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Mp3 FilesTo download, follow the instructions below. If you are having problems with playing the mp3 file once it is saved to your computer, or want instructions on how to burn it to a cd or load to iPod / mp3 player, please see the following help files:
How to play MP3s
How to burn CD
Uploading to MP3 Player
Sheet Music / ChordsFollow the instructions below. If you can read music you probably only need the sheet music, as it usually has not only the written melody but lyrics and guitar chords also. The sheet music is in pdf format. You will need the free version of Acrobat Reader to view these.
Some Zip files are included. These enable you to download all the available files at once. To download, follow the instructions below. Once downloaded, the files will need to be extracted in order to use them:
- right click on the zip file/folder
- choose "Extract all"
- follow the wizard to extract the files
If your computer does not have the "extract all" option, then download the files individually.
Some computers open zip files simply by double-clicking on the file (left click)
- First you need to right click on the link and save:
Move your mouse so that the arrow curser is pointing to the song's name or download link (on our website the link is usually the words "mp3" or "sheet music" etc) for the song / file you wish to download. Does the arrow cursor turn into a small hand with a pointing finger? If it does you are ready to right click. If the little hand does not appear, or the cursor does not change, then the link is not active or the web page has not loaded properly. Press Ctrl + F5 and refresh the page. Wait until the page has fully loaded. Try moving your cursor over the words again.
When you see the little hand with a pointing finger you are ready to right click. Right-click (click the button on the right side of the mouse.) If you have a one button mouse press Ctrl + click. A drop down menu will appear.
Depending on which browser you are using, choose any one of the following options:
Save target as
Save file as
Save link as
Download linked file
Left-click. A "File Download" or "Save As" window will appear.
- Second, you will choose a folder to save the file in:
In the "Save As" window you must choose a place on your computer to save the mp3 download. Do not automatically save the file in any folder unless you know where that folder is on your computer, otherwise you will not be able to find it later. Choose a folder in which to save the file where you can find it. An easy option is to save it to the desktop. To do this click on the up arrow on the tool bar in the "Save As" window until "Desktop" appears. Click "save". The file will start downloading. The download will take anywhere between 1 - 3 minutes per song depending on your internet speed. Files such as sheet music will download almost immediately. Zip files are much larger and can take a long time to download.
Note: If you have a mac computer the file will immediately start downloading after clicking "Download linked file." The file will be saved in your "Downloads" folder by default. You will find it on your computer in the Finder window under / Home / Downloads and will recognise the file by the .mp3 extension.
- When the download is complete:
Go to the folder where you saved the file and click (or double click) on it. It will open up. If it is an mp3 file, it will open in your default media player. See the note above about extracting Zip files.