I'll answer as best I can; I am not the final authority on policies at

The feeling a get from past discussions is that in general rewriting a
piece is frowned upon -- although I can totally understand the intention.
Maybe there could be two submissions for the same piece?  I've seen that

I would frown upon changing the pitch of a note that "sounds wrong" to you
unless you have some evidence to back it up.  I would want the piece
exactly how Joplin wrote it.  A footnote would be acceptable, I think.

The footers of the pieces submitted to Mutopia are created "automatically,"
meaning you don't have to change them.

There is no agreed upon file naming convention.  There is some directory
naming conventions, but even these are sometimes not followed.  My personal
rule is to keep the structure of the original piece as closely as
possible.  If you've rewitten the piece, maybe submitting it with a
different name would be a good thing.

I'm looking forward to seeing your submission!

Knute Snortum
(via Gmail)

On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:16 AM Shachar Shemesh <shac...@shemesh.biz>

> On 15/06/2018 10:12, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> The existing file for Scott Joplin's "The Easy Winners" had a few
> mismatches with the original publication. When I tried to fix those, I
> found that the way the file was using voices made it almost uneditable.
> So I re-created, from the original notes, a setup for it.
> Now I've got a few questions:
>    - I introduced an intentional inaccuracy for one note. The original
>    note sounds wrong, and it is also not anyone I found online plays the
>    piece. Are intentional changes acceptable?
>    - The original file contained a footer. I found no reference to that
>    footer in the docs. I'm not sure whether I need to create it.
>    - I think the name under which the file currently reside (winners) is
>    not particularly easy to find. In general, I think the project should
>    standartize on something (snake_notation, CamelNotation, actual spaces) and
>    document it. Should I rename?
> As soon as I get an answer I can submit a pull request.
> Also, I almost forgot: Is there a reason that there is no music category
> for "Ragtime"? Categorizing a song written in 1901 as "Jazz" seems just
> wrong.
> Shachar
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