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Christmas Project 2011 allocation of parts
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Chinny
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Hey guys, the purpose of this thread is to work out what parts everyone is doing and to hopefully even out the numbers for each section as some of us were discussing in the shout box earlier today. 

 

So far we have been told that we can play multiple parts if we choose to but 2 parts max would be ideal to give other players a chance too so we can tackle this project as a group instead of individually solo-ing all of it. With Fiddlerman's consent we've been told that we can play in a different octave if we want as long as the notes are the same (for obvious reasons).

 

Some of you may know that Barry and I have been working on violin 2 for some time now. Turns out Robyn was working on violin 2 too but is thinking of doing violin 3 so that she can perfect it in time for the recording. Barry was thinking of trying out violin 3 and 4 and adding it to violin 2 to see how it sounds like overall. To my knowledge, Sara has been working on violin 1. 

 

I was thinking I should switch to violin 1. I've tried it before and I can probably do it given enough practise. This would allow more people to try violin 2, to push themselves further. Also, if Fiddlerman wants other parts (and or in other octaves) then I'd gladly help out with that but for now I'll switch to violin 1 and forgo violin 2. 

 

Let me know your thoughts on this and what part you're working on for the project! note

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Great initiative Chinny.

I have a feeling that others will be participating even if they have not been doing so here on the forum. We have between 400 - 600 unique visitors on fiddlerman.com every single day so hopefully others will join.crossedfingers

Definitely work on vln. 1 Chinny, IMO.

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Do we have a deadline for recording? I would love to tackle violin 1, but have one more weekend of Boat Stuff before serious practice can begin...

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I'm going to go for the 2nd part and plan on making a video of part 3 and 4 too just to see what FM thinks is best. I have to leave tomorrow morning for 10 days or so for some guitar gigs so won't get much of a chance for fiddle practice. I believe FM suggested to have this done by the end of Oct. so he has time to produce the final video. jimi-hendrix

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Yes, I like the idea of having the videos ready by the end of October. We want to post is as much as possible before Christmas 🙂 How about first week in November? I could then take a week to mix the videos. Don't think that I'll need that long but you never know. If I wait longer than that I'll have trouble finding time. I get real busy around that time of year.

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No click track yet. I would like to do at least 50 bpm but am not sure if that will be good for everyone.

Let's say that everyone practices at 50 bpm with a metronome for now and give me reports in about a week. I want to make the click-track at the proper tempo but not choose a tempo that very few can accomplish nor a tempo that is too slow and boring.

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Thanks for starting this post Chinny, like we discussed yesterday.

Yes, I'm working on part 2, but then I started practising part 3 as well.  I try to watch the instructional videos but sometimes they take too much time.

I hope enough people will contribute to this project, especially part 1, to make it sound like a large group.  It will be fantastic!

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I'll take 1 also, and/or 2, depending on the balances.

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Robyn.fnq said:

.....I try to watch the instructional videos but sometimes they take too much time.

Were you not able to download the videos? Or are the videos too long? You can always choose the starting point on the video as well.

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It's funny, when I go to the page myself, it only has the pdf files, but when I clicked on the link Chinny put in, I get the videos too ... go figure ...

I can watch them, but my internet is slow, so until I can download and keep on the hard drive, it's a hassle to keep waiting for them to load.

But all in all I think I'm getting better ... fingers crossed ...

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Sounds great. Happy you like the smileys too.afro

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Robyn.fnq said:

It's funny, when I go to the page myself, it only has the pdf files, but when I clicked on the link Chinny put in, I get the videos too ... go figure ...

Dw, I get that too. The link from the tabs up the top dont come up with the videos but the one I linked you is from the blog page I think and yea I had to bookmark that. Also, I have a playlist on youtube dedicated to the 4 vids that FM posted for the chrissy project so it makes it easier for me to find them.

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I was going to do violin 2, but it looks like everyone is doing violin 2! So maybe I'll start working on violin 1. violin_girl

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Robyn.fnq said:

Thanks for starting this post Chinny, like we discussed yesterday.

Yes, I'm working on part 2, but then I started practising part 3 as well.  I try to watch the instructional videos but sometimes they take too much time.

I hope enough people will contribute to this project, especially part 1, to make it sound like a large group.  It will be fantastic!

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Robyn, there is a program (free) called Flashgot that can capture flash videos and a player called VLC (free). That way you don't have to stream the video, save it to your hard drive and it will be there. I was on dial up for years, I know the pain.

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I'm working on part 4. I've got the notes down, but intonation and other basic skills are killing me being so new. To be honest, don't know if I'll be ready in a month. But I'm going to give it my best. I could most likely get part 3 down if I had more time to practice. crossedfingers

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We don't need perfection. Just do your best and I'll be happy.

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David Burns said:

Robyn.fnq said:

Thanks for starting this post Chinny, like we discussed yesterday.

Yes, I'm working on part 2, but then I started practising part 3 as well.  I try to watch the instructional videos but sometimes they take too much time.

I hope enough people will contribute to this project, especially part 1, to make it sound like a large group.  It will be fantastic!

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Robyn, there is a program (free) called Flashgot that can capture flash videos and a player called VLC (free). That way you don't have to stream the video, save it to your hard drive and it will be there. I was on dial up for years, I know the pain.

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Robyn.fnq said:

Thanks for starting this post Chinny, like we discussed yesterday.

Yes, I'm working on part 2, but then I started practising part 3 as well.  I try to watch the instructional videos but sometimes they take too much time.

I hope enough people will contribute to this project, especially part 1, to make it sound like a large group.  It will be fantastic!

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Robyn, there is a program (free) called Flashgot that can capture flash videos and a player called VLC (free). That way you don't have to stream the video, save it to your hard drive and it will be there. I was on dial up for years, I know the pain.

Only works on firefox though. You could use http://www.file2hd.com it would be easier and works on any browser

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Thanks for confidence Fiddlerman.

 

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