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Fiddlerman's "Silent Night" Christmas Group Project 2013
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@Robyn.fnq Well, I'm glad to hear that only the scarf was burned.  But I hope you didn't throw away the video! 

@Fiddlerman This calls for an outtakes segment running under the credits at the end of the video!

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The outtakes segment is not a bad idea but requires that people send them to me for me to use.

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Hahaha! Awesome rehearsal, Robyn! I'd like to see that hot video XD blink

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I've found that 'Silent Night' sounds quite nice on my viola and am thinking about doing a recording of it.

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But it's silly question time. Not being a music 'reader', if I play it on the viola just like I play it on my violin, will it be OK for the project? I wouldn't know an alto clef from a piece of wood. :)

I find that the viola is in some ways easier to play than the violin. There is more room to move. violin-student

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John,
Not a silly question. You would play it almost like on the violin except that your first note would start on the 3rd (D) string. Also, the highest note would have to be played in a position other than 1st on the A string. Lastly would be that your fingers need to be a bit more stretched unless you are playing on a 14" viola which I believe you may have right????

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Fiddlerman said
John,
Not a silly question. You would play it almost like on the violin except that your first note would start on the 3rd (D) string. Also, the highest note would have to be played in a position other than 1st on the A string. Lastly would be that your fingers need to be a bit more stretched unless you are playing on a 14" viola which I believe you may have right????

@Fiddlerman Pierre

I gave it a try. The 'stretch' part isn't a problem on the 16 inch but that 'top' note is.

I've never played anything in other than the first position and rarely use the 'pinky' so that note is being a bit alusive. I will try but I don't think it will be good enough by the deadline. 

I'll still be doing it on violin :)

BTW.... What if I restrung from CGDA to GDAE? I have the long viola E string somewhere.

Or am I missing something here?

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Thanks for your votes of support guys, unfortunately, the funniest incidents happened while I was setting up to record the 'performance', and the actual performance, with all the swearing, wasn't recorded. rofl

Maybe next time ...

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Whew, got that done.  My video is sprending as I type this.

 

Pierre, I used a different camera this time.  I hope it is a file type that will play ok with your equipment this time.

 

As usual it was fun and I'm looking forward to the next project.

 

I also hope that my viola playing friend Judy joins in.

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A good point above

what file type do you prefer Pierre?

Mpg, avi, flv, ?

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WAY better MarkB. Finally don't have to struggle with your file.
John, my favorite is MPEG

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I'm hoping to have another try tomorrow.

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Nothing to stop you. ;-)
I have two good takes from you on my computer but I'll use any take you like. Love the background too.
Thanks

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I just heard on TV that 'Silent Night' is the most recorded song that there has ever been.

And remember. If you saw it on TV, it 'must be true' rofl

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Ferret said
I just heard on TV that 'Silent Night' is the most recorded song that there has ever been.

And remember. If you saw it on TV, it 'must be true' rofl

But they will all pale in comparison to the Fiddlerman project.

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Just jumped in a bit ago, been watching this but was busy with the Traveler > These projects are SWEET!!!!!! I learn so much going over it and over it and over it. > What I am learning from this one is the long notes, > the long bows > the feel of the the notes. > I hope I can get this together cause it ROCKS!!!! and its XMAS. Holy Crap > there are only a few more days to do it. > OK >> sort of like XMAS > comes quick and then it is gone. > get it together kind of thing > cause now is the time > the 20th is be there or be square. OK> I am on this. Lets ROCK!!!

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Son of a NUT CRACKER!  Would you believe that tonight was the first time I've even seen this project up at all?????  AHHHHH!!!!!   I guess I'll be recording tomorrow then!?!?!  I'm gonna need some coffee tonight!  facepalmdunno

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Unfortunately due to life interfering with my plans, I won't be able to join in on this one. frown  Hopefully next time.

C'est la vie !

John

PS- Merry Christmas Everyone ! christmascandle

 

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"wookieman" funny guy. ROFL
Lot's of coffee I guess.

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Robyn.fnq said
Ok, who wants a good laugh?

I just tried to record my entries into this project.  All good, candles will be a nice touch won't they?  And a nice red scarf?

Set up the candles (had to turn off the fan so they don't blow out) ... phew it's hot in here!  Ok, a mirror to reflect the meagre candlelight ... check.  Then realised my music stand is what I've used to lean the mirror on, and the music is starting to scorch ... quick!  

Ok, rescued the music, it's still readable ... oh dear!  While I was leaning over to grab the music, my scarf has caught fire!

Aaaahhhh ... only a little bit singed around the edges.  But the candles keep going out all of their own accord, probably because they've been in the cupboard for years, only used in cyclones when the power is out.

But the result of them going out and being re-lit?  The damn smoke alarms are going off!  Quick, or the neighbours will be calling the firies ...

Emergency averted ... all good, camera turned on, sweat mopped from my brow and running down my back ... press record ...

After 6 attempts, I was quite satisfied that this was the best I was going to manage today, switched off the camera (surprisingly, the batteries didn't give out like they usually do).

Just fired up the computer to check my video, and the camera hasn't focused properly, I've been so intent on my bowing that my right arm has totally hogged the camera.  So ... no soft candlelight, no red scarf (I tried to hide the singed bits), and the tone wasn't actually very good anyway.

Maybe tomorrow ...

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How do you people live in climates where you have an open fire?  I'm sure I'd burn down the house on my first day.

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OMG Robyn you MUST post that video!  

 

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I guess Jesse has had his hands full with his own project.

Yes, maybe lots of coffee, but from personal experience (you'll see what I mean) it doesn't necessarily help. facepalm

I'm thinking this will be a major project for Pierre to put together, but I really can't wait to see the final product!

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