About Music Minus One
Elmsford, New York – Music Minus One is a music production company, specializing in bringing musicians sheet music with musical accompaniment. The company enhances the experience of practicing by dropping the musician directly into the orchestra or band. This is done strategically, as the company releases both a completed and a “minus” version of the tracks, on albums, given with the sheet music. What places this company above the rest is this idea of a minus version—it subtracts the particular instrument the musician is playing, so the musician is in the spotlight.
Music Minus One offers close to 900 albums devoted to a variety of musical genres, such as Classical, Chamber, Opera, Jazz, Religious, and Popular music. The company has evolved over the course of 63 years, and now offers Karaoke, and digital downloads as well.
Irv Kratka, founder of Music Minus One, began the company in 1950 when he was only 24 years old. Today, he is still highly involved in the company, frequenting the office every day of the work week.
Visit the website at www.musicminusone.com, or like Music Minus One on Facebook.
Presenting “Weekend Warriors”
Are you a weekend warrior, transforming from a doctor, lawyer, or construction worker during the week, to a band musician on the weekends? Music Minus One recently released a new series of books for those of us who, although we may not have time, have a passion for music, and want to have fun with it in our spare time!
Weekend Warriors offer popular songs for bands, like “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison, “My Girl” by The Temptations, and “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond. The songs featured on these albums stay true to the original tempo, key, and parts. Each book is customized for a particular instrument, giving you the opportunity to slide perfectly into the song—and the band! The goal here is to give the weekend warrior the repertoire to be able to sit in with almost any band, to handle commonly requested songs, and to eventually even create their own set list.
Weekend Warriors is available for purchase on the Music Minus One website. You can see the albums under the title “Weekend Warriors.”