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Fiddlerman's International Halloween "Ghostbusters" Video Project
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I enjoy watching your demo videos Pierre! thumbs-up

Can hardly wait for the click track. Now I just have to keep the ghosts and zombies at bay and think of a cool outfit. confused hey, I could dress up as my favorite dead violinist rofl

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Excellent! But the link to the click track for Violin 5 doesn't seem to be working. I need to hear that at the intended speed to get an idea of whether I'll stand some kind of chance of joining in on this. I really want to, but if it's too fast I'll just have to wait for the next project.

I also think a demo video would be extremely helpful. I've looked into the fingerings for it, but maybe you've got some short-cuts and other helpful ideas! smile

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First print this chart out.

https://fiddlerman.com/wp-cont....._chart.pdf

The fingering is in AM

You will notice that many parts are just a few notes repeated. There are 59 measures of B up bow B down bow 1/4 rest A up bow A down bow E up bow E down bow.

 

To make it easier play the A on the D string and when you play it you can also think of it as BB Rest Rest AA EE. If you are having trouble with the rest try thinking of it as AA EE BB Rest Rest. It will be on the G string 2 2, Rest Rest, D string 4 4, 11. Once you can play these 3 notes work on another part.  Even if all you can get is this part I'm sure Pierre will put that part in the mix.

Keep up the good work.

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I fixed the violin 5 midi part Almandin. Thanks for pointing it out to me.

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Ive been trying part 5 and the trouble I've been having so far is in measures like 27 with a string crossing from G to A is not hitting the D along the way. I've only been playing for about 4 months and my string crossings are not always the best anyway.

Havent made it to page 2 yet but I imagine my spiccatos wont be very pretty either.

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Thanks for your advice, Kevin! I'll try my best!
And thanks for fixing the midi, Pierre. With a bit of hard work I may contribute in some small way! thumbs-up

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@Peanut Gallery

Instead of crossing over to the A string to play the A, Use your forth finger on the D string to play the A.

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Kevin M. said
@Peanut Gallery

Instead of crossing over to the A string to play the A, Use your forth finger on the D string to play the A.

Actually its when you have a B on the G string and then a B on the A string. It goes BB BA AA. I've thought about shifting on the D string to play the B and A notes but my skills are not quite up to par with that.

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... actually, I still can't get the Violin 5 midi to open. It says "Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found. Perhaps searching will help." The others download fine. I don't know what's going on... dunno

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It's working fine for me now.

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Finally, managed to out-smart the stupid error message but copying the link into a different browser. Got the track now. done Also: why, Firefox, why?

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Actually Almandin, I had the same problem after I fixed the link. It has to do with the cache. I too am using Firefox...
The worse part is, believe it or not, Mac OS Mountain Lion (Latest OS for Mac) does not support midi. :-(
Which means that users with Mountain Lion will have to save the file and open it with a separate program. Very strange if you ask me from a company that prides itself at being superior for use with audio for stability and so forth.

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Fiddlerman said
The worse part is, believe it or not, Mac OS Mountain Lion (Latest OS for Mac) does not support midi. :-(

What?? I never thought I'd say this, but Apple really is turning to shit. I'm still on Leopard and hoping my computer will live forever and a day so I'll never have to "upgrade". There are so many things on my 2007 MBP that are just gone in later models and OS's, both compatibility and hardware-wise. cry

By the way, do you use Final Cut Pro for the International Project vids?

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I just bought Final Cut Pro and used it for my last two videos but not for the project yet. The projects were done using iMovie :-)
I look forward to playing around more with Final Cut Pro. smile

I actually really love the new system, especially with iCloud, just disappointed about the midi. Truth is there are ways around it.

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Fiddlerman said
I just bought Final Cut Pro and used it for my last two videos but not for the project yet. The projects were done using iMovie :-)
I look forward to playing around more with Final Cut Pro. smile

I must say I'm even more impressed with those videos now knowing you made them in iMovie! All those tracks to keep track of – wow. I know that program pretty well by now, but I don't think I'd be able to figure out how to do something like that. clap for you!

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Actually Almandin, I did all the video in iMovie but first I mixed all the audio using Moto's Digital Performer :-)
iMovie is not designed very well for mixing audio.

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It's ready. Here is the Ghostbusters - Click Track

Sorry that it took so long. afro

Please start using it to practice because you all know how fast time just sneaks up on you. I have gigs the next 3 days but will try to do demos next week.

Also, be thinking of what you will be wearing for the video. Imagine how cool this video will be if we all dress up in some kind of Halloween outfit. SERIOUSLY!!!

Remember, this could be a memory for life thumbs-up

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By the way, if the click track doesn't play for you when you click on it, just right click and save it to your disk. For Mac users, hold down the control key while clicking on it.

Work hard everyone. I believe in you.cheers

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Sounds good. I'll get right on it.

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Great Sara, Thanks thumbs-up

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