New site feature: pop-up tune previews
I’ve just rolled out a small little enhancement to the site. It should be fairly unobtrusive, but I hope it will be helpful.
If you’re on a desktop browser, then when your cursor hovers over the title of a tune, a little preview of that tune’s sheetmusic will appear after a brief delay (in a similar fashion to the the little member profile previews that appear when you hover over somebody’s name). You can see it in action in the tunes section (although it won’t work in really old browsers):
I think this might be particularly useful when you’re browsing through your tunebook: it’s handy to have a little reminder of how the tune starts. This is an incipit:
"Incipits are especially useful in music because they can call to mind the reader’s own musical memory of the work where a printed title would fail to do so."
Sorry that there isn’t an equivalent functionality for this on mobile/touchscreens. I wanted to keep this discrete and not clog up the interface with more buttons or links, hence the decision to show the incipits on hover.
Anyway, I hope you like this little addition. If you do, then—shameless plug—feel free to make a donation (or set up a recurring donation) to help fund the ongoing upkeep of The Session: