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Spiderman

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Icon 6 posted May 29, 2003 13:04      Profile for Spiderman     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Some of you already know what I'm talking about from our conversation on IRC the other day...

Here goes.

I believe that there are quite a few GC posters who play musical intruments. (I play the flute) My idea is, that we distribute music (patriotic, marches, pop, etc.) to those who play. We then record ourselves playing our parts, (computer microphones are cheap) and submit it to a central location where someone with mixing software (myself being a possibility) can mix all the parts and form an actual piece of music.

There are quite a few technical difficulties to work out like audio format/codecs, tempo, pitch, etc. but I think in time all these can be worked out.

If nothing else, the whole thing could be pretty fun and hilarious.

I may be going mad, but the idea has been growing on me for the last couple of days.

What do you all think?

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Icon 14 posted May 29, 2003 13:10      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sounds like fun! I play the trumpet, but as my trumpet was lost three or four years ago I would recommend that I be given singing parts. [Big Grin]

Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do

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Icon 1 posted May 29, 2003 13:18      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I used to be able to make farting noises with my armpit when I was a kid....I haven't tried it in years.....does that count as an instrument?

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Icon 1 posted May 29, 2003 15:24      Profile for spungo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I can play my didgeridoo... if everyone else agrees to close their eyes. [Wink]

Seriously though - you should ask Cheezi - he's very talented... and he's good at music too.

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Icon 14 posted May 29, 2003 17:45      Profile for Noldoaran     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yeah that's a great idea!! I play clarinet and saxophone, as i mentioned on irc..
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Icon 1 posted May 29, 2003 18:09      Profile for SpikeSpiegel     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
as usual i wasnt paying attention during said conversation. i play keyboards.

i suppose uilleann will be playing the bagpipes?

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Icon 1 posted May 29, 2003 19:15      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Wonderful idea. As mentioned in IRC, I play guitar, piano, trumpet, and accordion. My guitar skills are sub-par, but I'd be willing to share the rest of my musical abilities with cyberspace. Oh yeah, and I can sing too.

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Icon 1 posted May 29, 2003 19:39            Edit/Delete Post 
i play drums, electric guitar, and electric bass... im also currently learning harmonica
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Icon 1 posted May 29, 2003 20:27      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I play the get-fiddle (read: violin) (and elecric violin (w/ or w/o synth) so I can do pads and such)... I also have a few semesters of voice...

Should we go American (440) or Europeian (430) A? Anyone who needs a standard to tune to, the American telephone dial tone is 440.

It's an interesting, very interesting idea.

PB, fixed or moveable do?
You forgot the minor golfedge:
do re me fa sol le te do natural (repeat backward for decending)
do re me fa sol le ti do harmonic (repeat backward for decending)
do re me fa sol la ti do te le sol fa me re do melodic
(sorry for being such a smart arse, but music theory is fun... although, the melodic form above may be wrong, as my solfedge is out of practice)

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Icon 1 posted May 30, 2003 02:12            Edit/Delete Post 
I don't play anything, Spike. (Except messing about with Clares Synth on the BBC Micro on very rare occasions; don't even know what disc that's on.) It would be nice to be able to play the pipes, but if anything that's for another decade. Another place, another decade, could change a lot of things.

And a nitpick - uilleann pipes, AKA Irish pipes or union pipes, are not the same instrument at all as Scottish Highland bagpipes. For those who don't know what they sound like, try this 16 second sample (260k) (do the save target as stuff).

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/me looks around for my guitar, banjo, uke and 80's Casio keyboard...
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Hey, and there's Quasimodo on the bells, and Roy Rogers on Trigger!

Oh, just reminded me of an old GDB ditty.

I write lyrics and produce. Heck, that's where the money is anyway.

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I play trumpet, in the state runner up marching band in class D in Indiana. and i sit first chair.. Our band is gonna be so horrible next year while im gone..

