Because David, My David is a saga told by a musician, Music is central to, or envelopes much of what happens during the life of Eduard Gottfried Meyer.

To help readers who may not have gained access already to the noted music, the author has embedded QR codes within the text.

These, when scanned using the optical readers supplied with smart-phones will take the reader to webpages supplied within this site, on which appear further links to third-party music vendors.

Within those playlists, performances of classical works are suggested for their perceived excellence, whether in artistic expression, or technical facility in recording and presentation. Those modern, popular pieces suggested for the reader’s consideration are included because of their excellence in extending the ambience within a particular scene within the story, often inspired  from the meaning they have played in the life of the author.

Remember: Unless you, your friends or family make it yourselves, or a musician provides it to you gratis, there is no such thing as free music. Those who dedicate their lives and livelihoods to making music must have our support, or they will not be able to continue writing, performing, sharing.

It is imperative, therefore, that the readers use means, such as the links provided herein to music services or vendors, which will see to it that such remuneration take place.

At present, there are four third-party, optional music-sources given on the pages, the only exception being a singular, original work, and two works performed by the author, himself. As suitable additional sources are identified, they may be added, or playlists edited or extended.

These playlist-links are not a requirement of the text, but are presented solely as a convenience to our readers, for ease of access of those music-sources. You must secure your own membership to whichever one, or more—if any—you might chose to join. (Of those listed below, though, only Spotify offers a “free” [function-limited, with ads] alternative to a monthly-charged membership.)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Spotify:

There are two steps required for connection to the Spotify playlists, after acquiring your membership:

  1. Go to the author’s membership address: Ed Qualls
  2. “follow” him

At that point, you should be able to access the public playlists he has gathered within the playlist-folder DMD for your personal, private enjoyment.

(On smart-phones or tablets, and with the free membership, the app supports only randomized playing of tracks, so it is not useful for the associated playlists. On those devices, a premium membership is required for proper playback.)

Amazon:     

Each link will take you to the site on amazon.com that holds the referenced music. This may be in mp3 format, or that of an audio-CD. Where possible, the referenced track will be an mp3 that is available for listening directly with your Amazon Prime account, through your music collection there. Amazon does not, at present, provide a streaming service with sharable playlists.

For those things not provided by your Prime membership, you will need to purchase the track or the CD.

Google Play Music:

Simply log into your Google account (or Gmail account) before trying to access a playlist.

A single link on each of the subsequent pages is provided, referencing the webpage within Google Play Music on which you will find that playlist. If you try to access the playlists from within GPM, you may have to search for the particular “DMD-nnn” playlist you seek.

Apple Music:

The links provided into Apple Music are those of the individual playlists, as generated from within Apple Music, itself. These playlists reside within the author’s account on iTunes.

All the links are “https” URL’s, which means they will have to be processed by a browser before you are referred over to Apple Music, or to the iTunes player.

Depending on the settings within your browser, and the operating environment from which you try to access the playlist, this may work or not. On Windows, it seems that Firefox may be the most dependable application for transferring your request on into iTunes for successful subsequent performance.

 


DISCLAIMER: No relationship, explicit or implied, exists between the Author, Publisher or anyone else associated with promotion, review or ownership of this book, and any given third-party music vendor. Nor does any vendor, in turn, have any such relationship with the providers of this book.
That you might use, or rely on, any or each these parties is merely an un-coerced, unbounded, nonspecific suggestion on the part of the Author.
Use of any third-party music vendor, whether listed herein or external, is (1) your and only your decision, (2) solely between you and that third party, and (3) entirely at your own risk.
Your accessing of any of the proffered playlists, by clicking on or otherwise accessing any link on any of these playlist-proferring pages, shall signify that you thereby publicly acknowledge, support and agree to this disclaimer, and freely assume unto yourself complete and total control of, and responsibility and liability for your relationship with any vendor who might be referenced herein.

No relationship, explicit or implied, exists between the Author, Publisher or anyone else associated (as stated above) with this book, and any of the writers, composers, or performers on any work or track that is suggested within the book or any playlist.
Nor does the listing of any artist, group or label suggest, nor can it be inferred, that she/he/they support, defend or promote anything within or associated with this book or with this website.

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