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

Warren Sirota;
No problem opening the tab In Finale Guitar. Also in Finale scores can 
be saved as tiff files which could be converted (any graphics program) 
to jpeg for easy email attachment.  I also did not have any problem 
opening the sound file - it just fired up in Quicktime.  - Paul

On Dec 27, 2005, at 8:05 AM, Warren Sirota wrote:

> 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 the
> 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 - I
> 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