Welcome! Thank you for showing an interest in Shared Melodies. To sum it all up Shared Melodies is a multi-functional music performance book. Each book contains two original solos written for that specific instrument, but wait there's more! Each of these solos can be paired up with another instrument (this is indicated on the music itself). Combining the two pieces will of course form the ULTIMATE PIECE!! Musicians will be required to then listen and adapt to their peers playing, to give the most convincing performance. The goal for this project has always been to encourage the musical independence of aspiring musicians.
Shared Melodies provides a community in which musicians can submit recordings of themselves performing. This will give musicians the chance to listen and perform with their own peers from all around Canada! For example, let's say that you are a tenor sax player and you want to experience the duet with the trumpet, but alas you don't know a single trumpet player. A quick jaunt and search through the Community Map will provide you with a recording that you can play along with.
It is my hope that Shared Melodies will become a useful tool in which developing musicians can grow in their ability, but of course ultimately feel like they are creating and are a relevant part in that magical thing we call music.