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Next Project - Thaxted from Gustav Holst's Jupiter
Next Fiddlerman.com international group project will be - Gustav Holst - The Planets Op.32 Jupiter - Thaxted
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Fiddlerman
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April 16, 2014 - 6:56 am
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Time for a new project.

We've explored many genres in our projects and "The Planets" by Gustav Holst is one of my favorite classical works. Hopefully doing this project will turn you on to this work as well. I marked the movement that we will be doing on the youtube link below but encourage you to listen to the whole performance sometime. Also, please feel free to share other links here as well so that we can familiarize ourselves with the piece. You'll soon discover that it has been done with many instrumental combinations and has other titles. One well known title for that movement is "O God Beyond All Praising" which is commonly sung in the US.

Instead of a deadline on this project the first 100 submissions will be a cue for me to begin mixing. Maximum two parts and everyone who sends the 1st violin part must include one of the 3 other parts as well. If your submission does not correspond with the playback file it will not be used. All submissions must be left to me as an MP4, MPEG-4 with a minimum of 640 x 480. Audio without video not accepted this time. More information to come soon.

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So does this mean if I don't get in the first 100 submissions I won't make it into the project? This is confusing me.

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No Hannah, it just means he wont do the mix and all the work that goes with it unless he gets that many. In the past there were deadlines to get in submissions and lots of extensions, I think this is just a way to avoid those hassles.

He'll post the sheet music, click track and details of the project soon.

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April 16, 2014 - 8:35 am
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Thanks Barry,

We have never received that many submissions which leads me to believe that it will take a while to get 100. When I get 100 I'll notify everyone and give everyone a chance to submit their recordings. I'll even let you know as the recordings begin coming in and keep you up to date on the current number from time to time. My guess is that we'll be mixing within 3 months. Wishful thinking?

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How beautiful a song!!! I am eagerly awaiting the click track and sheet music! I feel its time to jump on one of these projects! 

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Here's a link to a complete score of Jupiter circa 1921, (and the other planets,) if anyone is interested in looking at it -- just for fun. I'm sure FiM is going to come up with something much more user friendly.  IMSLP is a gold mine for looking at baroque, classical, and romantic period musical scores, as well as lots of european folk music.

http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Plan....._Gustav%29

And here's a link to the instrument abbreviations used by IMSLP, for any who may be interested: 

http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:Ab.....nstruments.

 

I can't wait to hear this project, it's a beautiful piece. 

 

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Interesting > very beautiful piece

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April 16, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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New parts have been added. I'll do the viola parts soon.

Please note that I didn't insert an up-bow to the Violin 3, and 4 pick-ups but begin the piece with an up-bow in all those parts. I expect there may be several changes so I'll wait till I have to re-upload all the parts. :)

Thaxted Project PDF Parts:

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Cool! A new group project!

Sounds like a good approach, Pierre. @Fiddlerman 

My only concern is...two flats?? Ugh.

Um, I mean, yay, a new challenge: two flats!

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Will there be click tracks or not?

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Panda-P said
Will there be click tracks or not?

patience coffee2  its coming

 

 

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:-)

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KindaScratchy said

Cool! A new group project!

Sounds like a good approach, Pierre. @Fiddlerman 

My only concern is...two flats?? Ugh.

Um, I mean, yay, a new challenge: two flats!

Never occurred to me that 2 flats would be a problem. I might find an easier key signature if the majority agrees that it's a drag.

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Keep it in the key it's in. You can't get better if you don't challenge yourself!

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@KindaScratchy Since I am learning by Suzuki method, I know no flats!! Suzuki starts out with 3 sharps, then 2 sharps, I am on one sharp at present. On my own I have played some music with no sharps or flats. That is the least of my worries. I am sure I can figure them out.

How exactly do I turn a regular video from a digital camera into a MP4, MPEG-4 with a minimum of 640 x 480?

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@KindaScratchy

Whatever major key it's in, its still 2 whole steps, a half step, 3 whole steps, a half step, right? It's just like playing in C but with a b-flat and an e-flat. Just work out and memorize the finger pattern across the strings for that (for whatever positions in which you chose to play) and you're all set. There's nothing to fear from sharps and flats they're just notes, like all the others. Easy peazy lemon squeezy right? What I fear is that horrid 25 to 75 cents space between the half-steps -- I play those far too often.

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Uzi said

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Whatever major key it's in, its still 2 whole steps, a half step, 3 whole steps, a half step, right? It's just like playing in C but with a b-flat and an e-flat. Just work out and memorize the finger pattern across the strings for that (for whatever positions in which you chose to play) and you're all set. There's nothing to fear from sharps and flats they're just notes, like all the others. Easy peazy lemon squeezy right? What I fear is that horrid 25 to 75 cents space between the half-steps -- I play those far too often.

Oh, I know. Thanks for the encouragement, Uzi. I'm no stranger to various key signatures, having played several instruments over the years, but for some reason, I'm just not crazy about flats. I tend to prefer sharps. Weird, I know, but I think it has to do with my primary instrument being guitar, which lends itself more to C, G, D and A than the keys on the flat side of the circle.

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Bring it on!
I'm finally back online, and I come back to see a new project, how exciting!
Better get my scale practise up to scratch for this one.
Oh dear ... I've had V1 printed for 5 mins and already I'm butchering it ... the last few bars are shifted just a tiny bit, but I think you've all heard my attempt at shifting just one note on the E string, and it's not pleasant. So I've dropped them an octave. Will probably be in trouble for that, but whatever happens I'll have something to work on and I always enjoy these projects.
Diane, just do some practise with the Bb scale and it will be fine.
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That's the spirit guys. :-) Yeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

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Schaick said

@KindaScratchy Since I am learning by Suzuki method, I know no flats!! Suzuki starts out with 3 sharps, then 2 sharps, I am on one sharp at present. On my own I have played some music with no sharps or flats. That is the least of my worries. I am sure I can figure them out.

How exactly do I turn a regular video from a digital camera into a MP4, MPEG-4 with a minimum of 640 x 480?

When you download it and save it to your computer, what ever program you are using should have settings to save it as such.

 

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