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Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?

Wrinkles 04 Feb 05 - 07:37 AM
Dave Hanson 04 Feb 05 - 07:51 AM
Wrinkles 04 Feb 05 - 08:09 AM
Bill D 04 Feb 05 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,Russ 04 Feb 05 - 01:20 PM
Zookie 04 Feb 05 - 03:00 PM
Wrinkles 04 Feb 05 - 05:13 PM
Richard Bridge 04 Feb 05 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,wrinkles 05 Feb 05 - 08:01 AM
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Subject: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: Wrinkles
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 07:37 AM

Which P2P network, that accepts UK customers, is best for folk, trad, ethnic, folk rock, and contemporary acaoustic music?

I'm not looking to build up a colectection of Pirate CDs, but if I hear a trad tune I like in real life and would like to learn it myself then I'd like a network where I can hunt down several interpretations of the tune. Also, when someone says that I should have a listen to an artist from the above catgories I'd like a network on which I could capture a track or two of theirs to see if I like them enough to buy their CDs. Such artists are not well represented on the likes of Kazza etc, heck, even established artists like Martin Carthy are almost not there at all!

The other proviso is that the softwear has to work well on a laptop with a mere pentium II cpu.

Wrinkles


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Subject: RE: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 07:51 AM

OK what's a P2P ?

eric


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Subject: RE: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: Wrinkles
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 08:09 AM

P2P = Peer to Peer.

Networks where every user on the network shares their music files with every other. And internet version of a swapmeet.

Some networks cost dosh to join and stay in and pay the Performings Rights Society some royalties, others are "free" by which is meant two things - either the softwear comes with lots of spy and ad-ware, or the artists and companies are being ripped off (alas sometimes both too). With Broadband these days even entire TV series, and movies, get downloaded.


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Subject: RE: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 10:34 AM

Clinton Hammond will be along soon to give his recommendation...probably eMule....I don't know why that one is favored. I suppose with fewer folk requests, they tend to group in certain ways.


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Subject: RE: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 01:20 PM

It doesn't exist.


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Subject: RE: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: Zookie
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 03:00 PM

For picking up tunes there are several online alternatives to file sharing, including ABC notation and midi files.

You can check out www.thesession.org which maintains a large database of traditional tunes.


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Subject: RE: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: Wrinkles
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 05:13 PM

The folk sheet music/midi databases I use extensivly. But they don't give a tune an artists touch, just the bare bones.

Getting hold of how various artists played and interpreted a tune is always a boon to you when you're learning the same tune, a sort of framework to wrap your creativity around, and a safegaurd against re-inventing the wheel

Also new artists don't appear in these databases, any more than older one do ;-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 04 Feb 05 - 08:03 PM

Could the users of the sheet music/midi databases please provide links or at least urls?


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Subject: RE: Tech: which P2P for folk and acoustic?
From: GUEST,wrinkles
Date: 05 Feb 05 - 08:01 AM

Well Richard one of them is the Mudcat itself ;-)

a few others are;

http://www.sosyourmom.com/Oneils1.html
(O'neill's music of ireland DB)
http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Marina/4870/midi.html
(irish and "celtic" midis)
and
http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk
which has very large collections of trad from all over the world


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