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<strong>Welcome to Wikichorus, the open sol-fa songbook</strong>
  
Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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Wikichorus is a community-maintained collection of song sheets in sol-fa notation that anyone can contribute to. It is intended to be both a written record of cherished choruses in an easy-to-read format and an audio record of the same so they can be interpreted accurately.
  
== Getting started ==
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== Contributing to Wikichorus ==
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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You can contribute to wikichorus in a few ways: New song sheets, versions, lyrics, vocals and medleys.
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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=== New song sheets ===
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Localisation#Translation_resources Localise MediaWiki for your language]
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For uniformity, all song sheets are formatted using sol2snd formatter. Songs can be edited in <!--abc notation, lilypond or -->sol2snd sol-fa shorthand. To add a song sheet click 'Add song' in the left pane.
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=== Versions ===
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Songs evolve and contributors may know the same song with slight variations. To depict this reality wikichorus allows versions. You can add a version from scratch or start with a copy of an existing one. <!--The tune of each version can only be edited by its original contributor.-->
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=== Lyrics ===
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Unlike the tune, the lyrics of a song can be edited by anyone. You can add lyrics or correct existing ones.
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=== Vocals ===
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Wikichorus initially sequences the tune so its music can be heard. But to truly hear the song with words wikichorus needs vocals. Anyone can submit a recording of the vocal performance of one voice part. Submitting a single voice part helps learners filter out the part they are learning. However the separate parts can always be heard together. Vocals have another use on wikichorus: Suggesting songs. If you suggest a song to be included in wikichorus, it is helpful for the contributors to hear it.
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=== Medleys ===
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To suggest a medley simply select and order the song titles of the songs in the medley and add its suggested uses.

Revision as of 15:26, 13 July 2015

Welcome to Wikichorus, the open sol-fa songbook

Wikichorus is a community-maintained collection of song sheets in sol-fa notation that anyone can contribute to. It is intended to be both a written record of cherished choruses in an easy-to-read format and an audio record of the same so they can be interpreted accurately.

Contributing to Wikichorus

You can contribute to wikichorus in a few ways: New song sheets, versions, lyrics, vocals and medleys.

New song sheets

For uniformity, all song sheets are formatted using sol2snd formatter. Songs can be edited in sol2snd sol-fa shorthand. To add a song sheet click 'Add song' in the left pane.

Versions

Songs evolve and contributors may know the same song with slight variations. To depict this reality wikichorus allows versions. You can add a version from scratch or start with a copy of an existing one.

Lyrics

Unlike the tune, the lyrics of a song can be edited by anyone. You can add lyrics or correct existing ones.

Vocals

Wikichorus initially sequences the tune so its music can be heard. But to truly hear the song with words wikichorus needs vocals. Anyone can submit a recording of the vocal performance of one voice part. Submitting a single voice part helps learners filter out the part they are learning. However the separate parts can always be heard together. Vocals have another use on wikichorus: Suggesting songs. If you suggest a song to be included in wikichorus, it is helpful for the contributors to hear it.

Medleys

To suggest a medley simply select and order the song titles of the songs in the medley and add its suggested uses.