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would like to try out the Variations digital music library
to see what it can do, we
now have a demo server at Indiana University containing just a couple
of recordings and
you can access. There are two ways to access the demo server.
Listening in a Browser
To listen to a recording of Mahler's
Symphony No. 3 using the new browser-based web player. Or, if you
prefer, you can listen to a Beethoven
and Respighi concert. If these pages don't work when you click the
"play" button, you may need to install Quicktime.
Downloading and Installing the
For full audio functionality and score access, download and install the
Variations application. Here's how:
Further questions? Sign up for the variations-discuss
mailing list and ask questions there.
- Make sure you have the right permissions to install
software on the computer.
- If you're on Windows, install or update
Quicktime before installing Variations.
- Download and install the appropriate client from the
SourceForge DEMO client page. On that page, click on
the installer appropriate for your computer type:
Variations_Demo.dmg - for Apple OS X
Variations_Setup_Demo.exe - For Windows
Run the installer.
- While the installer is running, or afterwards, you'll need
to sign up for an
IU guest account in order to login to Variations.
the install completes, and after you have validated your IU guest
account, you should be able to run Variations from your
Start menu or Application folder. If it doesn't work, try restarting
your computer. For more detailed help with installation problems or for
information about configuring browsers on a Mac (and avoiding Safari),
see the installation
information in the Variations User Guide.
- Things to do with Variations
- search for works by Mahler, Beethoven, or Respighi, and listen or
view scores--or do both
- create bookmarks in the audio player
- send tracks to a playlist
- if you send more than 5 tracks to one playlist, you can try a
- create an audio timeline analysis
For more information on how to use Variations, visit the Variations
User Guide or watch a Variations