Tips for Downloading the Practice Files

Some of the chorus practice pages may offer individual download buttons for each sound recording. You may right-click any of these you wish, and organize the downloads as best suits your needs.

However, if you wish to download all the sound files for a chorus part, you will want to use the download buttons located at the bottom of each operetta's chorus practice page. Once downloaded and unzipped, you can play them on your computer's audio player application, load them into your smart phone or tablet, or burn them off to audio CD. Here are some tips to make sure the sound files are saved in such a way that the playlists included in the zip file will work properly.

To create this example directory structure on a Windows computer:

  1. Create the /practice directory (i.e., practice folder) in any convenient parent directory.
  2. Within /practice, create the subdirectories for /mikado and /pirates.
  3. On the Mikado web page, download the soprano2.zip and tutti.zip files into /practice/mikado.
  4. In the /practice/mikado directory, right-click soprano2.zip and "Extract all...." Similarly, right-click tutti.zip and "Extract all..".
  5. On the Pirates web page, download the soprano.zip and tutti.zip files into /practice/pirates.
  6. In the /practice/pirates directory, right click soprano.zip and "Extract all..." Similarly, right click tutti.zip and "Extract all...".

You can do similarly for other operettas and choral parts by generalizing from this example. If you study multiple parts for the same operetta, you will only need to download that operetta's tutti files once. For example, the Mikado's soprano1.zip and alto.zip files could also be downloaded and unzipped into the /practice/mikado directory. They will share the same tutti files with the soprano2 part.


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