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Vince Herman

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    Concertinas (new), Ukuleles, Motorcycles, Electric RC model planes, Board games, Camping, Model trains,
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    Cleveland, Ohio USA

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  1. John, I love it! My first change will to make the search sequence like this: C-right C-left G-right G-left Accidental-right Accidental-left. I *think* I can query the score to get the key. If it is G, swap the G and C search order. Edit: I have change the search order to be CR-CL-GR-GL-AR-AL and the attached sheet is the result. Much improvement.
  2. Hi Gary! There is a line tool but it is not exposed to the plugin API. They are considering adding it. I can put the lines in manually after the plugin puts in the tabs. There are some other things that I want to do with this plugin. Rather than simply selecting the first button that matches I want to pop a dialog to show the options among multiple buttons, as is the case with A being on 3 different buttons. I think that this plugin should work with multi note chords but I expect that it will become confused if it finds some notes on a push and some on a pull. And I do not handle grace notes. I yanked out grace note support to make the code less complex while I was leaning how to use Musescore plugins.
  3. Don, I use Musescore to create lead sheets and sheet music in general. It is a free and very full featured tool for putting music on to paper. They are pushing for 'Pro' membership that lets you download existing sheet music that other users have created. Currently I have not signed up for the subscription. When I started playing Ukulele I would find music online that I wanted to play but it was never in a format that fit my needs. With Musescore I can (relatively) easily put the notes on the staff, adjust things to make them fit the way I want and print them out or create a PDF to display on a tablet. The plugins are tiny programs that let you do extra stuff. One example, notenames, simply puts the name of each note above the staff. You can see in the image I attached that the first line is some notes I entered. The second line shows the names of the notes as created by the notenames plugin. I am a computer programmer for a living so it was easy to modify that code to put the concertina tabs on instead of note names, as you can see in the third line. It is not perfect by any means. I have not done extensive testing for accuracy so it might not find the right button. Even if it does find a button, who knows if it is the best. My code finds the first button in the matching pitch, starting with the top of the right hand. And the pull indicator bar is simply an underscore above the tab. I would like it better as a full line but this is a start. Oh, I should mention that the tabulature I create follows my understanding of the style used by Gary Coover. I own only one book on the Anglo concertina and it is one of his.
  4. John, that is some good advice. I transposed it down an octave and had a go at programming in the Anglo tabulature in a style that looks (to my newbie eyes) to be in style with the Gary Coover books. Yes, the button tabs are all over. I have not found how to have my plugin set a consistent height. Yes, the line for pull or draw is not ideal and in Gary Coovers style is all above the staff. As I understand it, lines cannot be drawn from my plugin so I am using an underscore above the button tab. But it certainly is enough to start practicing with! Edit: I manually lined up the tabs better. This version as more presentable.
  5. The bubble wrap got removed in the garage and then I went and washed my hands. The case and the concertina have been quarantined inside the box for a week already. And yes I’ve been having a lot of fun playing it. 🙂
  6. IT'S HERE!! IT'S HERE!! I told myself that I would wait until my work day is over before I put effort into playing anything. Oh, I got it out of the cast to look at. I pushed and pulled while pressing some random buttons. But then I put it back and worked at my day job. For lack of any books to study from (yet) I will play around with this:
  7. Auto-correct is the little elf inside your computer who tries REALLY hard to help but who is, in fact, drunk.
  8. I think that Bruce got it right!
  9. My concertina arrived in Cleveland at Midnight. I LIVE in Cleveland. But FedEx still says 9 more days for delivery. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  10. That was an amazing production! Bravo!
  11. bb21, you convinced me to pull the trigger. Wren 2 on the way. Oh, Concertina Connection does have a second hand Rochelle but I decided to go with the new Wren.
  12. Hi buttonbox21, I am also looking at the Wren 2. When did you place the order and when did it arrive? Just curious on the delivery time. How happy are you with the experience so far? Vince
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