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    Default Reposting songs...?

    Thanks for pointing out that there is no need to repost songs that are already posted in these areas.
    Some junior members may think changing key or style constitutes a repost. .....Of course it does not .

    I sometimes post reharmonized (or corrected) songs in threads that may be playlists or stickys.
    Do you think it best to start a new thread for that song and post both versions ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pdxdjazz View Post
    Sharing Playlists

    Nice list.

    Imagine for a moment if every member posted the same songs in *random* playlists over and over starting separate threads each time. The Forums would quickly become overloaded with duplicates and be un-searchable.

    Also, because of slight differences in the charts, downloading the various playlists can result in many duplicate titles in your library.

    Post personal playlists of previously posted charts in the SANDBOX forum.
    Admin will purge posts in the sandbox from time to time.
    To archive your playlists, use personal email, Dropbox etc.

    The main song forums are for the benefit of all and you are encouraged to share NEW songs and arrangements.
    Remember to include composer information on charts posted in the main forums.

    It's best to share NEW (to the forums) songs ONE AT A TIME (in the most appropriate forum) in their own (titled) thread to make them easy to find, download and discuss.

    Share different versions of already posted tunes in the discussion thread for that song.
    Please use the search feature (magnifying glass icon at the top of the page) to check before posting.
    If there's not already a discussion thread for that title, you can start one. (Title: <song title - composer name(s)>)

    It's also ok to share a playlist of songs by a single band/artist/composer.
    (Identified in the title)

    Please use the SANDBOX for personal use, gig-lists, transfers and testing.

    Thanks for sharing your list.
    )BOB
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 01-16-2016 at 03:02 AM.
    Don't post a playlist as the songs in a Realbook if the changes aren't from the book.
    If you do transcribe changes from a book put it in the title RB1, RB2, GGB, Sher, etc

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    Thanks Bobsax,
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsax View Post
    Do you think it best to start a new thread for (a corrected or reharmonized) song ... ?
    It's best to share NEW (to the forums) songs ONE AT A TIME (in the most appropriate forum**) in their own (titled) thread to make them easy to find, download and discuss.

    Share different (additional) versions of already posted tunes in the discussion thread for that song.
    Please use the search feature (magnifying glass icon at the top of the page) to check before posting.

    If there's not already a discussion thread for that title, you can start one. (Title: <song title - composer name(s)>)

    What constitutes a "different version" is subject to discussion.
    A different turnaround? Arrangement?
    "vanilla" changes vs. rich qualities...?
    A "wrong" version (but it's how I like to play it)?
    As performed by <artist>?

    ******
    posted previously:
    Multiple versions of songs would be less of an issue if when posting a re-harm or alternate version, members would include some source information or description:
    "here's my own version using different changes” or "as performed by <artist name>" or "from Vanilia Book 3” etc.

    When possible include a brief descriptive label in the chart's song title too. That helps members identify different versions in your their libraries.

    When a new user searches for a title and is presented with several choices, the additional info is helpful.
    ******

    Different versions are welcome but should all be posted in the discussion thread for that song.

    Playlists as posted in the past have been very helpful to increase our content and to help grow the forums and they will continue to remain accessible in our archives. Now, with thousands of songs and many comprehensive "get-started" sticky-playlists, it will be easier to find and compare additional versions when they are posted in single-song discussion threads.
    Moving forward, random playlists, gig-lists etc. belong in the sandbox.

    **Q: In which forum should a song be posted?
    A: "the most appropriate"


    But.... There are plenty of songs that are commonly played in multiple styles and have been covered and become "hits"
    in ways the composer probably never envisioned. Ah, those pesky crossovers...
    That's why there may be a discussion thread for the same song-title in more than one genre-forum.
    A "good-tune” just...works. That's a good thing.

    It's a daunting process....
    Thanks,
    )BOB
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 01-06-2017 at 02:38 PM.

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