Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to create an account on the DSMusic Website?

You can access most areas of the DSMusic website without creating an account. However, you will need to create an account if you wish to:
1. Purchase any products via the DSMusic website;
2. Register any products you have purchased;
3. Access any digital resources relevant to any teacher books you own;
4. Download any digital products e.g. eBooks, PDFs, MP3 files etc.

How do I create an account?

1. Click on "SIGN IN / JOIN" in the top right hand corner of the home page;
2. Follow the instructions under "Register" to create your profile (account);
3. Be sure to tick the box beside "Receive blog updates via email" if you are a teacher;
4. Once you have completed that page click "Submit Form" at the bottom right hand corner of the screen;
6. Once you have created your account you will see "MY BOOKS/ACCOUNT" towards the top right hand corner of the home page (where "SIGN IN / JOIN" was before);
7. Clicking on "Remember Me" when you sign in will save your login details for next time you access this website.

How do I access and/or download the PDF of a book I have purchased?

1. Log into your account on the DSMusic website;
2. Click on "MY BOOKS/ACCOUNT" at the top right of the website home page;
3. In the "Enter Access Code" box, type in the 8 digit unique access number from the bottom right hand corner of the title page;
4. Click the "Submit" button to register the book;
5. Scroll down your list of owned books and click "PDF" in the right hand column beside the title of the book you require;
6. Save the PDF onto your computer and enjoy!

How do I access and/or download MP3 files?

1. Log into your account on the DSMusic website;
2. Click on "MY BOOKS/ACCOUNT" at the top right of the website home page;
3. Scroll down your list to the owned MP3 files or books that come with MP3 files (Level 3 Teacher and Elite Student only) that you require and click "MP3" in the right hand column;
4. Save the MP3 files onto your computer and enjoy!

Can I purchase products using a school order number?

Teachers and school staff can purchase items from the DSMusic Shop using a school order number at the checkout page. Once the order has been received an invoice will be generated for the school to pay and the product(s) will be emailed to you and/or you will be able to download any digital products you have purchased.

How do I access the digital resources that come with a book I have purchased?

Some DSMusic products come with access to the relevant Digital Resources.

1. Log into your account on the DSMusic website;
2. Click on "MY BOOKS/ACCOUNT" at the top right of the website home page;
3. Scroll down to find the relevant book and under the Resources column to the right you will see a link saying “RESOURCES”.
4. Click this link to be taken to the Digital Resource page relevant to the Teacher book you own.

Alternatively:
Once you are logged into the DSMusic website click the “Resources” tab in the top menu across the home page and choose “Lower Secondary Resources” if you own Level 1, “Middle Secondary Resources” if you own Level 2 and “Upper Secondary Resources” if you own Level 3 to open the Digital Resources page.

How do the Digital Practice Exams work?

Once you own one of the Deborah Smith Music Practice Examinations or Practice Sacs you can download any PDFs that are part of that product (e.g. the Teacher Information booklet or student paper) by following these steps:
1. Log into your account and click on "YOUR BOOKS" (in the top right hand corner of the home page);
2. Click on the “Downloads” tab towards the bottom of the page;
3. Scroll down to your list of owned downloads and click on the link in the “Download” column (far right) beside the PDF you need
4. Save the file onto your computer and enjoy!

Where do I find the Audio Files for the DSMusic Practice Exams?

All audio files and hyperlinks required for DSMusic Practice Examinations or Practice SACs are embedded in the teacher PDF in the relevant places. The instructions for how to access these audio files can be found in the teacher information booklet under the heading "Audio Material Instructions". This includes instructions on how to access Audio files for Section A and how to download audio files for Section B if required.

How do I find my unique access code?

Your unique access code is located in the bottom right corner of the title page of your print copy or on the back of your access card under a scratch off panel.

What's included in the PRINT + DIGITAL version of Decoding Sound?

1. Full colour, 148 page, print book - write your answers directly into the book;
2. Full colour, 148 page, downloadable, fillable, interactive PDF for use on all digital devices - type your answers directly into the PDF;
3. All music examples embedded in PDF as live audio links;
4. Access to the Decoding Sound Digital Resource Library (introductory offer with 1st Edition) including sample answers, templates, charts, tables and much more!

What's included in the DIGITAL version of Decoding Sound?

1. Full colour, 148 page, downloadable, fillable, interactive PDF for use on all digital devices - type your answers directly into the PDF.
2. All music examples embedded in PDF as live audio links.
3. Access to the Decoding Sound Digital Resource Library (introductory offer with 1st Edition) including sample answers, templates, charts, tables and much more!

How do I purchase Decoding Sound?

The PRINT + DIGITAL version can be purchased directly from https://dsmusic.com.au/product/decoding-sound/ or from your favourite bookseller or music store and the DIGITAL version can be purchased as a direct download from https://dsmusic.com.au/product/decoding-sound/ or as an access card with a unique code from your favourite bookseller.

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For more information or assistance contact deborah@dsmusic.com.au