Great to see a link to Morris tunes. I'd really like to start to work on them - especially if in keys that concertina/melodeon players use. I have a common newbie problem though - I want to spend time with my dulcimer rather than time on the web and have yet to find the missing link that'll convert ABC files into standard notation or tab. Can some kind soul post a free web address of a programme that'll do this.
Sorry to all that think this is bleedin' obvious - but actually, in the case of my musical journey, it ain't!
As soon as made my earlier posting I realised that I'd explained my own needs but not given anything back to back to this forum.
My apologies folks - that was rude.
Here are two sites I've found helpful/interesting which you may too. They ain't friends or anything - but I found stuff on their sites that's worth a click! They may be great people or not - but I thank 'em for sticking what they've stuck up for stumble-across sharing without giving a toss for their google ranking!
www.martinwildig.com/mwchalfont.htm (one personal morris journey with some audio files so if you're browsing from outside UK you can hear how some folk here play it! I like this site 'cos the author isn't just into music but it shows how music fits into people's lives.)
www.nigelgatherer.com/nigel.html. This chap is clearly a an ace cross-pollinator of ideas and scores. Every time I find a great site like this which is more about sharing knowledge than selling stuff I can forgive at least 50 viagra ads that slip through my spam filter. Great site!
Post by Dick Glasgow on Sept 4, 2007 10:05:54 GMT 1
Yes Alastair, I can certainly vouch for Nigel as being one of the "Good Guys".
As well as posting all those great & very useful tunes, in various formats he also runs sessions for beginners & learners! Proving that not everyone in this world is simply looking after No 1 & only in it to make a buck for themselves!
There are, fortunately, still a few altruists out there.
Unfortunately, I'm not big into the reading music side of this game, but when I do need to change a tune from ABC to Notation, I cheekily post it at "The Session" website, where it comes up in ABC & Notation too. You need to become a member but that's a small price to pay for access to this useful tool, although you need to know the name of your tune & a little bit about it, if possible.