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    postcard collecting, 'N' gauge model railways.
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  1. More 'good news' relating to potential problems with Apple Macs! Seems as if the processors in new model Macintoshes are an entirely different architecture, leading to further problems, specifically with EasyABC. I haven't really followed it, as I'm not a Mac user, but a discussion on the ABCusers list can be found here. _______________________________________ [On the subject of running non-Macintosh software in general, I have an acquaintance who system has flatly refused to install/implement a language compiler using these "System Preferences" options. T
  2. Is this what you are referring to? Someone once told me they were aware of at least one instrument which had been modified by a professional fettler for a player who only had the use of one arm...
  3. I was just looking at he Akkordoline video. I noticed that the buttons are actually numbered - clearly shown in the attached 'still' from the video. Anyone know any details of this numbering system, in particular why it's not continuous, and if it's the same on the other end, or if it goes 7-10-8-11-9-12 - and why - is there an accompanying tutor or something? Ta.
  4. Using the button numbering from the on-line Australian Bush Tradition tutor which you mentioned in one of your earlier posts: On my C/G Lachenal, the G on the gR1 button is the same as the G on the R4 button of my G/D Marcus. In other words, the G-Row on a C/G is one octave higher than the G-row on a G/D, which ties in with AW's observation (I was in the middle of composing this when AW posted). I hope that answers your general point - I also hope I got it right! It is confusing. It confused the s**t out of me when I first had both a C/G and G
  5. Crikey! You folks are sharp off your marks! I'm in the local library where the machines are the ones Noah used to design the bloody Ark! The thing was refusing to accept the URLs I was entering - fixed now!
  6. I hope this is the right place for this... The other day, while indulging my hobby of plundering 'legacy' ABC files for good new tunes, I came across a whole directory of files which I had no memory of ever downloading. A little searching revealed the source: Tom Buchanan's Scottish Tome That link directs you to a web page which has over 1100 Scottish/Irish tunes in ABC sub-collections (jigs, reels, etc.), and individually in ABC, PDF and page scan formats. There is also a (PDF) document explaining how the project originated (on Th
  7. That is the 'Australian Bush Traditions' (ABT) concertina tutor to which I referred in my earlier post. I should have identified the site a bit more exactly in that post! As far as I know there is no exact equivalent for C/G concertina but transposition shouldn't be a problem. You can just apply the same fingering on your G/D, and the tunes on the site will be magically transposed from C to G and G to D without any further effort on your part (but I guess you knew that anyway...). Alternatively as you have (or will have) a 30-button (ie: with accidentals), you c
  8. (Unfortunately?) there are several 'tablature' schemes used with the concertina - Coover, Bramich, ABT, Sherburn, Ives, etc. I looked at all of the systems above 5-6 years ago when I started concertina. Further down the road, I also looked at Watson and Kail. The two for which I have supplied links in the list above are the best in my opinion. Bramich's books are very easy (maybe too elementary for some-one with previous musical experience?). They are oriented towards C/G concertina, but that shouldn't cause too many problems. If you have a 30-button
  9. Ta. That's what I feared I would hear. It's 25+ years since I saw my first scanner which could scan printed text and convert it to a simple text file. It was OK, but it completely lost the plot when presented with hand-written text. Looks as if the situation may be a bit the same now w.r.t. more complex 'text' such as printed music. (though I see that some folks appear to be having some success with whatever software they are using - that's encouraging) It's 'relevant' because I recently came across a pretty large archive of tunes for (I think) Chem
  10. [1] This sounds like good medicine to me... [2] Lilypond? What I really wanted to ask however, was "How do these scanners cope with hand-written scores?".
  11. I think you can import MIDI (.mid), XML (.xml) and Noteworthy (.nwc) files into ABC. Is that any help? I suspect not...☹️
  12. I completely agree. I encountered the error while plundering some of that 'valuable abc notation' for new tunes, (which I do all the time). The reverse situation (slur used as a tie), and the (fairly common) mis-representation of a triplet as '(abc' (for example) are usually easy to spot and fix, but in this particular instance, there does seem to be an ambiguity arising from the 'hazy' use of the hyphen which was/is happening often enough to make me a little restless as it didn't seem quite so easy to decide what the original transcriber was aiming for. My
  13. Aye, maybe I should have avoided the "s and just bold-faced or italicised the hyphens, not included them in quotes... Aye, it was a careful reading of the standard, and the thought that the hyphen was probably a mistake, which prompted the question in the first place - I was bothered about whether I was somehow 'missing' something, possibly buried deep in the standard - away from the definition of tie and slur.... [1] Ah! there I must beg to differ. This 'problem' arose when my own software produced strange results because of
  14. Don't think so? There are already accompaniment chords in there, so the original transcriber knew about them, and the highlighted couplets play back as if the "-" simply wasn't there. That was my thought on first seeing this one, but although I've often seen a tie written as a slur (eg: A-A written as (A A) ), I've not seen a slur written as a tie (eg: (A-B) written as A-B ) - not so that it actually 'works' and produces the curved line in the output, anyway. That tie written as a slur can really screw things up on playback with some software (Trad Musicien, from me
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