Marc Sabatella is creating music and educational resources
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patrons

My name is Marc Sabatella, and I thank you so much for visiting me here on Patreon!  I have been creating music and educational resources and presenting them online since before the World Wide Web was even a thing.  I look forward to your support in continuing to do what I feel I was meant to do.

When I first posted A Jazz Improvisation Primer back in 1992, it was almost certainly the first jazz education reference to be made available online. It is now considered a classic, and it has been read and appreciated by untold thousands upon thousands of musicians.  Through participation on various online forums and via email correspondence, I have worked with many aspiring musicians throughout the world more directly.  I have also been involved in efforts to make music education and music notation accessible to blind musicians.  Most recently, I have become one of the most recognized contributors to the free and open source music notation software MuseScore, and I have devoted countless hours to helping users get the most out of this amazing program.

Meanwhile, I have made my living by performing and teaching locally.  This too has been very rewarding.  I have gained much from this more personal relationship with fans and students, and my own understanding of music has increased greatly over the course of my career.  But this work consumes a lot of time and energy that I would prefer to spend creating for a wider audience.

Now, a quarter century after the debut of my groundbreaking Primer, I am returning to my roots.  I have decided to more fully dedicate myself to sharing my unique perspectives and innovative approaches to music creation with as many people as I can.  My new website Mastering MuseScore Online is focused on helping users learn MuseScore, while my original website Outside Shore Music remains focused on music education in general.  I will be developing new content for these sites on a regular basis.  And continuing in the tradition of my Primer, I want to make this new material as widely and freely available to all as I possibly can.

I am counting on those of you who have appreciated my work in the past, and those who believe in the things I can bring to the table in the future, to show your support by becoming a patron.  Together, let's make music creation more accessible to all!
Tiers
Believer
$1 or more per month
The most painless way to express your appreciation for what I am doing!


The wonderful thing about the Internet is that I can share my creations with literally millions of people, and if even a small percentage of them choose to make even a small contribution, it adds up to enable me to continue creating and sharing.  It is a win-win scenario for everyone.  Please consider showing your appreciation by giving back in this way!


At this level, you receive:


  • Notification of all new content
  • Access to my special patrons-only feed
  • Priority consideration when you make suggestions for new content you would like to see
Donor
$4 or more per month
For the price of a cup of coffee, you can make a big difference!


Think about how much benefit you personally derive from my work and what this means to you.  Think about others who want to learn more about music but are not able to afford private lessons, classes, books, or other traditional ways of learning, and what it means to them to have free access to online resources like my Primer.  If you're able to kick up your own contribution just a little bit in the interest of making sure everyone has access to this kind of content, you really do make a big difference!


At this level, you receive all of the above plus:


  • Preview of selected new content before it is released
  • Free access to selected premium content

 

Supporter
$9 or more per month
You can be instrumental in helping me create resources that are transforming music education!


My goal is to follow my passion and devote myself as fully as I can to reaching as many people as possible.  My Primer was just the beginning; just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the insights I am ready to share.  It's an exciting prospect, and I need your support in order to be able to focus my attention on this effort.  If you are someone who is able to help in this way, together we can transform music education!


At this level, you receive all of the above plus:


  • Free access to additional premium material
  • Direct personal assistance - I will answer your questions about music or MuseScore to the best of my ability, for up to an hour per year
Goals
6% complete
When I reach $200/month, I plan to launch a brand new music theory course!
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My name is Marc Sabatella, and I thank you so much for visiting me here on Patreon!  I have been creating music and educational resources and presenting them online since before the World Wide Web was even a thing.  I look forward to your support in continuing to do what I feel I was meant to do.

When I first posted A Jazz Improvisation Primer back in 1992, it was almost certainly the first jazz education reference to be made available online. It is now considered a classic, and it has been read and appreciated by untold thousands upon thousands of musicians.  Through participation on various online forums and via email correspondence, I have worked with many aspiring musicians throughout the world more directly.  I have also been involved in efforts to make music education and music notation accessible to blind musicians.  Most recently, I have become one of the most recognized contributors to the free and open source music notation software MuseScore, and I have devoted countless hours to helping users get the most out of this amazing program.

Meanwhile, I have made my living by performing and teaching locally.  This too has been very rewarding.  I have gained much from this more personal relationship with fans and students, and my own understanding of music has increased greatly over the course of my career.  But this work consumes a lot of time and energy that I would prefer to spend creating for a wider audience.

Now, a quarter century after the debut of my groundbreaking Primer, I am returning to my roots.  I have decided to more fully dedicate myself to sharing my unique perspectives and innovative approaches to music creation with as many people as I can.  My new website Mastering MuseScore Online is focused on helping users learn MuseScore, while my original website Outside Shore Music remains focused on music education in general.  I will be developing new content for these sites on a regular basis.  And continuing in the tradition of my Primer, I want to make this new material as widely and freely available to all as I possibly can.

I am counting on those of you who have appreciated my work in the past, and those who believe in the things I can bring to the table in the future, to show your support by becoming a patron.  Together, let's make music creation more accessible to all!

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Tiers
Believer
$1 or more per month
The most painless way to express your appreciation for what I am doing!


The wonderful thing about the Internet is that I can share my creations with literally millions of people, and if even a small percentage of them choose to make even a small contribution, it adds up to enable me to continue creating and sharing.  It is a win-win scenario for everyone.  Please consider showing your appreciation by giving back in this way!


At this level, you receive:


  • Notification of all new content
  • Access to my special patrons-only feed
  • Priority consideration when you make suggestions for new content you would like to see
Donor
$4 or more per month
For the price of a cup of coffee, you can make a big difference!


Think about how much benefit you personally derive from my work and what this means to you.  Think about others who want to learn more about music but are not able to afford private lessons, classes, books, or other traditional ways of learning, and what it means to them to have free access to online resources like my Primer.  If you're able to kick up your own contribution just a little bit in the interest of making sure everyone has access to this kind of content, you really do make a big difference!


At this level, you receive all of the above plus:


  • Preview of selected new content before it is released
  • Free access to selected premium content

 

Supporter
$9 or more per month
You can be instrumental in helping me create resources that are transforming music education!


My goal is to follow my passion and devote myself as fully as I can to reaching as many people as possible.  My Primer was just the beginning; just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the insights I am ready to share.  It's an exciting prospect, and I need your support in order to be able to focus my attention on this effort.  If you are someone who is able to help in this way, together we can transform music education!


At this level, you receive all of the above plus:


  • Free access to additional premium material
  • Direct personal assistance - I will answer your questions about music or MuseScore to the best of my ability, for up to an hour per year