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RE: Ramble In The Bramble for solo looped (classical) guitar

Todd, you make compelling points. I will happily make a PDF of the score
today (in fact, that's what I should have done to start. I just wasn't
thinking) and post it along with an MP3. I had thought that the RealAudio
would be a universal format, but you've corrected me on that. Thanks for 
pointers. Finale outputs MusicXML, so it should be transferable, but I can
always print to a PDF driver to make the file. (I've never used MusicXML - 
hope it includes all the info that would be in a tab file. Does anyone have
a any experience with it? It seems like a good concept, on the face of it.
But you'd need a pretty insanely complicated XSL file to format it into a
PDF, wouldn't you?)

I am a big fan of free sw, btw. Who isn't? When I started learning Finale
there were no viable alternatives, free or otherwise, and it's just been
easiest to stay on that horse once I finally tamed the beast (isn't that
what Finale stands for? It's Latin or something for "Finally... I figured
out how to get rid of the measure numbers!" :-) ).

Best wishes,
Warren Sirota

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Todd Pafford [mailto:calenlas@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 1:13 AM
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Ramble In The Bramble for solo looped (classical) guitar
> Warren,
> Any chance of us seeing a PDF or PS of that score?  I'd love 
> to give it a whirl, but using Linux, Finale is a no go for 
> me.  Heck, I can't even hear the audo clip because I don't 
> have (or want) Real Media.
> I don't want to sound like a free software zealot, but man 
> proprietary formats suck.  If you want to pump out a really 
> great score that anyone can read, check out 
> <http://www.lilypond.org/web/>.  Also, for lots of free 
> scores (mostly classical, non-loop-related) check out 
> <http://www.mutopiaproject.org/>.
> Anyway, I commend you for sharing and I wish we could all share more. 
> I guess I'm just bummed I can't play too. :}
> Todd
> On 12/27/05, Warren Sirota <wsirota@wsdesigns.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Nice! I'm not sure I qualify as "any guitar player", but 
> I'll give 
> > > it a shot. . .
> > >
> > > (Can "any guitar player" read a score?)
> >
> > Thanks, Art!
> >
> > I'm honored that you're going to give it a shot. I hope you 
> enjoy it - 
> > it's certainly fun to play for me.
> >
> > The score is in tab with stems, so calling it a "score" might be a 
> > little more intimidating than it merits. (note: there are two grace 
> > notes in there that Finale didn't put a little slash 
> through - I think 
> > it'll be clear enough when you play along, but if you're 
> interested, 
> > I'll also make a standard notation version of it).
> >
> > But I know there's nothing technically difficult in the 
> piece. If any 
> > of my little quirky moves don't come naturally to you, 
> substitute some 
> > of your own.
> >
> > Feel free to morph it for your own purposes.
> >
> > Happy playing,
> > Warren
> >
> >