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AlohaEd

Glendale, NY

Eddie
Apr 11th, 2018 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi again,
Been online looking at songs to practice. Yet, I have to search for each song every time. When at a chords page, I do not see any options to download or save. I saved the sites to favorites/bookmarks, depending if I am using Explorer or Chrome. Or I right clicked, the saved, but it saves the webpage, Then when trying to view, I can't gives me some Active X Controls(?) errors. I can print, yet do now want to waste paper, especially when each song is 2 or 3 pages. Not to mention the small print. Anyone know of any song chords site where I can save or download the chords or tabs?
Also, for those who didn't use chords or tabs, learned songs by ear, how long did that take you?
Thannks

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Apr 11th, 2018 06:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Whenever I want to save web content that has text, I print to a PDF file.

As far as playing by ear, I started around 1970 and am still learning :-)

Depends on the complexity of the song. Sometimes I need help, sometimes the changes are easy to hear, even anticipate. Often I can hear changes that tell me the internet is riddled with bad tab. And of course some times I struggle, especially with more complex, multi-layered composition.

AlohaEd

Glendale, NY

Eddie
Apr 11th, 2018 06:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks. I will figure that out.
One more stoopid question. When learning and playing by ear, do you figure out and memorize which frets and fingering, and/or do you still have to know what note/chord you are playing?

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Apr 11th, 2018 07:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Printing stuff as a PDF is pretty handy. There are some online sites that somehow do this for you, i.e., your original file is uploaded and the PDF is downloaded. I didn’t like this, including the privacy concerns. I bought a program called PDF Complete, which is available is two versions (and prieces): basic and advanced (allows editing).

AlohaEd

Glendale, NY

Eddie
Apr 11th, 2018 07:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had no problem printing to a PDF. Now I can view and learn any of the songs I save easily. Well, veiw the songs easily. Learning and playing them easily, that's another story. : )

(This message was last edited by AlohaEd at 09:39 AM, Apr 11th, 2018)

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Apr 11th, 2018 08:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My first approach is to copy the text (the lyrics & chords) & paste it into WordPad, NotePad or OpenOffice, with the ultimate aim of saving it as PDF file via OpenOffice. If that doesn't give me the format I want (e.g. chord symbols lining up correctly with the appropriate lyrics), or if I can't copy the text, I will use the "Print Screen" button on my keyboard (this takes an image of your entire screen & stores it on your "Clipboard"). I then paste that image into Microsoft's Paint program (or "Paint 3D" in Windows 10) where I crop the image to get just what I want & save that as a JPEG file. I do this (Print Screen & edit in Paint & save as JPEG file) as many times as needed to get the entire song. I then copy the JPEG file(s) into OpenOffice & save it as an ODT file (can be edited) & a PDF file (cannot be edited).

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Apr 12th, 2018 06:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I used to use Unreal Book which required pdf's to work. Converting from the txt files on most online chord sites was a PITA. Now I'm now using Onsong for my iPad. I can search for a song on Safari, click the "send to" icon and then choose Onsong as a destination. Once imported into Onsong as a txt doc. I can edit it, even change the key.

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Buena Buena
Apr 12th, 2018 07:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep. OnSong is fantastic. And it's not an expensive app either.

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