Home Concert Xtreme works with thousands of commercially available Standard MIDI Files as well as MIDI files that you might make yourself. The program ships with over 150 sample MIDI files from the featured publishers listed below. In addition, MIDI files are available many other sources and some are even available for sale on this website.
Featured Music Publishers
Novus Via Music Group
Novus is well known for its piano method called American Popular Piano.
According to the company, “Novus Via Music Group is dedicated to bridging the gap between aspirations and achievement….[The company] was founded to offer a standardized curriculum for developing musicians.”
Home Concert Xtreme ships with sample files from American Popular Piano which provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of styles found in the 11-level curriculum.
Perhaps the first pedagogue to compose MIDI accompaniments for piano methods, Paul Sheftel is an education visionary. His engaging works for children and adults have been published by Carl Fischer and Alfred Publishing Co. and more recently by YBK Publishers (http://www.ybkpublishers.com).
In addition to creating MIDI materials for his own works, Paul has created MIDI accompaniments for Music Pathways, published by Carl Fischer, and Bastien Piano Basics, published by Kjos.
TimeWarp Technologies is proud to offer Paul’s materials for sale in the TimeWarp Store.
Frederick Harris Music
Founded in 1904, Frederick Harris has been serving private teachers and their students for over 100 years. The company offers a rich suite of publications including the award-winning Celebration Series for piano.
The beginner method, called Celebrate Piano!, has MIDI accompaniments available throughout, many of which are offered as samples with Home Concert Xtreme. In addition, the Christopher Norton Connection series has MIDI materials.
Conservatory Canada is well known for its educational materials and its multi-level examination system. In addition, the organization has been a pioneer in the area of long distance teaching and examination, having adopted Internet MIDI has its enabling technology several years ago.
Conservatory Canada’s educational publications for piano span a variety of genres from classical to contemporary styles. Examples of their MIDI accompaniments for scale and arpeggio exercises are included with Home Concert Xtreme.
Christopher Norton is a highly original and engaging musician and pedagogue. He is well known for teaching materials that make contemporary music styles accessible to beginning and intermediate level students.
His publication credits are long, and his publishers include Boosey & Hawkes, Frederick Harris Music, and Novus Via Music Group. An enormous collection of MIDI material is available for sale on his personal website.
Other Sources of Compatible MIDI Materials
MIDI files compatible with Home Concert Xtreme can be purchased from many sources as well as the publishers themselves.
Keys to Imagination
This website is an excellent source of downloadable MIDI files from most of the publishers listed below: