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user picture Author: rt
Posted: Oct 09 2005 - 05:09 PM
Subject: re: re: Instrumentation
About the triple-post: this is an interesting question. Sometimes things get posted multiple times, sometimes it doesn't happen. You are not the first person to encounter this problem, but I never see it when I post something myself. So, did you just write your post once and hit the "Post Message" button once?

About the instrumentation: You can already do this, kind of. There is a full-text index on all text fields together. So, the search mechanism searches the title, composer, and the additional text field all at once for any keywords you enter. The problem with words like violin is a data problem: sometimes they are abbreviated, and sometimes they aren't. To get around this problem, you can do multiple searches (one for "violin" and another one for "vln", for example).

I guess one could do several things to address this:
- to avoid typos and different spellings, use several drop-down boxes for the instrumentation so that one can enter them only in one well-defined way. Seems a bit too complicated to me, not nice to use, and the contents of the drop-down boxes will never cover all instruments one might want.
- create a list of synonyms (e. g., violin=vln) and internally expand the text query; for example, if you enter "violin piano", the search engine could consult the list of synonyms and automatically construct a query like "(vln or violin) and piano" out of your "violin piano" query. Maybe that's better because it hides complexity from the user and handles the existing data as they are.
- maybe you have still other ideas?

Author: Samweis
Posted: Oct 09 2005 - 01:56 PM
Subject: re: Instrumentation
I'm sorry about the triple-post... I have no idea how this happened...

Author: Samweis
Posted: Oct 09 2005 - 01:53 PM
Subject: Instrumentation

Great site.
I don't know if this isn't an idea mentioned by someone else earlier, I must confess that I was too lazy reading all the threads in here... :-)
In my opinion it would be very helpful sometimes, and rather easy to realize that one can choose the instrumentation, like "Violin and Piano", e.g. for the piece you search and to improve the search results...


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How to insert music:

Add a bit of sheet music, along with a MIDI file, simply by entering note names in Lilypond syntax between the [L] and [/L] tags.
For example, you can try what happens if you enter: [l]g'4 g'4 d''4 d''4 e''4 e''4 d''2[/l] (use the Preview function if you don't actually want to post this).
You can create these lists of note names by clicking on piano keys here.

How to post an audio recording:

If you just want to sing, whistle, or play a melody so that other forum visitors can hear it, follow these steps:

  1. Record your audio here.
  2. You should notice a 32-character hash code, something like: 2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf
  3. copy this hash code and paste it into a forum post, enclosed in the audio tags, for example: [audio]2a40281c5001c5a7d8c9f57fcdeccfaf[/audio]

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