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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.
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
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!
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!
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)
Click tracks are now available. They may change before time to record but not certain.
Just for clarity, might the tempo change?
@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)
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
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.