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by Al Watsky
December 27th, 2010, 04:44 PM
I'm almost embarrassed to send anyone the latest Bardic Circle CD after listening to the Revelwood tracks Bragg gave me. While the Revelwood recordings are neither polished or perfect, they all display great musicality and originality. The stuff I've been doing of late seems to lack both of these characteristics. It's gotten me to start thinking about making a change musically, we'll see. The first three CDs I did were when Tim and I were spending a lot of time together in 2006-2008. We would invite other folks over to play with us, and I did a lot of the recordings by myself (many without Tim) just tracking the various instruments. After 2008 we started playing more seriously with Sport and Cate (and Sean) and what got recorded became more limited. We were no longer practicing at my place, but over at Sport's so we didn't have the gear - and we were trying to create a new sound. Then we ended up doing gigs and our practices were more geared toward that goal. As Tim started having less time to get together with us, we transitioned to recording so we could get some of the tunes down before they disappeared entirely, but it was too late. We had a couple recording sessions and Tim and Sean were apparently totally out of the picture (hopefuly this is only temporary, but it seems unlikely), and as Samhain 2011 approached and it was rumored that there was likely to be a fairly large turn out, I decided to attempt to put together a collection which represented what we had been doing for these three years. We didn't have a lot of time, but I brought the recording stuff out to Sports several times to capture some of the stuff we three had been working on alone this year, and I dug into the old recordings to try to find tunes with Tim and Sean that were worthy. I'm a bit disappointed with the result, but happy that I took the time to compile it anyway, because while it doesn't really do our efforts over these years justice - it does serve as a marker in time so we don't forget the great times we had together doing this stuff.
post by Loubie, Apr 14, 08
This method allows you to extract the audio using VLC grafical user interface. The mp3 file generated will also play in other media players like Winamp, Windows MP and Real:
1. Open the flv file with VLC and stop it as soon as it starts playing.
Once the bar runs it course, repeat exactly from 1 through 6, except for: a) Choose the MPG file you just created as your input file, b) Change the encapsulation method as RAW and b) Save the new file with the extension MP3.
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In the very early 90s, before the internet was available to regular folks the BBS (Bulletin Board System) scene was where the geeks were. For those who weren't into it, it involved using a PC and a modem to dial into other people's computers where software running there provided an electronic forum. The BBS documentary tells the story of the BBS, but this episode describes how the ASCI art scene grew in this medium as a competition between what is a lot like "gangs" of grafitti artists. Some of the art that was produced by the time the "art packs" were coming out was flat out amazing.
Artscene tells the rarely-heard history of the ANSI Art Scene that thrived in the BBS world, where art was currency and battles waged over nothing more than pure talent.
As a dancer and musician I hope I can help out here. It seems to me that this is the complete list of traditional sets danced throughout the world:
A list of the remaining 'standard' set dances can be found on http://www.irishsetdances.net/tunes/ with the minimum speeds set down by An Coimisiun. (The minimum speed for Is The Big Man Within is 114 for 9/8 step, and 69 for 6/8 set). But these 30 are only a small subset of the some 80 set dances I know, some beautiful tunes have been left out that are thankfully still danced by the other organisations apart from An Coimisiun. Including The Four Masters, The Storyteller, The Wandering Musician, The Galtee Hunt (posted recently), The Fiddler Round The Fairy Tree, The Roving Pedlar, The Blue Eyed Rascal, The Piper's Dream, Planxty Hugh O'Donnell, ... need I go on?
