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General Discussion / Re: Snake oil? ;-)
Last post by Flurmy -
A friend of mine, guitarist, had a Fender, then switched to a Gibson, then settled back to a Stratocaster.
His conclusion: "switching instrument can't make me any better... I should switch the musician!"  :(
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General Discussion / Re: Snake oil? ;-)
Last post by Francis Beaumier -
Interesting. The best trombone cream seems to depend greatly on who you ask. I had one instructor who said to just buy POND'S Cold Cream. At any rate, the better cream never seemed to help my playing!
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General Discussion / Re: Solfège note name tool
Last post by Opagust -
It seems that my installation instructions were not as clear as I thought they were. Thanks, Flurmy, for your comments.

I wrote this tool 8 years ago and now I tried it on one of my files and discovered that it also attaches # en b after the note names, wich I did'nt remember.
But I also found a bug: when inserted as a lyric line, tied and slurred notes will not have a lyric, so the following note names don't align with the right notes.
I'll have to take a look at that...
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General Discussion / Re: Solfège note name tool
Last post by Alan_J -
Thanks, works beautifully now.  Did all that and  kept getting different oddball errors, even when copying and pasting the same exact line.  The script file also did not like being renamed all lowercase letters, even if it was also all lowercase in the command line.  Apparently that also mattered in addition to everything else.
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General Discussion / Re: Solfège note name tool
Last post by Flurmy -
I meant the path including the filename and with real blanks instead of the HTML blanks "%20".
Like this:
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Wscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Noteworthy Software\NoteWorthy Composer 2\Scripts\ognotenames.js" <PROMPT:Act upon:=|All_Staffs|Visible_Staffs|Active_Staff|Help> <PROMPT:NoteNames:=|A_B_C_...|do_re_mi...> <PROMPT:Insert as:=|Lyrics|Text|>
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General Discussion / Re: Solfège note name tool
Last post by Alan_J -
Oops, I meant this:

Wscript "C:\Program%20Files%20(x86)\Noteworthy%20Software\NoteWorthy%20Composer%202\Scripts\" ognotenames.js <PROMPT:Act upon:=|All_Staffs|Visible_Staffs|Active_Staff|Help> <PROMPT:NoteNames:=|A_B_C_...|do_re_mi...> <PROMPT:Insert as:=|Lyrics|Text|>

Well, that almost got it.  Now I have a "Execution of the Windows script host failed: not enough storage is available to complete this operation."  That doesn't figure.... I have plenty of space.  hmm., weird.
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General Discussion / Re: Solfège note name tool
Last post by Alan_J -
You mean this?

Wscript "C:\Program%20Files%20(x86)\Noteworthy%20Software\NoteWorthy%20Composer%202\Scripts\ognotenames.js" <PROMPT:Act upon:=|All_Staffs|Visible_Staffs|Active_Staff|Help> <PROMPT:NoteNames:=|A_B_C_...|do_re_mi...> <PROMPT:Insert as:=|Lyrics|Text|>
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General Discussion / Snake oil? ;-)
Last post by Flurmy -
I'm reading a book on organic chemistry and I met this cameo:
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Trombone oil is used to lubricate trombone slides.
It's basically a light machine oil, but it's also a wonderful metaphor.
Trombone oil is very specialized.
Musicians who need it will pay a high price for the best quality of trombone oil.
And the total world market is a few gallons a year. (Actually, that's a made-up number, but this is a metaphor, so never mind.)
The point is that, no matter how excellent a trombone oil maker you are, no matter how fine your trombone oil is or how much you can charge for it, you're never going to make a really serious amount of money selling it because the total market is just too small.
I find this to be an excellent analogy that can be applied to many situations, and now you can use it too.
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General Discussion / Re: Solfège note name tool
Last post by Alan_J -
I may be doing something stupid and can't see the obvious....

It returns this error: There is no file extension in "C:\Program"
I have this as my command line:

Wscript C:\Program Files (x86)\Noteworthy Software\NoteWorthy Composer 2\Scripts\ognotenames.js <PROMPT:Act upon:=|All_Staffs|Visible_Staffs|Active_Staff|Help> <PROMPT:NoteNames:=|A_B_C_...|do_re_mi...> <PROMPT:Insert as:=|Lyrics|Text|>