Re: using linux to manage your gigs?
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On 05/12/2012 10:16 AM, Josh Lawrence wrote:
hi list, this is one of my busiest times of the year for gigging; I'm usually playing at least once a week, and sometimes multiple times a week. there are a couple of things I'm frustrated about: * my song lists are all on paper. they have no information about the song at all. it would be nice to be able to sort by key, genre (rock, pop, r&b, motown, etc.). it would be nice if calling up the song called up the chord chart, which brings me to my next point… * I looked through many presentation softwares, chord chart management, etc. they all seem focused on the church crowd. I need something *simple*. I choose a song, and the chart that I have available for it (either text or pdf or whatever) is displayed in a split window. ok, that's what I want, and no one gets what they want. :) so, I'm open to any and all ideas. what do you use? do you manage your set lists with linux? chord charts? I tried the whole "thinking outside the box" and looked for maybe some file management software, but I got overwhelmed quickly. any and all ideas are welcome.
Hmmm, as a member of the "church crowd", I'd say the general churchperson is just like you - wanting things SIMPLE! But the church band I'm in manages things on paper, too, since we have our service music planned in advance. (And I'm the only Linux user in the bunch.)
Maybe Recoll would be usable for you? It's powerful file indexingsoftware, so no problems finding files. Once a file is found, it provides links to Preview or Open the file. I don't know how it would support searching for things like key, genre, etc. It can read and index a whole pile of formats, so I'm guessing that if your chart has the key/genre information in it, you can search that way. Doesn't give you anyway to sort results, though, so you'd have to change your search and run it again. (Not an issue to me, recoll is very very fast at retrieving from its indexes!) I just previewed an MP3 file from Recoll and it showed me the Artist, Date, Genre and Title fields from the mp3. And Recoll indexes those fields, so when I searched for "*.mp3 David" it found MP3s where I'm listed as artist.
Another possibility would be Tellico. You could create a "collection" of your charts, and add fields for key, genre, etc, Tellico has a URL field type that you could use to create a link to the chart itself. I haven't done that myself, so I'm just guessing that if you click the URL field while viewing a record, it would open the file.
Unlike Recoll, you'd have to manually create Tellico entries, but Tellico would give you the flexibility of creating fields for whatever metadata you wanted to use for searching ...
Anyway, some thoughts! -- David gnome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx authenticity, honesty, community http://clanjones.org/david/ http://dancing-treefrog.deviantart.com/ _______________________________________________ Linux-audio-user mailing list Linux-audio-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-user