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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.
 
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 ==
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== Wikichorus Elements ==
You can contribute to wikichorus in a few ways: New song sheets, versions, lyrics, vocals and medleys.
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Wikichours is a combination of these elements: song sheets, lyrics, vocals and medleys. A medley page contains a list of songs intended to be sung in sequence. A song page contains the lyrics, vocals and versions of the song.
  
 
=== New song sheets ===
 
=== New song sheets ===
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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For uniformity, all song sheets are formatted using sol2snd formatter. Songs can be edited in <!--abc notation, lilypond or -->sol2snd sol-fa shorthand.
  
 
=== Versions ===
 
=== 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. <!--The tune of each version can only be edited by its original contributor.-->
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Songs evolve and contributors may know the same song with slight variations. To depict this wikichorus allows different versions of a song on the song page. 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.-->
  
 
=== Lyrics ===
 
=== Lyrics ===
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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You can add lyrics or correct existing ones.
  
 
=== Vocals ===
 
=== 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.
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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 or the entire harmony. 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 ===
 
=== Medleys ===
 
To suggest a medley simply select and order the song titles of the songs in the medley and add its suggested uses.
 
To suggest a medley simply select and order the song titles of the songs in the medley and add its suggested uses.

Latest revision as of 13:08, 21 August 2015

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.

Wikichorus Elements

Wikichours is a combination of these elements: song sheets, lyrics, vocals and medleys. A medley page contains a list of songs intended to be sung in sequence. A song page contains the lyrics, vocals and versions of the song.

New song sheets

For uniformity, all song sheets are formatted using sol2snd formatter. Songs can be edited in sol2snd sol-fa shorthand.

Versions

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

Lyrics

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 or the entire harmony. Submitting a single voice part helps learners filter out the part they are learning.

Medleys

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