score for a Mozart string quartet, k458, "The Hunt."

I love free sheet music. Did you know they were doing this? Great way to get folks to visit your shop every week.

And even better, now that I have blogged about it I can discard the flyer. Hehe.

5 comments:

Michael Tuchman said...

Thanks! I'll download it and save it for when I can play it. Somebody pointed out to me that my cello is well suited for chamber music of this type.

celloluv said...

Oh, I totally forgot about the free downloads...trying to decide if that's a good thing or not a good thing... :>O

CelloGeek said...

the best source of music that I've found is the International Music Score Library - with 36,000 scores in the public domain and increasing rapidly. There is a wealth of cello and chamber music. the link is http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

yarnplayer said...

Have fun in your freshly cleaned space!

PinkFluffySlippers said...

Hey GGP,
Just catching up. You moved? Your old house looked so pretty, I hope the new one is nice too. I love the 3rd suite prelude! How are you doing with it? Zoe Keating! I'd never heard of her. She's a goddess.