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Fiddlerman 2018 Group Christmas Project - I'll Be Home For Christmas
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Fiddlerman
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October 10, 2018 - 4:45 pm
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Join us for the 2018 Fiddlerman Virtual Group Christmas Project.
We'll be performing,"I'll Be Home For Christmas".

The deadline for your submissions will be in Monday, December 17th, 2018 at which time I will begin mixing. I encourage all participants to learn several parts. If the timing of your submission does not correspond with the playback file it will not be used. All submissions should be converted to MP4 (MPEG-4) with a minimum resolution of 640 x 480. No audio only submissions.

Please consider dressing the part if possible. Christmas decorated backgrounds are encouraged. This will make for a much more interesting video for us to share.

Visit this forum link to participate in the discussion of this project.

Please download the playback file to your computer, phone, MP3 player or similar for use during your recording. Any video submission recorded without the use of the playback file "in ear" (preferably using a headphone jack) will not be used. I cannot match all the parts unless you are hearing the playback file while recording.

The playback file should be used in-ear only, should not be audible on your recorded submission.

Send the MP4/MPEG-4 preferred video file to pierre@fiddlerman.com via wetransfer.com, dropbox, Google Drive, sprend.com or similar. Do not email the files…

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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yipee.. I was just playing (no cats were harmed), O Holy Night...

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OMG I have been waiting for this!  Just the project I need as I just lost my beloved cat and will welcome something to really concentrate on these next few months.

I've only been playing a month, so I realize my chances of making the cut aren't remotely good, but I'll give it my all and consider it a good project to work on.

Is it okay to preview the parts in musescore?  Does anyone else do that?  Is #4 the least difficult one?  It seems like it is but I'm no expert.

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Fiddlerman
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October 12, 2018 - 10:22 am
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Deedee- said
OMG I have been waiting for this!  Just the project I need as I just lost my beloved cat and will welcome something to really concentrate on these next few months.

I've only been playing a month, so I realize my chances of making the cut aren't remotely good, but I'll give it my all and consider it a good project to work on.

Is it okay to preview the parts in musescore?  Does anyone else do that?  Is #4 the least difficult one?  It seems like it is but I'm no expert.  

Great to hear it Deedee. What advantage is it to preview the parts in musescore by the way. Just curious. I can save them as a music mxl and you can certainly open with musescore.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said

Great to hear it Deedee. What advantage is it to preview the parts in musescore by the way. Just curious. I can save them as a music mxl and you can certainly open with musescore.  

Not to step on Deedee, but I love Musescore.  I export different parts to flacs and play along with them....

To play a wrong note is insignificant;  To play without passion is inexcusable.  - Ludwig van Beethoven 

 My journey began on Aug 3 2017

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When you slow down real violin, it sounds pretty bad (terrible actually) but I think musescore can handle slowed sounds... not certain as I'm new to that program as well.  Have no idea what a flacs is.  I love playing along to things tho.

Mostly I just wanted to see how hard the parts looked.  I think the whole project is likely directed at much more senior players than myself, a rank beginner in every way - so I was anxious to just learn as much as possible right off the bat - as if I have a snowball's chance, but hey - you never know.

Id love the alternative files if that's no trouble, thanks for offering!

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Yay! I've downloaded the violin sheets and I am so excited to practice. I only was able to submit for one Violin part last year - hoping to submit for all four parts this year. 

@Deedee-  Welcome, and I do hope you get the chance to submit a part (or parts) for this!  Please don't get discouraged if the parts seem hard! Try to study them in chunks so it doesn't feel overwhelming. I suggest you start with #4 and work your way up - at least that's how I would do it 😀

Everybody in this group is so awesome, so if you ever get stuck on anything just ask away and you are bound to receive wonderful advice.

Good luck, and have fun! cheerleader violin_girl

My neighbors probably want to strangle me for all the noise I've been making.  But hey, "no pain, no gain" right? Except, they feel the pain and I get the gain (I'm really sorry, neighbors :-S)

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Fiddlerman
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October 12, 2018 - 10:20 pm
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Click tracks are now available. They may change before time to record but not certain.

https://fiddlerman.com/2018/10/ill-be-home-for-christmas/

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I'm going to do my best to participate in this year's Christmas project. I was very sorry that I wasn't able to get my act together last year.

Love this song!

thumbs-upgingerbreadhousechristmascandlechristmaswreathsanta3

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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Fiddlerman said
Click tracks are now available. They may change before time to record but not certain.

https://fiddlerman.com/2018/10/ill-be-home-for-christmas/  

Just for clarity, might the tempo change?

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October 25, 2018 - 1:44 pm
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@JimDunleavy - I believe the .pdf scores indicate the tempo as 72 - ***BUT*** the click track is 60bpm.    We should all of course follow the click track, not some external metronome anyway.

I ran the scores through MuseScore - and - at 60bpm, it matches the click tracks precisely.   I would double check on this with Pierre though !  @admin   🙂 

EDIT :  Only vln1 and vla1 show the tempo as 72, all other parts have no indication.  I *suspect* the 72 shown on vln1 and vla1 were probably "early days" in the arrangement, and for clarity, should probably be removed from vln1 and vla 1 sheet  - leaving players no other option but to use the click track (which they should be doing anyway)

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Thanks Bill. I hadn't realised the click track was slower than the marking - I've been practicing with a metronome at 72.

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🙂 

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Question on the click tracks. I am working on viola 4. Will the violin 4 click track work (as well as the other corresponding tracks)? I believe measure 1 is a rest and pick up in bar two. The click track does not start until 24 seconds into the tune. That places it somewhere around bar 5 or 6. 

 

Thanks

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Yes that will work. It won't be the right octave and it shifts octaves a few times but it's similar. Any of the click tracks will actually work. You don't need to hear your own part when recording. The click track is mainly for the timing. 🙂

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I am so excited.  I am totally in this one!  🙂

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Thanks, but to sync up correctly, I should start playing on the fifth beat (after you've said begin) and not when the music actually starts. 

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Ripton said
Thanks, but to sync up correctly, I should start playing on the fifth beat (after you've said begin) and not when the music actually starts.   

Sorry for not being clear,

You should count 16 beats after I say play, coming in on the 1st beat of the 5th measure. 1,2,3,4   2-2,3,4   3-2,3,4   4-2,3,4   PLAY!!!!

This is the case with all the parts except for the first part.

The only difference between all the click tracks is that I used different parts. The part has 4 measures of rest. I probably shouldn't have used the "Play" in my click track but I'm so used to doing it and I used the same project on my application.

Thanks for asking that question, I hope everyone takes that into consideration or uses the all parts click track to play along with.

When you listen to the click track you'll hear that the part starts after those slow 16 beats and you should play along with it.

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Awesome thank you

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