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Frequently Asked Questions






1. What is CyberBass?


CyberBass is a MIDI tutorial that will help you learn your part. 


CyberBass is a collection of choral scores converted to MIDI format for play back on your computer.


CyberBass is digitally precise in pitch and rhythm.


CyberBass is a one-man project that accomplishes goals through individual efforts and contributions from singers worldwide.


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2. What CyberBass isn't ...


CyberBass is not beautiful or artistic. It does not playback dynamics or vocal nuances. It is a note bashing site.


CyberBass generally does not play back orchestral accompaniment. Although you will find some pieces with accompaniment sequenced lightly in the background.


CyberBass does not playback solo/quartet parts.  Individuals blessed with such talent are typically excellent sight readers.


CyberBass is not perfect.  These scores have been painstakingly sequenced in MIDI format, but humans are not 100% accurate and neither is CyberBass.   


CyberBass is not  a mega internet enterprise such as EBAY, Yahoo, or Google.    It is not a million dollar enterprise, but rather earns enough to pay for itself.

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3. Why I do It ... and how You can Help?


I created CyberBass as an aid to rapidly learn and perfect music, freeing the conductor for more artistic endeavors.  The advent of INTERNET provided a great medium for posting MIDI files so that others in the chorus could use this tool.

CyberBass is not 100% and requires your feed back if you find errors.  Please submit problems with the score or the site to CyberBass.

If you like the site or found it helpful, please sign the CyberBass guest book.


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4.  How can I list my Choir and/or my Upcoming Concert?


The CyberBass Project maintains a listing a choirs on the Choirs Worldwide page.  These represent groups that have used CyberBass in the past.  Any choir that wishes to be listed may make a request via email to the CyberBass.  Please include your choirs home city, state, and country, and a website URL (if it has one).


The CyberBass Project also maintains a list of upcoming concerts for choirs that are using CyberBass learning files to prepare for a future concerts.  Again an email request suffices to be listed, however, only choirs that are using CyberBass files that are currently online will be included on the list.  This restriction is in place because it would otherwise be impossible to maintain a dynamic concert listing.


Choirs and/or individuals from choirs are also acknowledged  on CyberBass learning pages if they have made a contribution (i.e. a score and/or midi tracks) that have made those learning files possible.  These listings are included only if the choir and/or individual wishes to be included on the learning page. 


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Why does My CD Fail to Play? 


I have successfully produced hundreds of learning CDs, but occasionally a CyberBass customer will be unsuccessful in getting a CD to play properly. Here are some reasons that a CD might no play.


(1) The CDs are recorded in a format called CDR.  This format is compatible to most  CD players manufactured after about 2000.  Prior to that time it the format had not yet gained enough prominence to have compatibility packages built into the players.

(2) I use CD labels to title my CD rather than printing directly onto the CD.   Some CD players might be sensitive to this, though this is usually not the case.

(3) Errors may have been introduced in the burning process.  I burn each CD upon receiving an order so that the latest changes or corrections are incorporated into each CD.

(4)  The CDs may have been damaged in shipment.  This usually does not happen.  Do you notice any cracks, or smudges on the playing surface.

If you can not get the new CD to work, return it to CyberBass, and I will issue a full refund. 


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6. Why am I Getting a Blank Page?


Getting a blank page?  Here is a suggested fix by one CyberBass user

Open Internet Explorer>Tools>Options>Security>Trusted Sites. Copy and Paste into the Site. Will probably need to un-check the box there that says something about Requires Secure website. since your site is not secure (https://).

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7.  Can CyberBass Files be Downloaded?


CyberBass is a free online resource.  The files themselves can not be downloaded to your computer. 


Audio CDs are available for most CyberBass presentations of the major works for a nominal price.  Price includes tax and shipping.


Many websites will allow you to download MIDI files.  For a list of some of these please see:


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8.  Why does Itunes Retrieves the Wrong Track Names when I Insert my Choral Learning CD?


This has been an issue that many have recently experienced.  Unfortunately, iTunes does not retrieve track names from the CDs themselves, but rather from a database at that is located at .  Though I upload track names to the database, Gracenote does not recognized the difference between my soprano, alto, tenor, and bass CDs.  Consequently, it retrieves track names for the first choral part that it encounters for that particular CD.  Apple offers some tips on how to manually correct the track names at:


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CyberBass is a free service.  The use of these MIDI tracks does not violate copyright laws.  These tracks used on CyberBass are meant to be used with a musical score in hand.  CyberBass tracks are in no way meant to replace these scores or live recordings of the works they represent.  Scores and recordings are available for purchase through numerous links throughout the website. 
Creation Date:  November 15, 2000

2,500,000th Hit: January 17,  2010

1,000,000th Hit: January 4,  2008

500,000th Hit: November  2006

250,000th Hit: January  2006

100,000th Hit: February  2005

50,000th Hit: February 11,2004

25,000th Hit:  February   8, 2003

10,000th Hit:  February 18, 2002

Last updated March 12, 2017  


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