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#2002183 - 12/20/12 01:48 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
MacMacMac Offline
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Really, this rant has gone far enough. Man up to it, Dan. Send back the unfit product. Or just suck it up.

Else, let's re-title this thread "Warning about Dan Clark".

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#2002185 - 12/20/12 01:50 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: MacMacMac]
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I have "sucked it up" and threw out the defective products. They are not worth my time. As I wrote above, I've moved on to Faber and Faber.

If you choose to buy from the companies mentioned above, that's your choice.


Edited by Dan Clark (12/20/12 01:51 PM)

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#2002194 - 12/20/12 01:57 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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And if you choose to rant about such frivolous points, I will ignore you. That's also my choice.

There was and is no need to huff on about trivia. No thank you for your "warning" about any of the vendors involved.

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#2002207 - 12/20/12 02:33 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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Originally Posted By: Dan Clark
You are 100% correct. From a business perspective, it's completely nuts to send a floppy disk to someone. They could reduce the price by at least 1/3 and increase profit. So why don't they do it?

Regards,

Dan.


Perhaps they are not all about making a buck at the expense of the customer? Or maybe the fact that the book was published 17 years ago and no publisher is going to recall a perfectly fine book over something like this (and thus raising prices for everyone).

Now you call it a defective product? Stop being a drama queen.

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#2002227 - 12/20/12 03:31 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: ONfrank]
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Read my posts. It has nothing to do with the book. It's the Midi disk!

If you're going to slam someone else, get the facts straight!


Edited by Dan Clark (12/20/12 03:38 PM)

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#2002422 - 12/21/12 12:07 AM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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Floppy Discs and Midi connectivity are beyond me but some while back when I purchased my Alfred's Books 1&2 I also purchased the CDs, of course now the tunes are all to be heard on the Alfred's threads on this forum, and via You Tube, the CDs are no longer necessary.

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#2012218 - 01/10/13 11:52 AM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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Alfred Music Publishing continues to produce General MIDI products in floppy disk format for those who have the older technology keyboards that have the MIDI floppy disk ports as standard equipment. There is no attempt to deceive or cheat anyone -- customers are still purchasing these disks. On these older keyboards, there are built-in MIDI functions and no computer is needed to use the GM floppy disks. Since that time, Yamaha and Roland, among others, marketed outboard General MIDI disk players that could be used independently with any piano or keyboard. You are correct that current computers and keyboards are not usually equipped to play these, so Alfred now offers several of its piano methods in GM format by way of download at www.alfred-music.com. Eventually we hope to have all our MIDI products available on this website. The files can then be purchased and downloaded to your home computer, after which you can load the MIDI files onto a thumb drive and plug this into your digital keyboard via the USB slot (provided the keyboard has General MIDI capability). Anytime there is a problem such as this one, please email us at keyboard@alfred.com, or give our Customer Service team a call at (818) 892-2452. We will find solutions! Thanks for the discussion.

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#2012229 - 01/10/13 12:16 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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I don't believe that fraud is involved. Complacency seems the more likely issue. It is 2013, I haven't owned a floppy since 2003. A decade seems to me to be plenty of time to get them ALL online don't ya think? It seems to be the same issue in all publishing companies.

Newspapers could have owned news on the web had they started embracing online distribution and adapting their business model accordingly back in 1995!


Edited by Kbeaumont (01/10/13 12:20 PM)
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#2012255 - 01/10/13 01:09 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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Edited by ron88 (01/10/13 01:28 PM)

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#2012271 - 01/10/13 01:34 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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Off-topic: I do find it funny that my Microsoft Word 2010 still has a floppy disk image as the icon for "Save". My 9-year-old asked me what it is and why they use that symbol to represent "Save". I had to tell her about the good old days.
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#2025238 - 02/01/13 11:19 AM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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It will be better choice.AS THE copyright date seems to be correct.There might be no legal issue with it.
But still I have no clear idea about this.
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#2025251 - 02/01/13 11:46 AM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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Registered: 02/07/04
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Loc: Texas
There is nothing wrong with Sheetmusicplus.com. I use them all the time and have never had a problem with them or any of the products they carry. The title of this thread is misleading. Don't let the OP put anyone off from using the site. Bottom line, let the buyer beware.
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#2025259 - 02/01/13 11:52 AM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: Dan Clark]
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Speaking of sheet music, I perused one of the free sheet music links from this forum's main page, but then was greeted by an "upgrade to GOLD status to download this sheet for just $xx per month!" on said site.

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#2025315 - 02/01/13 01:20 PM Re: Warning about Alfred Publishing [Re: xorbe]
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Originally Posted By: xorbe
Speaking of sheet music, I perused one of the free sheet music links from this forum's main page, but then was greeted by an "upgrade to GOLD status to download this sheet for just $xx per month!" on said site.


You may wish to check that link again. I see the word FREE a couple of times on this forum's main page but nothing about FREE sheetmusic.
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