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

If you know the name of the artist, first go to the Nav Bar and click on Songs/MP3s in window.  That will take you to theSongs/MP3 page where you will see all of the Songs/MP3s that we represent.  In the left column you will see that Songs/MP3s is checked (Orange).  It it isn’t, check it. Then got to the Artists pull down window (below) and click on it.  Here you can either begin to type in the artist’s name or scroll down (alphabetical by first name) to the artist’s name.  That will bring up all his/her product to choose from.

If you click on the cover pic of the Songs/MP3 that interests you on this page, it will take you to the individual Song page where you can read the Lyrics, hear sample, etc. and eventually begin the easy process to purchase the product.

Crucial Point: the little man in there who is running around fetching your desires is very busy.  Be patient with him. He has a huge warehouse to search.  When you see the black LOADING… sign come up, wait and do nothing until it goes away.  Then you’ll have a happy experience with the little man.  Remember: Let It Load.

If you want to keep shopping or look further, always Clear Filters (bottom left column in orange, first.

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.

 

If you purchase a CD (shippable hard goods) product, it is the best quality of music available to the public today — a 16 bit aiff file.  If the Samples you listen to on the internet and the songs you downloaded were all 16 bit aiff files, the wait time for the music to load into the internet players and download to your computers and phones would be so long that people (who all seem to now be in such a hurry) would never wait for the loading process.  So … in the interest of speed, the quality of the the 16 bit aiff file is converted down to a more Low Res version of the original.  Somebody named this an MP3.  Most people can’t tell the difference.  If you’re one who can, and prefer a better fidelity, buy the CD.

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