What is Power Music Box?

Power Music Box Banner3Power Music Box is cloud storage which is used for integrating all editions of Power Music.

It is unique in that it does not simply store files, like DropBox and others, but instead stores the content and metadata (authors, categories, titles, etc) of each ‘song’ in Power Music.

We get many questions about the Box, so this article will put together the information from the Power Music Box website to give a comprehensive explanation of what the Box is and how to use it.

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Featured Musician – Jim McLaren

Accordion and piano player Jim tells us about Power Music and MusicOne

Jim has been a long time user of Power Music. He runs a large farm in Fife and has a fascinating blog about farming http://cultsfarm.co.uk/

We asked Jim to tell us about how he uses Power Music and MusicOne digital music stands – so grab your self a cup or glass of something and have a read of what Jim told us…

Firstly, as a musician I play the accordion and the piano. The accordion is mostly Scottish Traditional Music and second accordion to accompany others – I play occasionally in a dance band. I also play the accordion at my local church, either helping out the organist, or occasionally doing all the music myself if he is not available.
Piano playing is mostly classical piano, and as I am working towards my Grade 8 exam I have lessons every week. I also do a bit of vamping for a small accordion workshop group that I play for.

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Microsoft Windows – Updates

Upgrading to Windows 11

This ongoing blog has been running since the 1803 update in 2018. I have been giving some Hints and Tips for the various Microsoft Windows Feature updates since then. Now we have a new edition of Windows – Windows 11.

In this addition to the blog, I will say a little about my experience of Windows 11 so far.

So after Microsoft saying Windows 10 would be the “last” version of Windows we have – drum roll – Windows 11!

The elephant in the room is of course the dreaded “every second version of Windows was terrible” theory.

Some would say – this has been the pattern for over 20 years: 98 was good, ME was garbage, XP was great, Vista sucked, 7 was good, 8 was rubbish, 10 is great – so if the pattern works where does that put 11? Lets hope it breaks the rule!

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Using an ultra W – I – D – E Screen Monitor

Recently a long-time user of Power Music (Ed from Texas) contacted us with an interesting problem. His set-up for creating and editing his music was a Windows PC running 2 x 24inch monitors. On one monitor he had Power Music in full screen mode so he could annotate his music and on the other he was running an audio player and some other apps he wanted to use at the same time.

Then he changed from 2 x 24inch screens to a single 48inch curved wide screen, and here was the issue – when going into Full Screen mode in Power Music it did just that – filled the whole screen. He could no longer see his other app at the same time as annotating the music!

He asked if we knew of any solution…

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Featured Musician – Malcolm Corden

Clarinet and Tenor Sax Player

This Featured Musician mixes with A-list celebs at the Grammy and Tony awards ceremonies and has been a guest on The Late Late Show many times. We have known Mal for many years and we meet up on our stand at Christian conferences like Mission Worship. Mal has been a long-time Power Music user.

We asked Mal for his thoughts about Power Music….

I blame my wife Margaret for the fact that I am now a firm devotee of Cambron Software and the application of Power Music, please allow me to explain.

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A Review of Page Turners – Not the Human Variety

page-turnerUpdated (June 2021) review of page turners including the new flic 2 Bluetooth button.

The art of being an efficient (human) page turner is a highly sought after skill for performing musicians, particularly those whose hands are occupied on a keyboard or keyboards. But not all musicians have a page turner.

I remember well the time a few years ago I attended a Christmas concert in the Kelvingrove Art Galleries in Glasgow, where Kevin Bowyer was manfully struggling with a large book of music on the piano, as he accompanied the choir singing carols. Watching the pages of the book slowly flipping over, as if in slow motion and then Kevin’s antics at getting back to the page he was wanting to play was most amusing. I have to say that today Kevin is now a total convert to electronic music display and no longer has this nightmare.

So if you are thinking of moving to electronic music display or are already a user, I thought a short review of the current crop of (non-human) page turners might be helpful.  I am only reviewing ones I have personal experience of and the opinions expressed in this blog are mine. These pedals all work really well with Power Music. If you have other experiences with page turners please feel free to post a comment on this post.

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Review: STOMP Bluetooth pedal from CODA MUSIC Technology

As the developers of Power Music we keep a keen eye on what page turners are currently available. The page turner market has been fairy static for the last couple of years with the main offerings coming from AirTurn, PageFlip and various “budget” Chinese pedals.

Then recently I was made aware of the STOMP from CODA MUSIC. This got my interests because it looked like a quality product, so I got my hands on one and here are my thoughts on the STOMP.

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Going freemium with Power Music App – discontinuing Power Music Reader


Update 11th Feb 10:00 GMT: the update to Power Music App should now be available.

Note 7th Feb 18:00 GMT: unfortunately the update to Power Music Reader was released early before the Power Music App update was approved by Apple. Please keep checking and we will update as soon as the updated Power Music App becomes available.

If you are a user of Power Music Reader you may have seen the notice that the app is now discontinued, and we are asking all users to move over to Power Music App, which is now free to download.

So what does this mean for existing and new users of Power Music on iPad and iPhone? Read more...