User talk:Gacl


Max Brauer

Picture and wikipedia link you inserted refer to the politician Max Brauer (1887–1973) not to the composer Max Brauer (1855-1918).

Oops. . . sorry. Gacl 20:44, 18 June 2009 (EDT)

Carcassi: Etudes, Op.60

Hello Gacl, You might want to consider adding more specific descriptions for the individual etudes, as I started to do. This could be more helpful for people looking for a specific etude than the simple numbers. I don't really know how widely used these are in guitar literature, but sometimes people are looking for one they remember being in a particular key - at least it works that way with piano music. I'd do it, but I have some other duties here right now. Thanks for all the uploads! Best Wishes, Carolus 20:33, 18 June 2009 (EDT) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

The individual files are the cleaned up versions of the main file already there (pencil markings removed, and so on). I don't know how to put them under the main file. Gacl 20:38, 18 June 2009 (EDT)

I already did that. All 25 etudes are now all in a single block beneath the one you posted earlier. I was referring above to the descriptions of each file. Carolus 20:44, 18 June 2009 (EDT)

Oh, the keys. I'll do that then. Gacl 20:46, 18 June 2009 (EDT)

Bogus copyright claims

You are quite correct about the bogus (and ridiculous) nature of copyright claims on some of your recent uploads. Are you able to delete these notices or pages before uploading? If not, I'll take care of it. I just don't want to confuse folks on something as unambiguously public domain as the 1879 Jean White edition of the Klosé clarinet menthod. Even the Creative Commons claim is absurd. Thanks, Carolus 19:23, 9 July 2009 (EDT)

Those comments are just reminders for the reviewer (you, in this case). I always expect those to be gone after the copyright review. I could get rid of those myself (and i do like to do it) but i lack the software to do editing efficiently. To clean up a score i have to:
1) Open up the file with the GIMP, but, if the file has a lot of pages i can only select/open a certain number of pages at a time, otherwise i'll run out of memory,
2) open up each page, manually, as a layer,
3) edit/erase everything manually,
4) save each page/layer individually after editing (i'll have to do this for every page regardless of whether it needs clean up or not),
5) do convert *.png foo.pdf,
6) cross fingers, take a vacation, come back and see if the PDF is done.
Big files like the Klosé method or the Carcassi method will not compile, i would have to break 'em up, but, since they are so pristine i don't bother with the files and just hope for some kind soul to get rid of the objectionable stuff on just one page. The Monzani method on the other hand had some pencil writing that really did bother me and some ink stains over the notes where i actually had to sculpt new notes out of the blobs (i think i'll do a post in the forum on this subject), so i cleaned it up; but it was a lot of work. Gacl 20:30, 9 July 2009 (EDT)

Credit for scanning


Why am I not given credit as the scanner of the Dressler, the Monzani (both the Instructions and the Studios) and the Tillmetz? Do you not know that I did the scanning? It was a lot of work. These items have been on my web page since 2006. --Rick Wilson

In the United States copies of public domain works are not copyrightable. However, some people claim to have a copyright on scans of images, books, and other media, even when that copyright does not exist. When somebody puts a copyright notice on a work they are basically saying: "I will sue you if you copy this". So people may want to avoid the annoyance of having to go to court and waste money on lawyers only to prove the obvious. And thus the scanner's name may be intentionally omitted.
I also scan books, but i don't claim copyright on them. If getting credit is important then somebody may add: "Scanned by your name here". Gus 00:21, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
By the way, you may also add the credits yourself, since you have an account. I think most posters in deal with these kinds of situations in the same manner. Gus 00:28, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

@Rick Wilson: If you're the scanner, by all means put your own name in the scanner field. We're all in favor of crediting the scanner, especially for nicely-done scans. As long as you understand that there is no copyright involved in scanning a public-domain score, you are free to credit yourself as scanner - even including a direct link to your own page, as we do with the Sibley Library scores. Carolus 00:37, 21 January 2010 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)