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quote:
Originally posted by TonyRad:
I play trumpet, in the state runner up marching band in class D in Indiana. and i sit first chair.. Our band is gonna be so horrible next year while im gone..

hey... from Knox?? how's it going... i'm from Woodlan (4th in state) im in the drumline (snare, more specifically)
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Icon 1 posted May 30, 2003 10:26      Profile for Super Flippy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
What a neat idea! I play the mandolin and the viola, and would love to participate. I'm excited by the diversity of instruments we have here. I thought it would be all guitars and piano. Should've known, GC is a much more interesting group!
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Icon 1 posted May 30, 2003 12:52      Profile for Spiderman     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ahh, I didn't think there would be so much interest! I'm very pleasantly surprised [Smile]

I'm working on some music sources right now...if anyone knows where to find sheet music, let me know...preferrably in PDF format.

Anyone have format/codec/compression advice?

It'll be interesting mixing guitars and violas...fun [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted May 30, 2003 12:58      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
PB, fixed or moveable do?

This is America. No one knows how to use fixed do. [ohwell]
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Icon 1 posted May 30, 2003 13:23      Profile for Shinaku   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can I join? I play the keyboard and a bit of percussion. I wouldn't mind doing a backing track, so all you talented people can make use of it.

Can you see im sucking up?

[Smile]

http://www.keystave.com/

I have some experience, mainly from school where we do MIDI music as a subject, maby i could record it in that. With mixer technology you could encoperate it into an MP3, which is probably the best option due to everyone having codecs to open them.

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Colonel Panic
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Icon 1 posted May 30, 2003 20:06      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Super Flippy:
What a neat idea! I play the mandolin and the viola, and would love to participate. I'm excited by the diversity of instruments we have here. I thought it would be all guitars and piano. Should've known, GC is a much more interesting group!

You play the mandolin, Super Flippy? So do I!

I played a little bit with the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra for a bit (like 4th seat or something real bad). They had mandolins, mandolas, mando- cellos and mando- basses.

It was mondo mando!

Foxtrots and marches mostly, not the bluegrass I was more accustomed to. When they got going, it sounded like bees in your hair!

Also wasn't too awful with Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto in
Do Maggiore." Made a nice counterpoint to "Billy in the Lowground," "Cripple Creek," and "Boil 'em Cabbage Down."

he-hee.

Colonel Panic

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Icon 11 posted June 01, 2003 16:16      Profile for TouchStone     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Oooh, oooh! I can lip sync!! [Big Grin]
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thought I have never played drums before I'm told I have a mean beat [Wink] .............Z

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I'm a singer. Really. Classically trained dramatic soprano. I PREFER singing rock, but hey, anything goes [Smile]

(I have mp3s as proof, too)

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OOH OOH, pick me!!! pick me, teacher, i'm ever so smart!
i can play keyboard and piano (yeah, there's a difference!) acoustic guitar (so does that mean i can play electric as well...?) drums, bassguitar/double bass (same strings), and erm ... recorder... OH THE SHAME!

can i join, please? [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes]

love from your friend in the biscuit tin, Spoongirl [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted June 09, 2003 06:35      Profile for Super Flippy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Col. Panic, I'm thrilled to find another mandoliner! Especially one who has played the recital classic "Bile Them Cabbage Down".

I had no idea there was such a thing as mandolin orchestras. Do you have any MP3s or other recordings you can share? Also, perhaps you can tell me how one is "supposed" to play this thing. I've been playing for 10 years, sometimes playing it like a guitar and sometimes like a sideways violin.

If you're looking for free sheet music, notaviva has a respectable amount.

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Icon 1 posted June 09, 2003 08:32      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There's lots of articles about mandolin orchestras on google. They also have sites that have music. As for how you play the Mandolin-it's played like the guitar. The bigger ones like the Mandocello are placed in the lap, but I guess you could hold it like a guitar if you were standing up.
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