[LAU] using linux to manage your gigs?

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Sun May 13 16:12:08 UTC 2012

On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM, Frits van der Holst <
frits at van-der-holst.com> wrote:

> Hi Josh,
> Message: 5
>> Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 15:16:11 -0500
>> From: Josh Lawrence <hardbop200 at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [LAU] using linux to manage your gigs?
>> To: Linux-audio-user at lists.linuxaudio.org
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>> hi list,
>> this is one of my busiest times of the year for gigging; I'm usually
>> playing at least once a week, and sometimes multiple times a week.  there
>> are a couple of things I'm frustrated about:
>> * my song lists are all on paper.  they have no information about the
>> song at all.  it would be nice to be able to sort by key, genre (rock, pop,
>> r&b, motown, etc.).  it would be nice if calling up the song called up the
>> chord chart, which brings me to my next point?
>> * I looked through many presentation softwares, chord chart management,
>> etc.  they all seem focused on the church crowd.  I need something
>> *simple*.  I choose a song, and the chart that I have available for it
>> (either text or pdf or whatever) is displayed in a split window.
>> ok, that's what I want, and no one gets what they want.  :)  so, I'm open
>> to any and all ideas.  what do you use?  do you manage your set lists with
>> linux?  chord charts?  I tried the whole "thinking outside the box" and
>> looked for maybe some file management software, but I got overwhelmed
>> quickly.  any and all ideas are welcome.
> I am kind of in the same problem. Having a folder full of .txt, .pdf, or
> tiff, or .png files all holding chord structures, sheet music etc.. Stuff
> for one band, stuff for another band, stuff for lessons etc..

If emacs is ok with you, you may look at orgmode's
- links http://orgmode.org/manual/Hyperlinks.html
- properties http://orgmode.org/manual/Properties-and-Columns.html

> Organizing with sub folders for genre or type is simply not enough.
> I am playing around with Tellico a generic collection manager with some
> templates for all kinds of collections (stamps, coins, files, etc..). It's
> fairly easy to make your own collection with fields for, for example, key,
> genre, type etc..
> It allows for having (file) URL's so when you have found what you need in
> the catalog you can open the file directly.
> Tellico is in the Ubuntu repositories.
> Hope this helps.
> Frits van der Holst
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