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Fiddlerman 2016 Group Christmas Project - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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BillyG
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terezka said
OK, 3 movies have been "sprent". 😀 Why, for God, do I feel absolutely crippled and I play much worse when tha camera is on? 🙁  

  Well done - you're ahead of me - got one sent in, but having some issues getting around to recording my cello part... (not the playing, just other things!)   And yes, it sounds absolutely fine until you hit that little-red-record button !!! LOL  

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@BillyG We're Crippled brothers. roflol You like specialties, don't you? gold_star I like it. It's music, not chemistry. If you like playing "fake cello" or "fake viola", I think it's absolutely OK and I'm enthusiastic to hear rhat. ? I'm waving towards Scotland!

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LOL - OK - I'll tell you what my "fake cello" is....  hahaha - OK - I have this old 4/4 fiddle, you probably know the one - I've mentioned it before - it is "Hermano del Diablo"...   It is a cheap "old" ( late 1970's or so ) Chinese thing - LONG before the great workshops of today....   It was dead on the E string, no matter what I tried.   So, I re-strung Hermano as a viola (C, G, D, A), using a C intended for a 5-string EV.   So, I have "something" that plays in the register of a viola - it may not sound like a proper viola, but it works....  and I play it a lot...

Next step - I also have an effects box which I use for guitar - and one of its many FX is an octave dropper !!!    So - I get myself a $5 stick-on piezo transducer from e-bay and attach it to Hermano....   feed that into the FX box, drop the sound by an octave - what have you got ?    Damn me, a cello !!!!!   Hahahaha !   Of course the FX box can add some degree of harmonics as well - still doesn't make it sound like a real cello of course - but it is in the appropriate register, and, well, it's quite an "interesting" sound overall...

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@BillyG That sounds wonderful!thumbs-upunited_kingdom-4178

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Well after my usual dramas recording myself (except this time I didn't burn the curtains) I think I've sprended the best of 342.5 takes.

I'm not even sure it went through, so I won't be surprised if I don't find myself in the final cut.

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@Robyn.fnq That's great. saint_patricks_day

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Robyn, Terezeka, and Bill and others.  Good job on the submissions.

I will get mine recorded tonight 12/12 (before the deadlingdw).  I have no voice and I am recovering from a head cold but that should not affect my violin playing.... (unless I can't hear.. LOL... but that will be my excuse... ha ha ha). 

Just kidding, of course.   

I am stuck at the office and my work is caught up, I wish I was at home playing.  I had my grand daughters this weekend and it was a fun time to play holiday music with them and have them recognize the tunes.   It was also fun to play Twinkle softly to them while they were napping and actually have them fall asleep.

Happy Project to all.

Cheers 

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I am busy with school and have exams today and tomorrow.  If I by chance submit something, say, thursday or friday this week, is there a chance it might still sneak in the final cut? There are not enough hours in the day right now 🙂

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@intrepidgirl - I sure hear you on busy time of year.  Hope you have great success with exams and have time to make the project.    I was "lucky, not lucky" to get a bit sick and have a slow work season so I did 99.9 % shopping online... I have never been so ahead of the game.

SO I HAVE NO REASON not to make the deadline.... that is what I keep telling myself.....  🙂

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@coolpinkone : I hear you, I guess it is that time of year.  I will see what I can pull together at the last minute, would love to be part of it again!

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OK, I just sprended (sprent?) my contribution. I wish it could have been better...just didn't have the time to practice as much as I should have. I wanted to participate, nonetheless. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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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@intrepidgirl - fingers crossed. Go get 'em on your exams. Merry Christmas

@KindaScratchy good job!!!!

I am still sick.  I have sent my submission... red nose and all.  I'd like to say that my excuse is lack of practice, but I did practice.  LOL... so I must just suck.  LOL. My real "excuse" is that I was sick and had to record sitting down.  I can't play violin sitting down .. If I have screwy bowing before, this only makes my issue worse. 🙂

I recorded for hours and got two takes.  Both with mistakes. That long intro killed me time wise.  I didn't finish by midnight on the 12th, but I did make it by the 13th.

Project sprending... If I get better before the mixing, I will send a new one.  If not, it's signed, sealed and delivered.  🙂gingerbreadhousechristmascandlechristmaswreathsanta3

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Fiddlerman
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Thanks for all the submissions everyone.

So far I have 5.
I'm sorry for expecting so much but 5 is depressing for me. This is not meant to be negative but hopefully some of you are planning on submitting your recordings and haven't gotten around to it.

So far,

terezka = 3 videos
Eudora = 1 video
Bill = 1 video
Diane = 1 video
Paul P = 5 videos

Thank you guys so much. I'll add mine soon.

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C'mon folks! Please submit more videos...Pierre needs to cover up my caterwauling. 

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I was going to video the solo part (that's the only one I could manage without a lot of practice) but couldn't get round to it before the deadline.

If there's more time allowed I can try doing it today (though I guess you'll already have plenty of people playing that part).

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OK. Pierre, you should have a pm with a link in it. 🙂

Hope I'm not too late!

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@Fiddlerman 

Pierre...I sent one...did you get mine????

 

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IMG_0110.JPGImage Enlarger@Fiddlerman I am re sending my file.  I took a copy of my sent sprend receipt this time as last time you didn't get mine either.  I sent the first one on Tuesday and another copy is spreading as I type this.  Please let me know if I am doing something wrong.

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coolpinkone said
IMG_0110.JPGImage Enlarger@Fiddlerman I am re sending my file.  I took a copy of my sent sprend receipt this time as last time you didn't get mine either.  I sent the first one on Tuesday and another copy is spreading as I type this.  Please let me know if I am doing something wrong.

Toni  

Sorry Toni. I downloaded your file on the 13th and it stayed in the downloads folder. I moved it to the right folder now. Glad you caught that. You did nothing wrong. I also checked to see if I left any other submissions in the download folder but did not. So we have 7 submissions now with Jims recent one.

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I sent mine!

Did you not receive it?

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