Im asking that if I convert o matic my ABC pipe tunes will they be in the correct format for the concertina?
Bob, there is no concertina format on the note staff (stave) of sheet music.
When you have a page of sheet music you play the notes on it that your instrument has and don't play the notes on it your instrument doesn't have, hopefully.
If too many of the notes are unplayable because they're not in your instrument, then the music's out of your range and you'll need to figure out how to adapt it or move on to something else. When notes comprise a chord, you play the notes of the chord you can or play inversions and substitutions for the chord. There is music that's playable on your instruments and there's music that's unplayable as written but may be adaptable when your skill and understanding increase.
A list of keys and modes has been posted that will be suitable within the range of your instruments. There is no concertina format. If you insist on trying to play pipe and fiddle tunes only from sheet music rather than playing the tunes as you hear them from someone skilled at playing them, you'll need to learn how to read and interpret sheet music as it relates to the notes available on your keyboard.http://www.dolmetsch...musictheory.htm
Learning how to write in abc notation will help you to understand note values and keys also.http://www.lesession...bc_notation.htm
Is there a way to save the slightly modified ABC (no ~ e.g., latest speed ) for next time i want to rehearse?
If you save the Conver-a-matic midi file to your desktop as a QuickTime file, you can use QuickTime's A/V controls to regulate the speed of the tune without ever needing to modify the Q:field again, unless you want to play the tune slower than half-speed or faster than 3x the modified speed. Windows Media Player and other music-playing software may offer similar options. I'm using an iMac.
Edited by Laitch, 24 March 2008 - 11:09 AM.