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A helpful program for those learning the Recorder, and musicians in general.

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  • Christian M. Cepel
    I wrote this to a shire member starting out learning but got to thinking that a lot of folks might really benefit from it, so I m forwarding it after
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 11, 2005
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      I wrote this to a shire member starting out learning but got to thinking
      that a lot of folks might really benefit from it, so I'm forwarding it
      after anonymizing it to the list.

      For you Mac users out there, I'm afraid that the program only runs in
      MacOS 9 and below, or in MacOS X if you have the classic environment
      installed. On my 800mhz G4 running MacOS 10.3 Panther, running Classic
      (MacOS 9.2.2), the program behaves flawlessly.

      Enjoy

      //Philippe Sebastian LeLutre

      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: A helpful program for your Recorder adventure.
      Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 16:28:49 -0600
      From: Christian M. Cepel <Christian@...>

      http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~tuner/tuner_e.html

      This works fine with the internal speaker on your mac.

      Notable points of merit/interest within the program are

      1. Midway down in the right hand panel is an Manual/Auto button. When
      using auto, the computer will listen to the microphone and guess which
      note you are trying to play. In manual mode you have to pick the target
      note you are trying to achieve.

      2. Next to the Manual/Auto button, when Manual is selected, are Down,
      Small Down, Small Up, Up arrows. Down and Up change the the octave of
      the target note

      3. At the bottom of the Right Hand panel are two buttons labeled "Instr"
      and "Ument". When you first install the software, this will show a
      shakuhachi as the associated instrument. If you click "Ument" to
      advance to the next instrument and continue clicking, you will
      eventually reach "Recorder in C", and in Manual mode the fingering for
      the target note will be shown, and in Auto mode, the fingering for
      whatever note it's hearing you play will be shown.

      4. Last but not least, in the bottom left hand panel, where the actual
      "tuner" portion of the program is located, there's a window showing the
      target note in Manual mode, or the detected note in Auto mode, the note
      it's detecting. Below that is a window showing the frequency of the
      modern "Concert" A4, which is A = 440Hz. The up and down arrows on
      either side of this display will let you tweak it for historical tunings
      like A = 437Hz and the like.

      There is also a volume meter in Decibels at the top of the right hand panel.

      I'm amazed that such a wonderful, full featured and versatile program is
      available for free.

      //Christian



      --
      //Christian

      Christian Marcus Cepel | And the wrens have returned &
      christian@... icq:12384980 | are nesting; In the hollow of
      371 Crown Point, Columbia, MO | that oak where his heart once
      65203-2202 573.999.2370 | had been; And he lifts up his
      Computer Support Specialist, Sr. | arms in a blessing; For being
      University of Missouri - Columbia | born again. --Rich Mullins


      --
      //Christian

      Christian Marcus Cepel | And the wrens have returned &
      christian@... icq:12384980 | are nesting; In the hollow of
      371 Crown Point, Columbia, MO | that oak where his heart once
      65203-2202 573.999.2370 | had been; And he lifts up his
      Computer Support Specialist, Sr. | arms in a blessing; For being
      University of Missouri - Columbia | born again. --Rich Mullins
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