On 2017-02-07 2029, Rich Sbardella richsbardella(a)gmail.com
FYI, you can set up a loop in SqView and save it. I have lengthened
tunes that way.
On 2017-02-07 2105, karendunnam(a)gmail.com [trad-dance-callers] wrote:
I'd rather just hit PLAY and not have to fiddle around with
during a dance. Dammit, I'm a dance caller, not a scratchin' deejay!
Had to laugh there. <grin> I've felt the same way on the recent
occasions I've had to find, check, log against or annotate my
dance/music sheet info, vs simply asking for ________.
My SCD teacher friends have all these paired tunes for these dances and
learnt the skill of setting that up. I know others on the list use
recorded music regularly.
I think it's a matter of the transition or preparation to that point the
some of us are going through, or not. My library of selections is
refining itself a bit, for those dances I'm most likely to use
recordings for, so not an awful lot.
Most of my tunes have a definite "feel" with texture,
instrumentation, and other nice live music features. For instance, when
I do "Opera Reel," the music sounds different each of the six times
through, and there's a huge ritardando on the final phrase.
Without putting in the prep time to modify the track I've used the note
sheet and started to mess with SqView a bit to try that loop function.
In the first instance I've had my final turn of "body" sounding music
noted and when I get there hit the Play with the cursor on the beginning
of how ever many times more I need that feel of the music.
A friend, experienced in the way of things Apple has offered to edit my
music files in some application there. I may succumb.
SqView also needs a much more readable interface. Seems to be
to make the controls large enough to read...I am using a 10" laptop.
I think anything is going to suffer, in sunlight, for eye sight issues
(for some of us.) I'm interested in what folks use/manage with. My
portable computer is the same 10" netbook style.
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