The day is here! I’ve been toying with this idea for a while now. While I used to be a full-time engraver in years past, lately my work with Carl Fischer Music has taken on a decidedly technical role. Through building of websites, web-based software, and other such programming-y stuff, I starting learning and doing web stuff a lot more often. And recently it paid off when I was promoted to Technical Lead at the company; three cheers for musical technology!
Since my free time is inherently limited, I haven’t been able to make more videos for MET, which is a shame. But the group on Facebook recently passed 7,000 members, a number that’s amazingly high to me, given the niche subject matter at hand. So, to celebrate, and in an effort to kick myself in the behind and actually do some real production for MET, I thought it would be a good idea to harness my skills to build a site for Music Engraving Tips. And here we are! You’ll notice it’s pretty sparse right now. The old videos are there and a very useful resources page. There’s lots planned but I can’t do it all alone. If you’re an advanced engraver, someone who feels comfortable saying their an expert at this stuff, please contact me if you want to contribute articles or posts of some kind. The more content we make here, the more traction the site gets at large.
The other thing that goes hand-in-hand with building new things is the cost to keep them running. The cost isn’t much but it isn’t $0, and many people have expressed interest in helping fund new videos and the like. So I’m happy to announce that Music Engraving Tips also has a Patreon where anyone who is interested can contribute toward new content. Right now contributions are paid for every new video made, which probably won’t be more than once a month. Thanks to everyone who contributes, it really helps a lot!