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TefView Runs Under Wine

TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass. This is a very useful tool for those who are trying to learn a new instrumental tune.  Multiple instrument tracks can also be created; for instance, the user could toggle between tablature for guitar, mandolin, all within the same song file.

TEFview is a free TablEdit file viewer. Files that were created with TablEdit can be viewed/listened to using TEFview. Unfortunately, they only offer a Windows and Mac version of the software.

With past versions of Ubuntu, I have been able to run the TEFviewer under wine, but I had to also install Timidity and and make some custom configurations. Now, with the latest version of Wine and Ubuntu, you can easily intall TEFview.

Download TEFview from  I installed this on my CrunchBang system which made the process slightly more complicated, but not too bad.  I chose to install Wine-Doors, which I have had good luck with in the past when running under Ubuntu.  When you install Wine-Doors, you are also installing the standard Wine package. Wine is in the Ubuntu repositories and is as easy to install as typing “sudo apt-get install wine” into your terminal emulator.  If you wish to instead install Wine-Doors, download the appropriate file from here:  For Ubuntu, dowload the .deb version.  Navigate to the file in your file manager, right-click on it and select “Open with gdebi package manager”.  Follow the installation procedure.  Once finished, you’ll find a menu launcher under Applications > Wine > Wine-Doors.  Launch Wine-Doors and specify that you do have a valid Windows license; once the setup has completed, a window will open that contains various software that can be installed.  Select File > Install From CD, and then browse to the directory where you saved the TefView software, then select the tefv.exe file and click Run.  Follow the installation wizard.

Here is the TefView in action.



Fort Collins Bluegrass and Old Time Music

Fort Collins sure has some great music flowing through its veins!  It surely is a mecca for Bluegrass music, and Old Time music is starting to become more prevalent too!  Check out a couple of local bands:

The Horsetooth Mountain Rangers

Cottonwood Grove, a Fort Collins Old Time Stringband

Inauguration Party at Avogadro’s Number

Don’t miss the inauguration party for Obama in Fort Collins on Tuesday night.  It’s happening at Avogadro’s Number ( in Fort Collins, CO!  It’ll be a pot luc party with three bands providing entertainment.

The Poudre River Irregulars 5:00 – 7:00
Inaugural Speech 7:00 – 7:30
The Montgomery Jazz Group 7:30 – 9:30
The Horsetooth Mountain Rangers 9:30 – 11:00

Don’t miss it!

New Years Eve Celebration TONIGHT at Avogadro’s Number

Looking for a fun way to bring in the new year?

Join us at the New Year’s Eve Pot Luck Party tonight at Avogadro’s Number!  The Horsetooth Mountain Rangers will be playing from 7:00 – 8:30.  Bring a dish to share, bring your instrument, bring a friend, and come shake your booty!

Hope to see you there!
Have a Happy New Year!!!

Horsetooth Mountain Rangers

The Horsetooth Mountain Rangers have become the regular Wednesday night house band down at Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, CO.  We usually play from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., and the long-standing Avo’s Bluegrass jam begins after that.  Amy Finders was there last night to take our photograph; she has recently become the webmaster for the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society‘s website and wanted to update our band info and photo.  She was kind enough to stand in as the designated photographer on this one.  Click images to enlarge.

Horsetooth Mountain Rangers, December 17 2008 at Avogrado's Number, Fort Collins CO

I decided to create an old-timey looking version of the image (below):

Horsetooth Mountain Rangers, December 17 2008 at Avogrado's Number, Fort Collins CO

The Wednesday night jam at Avo’s is a lot of fun. It’s mostly Bluegrass, but there is sometimes an Old Time jam that plays back in the stairwell (that’s where the good acoustics are!). So come on down and join in the fun!

Upcoming Shows | Week of May 7th, 2007

>> Casey Driessen is playing at the Swing Station in LaPorte on Wednesday. — $10

>> Brother Mule is playing this Thursday night at Avogadro’s Number at 8:00 pm. — $7.00

>> Also, check out this week’s film listing at the Lyric Cinema Cafe.

—–===[ Be there or be a big fat fruitcake. ]===—–

Kristin Andreassen | Aoife O’Donovan

As my friend Eddie says, “If only it were possible to marry a voice…”

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