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list                           Fri, 20 Nov 1998           Volume 1 : Number 31

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Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 10:50:24 EST
Subject: Home repairs (was What do I do??????)

Steven Lederman wrote,
>>My technician is in such demand that it actually HELPS him (and helps me to
get my instrument back faster) for me to do the preliminary work! >>

For all I know, the same might be true of my technician, who's extremely busy.
He might welcome a bit of "sweat equity."  I'm just too chicken to risk
offending him by telling him what I'm doing, although if he saw and smelled
the globs of fungus I scrubbed out of the C Melody sax yesterday, he'd
probably be glad I didn't bring him this job!  If I find a good horn with a
bad dent, I may take my chances, because I don't have the equipment or the
know-how to bump out a dent.



Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 11:30:04 -0800
From: Grant Green <>
Subject: SarrusFS page up

OK, the "sarrusophone for sale" page is now posted at the original URL,  I've corrected it to
reflect that the Gautrot instrument is probably an Eb baritone, rather than
a bass.

If anyone else is interested, please let me know right away.  I'll be leaving for the airport early this afternoon, and will be unreachable until next Monday.  The last instrument I was interested in was gone in a matter of a few days: he *might* hold one, if contacted soon enough.

I don't expect any sort of commission.  I'm not posting the owner's telephone number only because I don't want him deluged with calls.  If you *are* seriously interested (and I can give you an idea off-line what constitutes "serious"), please feel free to contact me.



Grant Green              
sarrusophones and other seismic devices   


Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 13:52:10 -0600
From: "Steve Rea" <>
Subject: Re: software

There's Midiscan, but I don't know anything about it.
You can try going to their web site,,
but, it kept locking up my Netscape when I tried to
access it.

Stephen Rea <>
Oracle Certified Professional in Database Administration
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

>>> John Micheal Bush <> 11/18 11:55 PM >>>

Is there any sort of OCR prorgram out there for musical notation, something that can a graphics file of sheet music and interpret it, do stuff like transpose?  I am really sick of transposing by hand, because mistakes happen (most embarassing; stopping in the middle of a rehearsal of Take Five to try to figure out what a A#Maj chord is.  Stupid, Iknow, but just the sort of obvious thing to get you when the caffeine wears off), and it just takes a long time, as I have to do a lot of it (we are getting music from one book in concert key).  Somewhen must have put some sort of share ware out by now, right?  Thanks for the help...
Imperial Space Cowboy, Beat Reader, and Aspiring Vegetarian.
"I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable.  There
is something unfair about its use.  It is hitting below the intellect."
   -Oscar Wilde, _The_Picture_of_Dorian_Gray_


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