When you browse through the tables, you may want to know how I made up the filenames.
The code tells me details of a song without the need for a program displaying mp3 tags, which is particularly helpful when creating playlists. It does not take long to get used to it.
Once you have downloaded a song, you can give it any filename you like.
Here is an example: Can_SonarYnadaMas_VSw43x
• The first block of letters is an abbreviation of the main performer’s name.
• After the separator __ follows a condensed version of the title.
• Then follows another __ and a block of capital letters indicating the style of Tango: V for Vals M for Milonga C or Cj for Canjengue and Cd for Candombe. None of those means it’s a ‘normal’ Tango.
An S after the style indicator tells you it’s a song.
• The following W or a w means I have done more than an hours work on a piece. For info on what that is, look at My Style of Dusting.
• ^ instead of the W is for my own record keeping, which means that I have done nothing major. This symbol will gradually disappear.
• I started adding a + or – which means the first release of the song with a particular performer was more or less than 50 years ago. Gradually, I will replace the symbols with a two-digit number indicating the release date.
• a lower case x is for my own record keeping. It tells me that a title is ready for you to download.
Decoding the above example: Can_SonarYnadaMas_VSw43x
It’s a Canaro song called Soñar y nada mas, it’s a Vals, a song and I have done more than an hours work on it. The first release by the performing artist was in 1943. The lower case x tells me that all is ready to go.