Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-29 Thread Abrolag
On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:31:44 +0200 Richard Bown richard.b...@ferventsoftware.com wrote: On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Abrolag abro...@users.sourceforge.netwrote: On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:32:13 -1000 david gn...@hawaii.rr.com wrote: Guitarists are like cats. Does this mean that

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-29 Thread david
On 09/29/2012 04:44 AM, Abrolag wrote: On Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:31:44 +0200 Richard Bownrichard.b...@ferventsoftware.com wrote: On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Abrolagabro...@users.sourceforge.netwrote: On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:32:13 -1000 davidgn...@hawaii.rr.com wrote: Guitarists are

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-24 Thread Michael Gerdau
Isn't that basically asking for a free lunch ? Isn't everything in the open source world? You think so ? I clearly differ. For me it has to do with rights, knowledge and being in control, at least potentially. Just an example: Logic Studio is sold for 149 € in Apple's App store. Featurewise

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-24 Thread Johan Vromans
r...@hydrophones.com writes: Is now the time to point out many people play guitar with alternative tunings? I know I do, it makes it MUCH easier. Notice how many performers keep switching guitars between songs, that is probably because the guitars are tuned differently - i.e. to make the

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-24 Thread Richard Bown
On 24 Sep 2012, at 12:56, Johan Vromans jvrom...@squirrel.nl wrote: Of course, I've seen only a limited number of guitarists... I think it's safe to say N guitarists = at least N+1 opinions. I have some too of course but I'm keeping schtum. R

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-24 Thread Abrolag
On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:32:13 -1000 david gn...@hawaii.rr.com wrote: On 09/20/2012 08:06 AM, Stephen H. Dawson wrote: How many guitarist does it take to change a light-bulb? 2. 1 to do it, the other to explain how much better they could have done it. ;-) And two more guitarists to

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-24 Thread Richard Bown
On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Abrolag abro...@users.sourceforge.netwrote: On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:32:13 -1000 david gn...@hawaii.rr.com wrote: Guitarists are like cats. Does this mean that managing software developers is like herding guitarists? R

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-24 Thread gnome
Leo Kottke travels with a huge pile of acoustic guitars for 2 reasons. One is he uses a lot of different open tunings. The other is that when a guitar goes out of tune, he swaps it for another guitar while an assistant off-stage retunes the first guitar. -- david gn...@hawaii.rr.com

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-24 Thread gnome
Abrolag abro...@users.sourceforge.net wrote: On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:32:13 -1000 david gn...@hawaii.rr.com wrote: On 09/20/2012 08:06 AM, Stephen H. Dawson wrote: How many guitarist does it take to change a light-bulb? 2. 1 to do it, the other to explain how much better they

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-24 Thread david
On 09/24/2012 07:31 AM, Richard Bown wrote: On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Abrolag wrote: On Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:32:13 -1000 david wrote: Guitarists are like cats. Does this mean that managing software developers is like herding guitarists? R I've always left the task of

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-23 Thread Johan Vromans
Al Thompson althompso...@gmail.com writes: Well, he's RIGHT! There's no possible way for standard notation to indicate on which string and at what fret any particular note is to be played, and most notes on a guitar can be played in multiple locations. Depends on what you call 'standard

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-23 Thread Stephen H. Dawson
Yes, Johan has finally asked the most targeted question of this thread. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Guitar+notation Guitar Notation = Tablature, really? Sounds bias to me, but the WWW is wide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablature indicating instrument fingering rather than musical

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-22 Thread david
On 09/20/2012 01:31 PM, Al Thompson wrote: On 09/20/2012 01:54 PM, david wrote: My lead guitarist's response to the whole thing of scores was that tablature is the only real guitar score, since it specifies string and fret. But his non-tab music reading skills are pretty limited (no classical

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-22 Thread david
On 09/20/2012 08:50 AM, D. Michael McIntyre wrote: On 09/20/2012 08:48 AM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote: Not to mention the lengthy (and rather boring :) debate about how harmonics should be notated, that is if the real note should be notated or the note corresponding to the guitar position (or in

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-22 Thread david
On 09/20/2012 08:06 AM, Stephen H. Dawson wrote: How many guitarist does it take to change a light-bulb? 2. 1 to do it, the other to explain how much better they could have done it. ;-) And two more guitarists to explain how much better it would have sounded if they'd used a custom-wound

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-20 Thread Lorenzo Sutton
On 20/09/12 09:25, D. Michael McIntyre wrote: On 09/19/2012 10:14 PM, k...@trixtar.org wrote: How do I make a piece I'm working on sound like the guitar i.e. 1 octave lower than the treble staff (normally) used for notation without changing the latter? There are a few ways. In a new piece

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-20 Thread Stephen H. Dawson
This topic was covered in my schooling, in my last semester, by my composition instructor. He is a smart guy. He did not know the guitar was understood to be played one octave removed. I recommend either the old school or the new school way. Old School: Put the label at the top of the 1st

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-20 Thread Lorenzo Sutton
On 20/09/12 13:12, Stephen H. Dawson wrote: This topic was covered in my schooling, in my last semester, by my composition instructor. He is a smart guy. He did not know the guitar was understood to be played one octave removed. I recommend either the old school or the new school way. Old

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-20 Thread david
My lead guitarist's response to the whole thing of scores was that tablature is the only real guitar score, since it specifies string and fret. But his non-tab music reading skills are pretty limited (no classical training and he doesn't finger pick at all). So his reading would have been that

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-20 Thread D. Michael McIntyre
On 09/20/2012 08:48 AM, Lorenzo Sutton wrote: Not to mention the lengthy (and rather boring :) debate about how harmonics should be notated, that is if the real note should be notated or the note corresponding to the guitar position (or in some cases even both!) If it makes you feel better,

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-20 Thread Lorenzo Sutton
On 20/09/12 19:54, david wrote: My lead guitarist's response to the whole thing of scores was that tablature is the only real guitar score, since it specifies string and fret. Sorry not meaning to be picky on the guitar-notation affair, and more of a classical guitar player here.. but this is

Re: [Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-20 Thread Al Thompson
On 09/20/2012 01:54 PM, david wrote: My lead guitarist's response to the whole thing of scores was that tablature is the only real guitar score, since it specifies string and fret. But his non-tab music reading skills are pretty limited (no classical training and he doesn't finger pick at

[Rosegarden-user] Guitar notation vs. sound

2012-09-19 Thread k-12
How do I make a piece I'm working on sound like the guitar i.e. 1 octave lower than the treble staff (normally) used for notation without changing the latter? -- Everyone hates slow websites. So do we. Make