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Fiddlerman's "Silent Night" Christmas Group Project 2013
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Robyn.fnq
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OMG Robyn you MUST post that video!  

Sorry Georganne ... those bits weren't while the camera was actually switched on, so you'll just have to take my word for it.  At the time it just wasn't funny ... but now of course it's hilarious!

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Have 'sprent' a file

However, I had an unexpected problem.

Over the years I've abused my ears somewhat (rifle, trap, and skeet shooting. Loud music, etc) and as a result I'm deaf in my left ear. 

Up to now it's not been a problem with the violin. However it turns out to be a problem when trying to play with an earphone in my right (good) ear.

i can hear what is being played through the earphone but have great difficulty hearing the violin making it very difficult to play.

I'm going to have to work a way around this for the future projects as the recording for this one is not as good as I would have liked it to be.

Any ideas for a fix to this would be appreciated 

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Have 'sprent' a file

However, I had an unexpected problem.

Over the years I've abused my ears somewhat (rifle, trap, and skeet shooting. Loud music, etc) and as a result I'm deaf in my left ear. 

Up to now it's not been a problem with the violin. However it turns out to be a problem when trying to play with an earphone in my right (good) ear.

i can hear what is being played through the earphone but have great difficulty hearing the violin making it very difficult to play.

I'm going to have to work a way around this for the future projects as the recording for this one is not as good as I would have liked it to be.

Any ideas for a fix to this would be appreciated

Others in the past have used headsets rather than 'earbuds' although strictly speaking everyone is asked not to use visible earphones.  In your case, I could see that it would be beneficial, though a mite clumsy looking.  What they will do is amplify the sound without blocking out your own music.  I always use a mining earplug in my left ear to try to block the violin's sound as I feel it gives me a more rounded sound within the room's acoustics.  Make sense?  Probably not, but I hear the violin better without using my left ear, which picks up noises from strings and bow scraping which are not actually audible on the recording.

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Actually I don't really mind if anyone uses visible headsets. It's just hard to play with them. The headset over the left ear often touches the violin unless you put it over your ear. :-)

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Hello, all. I really should go over to the newcomers' forum and introduce myself, but I just had a quick question first. Are audio-only soundtracks still okay? I was hoping to do both audio and video, but the fingerboard just fell off my violin this afternoon and the glue won't be dry in time to do video by tomorrow. (Audio is done already.)

I've really been looking forward to being part of one of your projects. It's one of the main reasons I joined the forum, so I hope audio is okay. If so I assume we should use MP3?

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Welcome Peggy ... yes, yes, yes!

All members are encouraged to submit to the projects, whether it's video or audio alone, doesn't matter.

Glad you're joining us, just wait till you see the end result!

Next time you'll be able to include video, but your name is used in the credits anyway (unless you choose to be anonymous).

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Thanks, Robyn! I'll sprend out my files tomorrow then. The previous projects all look like so much fun!

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Pegatha, it'll work but please write your name on the video and if possible send me at least one image of yourself that I can use with the video. If you have time, have someone take the photo with some Christmas background/theme and the violin in a playing position.
By the way, I doubt that it will be too late to leave the video tomorrow. Maybe not even by Wed. I'm not that fast and SUPER busy. :-)

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Will do. I'll send the audio files today and try to send a photo tonight, when my husband gets home to take one of me.

I'll try to get some video by Wednesday if at all possible.

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Well.... I've been massively unambitious with this project – but I've got loads of excuses! tongue Anyway, finally started practising properly on Friday and filmed today. That went quite a bit better than one might expect from someone who hasn't been playing regularly for nearly a year, but it still sounds a bit rubbish, especially the last few bars. I did V1 because I know the melody; that way I wouldn't have to learn how it's meant to sound...

Then I tried to sprend the file, but my internet kept dying. Trying again now. But since

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By the way, I doubt that it will be too late to leave the video tomorrow. Maybe not even by Wed. I'm not that fast and SUPER busy. :-)

maybe I'll try again tomorrow and hopefully manage better. I don't want to bring you guys down any more than necessary. confused

Also, Pierre: Is .mov all right? I could convert to .mp4, but that lowers the quality a lot. I know you use Mac too, so you can open .mov files, right?

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done it finally!

No beautiful-Christmas-stuff or outfit in video this time, sorry. The week was pretty busyfacepalm Maybe next time i'll be more fast and have enough time for decoration XD duncecapcow-fingerscrossed

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I'm taking a break from recording. My 18 1/2 year old pomeranian won't stop barking. My stomach is growling loud enough to hear on tape. And my little old lady dog just walked into the power cord for the camcorder and nearly toppled everything over on the tile floor. Not to mention I was playing when this happened and nearly dropped the fiddle rushing to get her untangled and save the camera from certain doom.

This may be a very long night....facepalm

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Lot's of great videos guys. Videos are welcome until I'm finished mixing. I can't say exactly but if someone is close, don't give up. :-)

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mine will be recorded and sprended tonight. fingers crossed.

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I sent mine over a week ago via sprend. I hope you got them and that they're okay to use. If not, please let me know. Looking ng forward to seeing the final result.

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I sprended (or sprent?) mine on Saturday night. Hope you got it, Pierre @Fiddlerman .

I only sent part 1 and only did one octave. I had planned to do more than one part but ran out of time and mental bandwidth because I'm practicing Silent Night in a different key and a couple other songs for Christmas Eve midnight mass. It will be my first public performance (with others) so I want to be ready and not embarrass myself or anyone else (too much).

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WoW!! KS you are doing a gig.> that is SWEET!!! > you won't embarrass yourself or anyone > you are a FINE player. You will ROCK > and on XMAS > That is SWEET. But > oh YEAH > your gonna be nervous. > Its gonna be great KS > Its gonna make for a special XMAS this year.

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I sprended two files tonight. One with the 8va and one without. I am so happy with my results. I finally relaxed and felt like I had a good grasp of what to do.

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@Fiddlerman I am  ready..I have to record Thursday night afterwork..if that is too late..I totally understand. School ended tonight.... So anyway..good job peeps who are playing.. I love FMs arrangement.. very nice.. easy and perfect. Thanks Pierre for this project.. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Congrats to all who participated.

 

@KindaScratchy I am so excited for your debut, I can hardly stand it.. Go get 'em girl!!!

@Picklefish so happy you have recovered and sent your holiday cheer! BEST attitude award goes to you on this journey .. the grades..the surgery..the recovery..and back at it helping to support the FM  community!!! ... super proud!!!!

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I finally had the time to video and upload my Silent Night.  I'm looking forward to the completed project! 

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