chris ryall Posted December 11, 2012 Share Posted December 11, 2012 Hello everyone, Normally I'd listen in a bit more on a new forum before posting, but I've something I hope might be useful and also am off abroad later in the week. I'm an ex Wheatstone Linota player, but nowadays am very much a 3-row melodeonista. I like to play 'in chords' and also improvise a bit and sing with the box. My Linota went to a (very) good home some 9 years ago - though I've had a Dipper on order since well before then .. might not see it? The facility that 'might' interest people here is squeezebox.chrisryall.net The page is a generic web box simulator, replicating things I did on spreadsheets a few years ago. It should find scale runs and chord handfuls on 'any' box - it works on simple layout text tokens and so isn't at all concerned with how the instrument works inside. As such it's (intentionally) as valid for concertina as melodeon. Mostly its presets are melodeon layouts at present, but I've put a Lachenal/Linota-30 on a button experimentally and it seems to work just fine. As the page matures and any bugs are exterminated I'd hope to see is used by this community as well as 'the other place', but will need some other layouts to do that - I'm thinking 'English', the larger Linota-37 and perhaps some of the commoner duets? Might even chance a bandoneón! I hope it might help find unusual chords, off piste scales like Eb, and the cooler things that get used in improvising. That's enough for now. I'll pop in here regularly to pick up ideas and will try to be sensitive to wishes or criticism expressed here and also mouse around the general forum (as occasionally quoted on melnet!) Here's a link to discussion discussions in 'the other place' - all ideas considered. Thanks Chris Ryall Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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