Freequently Asked Questions
Are the resources free to use?
Yes. All the resources were created as part of a Strategic Partnership in the field of Higher Education which was a project funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union. Thus, all the resources are shared on an open source basis.
What does open source mean exactly? What can and can’t I do with them?
All the rights to the resources are owned by the Passionfruits Association as the leading organization in the project consortium. The resources are shared according to the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). That means you are free to use the on-line versions of the resources on this website or download them. You can use them in any way that suits best your educational needs and process. You are free to share them but you must give appropriate credit and provide a link to the license. You may not use the resources for commercial purposes. If you remix, transform or build upon them you may not distribute the modified material.
I didn’t find a musical piece I was looking for. What can I do?
Please get in touch with us via the contact form. Be sure to select “database expansion” in the subject filed of you message. We did all we could within the assumed range of our project. We know it’s not enough – if you tell us what is lacking, we can work on it in the future.
How should I use the resources ?
Firstly, choose the instrument you play and find a piece you would like to practice. When on the page of that musical piece you can find the score (PDF) of that particular piece for your instrument and a selection of audio files containing the orchestral music played with your instrument muted. If you are using our database on a mobile device (preferably a tablet) we suggest opening the score (PDF) and viewing it in landscape orientation (maybe on your note stand). In the background you can play the selected audio file. Try playing your instrument with the digital orchestra! For the best experience we suggest using headphones.
Why are the musical works not complete ?
While creating the resources for this database we chose the fragments of musical pieces that are most commonly used during orchestral studies in musical universities and most popular during interviews for orchestra seats. That is also why we divided the pieces among different instruments – each has its own fragment during a piece that is most commonly used in training courses. Sometimes the same fragment of a musical piece can have different versions prepared for many instruments.