Solo Thoughts

 

Introducing Solo Thoughts!

If you’re a church soloist, musician, or are on the music committee for your church, you might be wondering:

~Where can I find just the right solos that are correlated to the weekly Bible Lesson?
~Where can my church purchase sheet music?

Watchfire Music has the perfect solution:  We offer our highly researched monthly and quarterly publication, Solo Thoughts.

So what exactly IS Solo Thoughts? Created by Watchfire Music’s team of editors, it’s a downloadable resource tool in PDF format that is essentially a comprehensive list of ideas for solos -- matched to the weekly Bible Lessons -- for your church service. With just one click of the mouse, Solo Thoughts will appear on your computer as a pdf file.  It's true power lies in using the resource on line to click through directly to the purchase page of each solo that is referenced. You may, however, also print the resource as well.

Download a Free Sample of Solo Thoughts here and Explore the following:

~A List of the Latest Digital Sheet Music Offerings from Watchfire Music
~News and Notes from Solo Thoughts
~Latest Questions from Solo Thoughts Users
~Info On How To Use Solo Thoughts
~Info on How to Navigate Solo Thoughts via Bookmark Hyperlinks
~Two Pages of Actual Solo Thoughts Entries for Your Exploration

To View, Purchase and Download

Solo Thoughts by the Quarter and by the Month

 

Additionally ...
Get Updates to each Quarter's Issue!
Check out the Solo Thoughts Errata page for information updates and corrections organized by quarter.

 

Solo Thoughts FAQ

  • On the top of any Watchfire Music page, in the NavBar, click “SHOP”.
  • In the gray window that comes up, click DIGITAL SHEET MUSIC.
  • That will take you to a series of pages showing all of our sheet music products.
  • Now use the Search and Filter column on the left to search for your music.
  • Filter by Title, Composer, Lyricist, Source Origin (Biblical Verse) or key Version.
  • For more info on Search and Filter see:
    How do I use the Search Filters in the product Sidebar?
  • A page will appear with your search results!
  • Scroll through the results, and click the provided links to take you directly to the content

For more than a decade now, Watchfire Music has been working with Composers and Publishers to offer a range of Study Tools for each Digital Sheet Music (DSM) title on watchfiremusic.com. We now offer these Study Tools for 90% of our DSM titles.

Why provide these? Sheet Music isn’t always enough! To aid you in your work, we offer Study Tools just for you — the emerging 21st century church musician who, very often, has trained classically, but find yourself needing to broaden and expand your repertoire for the modern church congregation.

So … What are Study Tools?

They are Tools for your ears as well as for your eyes.

We offer 3 kinds: Study Tracks, Accompaniment Tracks, and Studio Tracks.

 A Study Track is a single mp3 recording of a Digital Sheet Music title.  It is a recording of the instrumental accompaniment (usually keyboard, piano or organ) and it also employs a different instrument (rhodes piano, flute, clarinet, etc.) to play the vocal line.

An Accompaniment Track is a single mp3 recording of the instrumental accompaniment (usually keyboard, piano or organ) of a Digital Sheet Music title. Accompaniment Tracks are intended for your rehearsal and performance use.

A Studio Track is a professionally recorded performance of a Digital Sheet Music title by professional musicians in a recording studio. Studio Tracks are available as single mp3 downloads and are often part of a recording artist’s full album.

 

A Study Track is a single mp3 recording of a Digital Sheet Music title.  It  is a recording of the instrumental accompaniment (usually keyboard, piano or organ) and it also employs a different instrument (rhodes piano, flute, clarinet, etc.) to play the vocal line.

Samples are provided for every single mp3 song offered on watchfiremusic.com, so you can listen to a portion of the Study Track right on our website to help you determine if you wish to purchase and download it for further use and study.

The vast majority of Watchfire Music Composers and Publishers provide Study Tracks to aid customers in learning their songs accurately and efficiently. By providing these learning tools, the customer can use these Study Tracks to assist their learning process, and to learn the music as the composer conceived it.

Study Tracks are a great way to enhance your preparation of a song with precision from the very start of your learning process.

Contemporary and pop music often require this extra step to help instrumentalists and singers alike to get the sound and rhythms — especially syncopations —  as written by the composer.

For the very small price of a single mp3 song, (starting only at .99) you gain an excellent study tool to focus your preparation with precision and efficiency!

Scientific pitch notation is a system that assigns a name to each natural pitch based on the octave they are found in. We use this system to describe the note range of our digital sheet music. The chart below can help you decipher this system:

Note: The original source of the following information is VocalSheetMusic.net and can be found here

Pitch Names in Scientific Pitch Notation

The chart below lists the natural pitches and their corresponding pitch names for the range of pitches most commonly encountered in vocal music. These correspond to the high and low pitches listed for each piece. Use this as a guide to determine whether a piece is within your vocal range. Note that although only natural pitches are included, you can easily use this to determine flat and sharp pitches as well.

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