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Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

Post by Ganza » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:40 pm

Hi all, it's been awhile since I posted I'll have to catch up on the lively discussions!

I was trying to learn an Irish reel tonight, listening to the midi and editing the (wrong) sheet music at the same time.

I had my accordion on to work out what the notes on the recording were. It was heavy and I was squashed against the computer.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Obviously a piano accordionist could just get one of those little piano things with a hose and play that when they quickly want to write down melody lines without holding a whole accordion!

But what can us on CBA do? Maybe put an app on a tablet and play on that? Or else buy one of those very expensive CBA harmonica thingies, there seem to be no cheap options unlike for piano!!

Thanks, I'm not sure if this has been discussed before....
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Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

Post by TomBR » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:36 pm

It's a good question.
I had a play with this while I was waiting for my first CBA to arrive. It worked ok.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... naccordion

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Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

Post by mitchnc » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:40 am

What are those harmonica thingies called?

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Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

Post by debra » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:46 am

Ganza wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:40 pm
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I was trying to learn an Irish reel tonight, listening to the midi and editing the (wrong) sheet music at the same time.

I had my accordion on to work out what the notes on the recording were. It was heavy and I was squashed against the computer.
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When you use Musescore (free, open source) or any other score entry software with playback you don't need to have the accordion to play what you are writing down as you can just have the computer do it for you. Each note you enter is played immediately so you can hear whether it is the right one or not.
And when you have the midi you can import that directly, so much less work to do on the computer.

So I do not really understand what the problem is that forces you to wear and play the accordion while doing note entry.
Can you elaborate?
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Post by StargazerTony » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:04 pm

I concur that Musescore is a wonderful program for writing music. Every tune that I begin to learn, I put into Musescore. Somehow, I am never satisfied with others arrangements and always tweak them myself (can't help it).
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Post by Corsaire » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:32 pm

Is Musescore easy to use ? I downloaded Crescendo (free software) and it works well but can be a bit fiddly to use. It also has a playback facility and is easy to print out finished scores.
But if Musescore is better, I'll give it a go.

There is a free software called Tunebook into which you can copy any sheet music from the internet if it is in ABC format. You get the score and there is a playback facility. However, it isn't an arranger, i.e. you can't alter the scores, but it makes a useful library. The Session https://thesession.org/tunes gives tunes in ABC notation.

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Post by StargazerTony » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:44 pm

"Better" is very subjective. Its better for me, but then I've used it for years. Its free so I suggest you install it then mess with it a bit. Read the on line help and do the tutorial. There is also a huge repository of music you can download into it already in Musescore format.
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Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

Post by Corsaire » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:52 am

Thanks Tony. I found Crescendo by searching internet rather than by recommendation, so I'll give Musescore a go.

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