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I stumbled across this phrase yesterday: email bankruptcy. It means, you get so many emails, that you can't come with the amount any more, you delete them all and start again.

It seems that truly, in the last 40 years email didn't change, not lost its importance.

Life demands to be organised around email, and gmail in my case.

I tried Google Tasks, Yanadoo, Todoist, Remember the Milk, Gqueues etc. they are all brilliant programs.

I didn't survive in them.

The need to have the emails at the fingertips simply remains.

I finished notating and adding parts for Let's Musicise, LMGiii, Lesson 15. Today added bass and left hand piano and created the score. Also created all parts: guitar/ukulele, piano voice 1 and 2, recorder, bass/drums.

[28/2/18] Started working on LMGiii Lesson 14, there were the voice 1, voice 2 and drum parts written.

[1/3/18] Created parts: bass and left hand piano, also simplified much of the Voice 2.

I am learning how to create 2 compositions on one page in Lilypond, and I used a very complicated method so far. But found a much simpler solution and quickly created the content for LMGi, Lessons 2a and 2b.

So, after discovering the way Lilypond works on its end-of-line key-cancellations, had some time and created bass line and left-hand piano for lesson 13.

Attached are the score and a draft mp3 (version 1)

Further, I remade left hand piano, created a strumming guitar pattern, so now the score looks and sounds much more logical (version 2)


Further changed the left hand piano, and took out some notes from the 2nd voice, to make it clearer...(version3)

Also, the parts are ready now:

I am working on the LMGx, the second stage of the Let's Musicise project. There are 15 lessons in that cycle, working on lesson 13, which at the moment consists of voice 1, voice and drums. I am working on Lilypond (2.18) notation program, using Frescobaldi UI. There are key changes for voice 2, and the key changes appear at the end the line. I used to search earlier for a solution and didn't find it, but today I managed, using the commands:

"Turkey and Greece - A Traveller's Companion' is an album, featuring music from Richard Thomas, Daghan Baydur & me.

Available on several stores:

Still preparing notations for Jadranka, the new singer of Valkania. 

Transposed Drop By Drop from F#m, where originally I sing it, to Am, which is good for her range.

Took almost two pages as the second part of the song is transposed to Bb minor.

Notation done in Frescobaldi, using Lilypond as the engine.

Preparing notations for Jadranka, a new female singer and violin player for Valkania. Just finished the 2nd voice for 'the Rush' instrumental.

I am preparing the audio recordings for the Music4Primary series (age5-8).

These are first steps in playing instruments in primary school, named Learning to Play.

Here are a few audio demos of lessons 2b to 4f. These are recorded with C as root note, suitable for chimebars and boomwhackers.  

Learning names of notes & scales on guitar: E-major scales on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings. guitar-lessons.musicvm.com

A sample for a primary school music continuum has been introduced on the following page

... for learning the note names on 4th, 5th and 6th string...

First steps on learning guitar playing.




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