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 on: January 19, 2018, 11:18:43 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Tuna
Hey if you ever need an unlicensed contractor just give me a call

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 on: January 19, 2018, 05:30:59 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Shar
Thank you, Karl. Sorry about the setback. Congratulations about your son's wedding. The CODA WILL happen.

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 on: January 18, 2018, 08:00:30 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by d102
Thanks Karl,
the update really is much appreciated, running out of the resin to mold with was not one of the pitfalls I had forseen.

Really looking forward to the day you say that the Codas are ready to go.

In the meantime good luck with the builders.   Smiley

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 on: January 18, 2018, 07:31:29 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Karl
Hi, guys, I apologize for the lack of updates and for not answering some of your emails. I'm a rather poor multi-tasker. I thought we'd be able to keep all the folks on the waiting list updated by group emails, but it's more complicated than I thought.

Right now, I'm trying to focus on preparing Coda support tools for when Coda is available for purchase. We're working on the new Coda forum and its content: support videos, play-along backing tracks for the Coda book (the book is only suitable for those who read music), and a Learning to Play Coda curriculum for those who don't read music.

I say "trying" because my son was recently married, my wife and I gave up our offices to build an in-law suite for new family members, and now workers are busy renovating the rest of our house. We are continually moving things from one part of the house to another. Since I work out of my home these days, this has been more than a little challenging and distracting. Besides frequent consultations with the builders (who are great guys, by the way!), try recording sound samples or videos when they are pounding nails into the other side of your wall or ripping up a floor down the hall! I'm learning to take advantage of the quiet moments. In fact, the builders left a few minutes ago, so I need to wrap this up quick.

What about Coda?  As many of you know, the first batch of 2,000 instruments was a total loss because they didn't do the second of the ultrasonic welds to specifications. We spent a lot of time after that trying to salvage some, but it was not feasible. That was a huge blow financially (what is 2,000 x $59.95?), but I've been forcing myself to focus on the positive side. It has allowed us more time to get Coda supports ready, which is something I wanted to do all along.

Unfortunately, we used up all our Xylar resin on the first batch and could not obtain more unless we bought about $5,000 worth of material, which was not a realistic option at this point. Believe it or not, it has taken the molders until now to find a readily available alternative to Xylar, one with the same toughness, molding qualities, and FDA foodsafe approval. They just molded a small test batch in clear today, and we plan to double check the ultrasonic welding on Wednesday (I hope!) when their ultrasonic welder should become available.

So when will Coda be available? I don't know. This is a process that involves a lot of waiting. Meanwhile, all we can do is hang in there and try to get more supports in place to help future Coda newbies.

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 on: January 18, 2018, 06:23:39 pm 
Started by kypfer - Last post by kypfer
The original link is dead, but fortunately the page was indexed by the Internet Archive

https://web.archive.org/web/20120219091614/http://www.mochpryderi.com/Tose.html

The original link may be dead, but the updated page, as a pdf file, is here http://www.mochpryderi.com/Resources/Tose%20200%20Tunes.pdf

There's a lot of my favourite tunes in this collection Smiley

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 on: January 18, 2018, 02:12:59 pm 
Started by kypfer - Last post by hoodsmom
The original link is dead, but fortunately the page was indexed by the Internet Archive

https://web.archive.org/web/20120219091614/http://www.mochpryderi.com/Tose.html

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 on: January 17, 2018, 09:02:53 pm 
Started by hoodsmom - Last post by hoodsmom
I've been investigating Hungarian folk music

Here's Repülj madár, repülj (Fly Bird, fly) in abc format.
Translation here: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/repuelj-madar-repuelj-fly-bird-fly.html-0
YouTube vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apE1n63ZhMQ

more Hungarian folk tunes in the right sidebar (use Google translate), not in abc format: http://www.tankonyvtar.hu/hu/tartalom/tkt/magyarsag-nepzeneje/ch13.html

X:1
T:Repülj madár, repülj (Fly Bird, fly)
S:http://www.tankonyvtar.hu/hu/tartalom/tkt/magyarsag-nepzeneje/ch13.html
% youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apE1n63ZhMQ
% transposed for Mountain Ocarina, add your own ornaments
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Cmaj
Q:1/4=80-92
FGAA|G2 !fermata!F2|FGAG|D2  !fermata!C2|
w:Re-pülj, ma-dár, re-pülj, Mé-na-ság-ra re-pülj!
AGAA|c2 F2|AGGF|D2 !fermata!D2||
w:Él-des ga-lam-bom-nak Gyen-ge vál-lá-ra ülj!





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 on: January 16, 2018, 10:56:52 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Tuna
No need to get antsy waiting for updates at this point. We have already seen pictures, heard sound samples, and been informed that there are just a few hoops to jump through before they go into full production. Seems there really isn't much left that would constitute a meaningful update besides just announcing when they are available for sale.

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 on: January 16, 2018, 07:48:57 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by d102
I can't speak for Karl, but I do know that he is working on some learning videos, other learning materials,as well as getting a CODA forum ready. Remember Mountains Ocarians is a small outfit so it takes them longer to do stuff than megacorp inc. can crank things out.

All sound great, but 10 minutes invested in letting customers know what is happening with the production of the Coda would be good too.

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 on: January 16, 2018, 06:55:09 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Harp Player
I can't speak for Karl, but I do know that he is working on some learning videos, other learning materials,as well as getting a CODA forum ready. Remember Mountains Ocarians is a small outfit so it takes them longer to do stuff than megacorp inc. can crank things out.

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