Support software and web components to help learn to play and practice the bass music instruments such as the bass fiddle, guitar, lute, harp, and drum.
The double bass (contrabass) is the lowest sounding member of the violin family of string instruments. A related (descendant) instrument is the bass guitar, fretted or fretless. There are some similarities that justify having support for the bass guitar in
this project: string names are the same, some double bass players are also bass guitar players, the learning and practice needs are similar (regular practice, performance, work with percussionists, ...). Although western music finds the guitar very attractive,
the rest of the world (most of the world's population it could be argued), still prefer all the variations of the much richer (and more culturally meaningful)
Oud (Rubab, western
Harp, Lyre (Begena) and fiddles (Rebab,
Hardanger fiddle...). So I invite you all practitioners of these fine instruments to help out, if you find this project useful.
When you search for double bass you will often hit resources provided by drummers, not string players. To cater for this audience too, there will also be some support for the double (bass) low drum, part of the percussion family of instruments, as bass strings
and percussions often go together well in a band or orchestra. In this area as well, most of the world percussion is tailored to each region and people: my personal favourite are the tabla (in particular the low drum and its language) and the massive African
This project is currently in definition and setup mode. All visitors and potential contributors are welcome.
The specification for a first initial application is now available: a modern instrument tuner software. The current step in the process is:
storyboarding for the user interface and features.
Currently recruiting volunteers to man (or woman) the following posts:
- Musicians (learners or practitioners), for gathering specifications, producing some music and sounds (see
Example audio data for testing), using the software and reporting bugs
- Copywriters for documentation
- Quality Assurance and test engineers
- Graphic artists for the visual assets of this project, to represent the instruments, ...
- manager, code reviewers and a code master
Please post on the forum before requesting a role in this project. Also state what capacity you are applying for: Developer, Editor, Coordinator.
currently in design
phase. This is in specification phase, see the documentation tab.
Please read the documentation, and participate in the discussions.