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Guitar Chord Diagrams in SVG? – Part 3

Now! Embed SVG chords directly in OpenOffice.Org Writer Documents!
Update 19th June 2012: Python SVG Chord generator code now available

Previous posts on this subject can be accessed by the following mini-menu:

Read part 1 of this topic
Part 2
Invoking the Chord Engine & what it produces.
Feeling left out? Chords for the left-handed player.
A sample auto-generated SVG Guitar [...]

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Guitar Chord Diagrams in SVG? – Part 2

Updated 21st October 2011 & 17th June 2012. Chord engine now includes scaling, and SVG chords can now be embedded directly in OpenOffice.Org Writer documents (see part 3)

This will be the concluding article on drawing Guitar Chord Diagrams using SVG. Any further material (yes, there will be more!) I generate will be added to this, [...]

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MIDI Chord Button Keyboard Using PIC Microcontroller – 2

MIDI Chord Button Keyboard Using PIC Microcontroller – Part 1
MIDI Chord Button Keyboard Using PIC Microcontroller – Part 2 (This page)
MIDI Chord Button Keyboard Using PIC Microcontroller – Part 3

How chords are formed
Before discussing the processor board and software, it is worth mentioning how the chords are composed. I have provided the table below which [...]

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The MIDI Guitar – 1: Analog scanning of the Guitar Fretboard

For some time now, I have experimented with producing MIDI signals from a Guitar. Yes, I know there exist a choice of existing systems, but they all have both limitations and drawbacks, the worst of which are:

Cost
Limited to certain Guitar Models
Irreversible changes required to fit
Unsatisfactory string-bending capability

My documented antics with guitars have created much [...]

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SFBV – The Water Is Wide

Songs for Broken Voices ™ © 2009/2010 J.W.Brown

Last updated 20th November 2010 by JWB

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SFBV – The New York Trader

Songs for Broken Voices ™ © 2009/2010 J.W.Brown

Last updated 20th November 2010 by JWB

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MuseScore Files

MuseScore Music Manuscript Application

Below, I’ve collected the handful of MuseScore music files I’ve produced for SFBV. (Songs For Broken Voices) I will also post any other MuseScore related items/news here from time to time.

Latest News (22 May 2010) : MuseScore 0.9.6 RC1 available for download

Update 25th May 2010: Fixed bad link on ‘Dancing At [...]

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Belated Farewell To Tim Hart

I was preparing a transcription of the song ‘Dancing At Whitsun’ yesterday, and discovered that Tim Hart had died on Christmas Eve 2009. I was shocked. Shocked first of all that his death hadn’t been widely reported, (well I missed it anyway) and shocked because the man was only 61 – 2 years younger than [...]

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The Synth Is Dead – Long Live the Synth

As an avid consumer of pop music for over 50 years, it would be easy for me to say that I think I’ve heard it all, but I’m glad I don’t because being wrong isn’t something I enjoy. Every now and again, an act comes along which is refreshingly different – yet familar enough to [...]

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Over-the-shoulder DaDa

The sixties had it’s fair share of silly recordings. Out of all the offerings from ‘The New Vaudeville Band’ (AKA Geoff Stephens) this is one of the most silly – and delightful because of it. Whatever Happened To Phyllis Puke?

If you haven’t got at least an Acrobat reader on your machine, then you won’t be [...]

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