[Dixielandjazz] Good website for info on ragtime, blues and stride
arnieday at optonline.net
Fri Dec 3 16:05:18 PST 2004
Just in case you didn't know it, Dave, the one big advantage of midi files is their small size. For a solo piano, they are typically only 6 to 12 KB per minute of playings time, compared to, for example, 1000KB per minute for an MP3 file encoded at 128Kb per second. This means that midi files can be downloaded and saved to your hard drive in seconds, even with a dial-up connection.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Richoux
To: DJML Jazz
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Good website for info on ragtime,blues and stride songs
I was not sure if those were mp3s or midi- my Mac just plays them right
on the site and it sounded very piano-like to me...
while we are on a Ragtime kick - I recently found out about this
publication - "The Ragtime Ephemeralist"
(the website is http://home.earthlink.net/~ephemeralist/index.html )
Volume 3 is available now, the first two issues are out of print. The
editor/designer is award-winning cartoonist Chris Ware.
On Dec 3, 2004, at 7:48 AM, Arnold Day wrote:
> It's an excellent site, Dave. Not sure about mp3 but there are several
> hundreds of midi files. If you have a good soundcard with good piano
> soundfonts, the audio quality is excellent..
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Richoux
> To: DJML Jazz
> Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 12:26 AM
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Good website for info on ragtime,blues and
> stride songs
> Hi all,
> I was doing some research on the song "King Chanticleer" (a San
> Francisco trad favorite) and found this interesting site:
> http://www.perfessorbill.com by Bill Edwards - lots of info on the
> hits (and a few obscure songs) of the early 1900s. Sheet music artwork
> and mp3 files are here as well!
> check it out.
> Dave Richoux
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