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  • KNOWN BUG! = not compatable with browser "IE 5.2" for Mac. SOLUTION = Substitute browser "Safari" for Mac.

    SPELLINGS

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  • "Woods.html"
  • "shop1.html"
  • "BMP.html"
  • "records.html"
    Some servers overwrite these 3-letter suffix extensions converting all of them to 4-letter "html."
  • NOTE: If you need to type a page name into your URL browser address box, type it with the 3-letter or 4-letter extension as applicable. [TIP: URLs can be copied from the bottom of this page as needed | here.]

    Prefix (domain name): buckthornstudios.com is a registered domain name spelled without "www." as a prefix. Adding "www." should not pose any problem on most servers, in fact, sometimes it will be required.

    AUDIO

    Real.com (1) You need RealPlayer G2 or better. CLICK ON THE LOGO. Once installed, clicking on any file link with extensions ".rm" or ".ram" will automatically launch the player.

  • (2) OPTIONAL! - once installed, if the Real Audio Player does not automatically launch when you click on a file link . . . do this. When on a page offering Real Audio files, you can:
  • 1. "Right click" (PC) the file link.
  • 2. Choose "save target as" to bring it down to your hard drive.
  • 3. Launch your Real Player.
  • 4. Then use the "open file" feature in your Real Audio Player. (Since the file has been saved, you can do this while "on" -or- "off" line.)

    DOCUMENTS

    Adobe Acrobat Reader (1) All text and music require Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later (.PDF files).

  • CLICK ON THE LOGO and then click on a download link provided there. HINT = some PCs need you to click on the browser's "reload button" after the Adobe Plug-in loads; the page will then display just fine. Also,

    Finale Music (2) the Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) sample score pages posted on site *may or may not* require you to have installed the TrueType music fonts called "Petrucci" or "Maestro." We attempted to embed all fonts. Does your sample score page look odd? . . .
  • [TIP! - do wait a moment, download conversions and settings vary and sometimes the page needs a moment to finish loading all embedded fonts even if it splashes a preliminary image.]
    (Optional Fixes):
  • (1) **If** your sample score page has squares where note heads should be (and this is not intended to be an alternate notation new music score), then that missing font is most likely your problem. These fonts are available from "Finale" [Make Music, Inc.]
    (CLICK ON THE LOGO above), or . . .,
  • (2) EASY -- download from here (you must then install them to your operating system). KNOWN BUG: Finale Music, Inc. reports new fonts for Mac OS 10.4 required directly from them as a font pack.
    Disclaimer: Buckthorn Studios does not warrant these fonts for third parties. Adobe and Finale Music are responsible for image creation and integration issues, not us. Do let us know your difficulty -- call us for hardcopy support or alternate help 940-566-0315.
    CLICK and save (.ttf): Petrucci Music Font | Maestro Music Font

    SYNTHESIZED MUSIC

    Our computer-synthesized sound clips (as marked) are rough demos intended for use with the music score as an aid to prospective conductors, soloists & researchers interested in an acoustic piece which has no quality live recording to date.
    Otherwise,

  • the sound clips are live performances. All clips are compressed for stereo 96Hz, 56K download (file type = "Real Audio" - .rm). Many are over 500KB (.5MB) - please be patient if not on broadband. They do not stream.
  • Want MP3s?? We store those at the | American Music Center - member page (Lynn Job) (includes MP3s) |

    Contact 940.566.0315 (USA) "sales -at- buckthornstudios.com" for MUSIC DEMO RECORDINGS available in full-length on CD and cassettes, by request (some handling charges might apply).

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