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Offline jimo

Cake walk
« on: February 16, 2009, 01:10:17 AM »
Would some one be able to tell me what a "Cake walk" is?
I do a lot of reading on this site but do not know all the jargon yet.
Cheers jimo
 

Offline limmy

Re: Cake walk
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 02:31:09 AM »
Hi jimo,
Cakewalk is a software that allows you to edit MIDI files. It shows a graphical representation of each of the 16 tracks of the MIDI. You can cut and paste, add or delete notes, transpose key, change instruments, tempo's etc...
Cheers,
limmy
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Offline Bill Grosse

Re: Cake walk
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 06:38:53 AM »
Jimo,

Actually the following is where the term originates as reported in Wikipedia

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Cakewalk is a traditional African American form of music and dance which originated among slaves in the Southern United States. The form was originally known as the chalk line walk. The dance takes its name from competitions held on plantations prior to Emancipation, in which prizes, sometimes cake, were given for the best dancers.

Bill G
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Offline jimo

Re: Cake walk
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 01:37:08 AM »
Jimo,

Actually the following is where the term originates as reported in Wikipedia

Bill G


Thanks Bill.I may skip that one.Cheers Jimo