When you read through my Tango Tables, you may want to know the rules for the coding of the music filenames.
I set up a simple code for filenames so I can recognise the song without needing to resort to a program, which displays mp3 tags. When creating playlists, I find this enormously helpful. It does not take long to get used to it.
If you really don’t like the encoding, once you have downloaded a song, you can give it a filename, which makes sense to you.
Here is an example: Can_SonarYnadaMas_VS^W
The first block of three or four letters is an abbreviation of the name of the composer or performer of the song. I have a list of all abbreviations. If there is demand, I can upload it.
After the __ follows a sensible abbreviation of the title, followed by another __ and a capital letter, which refers to the styles of Tango.
__V for Vals… __M for Milonga… __C or Cj for Canjengue or __Cd for Candombe. Rarely you will find __F for Fusion, some new Tangos, which include styling features from the traditional country music of the composer…. and very extremely seldom __N for (can’t say the word). An S after the style indicator means it’s a song.
When there is nothing after the title, it means it’s a ‘normal’ Tango. So far the only thing, which can follow is __S, which means it’s a song, as above.
Generally, after the style indicator follows ^ which means, I have completed the least I do with every piece, it takes about half an hour. This job includes:
- adding a bit of silence at the start and end
- and a general volume adjustment (so I don’t need to do it during playback)
^W means I have done more than half an hours work. For info on what else I do with a song, look at My Style of Dusting.
Sometimes I added a lower case s after the W to indicate, the song has been recorded in stereo.
Decoding the above example: Can_SonarYnadaMas_VS^W
It’s a Canaro song called Sonar y nada mas, it’s a Vals, a song and I have done more than half an hours work on it.
I hope, this makes sense.
Amadeus W. Tangoduster