Frequently Asked Questions

The Standard version includes the Level 3 Student product as a full colour print book and/or a non-interactive PDF. There are no clickable links to access other content and materials.

The Elite version includes the Level 3 Student product as a full colour print book, the MP3 files for Dictations,  and/or a fully interactive PDF that in one click gives you access to:

  1. MP3 files for Dictations
  2. Teaching videos
  3. Extra worksheets and information sheets
  4. Additional sight-singing links and more

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.

  1. Click on “SIGN IN / JOIN” in the top right hand corner of the home page;
  2. Click “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” under “NEW HERE?” then complete all questions asked on the to create “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” page;
  3. Once you have completed that page click “Submit ” at the bottom of the screen;
  4. Once you have created your account you will see “ACCOUNT” towards the top right hand corner of the home page (where “SIGN IN / JOIN” was before)

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.

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.

1. Log into your account on the DSMusic website;
2. Click on “MY ACCOUNT” at the top right of the website home page and then click “MY DOWNLOADS” from the left-hand menu;
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!

 

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

1. Log into your account on the DSMusic website;
2. Click on “MY ACCOUNT” at the top right of the website home page and then click “MY DOWNLOADS” from the left-hand menu;
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.

 

1. Log into your account on the DSMusic website;
2. Click on “MY ACCOUNT” at the top right of the website home page and then click “MY DOWNLOADS” from the left-hand menu;
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!

Once your purchase of a digital product has been processed you will receive an email with the links to download these products within it.
Alternatively, once you own a Deborah Smith Music digital only product you can download this by following these steps:

1. Log into your account on the DSMusic website;
2. Click on “MY ACCOUNT” at the top right of the website home page and then click “MY DOWNLOADS” from the left-hand menu;
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. This will take you to a secure download page, where you click the link provided and  then save the file(s) onto your computer.

 

How do I  download any PDFs that are part of the Digital Practice Exam or SAC I have purchased?

1. Click on “MY ACCOUNT” at the top right of the website home page (this must be the account of the person who owns – purchases – the product) and then click “MY DOWNLOADS” from the left-hand menu;
2. Scroll down to your list of owned downloads and click on the link in the “Download” column (far right) beside the PDF you need
3. Save the file onto your computer and enjoy!

Where do I find the Audio Files required for the Digital Practice Exam or SAC I have purchased??

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.

Where do I find more information about the Digital Practice Exam or SAC I have purchased?

Each Deborah Smith Music Digital VCE Music Practice Exams or SACs comes with a Teacher Information Booklet (Teacher PDF) that has instructions for how to use the practice exam or SAC, answers, links to relevant audio files and much more.

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.

The PRINT + DIGITAL version can be purchased directly from https://dsmusic.com.au/product/decoding-sound/ or from your favourite bookseller or music store. 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.

The VCE Music Performance Practice Exams for Units 1, 2 and 4 and the VCE Music Performance Unit 3 Sample SAC are online (digital only) products and as such can ONLY be purchased directly from DSMusic Shop on the DSMusic Website.
You can use a school order number, PayPal or Direct Debit at checkout and you will have access to the product downloads as soon as the order has been processed (immediately if paid with PayPal, usually within 24 hours for school order number purchases and when the are received by DSMusic for direct debit payments).

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!

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!

If you have bought a second hand book but would like to access the digital products that came with the new version email Deb with your name, the title of the book and the unique access number in the book. It will cost $10 for you to activate these digital resources again.

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