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Fiddler man's "Addams Family" Virtual Group Halloween 2015 Project
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Fiddlerman
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August 4, 2015 - 2:31 pm
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For now our deadline for your submissions is October 12th, 2015 at which time I will begin mixing. I encourage all 1st violin recordings to include one of the 3 other parts as well so that we don't have too many melodies. If the timing of your submission does not correspond with the playback file it will not be used. All submissions should be converted to MP4 (MPEG-4) with a minimum resolution of 640 x 480. No audio only submissions.

Since this is a Halloween project, I will STRONGLY encourage dressing up. This will make for a much more interesting video for us all to share on Halloween. Also, decorating the background is a great idea if you have the means.

Visit this forum link to participate on the discussion of this project.

Please download the playback file to your computer, phone, MP3 player or similar for use during your recording. Any video submission recorded without the use of this playback file "in ear" (preferably using a headphone jack) will not be used. I cannot match all the parts unless you are hearing the playback file while recording.

After recording yourself using the playback file ( in ear only, should not be audible on your recording) SPREND the MP4/MPEG-4 preferred video file…

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Fiddlerman
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August 4, 2015 - 2:49 pm
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BillyG
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LIKE !  Thanks, @Fiddlerman !

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that was quick. Thanks, now off to Staples to buy more printer ink...

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KindaScratchy
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Looks like fun. My first question might be a silly one but...which hand should we use to snap our fingers? I can't imagine how to do it without dropping the bow or the violin.
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LOL! I was thinking the same thing. It's gonna take a lot of practice, at least for me!

Let the bow flow.

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Jim Dunleavy
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Ooh, I might have a go at this one! banana

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Fiddlerman
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August 5, 2015 - 7:02 am
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I was thinking the same thing as well. Have a few ideas and they will come with the example videos. For now, how about either stomp your feet or play behind the bridge.

Another idea would be to ask for help from some friends, or to record the snaps separately and send them to me.

I'm open for suggestions. 🙂

Don't forget to swing the eighth notes. I first wrote them out but then I thought that it looked too complicated visually with dotted eighth and sixteenth notes or too many triplets so I changed it to even eighth notes with hopes that you will still swing them.

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Leanna
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 Thank you for all the parts!  I really appreciate the variety of bass clef parts so Les can play cello and maybe my niece will do bass.  We'll think about costumes and decorations.  This will be so much fun!

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I need those videos @Fiddlerman -- so I know what a swing note is  🙂

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iBud
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Aloha @Fiddlerman,

I'm going to have a go at this one.  I was also wondering about the finger snaps, but I'm at work and don't have my fiddle with me.  I'll give it a go once I get home but I agree that it doesn't seem possible without losing either the fiddle or the bow.  Anyway, the parts don't seem to be too bad, thanks for that.  It should sound really good, what with all the different parts.  

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LindaMc
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Another option would be to do a "click" by pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth in back of your teeth and pulling it back quickly. It's like a snap, only louder.

I was also thrown by the "swing" thing.  Video would be very much appreciated. Other than that, it looks doable. 

Now for that costume.......

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Oh, I love those swinging eights... BUT can I play them and keep the timing down?

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BillyG
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For those new to the "swing" notes - this is what I understand by it - (it seems to happen a lot in traditionally scored fiddle music - and it's just to make the representation less "cluttered" I guess ) -

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... and the difference kind of sounds like this - 

 ....  That's what I understand by it at the moment...  ready to be corrected ! 

EDIT: Or even worse, they could be notated like this ( as Pierre mentions in the text just above the first bar ) - evenworse.JPG 

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Fidelestre
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Uh oh - the key of B flat major will definitely be a challenge. Have not yet learned the finger position for B flat (on the A string), for example, and Suzuki doesn't even touch that in Book 1. But will try printing them out and writing in the fingering to see if one of the parts might be possible.

Was wondering if the "snaps" might instead be done as "taps" by tapping lightly on the wood of the violin, with the fingers or with the back of the bow?

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Barry
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sounds like a great project !!  @Fiddlerman    you ever consider changing our name to "the fiddlerman orchestra"   ,because that is what we've become  😉

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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I am super excited for another project.  THANK YOU PIERRE!

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Fiddlerman
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Great ideas with the snaps. I'll try to find time for videos. 🙂

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Oh wow! I only just found the sheet music for this piece elsewhere and gave it a go, can't wait to try @Fiddlerman's version vampire7

It looks a bit beyond me, but still, very exciting!

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Fiddlerman said
Great ideas with the snaps. I'll try to find time for videos. 🙂

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