Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden

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Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 10:10 pm

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There are high and low horses=2C some people seem to ride on very high ones=
.

I once saw a program on one of my (then) favorite composes=2C Elvis Costell=
o=2C he was working at the time with the Brodsky Quartet and had to finalis=
e some parts. Costello basically sat at the piano and composed a whole albu=
m in an afternoon. The Brodsky Bunch bragged about how they were able to sc=
ore his compositions as fast as he could play them=2C he in turn amazed by =
their notational skills.

Decide for yourselves who was the most capable. Stories have been around fo=
r a lot longer than books=2C the ability to tell them has never been limite=
d by pencil=2C paper=2C nor the knowledge of how to use either - the first =
'authors' just wrote other peoples books for themanyway . If music is not i=
n your body then it is definitely not going to suddently appear out of your=
biro and rest itself on a scoresheet. I mean we can all write or otherwise=
we would not be on this list but how many of us have a decent novel inside=
of us?

If you can use your ear=2C man=2C use it. Let some other mother put it down=
on paper.

Nick.

> Date: Wed=2C 12 Nov 2008 14:43:31 -0700

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There are high and low horses=2C some people seem to ride on very high ones=
.I once saw a program on one of my (then) favorite composes=2C Elvi=
s Costello=2C he was working at the time with the Brodsky Quartet and had t=
o finalise some parts. Costello basically sat at the piano and composed a w=
hole album in an afternoon. The Brodsky Bunch bragged about how they were a=
ble to score his compositions as fast as he could play them=2C he in turn a=
mazed by their notational skills.Decide for yourselves who was the =
most capable. Stories have been around for a lot longer than books=2C the a=
bility to tell them has never been limited by pencil=2C paper=2C nor the kn=
owledge of how to use either - the first 'authors' just wrote other peoples=
books for themanyway . If music is not in your body then it is definitely =
not going to suddently appear out of your biro and rest itself on a scoresh=
eet. I mean we can all write or otherwise we would not be on this list but =
how many of us have a decent novel inside of us?If you can use your=
ear=2C man=2C use it. Let some other mother put it down on paper.N=
ick.&gt=3B Date: Wed=2C 12 Nov 2008 14:43:31 -0700&gt=3B From: =
bob@mellowood.ca&gt=3B To: gnome@hawaii.rr.com&gt=3B CC: linux-audi=
o-user@lists.linuxaudio.org&gt=3B Subject: Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosega=
rden&gt=3B &gt=3B &gt=3B &gt=3B david wrote:&gt=3B &gt=
=3B Matthew Smith wrote:&gt=3B &gt=3B&gt=3B Quoth Rui Nuno Capela at 20=
08-11-12 18:57...&gt=3B &gt=3B&gt=3B&gt=3B major qtractor cons=3B)&=
gt=3B &gt=3B &gt=3B &gt=3B&gt=3B&gt=3B - no score/notation editor&g=
t=3B &gt=3B&gt=3B Also not an issue for me - I have never learned to read m=
usical &gt=3B &gt=3B&gt=3B notation=2C I just play 'by ear'.&gt=3B =
&gt=3B &gt=3B &gt=3B IMHO=2C that is your greatest limitation right the=
re. Learning to read &gt=3B &gt=3B musical notation is very easy.&g=
t=3B &gt=3B &gt=3B &gt=3B I've got to chime in on this point! Compl=
etely agree. To me=2C at least=2C &gt=3B not knowing how to read music =
is just like being a novelist and not &gt=3B being able to read English=
(fill in your language).&gt=3B &gt=3B The sad thing is that folks =
have a conception of music reading be "very &gt=3B hard". It really isn=
't ... the reason of music notation looking like it &gt=3B does is that=
thousands of musicians have developed it over hundreds of &gt=3B years=
(much like free software!). Other people I know say things like "I &gt=
=3B don't read music ... it's much too hard ... I can only read TAB". I hav=
e &gt=3B given up being rational with these people and don't even roll =
my eyes &gt=3B anymore.&gt=3B &gt=3B I'm not saying that one ca=
n't play and enjoy music without knowing how &gt=3B to read. But=2C a b=
it of knowledge in reading would make the process much &gt=3B easier an=
d fun for them.&gt=3B &gt=3B Sorry for the rant!&gt=3B &gt=
=3B &gt=3B -- &gt=3B **** Listen to my CD at http://www.mellowood=
.ca/music/cedars ****&gt=3B Bob van der Poel ** Wynndel=2C British Colu=
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[LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Matthew Smith, (Wed Nov 12, 7:11 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, James Cameron, (Wed Nov 12, 8:27 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Stephen Doonan, (Wed Nov 12, 1:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Matthew Smith, (Wed Nov 12, 8:54 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Nov 12, 9:09 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Danni Coy, (Wed Nov 12, 10:12 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Nov 12, 10:20 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Nov 12, 8:33 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, James Cameron, (Wed Nov 12, 9:31 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Rui Nuno Capela, (Wed Nov 12, 8:23 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas, (Fri Nov 14, 8:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, david, (Sat Nov 15, 5:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Folderol, (Sat Nov 15, 1:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Matthew Smith, (Wed Nov 12, 8:48 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, david, (Wed Nov 12, 6:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Bob van der Poel, (Wed Nov 12, 9:43 pm)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Matthew Smith, (Wed Nov 12, 10:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] Reading music (was Qtractor vs Rosegarden), Stephen Doonan, (Wed Nov 12, 10:27 pm)
Re: [LAU] Reading music (was Qtractor vs Rosegarden), Bob van der Poel, (Thu Nov 13, 12:02 am)
Re: [LAU] Reading music (was Qtractor vs Rosegarden), Fons Adriaensen, (Wed Nov 12, 11:03 pm)
Re: [LAU] Reading music (was Qtractor vs Rosegarden), Stephen Doonan, (Wed Nov 12, 11:39 pm)
Re: [LAU] Reading music (was Qtractor vs Rosegarden), Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Nov 13, 12:21 am)
Re: [LAU] Reading music (was Qtractor vs Rosegarden), Phil Sexton, (Wed Nov 12, 11:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] Reading music (was Qtractor vs Rosegarden), Fons Adriaensen, (Thu Nov 13, 12:25 am)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Nick Copeland, (Wed Nov 12, 10:10 pm)
Re: [LAU] Qtractor vs Rosegarden, Tobiah, (Fri Nov 14, 7:51 pm)