Does anyone have a Wiki or online User Manual that they love, frequently use, or think would be a good model for us to follow?
What is difficult (or was the first time) to do with PB (and thus should be covered in the manual)?
What is the typical audience? I assume pianists, music students and teachers. But I imagine also basic computer competence (e.g. "Install this file(.exe,.deb/rpm,.pkg)" and "Ctrl-o to open the midi file" are enough instruction.)
What does everyone think of the following set of topics for the PianoBooster Wiki and User Manual?
Especially good feedback would include a different way of organizing these two so we can settle on a format that makes sense to the most people and not get stuck too early on what "works" for just one of us.
___Possible Wiki Outline___
'what is PB' page: aka "Getting Started" and "1-page quick intro"
playing along with a midi file; annimated gif: keyboard w/ fingers; screen w/ notes
liveusb?, plug in keyboard, setup midi, open midi file
PB User Reference (manual): table of content sidebar
install (and using liveusb)
attaching midi input/output (including midi sythesis, i.e. Fluidsynth)
making midi (abcplus, mma)
building from source
Homepage: major news(month/quarterly)
highlight: picture of example user setup
example midi ("latest contribution" or "voted: most downloaded new Midi file in March")
Hardware: keyboards, midi interfaces, and OS used by community
MIDI: popular collections, list of free content, list of content released under Creative Commons (CC)
Piano courses: popular, free, CC
exercises: link to midi files
note-chart: link to photo, link to file, link to forum
Developer's Guide: see sourceforge homepage
CC and Midi: what songs are legal to share?
Guidelines for contributions
I've put up what I have so far, plus the intro text you sent. All areas have quite a ways to go, but is there a place most in need?
The HTML flash card is awesome! I'll try it out soon. If the HTML card could be changed at each bar (or jumped to an anchor, if exists, then folks so inclined could make HTML w/ pictures/graphics to show finger position suggestions. Also lyrics.