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Ferret
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The St Patrick's Day party has started. getting_jiggy

There may be a few days to go to the actual day but why wait till the last minute. :)

You will all have plenty of time to put your tune together.

So come on put on something green and start fiddling.

 

I'll start things off with the old standard, Danny Boy.

And I will post another tune on or before the big day.

(please excuse the open E and the couple of notes after it. facepalm)

 

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March 5, 2014 - 1:18 pm
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Great idea. Look forward to hearing all our Fiddlerman forum member party animals.... LOL

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Very nice playing.  I have a fresh bottle of Jameson ready to go.

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Woo hoo! The St. Patty's Party is underway!

A lovely rendition of Danny Boy/Londonderry Air, John! Love the hat. :)

The Scratchy Sisters band has been rehearsing an Irish tune and should be able to record this weekend.

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Can't wait to see others' performances!

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Much improved since last I heard you !!!   nicely played !!

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The SS_Band > That is SWEET and I am a big fan of the SS_Band . It will ROCK!!!

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StoneDog said
The SS_Band > That is SWEET and I am a big fan of the SS_Band . It will ROCK!!!

Me too @StoneDog 

I particularly like the good looking one rofl

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Nicely played, Ferret!

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Great job Ferret!

who is next???? 

Woooot!

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I guess I am next, @coolpinkone, and you made me brave enough to finally just play my Ming Jiang Zhu already!  What a joy to finally play it for a couple of minutes.  

I would only do one take for this one so here it is sloppy mistakes and all. I'm self conscious about how much louder it is than my unplugged electric for my neighbors. Hence the giggles and no retakes.  I'll gradually play it more often and get over my timidness.

I didn't quite nail my first attempt at a high-position harmonic on one note for this recording...but of course did it fine in my practice runs :)  That's the way it goes I guess :)  

@Ferret Loved your rendition of Danny Boy.  Lot's of expression and I envy your bow control.  Nice hat!! :D

 

 

 

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@Shell 

Hi Michelle

Thanks for joining the party getting_jiggy

It would seem that when you uploaded the video you forgot to make it 'public' as I keep getting the message 'this video is private' when I try to watch it.

I'm really looking forward to watching it when it's available. :)

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Oops fixed! :)  I'm sure you'll wish I'd kept it private once you hear my swallowtail mess lol

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Great job, John and Michelle.  clap  saint_patricks_day

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OK, I'll go next...er, that is The Scratchy Sisters band will go next. :)

Serendipitously, I did The Road to Lisdoonvarna, which is often played with the Swallowtail Jig. Great job on that, Michelle @Shell !

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Erin Go Bragh!

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Oh my goodness Diane!!!  It's incredible how you can play all those instruments so beautifully and mix together.  So talented.  Is that a whistle flute?

 

Do you have a post anywhere on how you combine the vids into one?

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KindaScratchy said
OK, I'll go next...er, that is The Scratchy Sisters band will go next. :)
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ROFLMAO!!!! Scratchy Sisters rofl

Not at all actually. Thanks for a great post.

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Shell said
Oh my goodness Diane!!!  It's incredible how you can play all those instruments so beautifully and mix together.  So talented.  Is that a whistle flute?

 

Do you have a post anywhere on how you combine the vids into one?

Glad you liked it! That's a tin whistle, which is commonly used in Irish music.

As for combining the videos, I do it pretty much the same way Pierre makes his group project videos. The key is having something to play along with (in-ear) to ensure that all the parts are played at the same tempo so that they can be synchronized in the editing process.

This time, I made a click track using a combination of MuseScore and Adobe Audition (Audacity -- which is free -- would work, too). I added a percussion part to the Road To Lisdoonvarna sheet music file in MuseScore, exported it to a WAV file, then opened that in Audition and exported it to an MP3 file. Unfortunately, MuseScore doesn't export to MP3 directly.

Then, I put the MP3 on my tablet so that I could listen to it through my bluetooth headphones while playing/recording.

It doesn't have to be that complicated, though. If you had a recording that you liked, you could play along with that (in-ear) or even use a metronome app at the desired tempo.

I use Adobe Premiere CS6 for video editing, which allows me to mix multiple audio and video tracks. I understand that Pierre mixes the audio separately in an audio editing program. Premiere has pretty good audio mixing capabilities. I was able to adjust volume levels of each instrument at key points, fade in and out, and applied noise reduction to improve the sound quality.

If you have video software that doesn't handle multiple video and audio tracks, you could achieve a similar effect by using a program like Audacity to mix the sound, import it into your video software and tweak the timing to get it to synchronize.

That's probably more info than you wanted, but, as you can tell, I'm a bit of a geek and love to discuss this stuff.

:)

 

 

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Thank you so much for the detailed info Diane.  I'm going to bookmark this and come back to it when I get more ambitious later.  I think it would be a great challenge someday once I build more skill, to record several violin parts to a tune and mix it together.  

 

Thanks again and really enjoyed that :)

 

Michelle

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@MontrealShell 

Michelle. That was great. I'm glad you fixed the 'private' video thing. I'm sure that your Swallow Tail Jig will be enjoyed by all. Thanks again for joining the party. Great hat by the way. 

@KindaScratchy

Diane. You where great as usual. All of you. roflThe tin whistle was a nice touch. A great explanation of your video editing, thanks

Thanks for coming to the party.

I'll try and post another before St Pat's Day. I just thought that Londonderry Air / Danny Boy would be a good way to get the ball rolling.

@Fiddlestix  @Barry  @coolpinkone  @Mad_Wed  Thanks for your kind comments.

And remember folks, there is still plenty of time join in.birthday_balloon

 

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Shell and Diane!!!! Great job!!! You guys are keeping this party going... I will join in soon...  

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