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Chris Green 18th century English tunes - new site (72* d) RE: 18th century English tunes - new site 16 Feb 11

Guest, LDT - that sounds like an attractive idea. My problem with abc is that I don't have time to sit down and learn how it all works and to be honest it's not something that I'm interested in learning about for its own sake. One of the reasons I created the website was that the net seems to be fairly well-stocked with abc tunes sites but sites that feature standard notation seem to be thinner on the ground.

I should also make it clear that I'm not running abc down - we all have different ways of accessing tunes and no one way is necessarily 'better' or more effective than the other!

So here's a suggestion. I'll go for an upgrade so I can add MIDI to the site, thus enabling people who don't read dots to at least hear the tunes. Then if there are some kindly people out there who are prepared to transcribe the tunes into abc and email them to me then I'd gladly put them up as well.

All this is going to mean a bit of a redesign, so you may not see any changes for the next week or so (I'm away from home quite a bit with gigs) but hang in there - it'll all be up and running asap.

Once again, thanks to everyone who's made suggestions and offered opinions. I stopped using Mudcat about a year ago due to one of its periodic loon infestations and it's been really nice to have a civilised conversation with interested people about folk music! :-)

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