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#1859958 - 03/11/12 03:49 PM first recorded song
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Just wondering what you guys think of this its my first recorded song from my piano in midi , I play by ear and arranged the song its call “ amazing grace” there are a few errors in it as I have only been playing the piano for about 5 months and some times hit the wrong keys so I hope you can bare to list to it all.

http://www.box.com/s/4sq50eh85e2kk6llvh2a


Edited by Dazzie2 (03/11/12 04:17 PM)

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#1859979 - 03/11/12 04:10 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Dude that just takes you to the box login page!
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#1859984 - 03/11/12 04:16 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Rostosky]
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#1860011 - 03/11/12 05:13 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Yes, but some folk that would listen to it may not want to download,for various reasons.
If you put it up on youtube, you could then post it up here witha direct link , and no one would have to fear downloading something!!

I think you would get more listens..

just an Idea.
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#1860053 - 03/11/12 06:08 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Dazzie2, I think that sounded great, especially for only 5 months playing! And by ear, to boot!

I have a couple suggestions. Try to play through your missed notes, it makes for a smoother sound. And just lighten up a little on the left hand so that the melody sings out. Very good first recording.

If you can convert the midi to mp3 and then upload to boxnet, it would be much easier for a lot of people to listen. I have no problem downloading to listen, but some may not want to.
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#1860063 - 03/11/12 06:21 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Rostosky]
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You-tube- wont upload midi , do you know any free midi to mp3 converters


Edited by Dazzie2 (03/11/12 06:22 PM)

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#1860272 - 03/12/12 02:09 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Great! Inspired me.

I never find any wrong note. Its a variation, or impression of Amazing Grace. If must to give a name to the wrong notes, I would like to call it
The Perfect Wrong Note!!!
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#1860317 - 03/12/12 06:44 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Weiyan]
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Originally Posted By: Weiyan
Great! Inspired me.

I never find any wrong note. Its a variation, or impression of Amazing Grace. If must to give a name to the wrong notes, I would like to call it
The Perfect Wrong Note!!!
Thats funny!! I think i Arranged it more advanced than my
Playing it capable of . ITs quite a simple chord progression key C. / Cmaj / dminor/Gmajor/ Fmaj.

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#1860538 - 03/12/12 04:06 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Rostosky]
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky


Dude that just takes you to the box login page!




Dazzie's link took me directly to the MIDI


Edited by Mike Mandaville (03/12/12 04:09 PM)

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#1860545 - 03/12/12 04:17 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Rostosky]
Mike Mandaville Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky


...some folk that would listen to it may not want to download,for various reasons...




Will you name one, please?
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#1860549 - 03/12/12 04:25 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Mike Mandaville]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Mandaville
Originally Posted By: Rostosky

...some folk that would listen to it may not want to download,for various reasons...

Will you name one, please?
..

Because I get tired of clearing stuff out of my downloads folder. Thus I tend to roll my eyes and click off to another destination when sites want me to download files which I have no reason to want to keep around forever. It shows much greater web fluency to make such things viewable/payable via the browser.

That said, Box.net does offer the ability to make audio files playable via the browser. When people use it, I listen to their files. Otherwise, not.
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#1860551 - 03/12/12 04:28 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: CMohr]
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Originally Posted By: CMohr


...lighten up a little on the left hand so that the melody sings out. Very good first recording...




I think that Dazzie's left hand is just fine.
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#1860555 - 03/12/12 04:44 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: tangleweeds]
Mike Mandaville Offline
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Originally Posted By: tangleweeds


...It shows much greater web fluency to make such things viewable/payable via the browser...




That is precisely what I have done with Dazzie's file. I have opened it without downloading it.
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#1860565 - 03/12/12 05:13 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Mike Mandaville]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Mandaville
Originally Posted By: Rostosky


...some folk that would listen to it may not want to download,for various reasons...




Will you name one, please?
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Indeed, me. and Tangleweeds sometimes when his download folder gets full. Also, the first link took me to a login page, the second link provided didn,t.

If I had found a way to play rather than download, I would have.

I can also assure you that this is also the case for others, and can provide links to previous posts where others are also reticent to download...

As an example someone uploaded a link to mediafire on PC corner, this tried to open up an instance of partypoker.com AND a dating site when I tried to download the music,

The music was then uploaded to a better destination.


Its better all round to just be able to play the music rather than download.

