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#1146933 - 12/26/05 03:20 PM MIP - The road not taken
Arjen Offline
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Registered: 12/24/05
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The Road Not Taken

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and Ió
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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First thoughts: a slow, melancholic song. Will work it out and post as soon as I get something. \:\) Expect The Worst. ;\)

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#1146934 - 12/26/05 03:59 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
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This one should be easy.
Several bars of silence should suffice. ;\)

Seriously, this is a good choice.
It's a nice poem.

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#1146935 - 12/26/05 04:24 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
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Registered: 11/18/05
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Loc: Mo.
Glad you joined on! -Will be looking forward to hearing your music on this poem.

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#1146936 - 12/26/05 08:02 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
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now the road is taken! it sounds like a complicated poem and we shall see how you do it.

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#1146937 - 12/26/05 08:13 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
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Dang...I was hoping nobody would take that road. :p ;\)
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#1146938 - 12/30/05 02:30 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
Arjen Offline
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Registered: 12/24/05
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Ok, put some ideas together for your evaluation. Just two ideas, the first for the road 'less traveled by' and the second, more happy sounding for the more popular road.

Hear it here, sloppily played and uploaded with great shame:
http://getfile.biz/19545

Remember this ain't the song just some ideas. Any feedback appreciated. \:\)

ps. I realise that the first three or so notes are missing, will upload some notations later.

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#1146939 - 12/30/05 02:46 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
sarabande Offline
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Got this message: "server temporarily unavailable". Will be looking foward to what you've done so far. Will try again later.

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#1146940 - 12/30/05 09:22 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
Arjen Offline
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Loc: Groningen, Netherlands
Weird, tried it a few times but seems to work ok here. If you keep getting this error I can upload it elsewhere or mail it if you'd like.

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#1146941 - 12/30/05 11:27 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
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it sounds like a nice idea! i like it so far.

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#1146942 - 12/31/05 08:50 AM Re: MIP - The road not taken
Allazart Offline
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Yes, I like it too.
The harmonies are nice.
There is a sense of desolation which is apt for 'the road not taken'.

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#1146943 - 12/31/05 04:39 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
sarabande Offline
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Hmmm . . . I wonder if I'm doing something wrong downloading it. When I hit "download", it asks if I want to open, save, or cancel. So I click on open. Then is says at the bottom of the screen in the grey line: "downloading, etc." Then it says, "done". But nothing happens. Maybe I don't have the capability on my computer to play the format it is in. I do the same thing on the www.savefile.com site others on the forum use quite a bit and it always works. I'll try some others recording links on the site I've played before and see if they work, then I'd know if it is a problem with my computer. Sorry I can't comment \:\( .

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#1146944 - 12/31/05 04:45 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
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I tried a couple other members recordings under the savefile website and they worked. I guess the other site doesn't like me.

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#1146945 - 12/31/05 04:51 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
Arjen Offline
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try saving it to the harddisk and deleting it when you've listened. You're trying to directly open it from within the browser and that can cause a variety of problems, depending on your system setup.

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#1146946 - 01/03/06 11:22 AM Re: MIP - The road not taken
Arjen Offline
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Registered: 12/24/05
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Loc: Groningen, Netherlands
New server, new score:

Page 1:


Page 2:

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#1146947 - 01/03/06 02:27 PM Re: MIP - The road not taken
sarabande Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1597
Loc: Mo.
I played through it on my piano. It is very beautiful. It's a really expressive piece. Wonderful expressive harmonies!

What software did you use for notating the score? Did you "play" it in, or notate it from "scratch", or other?

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#1146948 - 01/04/06 09:27 AM Re: MIP - The road not taken
Arjen Offline
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Registered: 12/24/05
Posts: 173
Loc: Groningen, Netherlands
Thanks, glad you liked it! I used Sibelius 4 to notated it, really wonderfull piece of software. I just wrote it down from scratch, really doesn't take that much time at all. When playing it in through MIDI you have to play very accurately to get it notated properly or you'll have to spend hours fixing it.

And props for playing it yourself. I wish I could just pick up my score and play it, always takes me way too long to learn my pieces. \:\(

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