JerryH’s two hundred and seventy-eight comments

  • Re: EasyABC on macOS Catalina or Big Sur

    Joe: After trying to run it, open System Preferences and choose Security and Privacy. In there you should see the message about the unknown developer again with a button that says "Open Anyway". Press that button and everything should work from then on. more…

  • Re: 2021 thoughts about ABC editor for Mac?

    I'm the author of Tunebook. The Mac version is really just a prototype, but works OK and I use it quite a lot for editing tunes. However, I've not made any changes in years apart from keeping it running when there are OS updates which affect it. This is b... more…

  • Re: ABC software: integrated text editor/player/viewer for Mac Catalina

    I'm the developer of Tunebook. I had no idea that many people out there were using Tunebook for the Mac. It was just an experiment I did to port the iPad app to the Mac and see what happens. It's been completely neglected for years apart from making sure ... more…

  • Re: How do string instruments manage stay in tune with themselves?

    On my classical guitar, the three wound strings are fairly stable, but the unwound ones change massively in pitch with temperature (up to a semitone out). I like to play in our sunny room at the back of the house, but have to retune every time the sun goe... more…

  • Re: Tunepal

    Perhaps I could have phrased that better 🙂 It's been a long day. more…

  • Re: Tunepal

    Just to add to the confusion: Tunebook doesn't use the MIDI driver, but generates audio output directly. At the time I wrote it, MIDI wasn't available on iOS. I may switch over to using MIDI in the future though. more…

  • Re: Audience clap-along

    I went to see Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donelly and Ed Boyd recently and the audience insisted on banging their feet through everything on a wooden floor which drowned out the music and made the whole building shake. At one point the band played Waterman's wh... more…

  • Re: Shoulder rest or no shoulder rest

    Also, the biggest advantage of the shoulder rest was not mentioned in that article: It helps to keep the fiddle out of the pools of Guinness on the table when you're at the bar or toilet. more…

  • Re: Shoulder rest or no shoulder rest

    It might also depend on how bony you are. I find playing without a shoulder rest really painful as there's no padding on my collarbone at all. more…

  • Re: ABC player with a shuffle mode?

    > It would certainly be worth contacting the developer more…