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Next Project - Thaxted from Gustav Holst's Jupiter
Next Fiddlerman.com international group project will be - Gustav Holst - The Planets Op.32 Jupiter - Thaxted
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Fiddlerman
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I can convert almost any file but I prefer not to have to convert 100 videos. In the end if you can't do it I'll be happy to.

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I'm excited because I just started this scale and was convinced that flats hate me, but this piece is so pretty that it will be my incentive to practice harder (and smarter pink-violin-girl )

"One must always practice slowly. If you learn something slowly, you forget it slowly."

 
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Oh wow! I've never been on the "string side" of Holst's work! We've played select pieces of the Planet's Suite back in college.....my old brass days! (Needless to say, as a trumpet player, I loved playing Mars: Bringer of War!) Let's be honest, though, the whole piece rocks! That was my favorite concert of the year. ....we also played Thus Spake Zarathustra & To The Stars (Dragon Heart soundtrack).

And here I thought those days were long gone!

Hopefully, I'll be all moved in to our new house in time to contribute! NICE choice Pierre!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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I have a feeling that you will be with us on this project Eric. Especially since we need a minimum of 100 submissions before I do the mix. blinkdunnoexactlydoublekissbananabegbunny-headbang

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That's actually nice because it gives an opportunity to work all the way up from the 4th part to the 1st.

I'll be practicing amongst the moving boxes! LOL

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BillyG
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Hi all,
I've taken the liberty of creating MIDI files for all the violin parts - possibly useful for those with (like me) sight-reading difficulties - although pretty "horrid" it is correct in notation and timings - so at least you'll get to hear Pierre's arrangement as it is intended with appropriate timing - on the site link below there are 5 useful files -

(1) A single combined MIDI file containing all 4 parts layered (with no particular 'presence' given to any one part) - if you have a MIDI file editor, you can mess with it - change levels between parts, voices etc.

(2) a further four separate files, one for each part
Handy if you are unsure of the piece. Download it / them and set your media-player to "loop" and drive everyone in your house insane as you repeatedly play-along to it!
Finally - although the tempo is set to 76 - I wouldn't rely on it for your final "take" - I would await the click-track !!!!
Hope this helps some folks [ oh - I'll probably do the same for the Viola parts - doesn't take long ]

http://www.scourie.org.uk/

EDIT: Oh bother - Violin 3 instrument switches to Oboe at around bar 4. I was playing with different voices - No matter... if you're listening using the inbuilt wavetable synth and not a pukka external device, and listening on crappy PC speakers you'll hardly know the difference !

I'll maybe change the V3 voice and re-upload it when I get around to doing the Viola parts....

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

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

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ButteryStuffs
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Great piece... I was able to pick out Violin/Viola 1 in 10 mins... in 1st/2nd position... maybe it's time for me to do a 1-3rd slide? Could be fun though.

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Oh, I am in for this challenge! :) thumbs-up pink-violin-girl
Thank you for doing that, MadBill! I am sure it's going to be so helpful for everyone, for me it certainly will.

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First of all, as a new member, I have to give a huge thank you to everyone on the fiddlerman forums. Have learned soo much from Pierre himelf as well as some truely insightful comments from the violin community. My daughter is the violinist actually, but I've been playing music on instruments of all sorts my entire life.
All of that being said, I do have a question regarding the new 'Holst' project. My daughter learned this piece for school orchestra, and played it for a school talent show ( sadly, she didn't win). If she records herelf playing the piece, how fast does she need to play? The video'srchestra played it much slower than she normally does. Thought I saw someone post 76. I assume that's beats per minute (bpm) right? Also, she playes this piece on an amp with some reverb and such...should I record her with or without the amplifier? Really makes the piece come alive with some effects, but I know that Fiddlerman has to mix 100 dissimilar violin sounds together to make one cohesive piece, so maybe not a good idea?

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I have been MIA.. excited for a new project......SCREAMING excited for a new project.... I am so unfamiliar with this piece...but count me in. I need something to work on and this will be it... Yay... I have a lot of listening and prep....

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Great to see a new project on the go. Have missed being on the site but so glad I popped by tonight. Good.luck all

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KindaScratchy said
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My only concern is...two flats?? Ugh.

Um, I mean, yay, a new challenge: two flats!

Hi Di, just substitute the Bb and Eb with an A# and a D#

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Fiddlerman
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April 22, 2014 - 6:11 pm
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LOL Terry :)

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coolpinkone
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Yay Terry.. missed you too.. can't wait to do this project..you are doing it right? :)

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what a beautiful piece, looking forward to working on this one!

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coolpinkone said

Yay Terry.. missed you too.. can't wait to do this project..you are doing it right? https://fiddlerman.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

Hi Toni, I will certainly be giving.it a go

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I want to participate :)

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Pierre, @Fiddlerman , I am also curious about the answer to @jayholweck above. What do you want the electric violinists to do for the project re effects?

"Also, she plays this piece on an amp with some reverb and such…should I record her with or without the amplifier? Really makes the piece come alive with some effects, but I know that Fiddlerman has to mix 100 dissimilar violin sounds together to make one cohesive piece, so maybe not a good idea "

As acoustic-like as feasible (which takes some effects) or what? Thanks, gws

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Fiddlerman
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I would prefer no "room/space" effects with the electric violins. The reason being that I will first mix all the tracks (submissions) together and then add the reverb to the whole group. If you give me a track containing added reverb or chorus, it will be difficult for me to mix it equally with the other instruments recorded in a dry, dead sounding room. Effects can easily be added but can not be removed without manipulating/damaging the sound.
Thanks for asking :)

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I LOVE this piece of music. heartheart It was used in The Right Stuff one of my favorite movies and I think I did 90% of my studying for my engineering degree to the entire piece. I'm gonna give it a whirl and hopefully get a newer camera to avoid the issues I had recording the Chirstmas stuff. Hubby wants a go-pro. Has anyone used a go-pro to record? Video looks great but what about sound quality? I don't want to / can't afford to set up a big recording ensemble...

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