abc fiddle / banjo / mandolin player
I have created a vb windows based program which plays abc tunes (midi) on your pc while displaying the notes on the screen on a fiddle/banjo/mandolin fingerboard. It currently displays the full abc code for the selected tune and has options to select fiddle or banjo as the instrument sound, to vary the tempo, to select the number of replays and to select any abc tune file from your pc directory.
Before posting it to the www abc website for universal distribution, I am looking for 10, (or so), members of The Session who would like to "kick the tires" of my invention and provide me with some feedback, so that I can make the initial version as good as possible. Note that the setup.exe program is about 1.4 mb so it may take a while to download, if you don’t have high-speed internet access.
Obviously, I would prefer to have a cross section of musicians (i.e. fiddle/banjo/mandolin players), beginners/experts, teachers/ students) . If you are interested, please post a note to this discussion telling me what instrument you play, at what level, and why you feel a program of this type might be useful for you or someone you know. If you want to be considered to receive a trial version, you will need to include your email address so that I can send the program to you. When I have completed my selection, I will post a note to indicate that the offer is closed. But, if you are not selected, don’t dismay, the program will be made available to everyone, once I make any final fixes and easy-to- include enhancements!
Of course, everyone is welcome anytime to ask me questions about this program, and I will try to find the time to post replies.
Thanks and regards,
Mike (shanaway) Toronto, Canada