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David Barnert

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  1. Cool. I’m planning to participate to some extent, given the time difference in New York. Maybe one of these years I’ll actually be able to attend in the flesh (but I’ve been saying that since the SSI first got started).
  2. What can that instrument be at 0:40? Theremin? Musical saw? Or just somebody whistling?
  3. Why do you say such things when someone tells you they saw it with their own eyes without at least checking the web site first? I even threw you the link!
  4. This may be all David C needs. He doesn’t really need abc if this gives him the functionality to play from printed notation. There are many ways to capture the sound output and play it back at will without invoking the app every time.
  5. Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Movement 2 (I agree with the statement, but just sayin’...)
  6. I have just noticed on the Scandinavian Squeeze-In web site that the event has been postponed by four weeks to 21-23 May 2021.
  7. Yesterday the Country Dance and Song Society honored David Kaynor with their “Lifetime Contribution” award. David is a fiddler, contradance caller, tunesmith, and so much more. I was among about 700 people on the zoom event. At one point it was made clear that all his tunes are to be considered in the public domain.
  8. I thought of my answer before reaching Don’s response, above, which I completely agree with and complements my answer. Here is my answer: I hate to say this, David, but the most efficient way of achieving your objective (to be able to play music that only exists as printed notation) is to learn how to read music. It’s not that difficult and you will find it more satisfying and rewarding than making the computer do it for you.
  9. Here's what an italicized* hyphen looks like: - * (Sorry for the American spelling)
  10. In the early 2000s I spent several years on the abc users discussion list, and the general consensus was as I have stated. If the software you refer to is for your own use exclusively, then by all means write whatever you want. But there is a great deal of faulty but valuable abc notation out there, and if you deprive your users of access to it when the intention is unambiguous, you are doing them a disservice.
  11. FWIW, I concur with both Jake and Howard. Abc is capable of differentiating between things that look the same in printed music. The distinction between D major and B minor is one of them. The distinction between a slur and a tie is another. A tie, connecting notes of the same pitch, is represented by a hyphen. A slur, connecting different notes is represented by parentheses. Since misuse of the standard is common, software that interprets abc notation should be liberal in what it will accept. Software that allows users to create abc notation should warn users if they attempt to misuse the standard.
  12. I suppose it’s possible that the “con” stands for concertina... 😕
  13. Is it reasonable to assume that English is the “lingua franca” of the event?
  14. Good point. What’s closer to your ceiling is further from mine.
  15. Sure, it’s upside-down (rotated through 180° in the frontal plane). If it were rotated in the horizontal plane the hand straps would be further away than the buttons. What should be closer to the ground is closer to the ceiling (and right/left are likewise reversed). Only front and back are where they should be.
  16. Looks like the domes are not quite the same shape. Will that be a problem? In this image, I’ve used Photoshop to make the keys parallel and adjust the shadows and contrast a little.
  17. Thanks. I knew it was either that or you were sarcastically trying to point out that I had said something really ignorant. 🤪 I have no idea what the ‘g’ means. I know even less about anglo tab than I do about anglo concertinas. I would think it just means “play on the G row,” but but then the fingering would be identical, and why is there no ‘c’ for the other row? 🤔
  18. Click on your ‘avatar’ (in your case, the J in the green circle). That takes you to your profile page. You can do so without leaving this page by right-clicking the avatar (or on a Mac, control-clicking it) and choosing from the drop-down menu to open the link in a new tab or window). Near the upper right corner of the panel near the top of the profile page that contains your name in large letters is a small gray rectangle with rounded corners that contains, in white, an image of a pencil and the words “Edit Profile.” Click it. That brings up a form where you can enter or edit most of the material contained in your profile. Complete it and click “Save” at the bottom right. To add or edit an avatar image, click the little square white link with a tiny image of a mountain and sun (as you hover over it, you’ll see the words “Profile Photo”). Follow the instructions in the window that comes up, then click “Continue” to crop and resize the avatar image. If you want to change your name, I believe you’ll have to reregister as another user. I might be wrong. Others might know better. Does that answer your question?
  19. It certainly seems a reasonable match. But I notice Special Elite doesn’t have the flanged “4” that we see printed on the label of #6946, above, so there are likely other subtle differences between what Special Elite in Bold provides and what is found printed on Lachenal SN labels. I wonder if the thing to do isn’t to take or find photographs of Lachenal serial numbers until you have collected a 1, a 9, a 6, and a 5 (I’ve given you the 6 and 9, above) and then use photoshop to duplicate the 9 and the 5, make them all the same shade, size and resolution, put them in the right order and “jiggle them up and down a tiny bit” (as suggested by Alex) to make a printable label.
  20. I don’t know. I’m not an anglo player. I know what I said is true, but the fine points (like which octave: up a 5th or down a 4th?) are beyond me.
  21. The same thing you did on the C row to play the C scale you can do on the G row to play the G scale.
  22. There’s a Hayden that big. More keys (one more, anyway, 82) but perhaps not quite as big a box. I described it in this post from 15 years ago. It was made by Steve Dickinson (Wheatstone), and if he made more than one, I’m not aware. Jim Bayliss in Texas owns it now.
  23. Even though you don’t need a 4, you might search for a font that has this distinctive 4 in it: (Image taken from https://www.concertinamuseum.com/CM00283.htm.) The only font on my Mac that has the vertical slash at the right end of the 4 is Bodoni, but it is clearly wrong for other reasons. (Screen shot, not active font)
  24. Note that the font examples presented in the above posts may not render accurately on all computer screens. I am using a Mac with up-to-date MacOS (11.2.3) and what is called Times New Roman appears as Helvetica (and, of course, Times New Roman is resident on my Mac), Franklin Gothic medium, Century, and Clarendon Light BT show as Times, and Calibri (light) shows as Helvetica Bold.
  25. Thanks. I stand corrected.
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