This is a wonderful boon to musicians who want instant access to a vast library of in-demand sheet music
Los Altos, Calif. (PRWEB) July 8, 2009
FreeHand Systems (OTC: FSYI) announces that its Novato Music Press catalog, consisting of over 20,000 classical, traditional and American music titles, is now available for Amazon Kindle, a portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper. This marks the first time that a comprehensive collection of sheet music is being offered for this exciting new medium.
"This is a wonderful boon to musicians who want instant access to a vast library of in-demand sheet music," said Kim Lorz, CEO of FreeHand Systems, Inc. "In addition to the convenient and comprehensive content selection that we offer, musicians never have to fumble through paper scores or worry about forgetting a piece of music. Everything is wirelessly downloaded and stored in the Kindle and is available for easy recall."
The Novato Music Press catalog consists of 20,046 titles by 1,350 composers with works for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles, including solo, chamber, opera and orchestra scores. All scores consist of modern engravings rather than reprints.
Major composers such as J. S. Bach (1,500 titles), Mozart (1,600 titles) and Beethoven (650 titles) are well-represented, but the collection also contains traditional songs and works from popular songwriters like Stephen Foster and George M. Cohan, along with rare, but important works by minor composers, including Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad, by George Butterworth, and Scott Joplin's Treemonisha Vocal Score.
FreeHand Systems, the developer and manufacturer of the MusicPad Pro® Plus, a powerful stand-alone digital sheet music tablet (also sold on Amazon.com), has been the global leader in digital sheet music publishing since 1996. The company's digital sheet music website, FreeHand Music, consists of more than 130,000 titles and is the Internet's largest online sheet music catalog. The goal is to make all of the site's titles, ranging from jazz to pop and country to world music, available for download to the Kindle.
About FreeHand Systems, Inc.:
FreeHand Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Freehand Systems International, Inc. (FSYI), is the global leader in digital sheet music publishing, is the manufacturer of the first digital music tablet, the MusicPad Pro® Plus and Sheet Music-On-A-Stick (SMOAS). SMOAS uses FreeHand's patented encryption technology to offer 22 collections of titles of digital sheet music on a thumb drive that plugs into a computer allowing instant access to listen, play along and print the music. This unique, one of a kind product fits well in the music-game and education mass market. The Pad provides innovative technology to the music industry for displaying and publishing digitally delivered sheet music. The company's digital sheet music website offers over 130,000 titles for digital download and transfer to the MusicPad Pro.
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