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  1. An update - I just received a message from Edward Jay from which it is apparent that he is now producing '3-d printed' Anglos. As it happens, I'm not in the market for one at the moment, but I thought that a 'heads-up' here might be useful...
  2. I think this is correct, though there seems to be some question about whether it was actually Alf Edwards on the screen in that early scene in the film. See: Arthur, D., Bert - The Life and Times of A. L. Lloyd, pp.226-227, Pluto Press, London, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-7453-3252-9.
  3. [1] My pleasure - all part of the service. Good to know that those MIDI files helped. [2] Yes, notes in a printed score. I have attached an example of what I mean by a 'large-print' score. You can see that you can do different things. In the second example: (a) the note heads have the note name superimposed; (b) the accompaniment chords are in a box to make them more prominent. I haven't done so, but I could also add simple tabs, at the cost of reducing the text size so each tune fits on a single page... ________________________________________ [1] Meine freude - alles teil des dienstes. Gut zu wissen, dass diese MIDI-dateien geholfen haben. [2] Ja, anmerkungen in einer gedruckten partitur. Ich habe ein beispiel dafür beigefügt, was ich mit einer 'großdruck'-partitur meine. Sie können sehen, dass sie verschiedene dinge tun können. Im zweiten beispiel: (a) haben die notenköpfe die notizname eingeblendet; (b) die begleitakkorde sind in einer box, um sie hervorzuheben. Ich habe dies nicht getan, aber ich könnte auch einfache registerkarten hinzufügen, auf kosten der textgröße, damit jede melodie passt auf eine seite... bkb.pdf
  4. [1] Are you able to read scores at all? For example, a 'large-print' score? [2] Meantime, I've attached simple MIDI renderings of the C and G scores posted as a PDF by GC way back towards the top of this thread. Some folks hate these MIDI files, and while I agree, they are a bit spotty, they can be useful. Me - I love 'em...😎 Don Taylor (of this parish) has a sampled concertina sound font for MuseScore on his Google Drive here, but I can't remember how to install it, so I can't generate those better quality sound files I'm afraid...☹️ Bonnie Kirkwall Bay - C.mid Bonnie Kirkwall Bay - G.mid
  5. Thanks for that - looks as if all three of those are still available at low cost. I may well follow that up.
  6. Excellent! Perhaps I should have said that what I do when this happens is to open the file with a text editor, use the 'save as' option to save it to a different file name, and then rename the new file with the original file name. If you have any questions, please ask... Splendid! Thank you! I collect these URLs for online ABC tune collections so that in the pub', I can amaze my friends with my encyclopaedic knowledge of these things - how very sad...😎 Roger.
  7. [1] Thanks for that - it looks like a fantastic resource with lots of stuff to go at, in addition to the tunes I asked about! Lovely! I hadn't seen that one before. Thank you! Of course, it may well be that many of the tunes in my small accumulation are already in that larger collection, so the ABC file I attached may not be much use to you, but see below... [2] Hm! That's odd. It's an ABC file. It should download OK as it's straight text, despite the extension. I've attached a second copy, in case anything went wrong first time around. If you have any problems this time, let me know and we can investigate further. I had assumed that you were an ABC user. If not, let me know and I'll generate a PDF file and try sending that. You could try opening the file with a bog-standard text editor like Notepad or Notepad-2 and simply re-saving it. I have occasionally found that this helped with a recalcitrant text file... wales.abc
  8. [1] Me too, so I missed the post about the Blodau'r Grug book. I can see it for sale in a couple of places. Ta! [2] Inspired by your original 2019 post I went looking, and have amassed a small collection of Welsh tunes in ABC format. I was further encouraged to do this by the fact that the session band I'm involved with are planning a new edition of their tune book. We were specifically asked to look for Welsh tunes as they are disastrously under-represented in the current edition. I have attached the ABC for the ~50 tunes I collected so far. The two titles flagged [2] in the quoted panel above aren't in my collection. Do you have ABC or dots for them? wales.abc
  9. Yup! I use a different (terser, more minimal) system (ABT), but: Like GC, I started out writing the tabs on to existing printed music 'by hand'. 'Easy', but slow, tedious and error-prone. I graduated to editing the tabs into ABC files 'by hand' - similarly slow, tedious and error-prone... I got bored, and cheesed off with this and wrote a program to do the job for me - fast and accurate, (but a little wonky when it comes to 'odd' characters like 'over-bar'). My equivalent of the 'PrintMusic'/'Finale' programs, I guess. T'other day just for ducks (🦆🦆🦆), I wrote a 'macro' to convert ABT button numbering to GC button numbering and vice versa - know thy editor...
  10. Yes, that ties in with what I'm remembering. I think we exchanged a couple of mail messages about this plug-in in March or April. I'm not a MuseScore user, but I try and keep up to speed with stuff like this. As you say, maybe in MuseScore 4...
  11. Thanks very much! That clears it up nicely! I did wonder if that was the sort of approach being used. I thought you might be using lilypond, but I 'guessed' that you were using some sort of computer-based system. I haven't heard of Finale before. Me, I'm bone-lazy - a huge pain is something I try to avoid...😎 Thanks again!
  12. Sorry - slight thread drift... If it's not 'commercial in confidence', how do you get the 'over-bars' to indicate a 'pull'? I think two different folks tried (a few months ago) to produce scores similar to yours using ABC and MuseScore. If I remember correctly, both were unable to produce the notes with an 'over-bar'. Using ABC, it's easy to produce a simple 'one-line-of-tabs' rendition (a little like your 'Key of C, melody only', but with a single line of tabs), but even then I can't do the 'over-bars' and use a '^' to indicate a 'pull'. As it happens, I'm perfectly content to use '^' for 'pull' I'm just curious about how to get the 'over-bars'. Thank you.
  13. I guess we'll just have to agree to differ about the general tenor/tone of the OP, but I finally had time to sit down and spend a little time reviewing the OP - with 4 printed tutors immediately to hand to check the detail of the points made in the OP. I can't claim that the process was absolutely exhaustive but a few extra points popped out of the woodwork: 1) Two of the tutors made a pretty fair stab at pointing out the fact that the tabs were 'advisory', and that the duplication of notes in different locations on the concertina allowed for an alternative choice of buttons, allowing 'Better Bellows Control'. This is good... 2) One tutor gave a pretty comprehensible 'left-hand accompaniment' with some (not all) of the tunes. This is good - if that's what floats your boat... 3) In one tutor, poor typography was a 'problem'. This is not so good...
  14. Yes looks useful. I'm sitting in a library without an instrument. That pitch shift range is -3 to +3. Have you sussed what the 'units' are on that scale? I can't see any hard-and-fast definition on the ABRSM help or FAQ pages. Ta.
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