HOW TO SUBMIT FILES TO COWPIE
If you can educate others in how to play a song, type up the chords and/or tab and/or playing tips so that you can give back to the Internet guitar playing community, from which you have probably learned a few things.
Step 1: Preparation of Material
Make sure of the following:
- That you have included the song name, artist's name and your own name (and if different, the transciber's name).
- If you can, include other information such as the name of the album from which the track comes, the name of the author of the words and music, details of the publisher and cataogue number, and notes on what effects are used and on how to play the music.
- Make sure that the file is 'all your own work'. If you use copyrighted material, it won't be included in the newsletter or archived. This goes from the most obvious breaches, such as scanning in pages, to minor uses, such as simply checking your work. Such minor uses are probably not copyright infringements, but to be on the safe side, you are better off not using printed material at all, and for our part, we will not knowingly include a song in our newsletter or archive of anything that makes use of copyrighted material.
- You should also check the archive to ensure that you are not duplicating material already there. If a chord or tab file already exists for the song, take it down and incorporate your material with it. Always credit the original author and mention what each of you has done, as they own the copyright to that work. If the file is anonymous at the archive, you should nonetheless state that you used material from the archive, or if practicable, disclaim credit for the portions used.
Step 2: Submission of Material
The simplest method of submitting for all concerned is to simply e-mail it to Greg Vaughn. Use a subject line of the form "songname" by "artist name" and then include the song in the body of the mail. Please include only a single song in each e-mail message to speed up processing. If you have additional comments and/or requests please send them in a separate e-mail message also.
Step 3: Follow Up
If the song you submitted was either a chord or tab file then expect to see it in the next issue of the newsletter. If it was a lyric file or contained minor corrections to a song, then it may or may not be included in the newsletter depending on the amount of other material received. If, after the next newsletter is released, you do not find the file in the archives, then contact Greg Vaughn concerning the status of the file. This is all done manually, so Greg could have made a mistake, or placed it in a different place than you expect.
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