Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I play the MIDI files on this site?
2. How can I download and save your MIDI files to my computer?
3. How can I submit my MIDI files for inclusion on this site?
4. What is MIDI?

Q: How can I play the MIDI files on this site?

A: Simply click on the file name, it will take you to the embedded MS Media Player, and automatically start playing. Larger files may take a few seconds to load, please be patient. When you're done listening, hit backspace on your keyboard or the back arrow on your browser to return to the previous page. Back to the Top

Q: How can I save the MIDI files on this site?

A: When you click on a file name, you'll be redirected to the MIDI Player page. You'll see a download link below the embedded MIDI Player. You can either left-click on it to play the file using your own default MIDI player, or right-click to download and save the file. Back to the Top

Q: How can I submit my MIDI files for inclusion on this site?

A: Please use the Submission Page to submit your MIDI files. Your contributions are always appreciated. Please don't forget to include some basic info with your submission (name of composer, title of the piece, your name and email address, and any info you would like to share.) Your email address will only be used to contact you about the file if needed. You may choose to be included in the Contributors List, where you can post your name, link to your website and if you prefer, your email address. We can only accept classical, jazz and original MIDI or MP3 files. Due to copyright issues we can not publish any pop/rock/game music or commercial MIDI / MP3 files. Back to the Top

Q: What is MIDI?

A: MIDI is an acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It's a protocol that allows communication between electronic instruments (synthesizers, digital pianos, samplers, sound modules, sound cards, etc.) and computers. There are many different electronic instruments, each with their own unique sounds. Before the invention of MIDI, keyboard players had to play several keyboards, which can be difficult, unless you are Keith Emerson. The MIDI standard provides a common language, so multiple synthesizers can be controlled from a single keyboard. MIDI data can be stored and edited using MIDI sequencers. This site contains thousands of free MIDI sequences (MIDI files), you can access them from the MIDI Files page. For more information on MIDI please visit the MIDI Basics Page. The explanation of MIDI terms are on the MIDI Glossary Page. If you have any MIDI related questions or need help, visit the new MidiWorld Music Forum or browse the old MIDI Forum Archives.