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Terms of Use

In the following, “you/your/yourself” refers to you, the website user; “the/this/our website” refers to; and “we/us/our” refers to the owner of this website.

By accessing and using this website, you are agreeing to be bound by this website’s Terms of Use. These terms and conditions may change at any time and without notice; in the event of such changes, you will continue to be bound by the Terms of Use if you choose to continue accessing and using this website.

Any failure by us to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of any rights under such provision. In the event that any portion of these Terms of Use is held unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of this website is in compliance with all laws and regulations applicable in your local jurisdiction.

Agreeing to our Terms of Use grants you a License to use this website as described following the Copyright and Trademarks notice, so long as you understand and accept the Disclaimer and Exclusions of Warranty and Liability notice that follows it.

Copyright and Trademarks

Everything on this website, including all content and code, is our intellectual property and copyright (unless otherwise specified) and therefore protected by copyright and trademark law and international treaties. “,” “” and “SMi” and their respective logos are our trademarks. All other trademarks on this website are the property of their respective holders.

License grants to you a terminable-at-will non-exclusive limited-use license to access, view, and/or print all content explicitly made available for display on this website, and to download materials explicitly made available for download on this website, all solely for your personal and limited commercial use.

“Limited commercial use” means if you are a professional music performer, composer or teacher, you are free to use any and all information on this website in the manner described above for the purposes of learning, composing, performing or teaching music professionally and for commercial gain.

This license does not allow you to:

  • Transfer, re-publish, or otherwise distribute this website’s content or code to another person, server or publication, or include or frame it either wholly or partially in any other website or publication, or mirror on another server.
  • Modify this website’s content or code.
  • Decompile and/or reverse-engineer any software code contained on this website.
  • Remove any copyright and/or other proprietary notices from the website content or code.
  • Link to this website if you charge a subscription fee to use or access your website.
  • Transfer, assign, sub-license, lend, or re-sell the rights granted under this license.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these conditions and may be terminated by us at any time and for any reason. Upon termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

The above license applies to all content and code on this website, except in case of such third-party content or code that is licensed under a license other than this one; in which case, such portions of content or code will be identified, and you will be required to observe the terms of their applicable licenses.

Disclaimer and Exclusions of Warranty and Liability

We have worked hard to ensure that all information contained in this website is as accurate and well-researched as possible. But mistakes do happen – and you must allow for that possibility on this website as well. Therefore, please know that all information on this website is provided “as is” for your use at your own risk. We are not providing guarantees or warranties of any kind about the information on this website, nor on any other websites linked to this website. In fact, we are disclaiming any warranty or guarantee made on this website, whether it is expressly stated or implied. While we sincerely hope that you find our website useful and beneficial, please know that we are not providing any guarantees or warranties of its merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

We hope even more fervently that your use of our website causes you no harm. But please know that, neither we nor our suppliers shall be responsible or liable for any damages in case you or your business suffer any harm or loss arising from your use of, or failure to make use of, any resource on this website. Under the Terms of Use of this website, you are solely responsible for protecting yourself and your business from any harm, loss or damage that may arise from the use of this website. In all cases, you agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for any loss or damage you suffer from your use of this website.

Advertisements and Commercial Policy

In order to meet our hosting, development and other costs, we display advertisements and affiliate marketing links on our website. It is against the Terms of Use of this website to prevent advertisements or other marketing content from appearing on the website by the use of ad blocking software, browser settings, or any other means.

Participation and Conduct

You may participate in any forums or messaging threads offered through this website, but you agree not to post any material the content of which is defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive, threatening to others, or in violation of any law; or the content of which infringes the copyright, trademark right, or other intellectual property right of any third party. You will be solely responsible for all content that you post on this website.

You agree to indemnify us from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, and costs (including attorney’s fees) which arise out of or are related to the content that you post. Forums and messaging are intended only for the personal use of subscribers, and may not be used for commercial purposes or for political activity.

We reserve the right to monitor content posted on this website, and to modify or remove any messages or postings that we deem, at our sole discretion, to be abusive, defamatory, in violation of the copyright, trademark right, or other intellectual property right of any third party, or otherwise inappropriate for this website. We also reserve the right to edit or modify any posts, submissions, or other commentary. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we are not obligated to take any such actions, and will not be responsible or liable for content posted by any subscriber in any forum, message board, or other area within this website.


If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us.