Forgot to mention, the original poster has now edited his first post so that it has the same link as the second post, both of which work as they are the same.

the first post he made did not have the same link when he posted it, As I am sure he will attest to.







Edited by Rostosky (03/12/12 05:16 PM)
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#1860723 - 03/12/12 09:37 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Rostosky]
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Originally Posted By: Rostoskyquote=Mike Mandaville
Originally Posted By: Rostosky


...some folk that would listen to it may not want to download,for various reasons...




Will you name one, please?
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Originally Posted By: Rostos€ky


Indeed, me.




Rostosky, thank you for answering, but I was asking for a reason, not a person. However, it looks like you have also provided me with a reason:


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


If I had found a way to play rather than download, I would have.




I recommend that you use Notation Composer:

http://www.notation.com/DownloadComposerTrial.php
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#1860732 - 03/12/12 09:57 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Mike Mandaville]
tangleweeds Offline

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Originally Posted By: Mike Mandaville
Originally Posted By: Rostosky
If I had found a way to play rather than download, I would have.

I recommend that you use Notation Composer:

But to use that, one needs to download the blasted MIDI file, and have another object cluttering up your downloads folder....

MIDIs used to play in browsers, but this seems to have become a past-tense technology (perhaps on grounds of technological abuse. Remember the horror of GeoCities sites with rainbow-colored flashing text and auto-playing MIDI background music?)


Edited by tangleweeds (03/12/12 09:59 PM)
Edit Reason: unclear
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#1860737 - 03/12/12 10:04 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Hang on Mike, your missing the point a tad dude, are you seriously suggesting I download a thirty day free trial of notation composer, and also download a midi file of someones music, and then have two extra things on my desktop I dont really want?

I allready work in Abelton and reason, playing a midi file is not a problem.

It would be easier if folk stick there midi file into a simple program that has reasonable piano software and export it to youtube as a wav or mp3 or mp4?

That way, many folk can just have a listen without downloading anything.
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#1860789 - 03/13/12 12:14 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Well, posting a MIDI file of a performance has some advantages. You get the music notation for the song. Comes in handy if it's not a public domain song. cool
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#1860828 - 03/13/12 02:03 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: tangleweeds]
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky


If I had found a way to play rather than download, I would have.




Originally Posted By: Mike Mandaville


I recommend that you use Notation Composer:




Originally Posted By: tangleweeds


But to use that, one needs to download the blasted MIDI file, and have another object cluttering up your downloads folder....




Tangleweeds, evidently, you missed a post. Here it is again, for your review:


Originally Posted By: tangleweeds


...It shows much greater web fluency to make such things viewable/payable via the browser...




Originally Posted By: Mike Mandaville


That is precisely what I have done with Dazzie's file. I have opened it without downloading it.
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#1860850 - 03/13/12 04:25 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Rostosky]
Mike Mandaville Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky


Hang on Mike, your missing the point a tad dude




If I was missing something, you would have no trouble at all demonstrating that such is the case.


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


are you seriously suggesting I download a thirty day free trial of notation composer, and also download a midi file of someones music, and then have two extra things on my desktop I dont really want?



Okay, let's review:


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


If I had found a way to play rather than download, I would have.




I showed you how to play, rather than download.


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


I allready work in Abelton and reason, playing a midi file is not a problem.




It obviously is a problm, or you would not be repeatedly complaining about not being able to open a MIDI file without downloading it.


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


It would be easier if folk stick there midi file into a simple program that has reasonable piano software and export it to youtube as a wav or mp3 or mp4?



The answer to this question is no, it would not be easier. To begin with, it would mean that Dazzie would have to go through one more step. Secondly, it would take many times longer to download the mp3 to the temporary folder. Thirdly, the mp3 would contain far less useful information for those of us who might like to provide useful feedback to Dazzie. All the way around, it is just much better to have Dazzie upload the MIDI.

Originally Posted By: Rostosky


That way, many folk can just have a listen without downloading anything.



You are misusing the word "downloading".
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#1860851 - 03/13/12 04:30 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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But why would I WANT Notation Composer, when I have Sibelius?

If I really really wanted to listen to the MIDI, my Mac informs me I could download QuickTime 7 to listen to it. A telling detail: the current version of Quicktime is 10. Apparently Steve Jobs put an end to playing MIDI files in his browsers long before he died.
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#1860855 - 03/13/12 04:55 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: tangleweeds]
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Originally Posted By: tangleweeds


But why would I WANT Notation Composer, when I have Sibelius?




