Maybe I did not catch the question all right.
But it was not meant as a joke at all.
It was an answer to this part of the question, as far as I had understood it:
How can I bring notation into a digitally reproducable form the easiest, fastest and cheapest way?
As I learned by your diligent and fine report of your own recent efforts:
To do this professionally requires
1. to purchase a lot of sophisticated software and even hardware (e.g. DM-48, MIDI-proof PS etc),
2. to learn to use this software, which is a hard and long and time consuming issue,
3. a lot of time consumption to do the work itself (after having learned the software etc properly), including correction and editing work.
This might work and be necessary for professional publishing of sheet music, tabs, tutorials etc for commercial exploitation, especially concerning about larger amounts - i.e. if you want to professionalize your publications in the way CrawfordES suggested. Concerning about this my tips might be more like a joke.
But I am a musician - and an amateur musician in fact. I will not purchase sophisticated software and electronic hardware and learn do all this non musical effort
just for producing some sheet music or tabs. This I would rather consider as a boring and frustrating drag. I prefer to practice and play music instead. And I think some users here might think and do like this as well.
Maybe I have misunderstood the intention behind the questions here. But my proposals were meant for people who would like to produce some sheet music, tabs, harp tuning layouts etc every now and then, for their own use and for sharing it with other people by the internet, as demonstration material in school or university, etc. Just like I do this too.
And writing sheet music, tabs etc by hand and simply digitalising the physical results (i.e. pictures on paper) is much more easy, fast and cheap - as long as you are no skilled specialist for digital programming and electronical application and a professional publisher too. I certainly will do it like this most probably till the end of my life, which will not be so far in the future anyway. And my proposals were intended to help all these people who want to do this alike.
I truly did not intend to insult users with a ore professional approach to this. And I did not want to make a joke one anyone. Please excuse me, if I should have misunderstood here something. I just wanted to help the one or the other user who might see this similarly like me.
Btw: Before I would learn the use of respective software and electronical device up to a sufficient level, I prefer to learn notation and jianpu properly - wht I have started recently in fact. This might be to achieve faster and would speed up the manual production of sheet music too. Those who already are able to read and write sheet music fluently have this in advance even.
At least I want to thank you for sharing your practical experiences. I do not intend to trivialize this, even if this here has turned out to become another long essay, which was not intended before.
And I hope you will not tear yourself to become a specialist for electronics too and cannot find enough time and energy for your music and for your building instruments any more. I think we all would miss the musician and the harmonica maker more than another computer specialist or a publisher of perfect sheet music.
Brendan wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:28 am
Nice joke Triona
Since the penny dropped eventually, I came upon the idea, that you meant this:
triona wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Mix O'Lydian - is this an Irish scale?
I just did not catch this possibility at once and refer to me, because I took this out of the description and tabs of the reel contained in Edvin's post.
And then one of my samples happened to contain a layout tab of a harp with a mixolydian tuning too. (It is of a double diatonic tuned after Donald Black, made by Seydel, a Sampler in D+A, with the G#s lowered to G - if anyone should be interested in that.)
If it were simple like that, this is a striking example how digging to deep into any kind of technical nerd stuff can make blind for the essentials.