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A tune what I wrote: Bright Winter's Morning

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49 minutes ago, Mikefule said:

1) ...I was giving basic advice to someone who said that they had no idea how to play jigs...

 

2) The trick with playing for a Morris jig is to know the tune well, check how the dancer expects

     the slows to sound, then watch the dancer carefully as you're playing.  A good jig dancer will

     work with you.

 

1) That's me - guilty as charged m'lud 😊... I now have a much better idea - thanks!

 

2) Ah! I also have a better understanding that the two are different - I'll be seeing the dancer at a session

     in 1h25m and we can talk about it - thanks again. I will also try your tune (at least the first few bars) on

     the  assembled multitude...

     

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A quick demonstration video of the tune.  I've not yet got it confidently up to performance standard — the left hand is surprisingly tricky — but the tune is there.

 

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FWIW, The “R” field in the abc protocol allows abc software to make subtle genre-specific changes to the lengths and/or accents of notes (much more subtle than xxx -> x>xx) to make the playing sound more organic. A live musician might do this instinctively without realizing it. A machine needs to be told the genre, and then applies pre-programmed rules specific to that genre. Phil Taylor’s abc app, “BarFly,” which (sadly) no longer runs on modern Macs, implemented this quite nicely. I don’t know of any other abc app that does.

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4 hours ago, David Barnert said:

FWIW, The “R” field in the abc protocol allows abc software to make subtle genre-specific changes to the lengths and/or accents of notes (much more subtle than xxx -> x>xx) to make the playing sound more organic. A live musician might do this instinctively without realizing it. A machine needs to be told the genre, and then applies pre-programmed rules specific to that genre. Phil Taylor’s abc app, “BarFly,” which (sadly) no longer runs on modern Macs, implemented this quite nicely. I don’t know of any other abc app that does.

 

Interesting and actually a pretty obvious and rewarding option - nevertheless I‘d never heard of it being implemented before (which however may be because I‘m using ABC only for writing and printing myself).

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4 hours ago, David Barnert said:

FWIW, The “R” field in the abc protocol allows abc software to make subtle genre-specific changes to the lengths and/or accents of notes (much more subtle than xxx -> x>xx) to make the playing sound more organic. A live musician might do this instinctively without realizing it. A machine needs to be told the genre, and then applies pre-programmed rules specific to that genre. Phil Taylor’s abc app, “BarFly,” which (sadly) no longer runs on modern Macs, implemented this quite nicely. I don’t know of any other abc app that does.

EasyABC (actually abc2midi) has the capability based on Barfly.  You can turn the capability on and off in the menus. I may be able to find a link to details if someone really wants it...

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4 hours ago, cboody said:

1) EasyABC (actually abc2midi) has the capability based on Barfly.  You can turn the capability on and off in the menus.

 

2) I may be able to find a link to details if someone really wants it...

 

1) Settings>ABC settings>abc2midi and tick the 'Barfly Mode' box

 

2) I really want it - now I have some inkling of what it is supposed to do.

 

Ta.

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