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MuseScore Makes Open Goldberg Variations Available

Roblimo posted more than 3 years ago | from the some-of-the-world's-finest-music-for-free dept.

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rDouglass writes "MuseScore, the open source music notation project, has created a new edition of Bach's Goldberg Variations, and a set of online tools that facilitates the public scholarly review of the work. The review period is intended to help the MuseScore team identify any problems with the score. The score can be viewed and played in the browser. Annotations and discussions for each part of the score enable review and corrections. Downloadable versions include MuseScore, MusicXML, MIDI, mp3, or PDF. Video scores (YouTube videos that are synchronized to play with the score) let the score be viewed in the context of individual performances. MuseScore is a partner in the Open Goldberg Variations Project, a crowd-funded effort to place a definitive score and recording of the work into the public domain in such a way as to make them widely and freely available, without usage restrictions (Creative Commons Zero). German pianist Kimiko Ishizka will produce the studio recording of the work later this year. Funding continues on Kickstarter until June 3, 2011."

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First Post - obviously stunning interest (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 3 years ago | (#36326542)

OK, I'll start off by saying that I have now, and TTBOMK have always had, pretty shit hearing. Friends who have finally comprehended that I really mean it when I say "I can't hear what you're talking about", have asked me if I didn't try to get my hearing repaired when I realised there was a problem, and then continued to look puzzled when I say that I don't have a hearing problem, I just hear different things to them. Their experience of "hearing" may be different to mine, but I don't have any reason to believe that their hearing is "better" in any important meaning.

So I'm a bit surprised to find myself in a position to FP a musical story.

The summary is, as is a stereotypical Slashdot response, shit. But then the Kickstarter website linked to is utterly uninformative.

As far as I know (and I'll reiterate the above point - this is an entirely intellectual effort ; there are reports of interesting physical and mathematical characteristics in the Goldberg variations). What the hell they sound like, or whether they're actually worth listening to, I neither know nor care. That there are apparently other people interested suggests that they may actually be interesting. "Meh." I'll leave it to someone who gives a shit to correct the links.

But for a story in "news for nerds, stuff that matters" to not even make an attempt to explain this allegedly interesting history ... major fail. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that this allegedly interesting background is taken for granted, but it sounds to me like the tyranny of the musically-interested over the musically-deturdate.

Crap summary, of a seemingly crap article, which may actually have an interesting subject. Whoever originally posted it needs to revise their understanding of what interests people on this site.

Oh, and "frosty piss" and all that jazz.

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