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Fiddlerman's 2014 Group Christmas Project - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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Fiddlerman
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November 3, 2014 - 9:51 am
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Next Group Project.

Fiddlerman's 2014 International Group Christmas Project is: We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

The deadline for your submissions is November 30th, 2014 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 vln 1's. If the timing of your submission does not correspond with the playback file we might not use it. All submissions must be left to me as an MP4 (MPEG-4) with a minimum resolution of 640 x 480. No audio only submissions.
Visit this forum link to participate on the discussion of this project.

Please download this click track 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. We cannot match all the parts unless you are hearing the playback file while recording, or at least a metronome with the correct speed setting though there are no guarantees that your part will match the others if using a metronome.

Record yourself using the click track in ear only (not audible on the recording) and…

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@Fiddlerman - 

From the day you posted the score, I did my usual and (re-)transcribed it into NWC and exported as midi files - (oh, and anyone who wants them is welcome to - just ask ) I set the tempo to 120, it's "brisk" but not too fast - "jaunty" I would call it.  The 76 you suggest may be a bit more in keeping with the occasion however!  

I dunno.... I have no preference personally - hey - I'll post a 120 play of my v1 against the 3 other parts as a played-back midi - see what it sounds like ??? - LOL - I'm getting good at this mixing - here you go - this is a bit of v1 against your own arrangement for v2/3/4/ (incidentally these parts are mapped on midi to violin, violin, oboe - not that that would be particularly noticeable...) ..  anyway - this is how your arrangement works at 120 bpm - I quite like it....  (your arrangement that is, I wan't referring to my playing)

 ...  I like the 120 - I've "reset my timings" to 76 - to try it out - and - well - like I say - it's a bit more "solemn" and "respectful" - I mean Xmas isn't all about fun and hilarity...  

Anyway - just a bit of early feedback...

Cheers, Bill

EDIT:  Ohhh - if the FM Concert sounds "unusual" - that's because it is played with a mute.....  haaaa....  I felt it needed it because of my bowing problems (damaged right hand pinkie, still no better, bow ends up being "heavier and less controllable" on the strings - I'll find a way around this yet .. grrrr )

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Thank you Pierre.

I am eager to play this with the group.  

Okay everyone.... 27 days to go.. get playing.   :)

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Fiddlerman
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November 3, 2014 - 8:54 pm
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76 must be left over from a draft on a past project or something. I haven't given the tempo a thought at all. I'll try to find that and correct it. :)
Probably left over from the Thaxted project.

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Lets ROLL!!! > BPM\TEMPO needs to be set.

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Fiddlerman
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November 3, 2014 - 9:40 pm
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I propose we have a look at 108.
Let me know what y'all think. :)

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Just had a shot at 108 - yup, that works well.  

The 120 I tried was maybe a bit too "pacey" (not in the sense of play-ability, just the overall feel)

1 vote for 108 - LOL

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Fiddlerman
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November 4, 2014 - 9:28 am
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Thanks for the vote Bill :)

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Just tried the 108 tempo suggested by Bill, feels just about right to me.

 

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@Fiddlerman - yup - the reference to the 76bpm appears in the blog entry - 

http://fiddlerman.com/2014/11/.....christmas/

.. as you say - probably a "hang-over" from your Thaxted blog....

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Oh, its ready to go now.

"We wish you A Margarita Christmas and a Half Pint new year!" - I'm in on that one.

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@Gil Should read FiddlerMan suggested, and tested by Bill.

 

 

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LOL, correct !  @Gil 

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LOL, give credit where it belongs right. ;)

I forgot to remove the old tempo reference, thanks again for reminding me. It's a done deal now. :)

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I am new to this...just wondering where we would find sheet music for this project.  I would like to try v3 part.  Haven't been learning for very long.  

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Welcome, Lucy - you'll find PDF sheet here - Visit     http://fiddlerman.com/2014/11/.....christmas/ .... it's all there, including two versions (if you feel happy about shifting for the second part )

Enjoy the forum !

Bill

 

EDIT: : Oops.... I think the original link I gave comes back to here - I'll sort it...  give me a minute - ok the link above is correct now....  which reminds me of a dictionary definition -

Recursive:  See recursive    

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I'm in ... but of course I was doing my usual procrastinating ... until I read Toni's post!

Damn!  27 days?  So now that is only 24 days!

Ok, gotta get started.

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Im ready, bring on the click track violin-1267

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Just finished the Viola parts. They are also on the mother page for this project.

 

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@Robyn...

WHAT!!??

 

27 days, then 24 days???

 

I thought it was still 30 days!

I guess I better get started as well... duncecap

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