The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71681 Message #1228917
Posted By: John in Brisbane
19-Jul-04 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: How to Correct Songs in Mudcat Database
Subject: RE: How to Correct Songs in Mudcat Database
I must admit I did enjoy the clever construction of Guest's post. But try creating (say) a NoteWorthy Composer file for a song you know well which integrates the tune and aligned lyrics, plus additional middle eights, choruses, extra verses and collection notes and you'll quickly see that it's a time-consuming process. Next try it with a song you've never heard of, give up in disgust when you find that the tune and lyrics can't possibly match (at least some of the time) and then you might appreciate that this thankless task is sheer tedium. I have nothing to do with the updating of the DT, nor would I wish to.
In my mind the DT folk song collection comprises both the formal DT and the contents of the Forum. The tools are provided online to interrogate both parts of the overall collection concurrently. The simple fact that the downloadable version is not up-to-date is more than adequately compensated by the wealth of knowledge in the Forum.