Hope this helps,
If you are playing for yourself then please yourself. If you are playing for an audience (performance/concert/gig) then play whatever you think the punters will enjoy without compromising yourself or the music too much. If it is a session it will depend on the mix and mood of other musicians.
ok got it. thought that sounded right. However, most band instruments are transposing instruments that music is transposed from concert pitch to the pitch of the instrument. For instance (by the way) when you are learning the fingerings for this tin whistle (which is really a "C-instrument"), you are really learning the 'standard' instrument fingering - that is to say, that for a standard 'wind' instrument, left hand 3-closed pads/holes is a 'G' fingering and both hands 6-closed pads/holes is a 'D'. These fingerings are basically the same for a flute, clarinet, sax, oboe, etc. But the actual frequency of a given fingered note varies with each of these instruments and that is according to what is called the "key of the instrument". For example, the tin whistle is really a C-instrument which means that fingering a C will result in a note of the same frequency as concert-C, which is the same as a C on a standard guitar, cello, or any other C instrument, and matches the C-note on a piano. An "A" on that instrument will be 440 Hz. Since you are learning the standard fingerings, you can play a C-flute with these same fingerings, no problem. I used to have a C-melody sax which I just threw away. These used to be very popular because they used standard fingerings and give concert-C pitches. No transpositions necessary. Play guitar or piano music directly. Trouble is, they were cheap and sound like crap and fall apart. Instead, a natural key for the tenor-sax is Bb. That means that since the horn itself is two half steps lower than concert pitch (or 10 half steps higher), you have to finger 2 half steps higher to get the same pitch as a concert instrument. That means that to play what sounds like a C on a piano, you have to finger a D on the tenor.... It is a bit tricky to explain quickly, but because tenor is flatted two times (2 half steps lower) the song would be transposed down 2 half steps to Bb (on the cycle of fifths) (two flats, Eb and Bb) to get the correct fingerings to match the key of the song. So if you call blues in "G" with one sharp then I know that I will play (finger) in "F" with only one flat (Bb). The other sax I play is alto which is in Eb which means I always think of as either 3 half steps lower or more frequently as 10 half-steps higher than concert-C.
@Alex: by the way, when you say "Charlie Brown music" you mean Vince Guaraldi's jazz compositions. One of my all time favorite Christmas shows is A Charlie Brown Christmas. There are a couple subtle things that made that Charlie Brown movie great - not least the lack of a laugh track. It's hard to find many kids shows without one, and personally I think they insult your intelligence. For another, they used real kids voices which was awesome (although I can't imagine how much work that must have been!) and to include a jazz sound track is sheer genius, not to mention that Guaraldi's music is phenomenal.
I own only two guitars, an acoustic-electric Ovation and a Gibson SG electic. Here's the specs on the Ovation, for reference:
DISCONTINUED ITEMS Custom Balladeer
Body Type: Deep Bowl
This may be wrong! I can't find this exact serial number in this list
Hints on creating Motorola RAZR V3 ringtones.
Transfer the ringtone to your Motorola RAZR V3 using Motorola Phone Tools
To select an object hidden behind another object, select the top object, and then press Command-Option-left bracket ([) (PC: Control-Option-left bracket). That will select the next object, below the selected object. Keep pressing the same shortcut to select the next object down. To select back the other way (Select>Next Object Above), press Command-Option-right bracket (]) (PC: Control-Option-right bracket).
also see - http://www.concertina.com/merris/bibliography/english-tutors.htm
# An Anglo is good for Irish music or folk music, with push/pull on the bellows quickly changing the notes. An English is more versatile having additional buttons for the accidentals (sharps and flats). If you are used to playing accordion or want more choices in the music you play choose an English.
An Anglo will typically have a particular chord associated with it "C/G" or "G/D" for example, and have rows of chords. An English will have columns of buttons, the middle 2 columns are the natural or "white notes", and the outer two columns of buttons are the accidentals. A 30 button English will have some missing places for sharps/flats, whereas a 48 button English should have all 4 columns filled with buttons.
A concertina has about the same range as a violin. Sheet music for the violin is playable on the concertina.
# Chords are playable on concertinas, but start with simple melodies first. On an English or Duet concertina just about any major or minor chord can be made, if you are dexterous enough. An Anglo is more limited in that regard.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007from http://howto.dubbo.org/category/audio/
I’ve been playing round with getting good quality compressed speech.