Since I have not recommended Notation Composer to you to begin with, why are you even asking me this question?
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#1860869 - 03/13/12 06:37 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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I am not very good when it comes to technology and the internet but I find it very interesting reading , secondly I recorded in midi because that’s all my piano allows me to record in , I would have put it on “ you tube” but that wont let me upload midi so the only way would be to convert or buy something that will convert midi to mp3, well at this point in time I don’t see the point I only put my recording up for fun if people want to listen to it or not >

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#1860873 - 03/13/12 07:01 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Dazzie, you did a very good job with that arrangement. I will listen to everything which you put up in MIDI.
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Edited by Mike Mandaville (03/13/12 07:09 AM)

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#1860876 - 03/13/12 07:12 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Dazzie, I downloaded your file and listened. No problem, heck it's only 6.7KB, downloads in a couple of seconds.

I can't understand why anyone would have a problem with that.
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#1860940 - 03/13/12 09:14 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Studio Joe]
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I don't understand why it is so hard.
Just click on the MIDI file, and when the dialog box appears, select 'Open' and the file should play automatically in Windows Media Player (PC users only).
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#1860959 - 03/13/12 09:52 AM Re: first recorded song [Re: Mike Mandaville]
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Originally Posted By: Mike Mandaville
Originally Posted By: Rostosky


Hang on Mike, your missing the point a tad dude




If I was missing something, you would have no trouble at all demonstrating that such is the case.


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


are you seriously suggesting I download a thirty day free trial of notation composer, and also download a midi file of someones music, and then have two extra things on my desktop I dont really want?



Okay, let's review:


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


If I had found a way to play rather than download, I would have.




I showed you how to play, rather than download.


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


I allready work in Abelton and reason, playing a midi file is not a problem.




It obviously is a problm, or you would not be repeatedly complaining about not being able to open a MIDI file without downloading it.


Originally Posted By: Rostosky


It would be easier if folk stick there midi file into a simple program that has reasonable piano software and export it to youtube as a wav or mp3 or mp4?



The answer to this question is no, it would not be easier.
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So to recap, instead of one person taking the extra step, ALL the folk who want to listen have to navigate away from Pianoworld and figure that there is a way of just listening rather than downloading?

Instead of just clicking "play" right here in the thread, as a youtube video allows you to.


And as for my ability to demonstrate this is the case, I think if you check RST you may find that I have demonstrated the ease of listening to music posted in a thread directly on many occasions,
as have many others, and I have personally helped folk to do just that, it really isn't rocket science.
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#1861128 - 03/13/12 02:45 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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My apologies to everyone for continuing this AWESOME THREAD, but now I'm intrigued...

Rostosky, do you have a Mac? I'm wondering if the issue here is that Quicktime (which functions as Windows Media Player for Macs) quit supporting MIDI files several years ago.

Steve Jobs was notorious for arbitrarily deciding that he didn't like a certain technology and then removing it. For example, Macs quit having floppy drives a couple years before everyone else did.

ETA: I also have a Mac, thus I also find MIDIs nuisancey.


Edited by tangleweeds (03/13/12 02:48 PM)
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#1861139 - 03/13/12 03:10 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Not true. Macs still play .mid (midi files) in Quicktime Player in Leopard 10.5.x
In Snow leopard 10.6.x one needs to install QuickTime Player 7.6.6, its on the Install Disk.
For Lion OS X 10.7.x there's a separate install of Quicktime Player 7.6.6 on the Apple website.
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#1861155 - 03/13/12 03:44 PM Re: first recorded song [Re: Dazzie2]
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Hya tangleweeds, No, I am running win7 not a mac.
Thing is I am very carefull about where and what I download full stop, and having to check out can I trust a site first is a pain!

However, my point was really that its easier to just click "play" on a thread like this say:



Than to navigate away, decide if you want to download ( or not if it is playable there now)

and then clear from the desktop or download folder as you say.

Dazzie2, dont worry, just like your original link, only those who come here to find the link can listen, this is NOT public on youtube !!!

Also, I am sure you will want to let us listen to more of your music in the future, so if you want to know how to post it here like I have done say, just PM me and I can walk you through it..

Like I said in the first place " it was just an Idea"


Edited by Rostosky (03/13/12 03:50 PM)
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