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This post is a question, not a declaration. If you think it should be answered in the negative, feel free to cite your evidence.

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Is there any good sopranino news?

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After three busy years I'm revisiting SOTW with some Nino News.

For a number of years I owned sopraninosax.com, but I never created the site. The .com registration lapsed, but I decided it was more appropriate to register the .org instead.


(At the time of this writing, the site registration is so new your browser won't have a site to find.)

For the diehard sopranino player & post reader, read down to the "Relevant experience" section below about why I think it's worth having such a site.

The site's going to build up slowly. It'll also be super simple: just HTML + CSS. I have my reasons.

My plan for the site is the same as before:
  1. List of songs on which sopranino sax is featured.
  2. History of the instrument
  3. A link pointing back to this subforum and/or to a specific thread.
  4. Some other info, perhaps
Also:
  • No ads
  • No posts or contributions from other people
  • No blog
  • No dependence on other IT folks (i.e. I won't accept offers to design, maintain, etc.)
It'll just be me posting stuff.

Posting stuff with the help of folks like you.

That's what keeps the other site going. People submit info in various ways, and then (as time permits) I post those updates.

Relevant experience
A similar website I created for an unrelated, hardly popular obsession has been running for over a decade. Lots of folks have used the site to find what they need, where they need.*

And it's had an impact.

The Big Person in the U.S. for this particular hobby even helped with the site, and Big [for tiny community] National Organization's website links to the website I created. Whether the hobby is in decline, or holding steady, or actually regaining popularity, the most important thing is that hobbyists can find what they need, and find each other.

So there's some evidence that creating such a site and maintaining it for years will help get the word out about the sopranino sax. I aim to find out.

First I need to find the list of sopranino songs I compiled. A year ago I may have (gulp) recycled the list--and it wasn't a short list--but the list can be revived. It overlapped online lists, but included some unusual entries. And since the list was/is about sopranino only, no searching! No waiting! Literally nothing but 'nino!


* It's better if I don't mention the other hobby site I maintain. You'll likely imagine something way cooler than what it is. The interface is kept very simple: it runs in any browser, and it's just a bunch of data with no extraneous words, graphics, etc.

One of you out there may have visited the site. Possibly. Well, let's say there's a 3% chance you live within fifty miles of someone who has used the site. Close enough! You're practically best friends with that site visitor, whoever it is.
 

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After three busy years I'm revisiting SOTW with some Nino News.

For a number of years I owned sopraninosax.com, but I never created the site. The .com registration lapsed, but I decided it was more appropriate to register the .org instead.


(At the time of this writing, the site registration is so new your browser won't have a site to find.)

For the diehard sopranino player & post reader, read down to the "Relevant experience" section below about why I think it's worth having such a site.

The site's going to build up slowly. It'll also be super simple: just HTML + CSS. I have my reasons.

My plan for the site is the same as before:
  1. List of songs on which sopranino sax is featured.
  2. History of the instrument
  3. A link pointing back to this subforum and/or to a specific thread.
  4. Some other info, perhaps
Also:
  • No ads
  • No posts or contributions from other people
  • No blog
  • No dependence on other IT folks (i.e. I won't accept offers to design, maintain, etc.)
It'll just be me posting stuff.

Posting stuff with the help of folks like you.

That's what keeps the other site going. People submit info in various ways, and then (as time permits) I post those updates.

Relevant experience
A similar website I created for an unrelated, hardly popular obsession has been running for over a decade. Lots of folks have used the site to find what they need, where they need.*

And it's had an impact.

The Big Person in the U.S. for this particular hobby even helped with the site, and Big [for tiny community] National Organization's website links to the website I created. Whether the hobby is in decline, or holding steady, or actually regaining popularity, the most important thing is that hobbyists can find what they need, and find each other.

So there's some evidence that creating such a site and maintaining it for years will help get the word out about the sopranino sax. I aim to find out.

First I need to find the list of sopranino songs I compiled. A year ago I may have (gulp) recycled the list--and it wasn't a short list--but the list can be revived. It overlapped online lists, but included some unusual entries. And since the list was/is about sopranino only, no searching! No waiting! Literally nothing but 'nino!


* It's better if I don't mention the other hobby site I maintain. You'll likely imagine something way cooler than what it is. The interface is kept very simple: it runs in any browser, and it's just a bunch of data with no extraneous words, graphics, etc.

One of you out there may have visited the site. Possibly. Well, let's say there's a 3% chance you live within fifty miles of someone who has used the site. Close enough! You're practically best friends with that site visitor, whoever it is.
As said earlier in this thread I have a large number of original recordings using sopranino. I posted eight on Mar 8, 2021 reply #31. Contact me by PM if interested.
 

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As said earlier in this thread I have a large number of original recordings using sopranino. I posted eight on Mar 8, 2021 reply #31. Contact me by PM if interested.
I'll send you a PM. Thanks!

Original recordings would likely go in a separate page from historical recordings available on vinyl, CD, etc. Original recordings can be great, and for many people even better, but from past experience with my other site I have to be judicious with accepting links to original materials.

That said, of the tunes of yours I've listened to, "Smell the funk in that jam!" is one that appeals to my tastes the most so far. I'd love to link to it.

I have (or had) perhaps a hundred listings from sources such as The Penguin Guide to Jazz (which I read through page by page). I would love to have more listings, once I find those or (sigh) regenerate the list from scratch. Online track listings didn't include a number of the old listings I've only found on paper, or stumbled across in other ways.
 
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