1. SMALLEST FILE SIZE ACCEPTABLE QUALITY.
-V 9 –vbr-new -mm -h -q 0
2. An even better option than above but slightly more complicated is:
-V 8 –vbr-new -h -q 0
3. BEST QUALITY AND ACCEPTABLE FILE SIZE.
-V 8 –vbr-new -h -q 0
The artwork is by the artist Michael Korb. His idea was to create children's book out of the story, and asks on his website for anyone who can get Ian Anderson to see it, or help him get it published to please contact him. I didn't get his permission to do this and I wish I had put a little more work into it (I was just learning how to use iMovie at the time), but it is what it is.
For the originals see:
I played 'cello for many years and then traditional Irish music on guitar as my brother played fiddle. I played in the Dowling Orchestra for awhile when a friend had told me they needed Cellists, but it had been so long and I wasn't very good. After lots of practice, I was getting a bit better, but that was many years ago now. I wanted to get back into the 'cello, and remembered the ABC notation system I had run across awhile ago. I thought it would be easy to find some kind of editor that could transpose the (mainly) treble clef stuff I found online into bass clef (since I would prefer to read bass clef than struggle with the treble). It seems like I can almost do this in BarFly.
I ran across a wonderful site by Laura Conrad, http://www.laymusic.org/ which, incidentally is run by bloxsom! Laura sings medieval music and has transcribed a multitude of songs into ABC notation, and provides them on her site. http://www.laymusic.org/music-publish.html However, BarFly has trouble with her stuff (although it can read other ABC notations fine), in fact the lillypond software has troubles with her files too - I've given up on reading them for now.
Open source music engraver program
All music in the Mutopia Project is free to download, print out, perform and distribute. There are now 592 pieces of music available!
1. Drive My Car
I was only there once - with you I think, amidst a sea of blue and
Ronald D. Moore serves as co-executive producer of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Moore
For those of you who've been away for a while....
The Dominion War began at the end of Season Five and pits the
The Dominion is ruled by the Founders, a race of Shapeshifters, who exercise their power
The Founder on Cardassia has no name, but is referred to simply as the Female
The Founders themselves have contracted a deadly disease which is affecting the entire
The Dominion's aim is to conquer the Alpha Quadrant and bring their version of "order" to
Cardassia is now ruled by Legate Damar, who once served under Gul Dukat. Following
Dukat himself was last seen leading a cult of Bajoran Pagh-wraith worshipers. In Bajoran
Sisko has been told by the Prophets that he will face a great test and that he is "of Bajor."
Worf is dealing with the presence of Jadzia's successor, Ezri being aboard the station.
Both Quark and Bashir have expressed more than casual interest in Ezri.
Morn still drinks a lot.
First off lets revise your setup a little here:
HITACHI HARD DRIVES: Now do you REALLY want a HArd drive that just reuses IBM drives? the IBM drives were the worst drives out there and even IBM got into a LOT of legal troubles over those drives. Do not be fooled by their huge capicities. Their drives are junk. So are Maxtors. Go Seagate for a nice big 5 year warrenty and reliability. Or Samsung or Western Digital.
6600GT: By far the most unreliable video card series out there. If you must have a Geforce card then get a 6800GT. If not then go to the superior company and get a ATI card. They run cooler, quieter, and better then any Geforce card. Do a search on 6600GT on these forums and you will see reports of caps blowing up, dying, overheating, artifacting...the whole works. Save your self the pain and hassle of that series.
TV TUNER CARD: Currently the only TV TUNER cards that work with MCE 2005 are as follows:
ATI E- HOME WONDER
all of these cards use HARDWARE ENCODING except for the AIWs
Keep in mind that if you decide to go AMD MCE 2005 will not work correctly for tv as it requires a hyperthreading CPU. This has been bypassed in my hacked drivers....but has not been tested in a 64 bit setup yet.
Also keep in mind that if you decide to go with a P chassis like that SB95P that it has no normal PCI slot...so a normal TV TUNER card will not fit until they make PCIe1x versions. ( soon to come according to ATI )
Building your own PC is more rewarding and cheaper. Go for it!
Hope that this helps you out.