How do I buy a score
A) Log in
or create an account, search
for and purchase
digital sheet music.
How do I download a
score purchased on
A) To download, start the MusicPad
Manager and then
Tools menu or icon. Click on the menu item labeled "Purchased Music
List" and enter your SightReadMusic account ID and password in the
"Security Check" dialog. Select one of the three choices ("All
Purchased Files," "Previously Downloaded Files" or "Purchased
Undownloaded Files") and view the list of scores you have purchased.
The right-most column indicates whether a score was previously
Select a score that has not been downloaded and click on
"Download" or "Download as Bitmap" button. When the download is
complete, click the "Done" button to dismiss the Purchased Music List
dialog. To find and open your downloaded song, choose "Browse
Collection" from the File menu. To copy your downloaded song to the
MusicPad Pro, choose File Manager from the Tools menu.
"Download" and "Download as Bitmap"
These two options are designed to accommodate the unique
Selecting "Download" allows for full use of the
digital sheet music file including MIDI playback and transposition.
as Bitmap" is for use by those musicians who prefer the fastest
page-turning performance and do not plan to utilize MIDI samples or
transposition for the selected score.
If you would
like to have both file types available, you may download both. Just
download the file once using the "Download" button and again using
"Download as Bitmap."
Where do my
downloaded scores go?
The scores are placed into your "Home
your "Home Folder" by clicking on the Tools menu or icon in the
MusicPad Manager and then clicking on the "MusicPad Manager
Important Note: Changing your "Home Folder"
There is an encrypted database that is placed in your Home Folder by
the download code. This database contains detailed information about
the scores you have purchased. If you change your Home Folder, it is
important that you move the database file to your new Home Folder. If
you fail to move the database, he software will no longer be able to
decrypt and display your scores. The name of the database file is
<your account>.ldb. To move it, open Windows Explorer on
Windows PC or the Finder on your Mac and navigate to your old Home
Folder. Select the database file and click on "Edit->Cut."
in Windows Explorer or the Finder to your new Home Folder and click on
How do I see a
purchased score on my
A) Start the MusicPad Manager on your PC
or Mac. Make
you have set up the MusicPad Manager to connect to your MusicPad Pro
(via USB or Ethernet connection). Select the Tools menu or icon. Click
on "File Manager." This will open a dual pane window. Now, select a
purchased score and click on the down arrow to move it to the MusicPad
Pro. You should now be able to view all the pages of the score on your
Can I copy the
purchased score onto
multiple MusicPad Pros?
A) Not unless you purchased more than
one copy of the
Once you have copied your score to a MusicPad Pro, you have used up one
print right for your purchase. To find out how many print rights you
have left, go to the SightReadMusic? web site and select "My
Downloads." The column entitled "Prints Remain" indicates the number of
print rights you have left. To copy the score to a different MusicPad
Pro, you will have to purchase another copy of the score.
My MusicPad Pro is
running out of
space but, I don't
want to lose my access to the purchased scores I've copied onto it.
What do I do?
A) You can delete the score from your
pad and copy it
the pad any time you want. The internal database of the pad will
maintain the information necessary to decrypt the score. In fact, you
can put the score onto a USB memory card and connect that to the
MusicPad Pro and you will still be able to see it on the pad that you
originally copied it to. However, if you put the USB memory card into a
different MusicPad Pro that you didn't copy the file to using the File
Manager, every page after the first will be un-viewable.
I want to move my
purchased score from
one MusicPad Pro to another. Can I do that?
A) Not currently. You will have to
copy. This feature will be available in the future release of the
I used to be able to
view my scores on
using MusicPad Manager but, now the files show up as "Encrypted." What
probably changed your Home Folder
associated database. Please see the Important Note in the question
"Where do my downloaded scores go?" and follow the instructions to
restore your database. If this does not fix the problem, contact our
customer support team? or call us at 0161-343-8558