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#2080632 - 05/11/13 06:40 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: wouter79]
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Thaks Wouter! I still had to negotiate the free toolbars . . .they`re everywhere! how many toolbars does a guy need?
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#2080634 - 05/11/13 06:45 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: peterws]
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Originally Posted By: peterws
Maybe I`ve unearthed a bit of a problem here. Though it only seems I`m affected by it. (nothing new there)
Audacity will not convert to mp3 without a (free) plug in. But with this free plug in comes a free toolbar. And Lord knows what else .. .! I had to download (free) malware stuff to get rid of a load of unwanted "extras" last time I downloaded a "free" file converter. So I haven`t got one now!
Therefore I submitted an mp2. Is that near enough? (for classics)
I really don`t know the difference between an mp2 or mp3 nor do I bl**dy care. . . I might have to learn to lol . .The Day of the Free Lunch seems to be OVER!!


peterws - I listened to it - sounds good. So looks like your submission is fine.

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#2080638 - 05/11/13 06:51 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
Originally Posted By: peterws
Maybe I`ve unearthed a bit of a problem here. Though it only seems I`m affected by it. (nothing new there)
Audacity will not convert to mp3 without a (free) plug in. But with this free plug in comes a free toolbar. And Lord knows what else .. .! I had to download (free) malware stuff to get rid of a load of unwanted "extras" last time I downloaded a "free" file converter. So I haven`t got one now!
Therefore I submitted an mp2. Is that near enough? (for classics)
I really don`t know the difference between an mp2 or mp3 nor do I bl**dy care. . . I might have to learn to lol . .The Day of the Free Lunch seems to be OVER!!


peterws - I listened to it - sounds good. So looks like your submission is fine.

Sam


Usually when you are installing a program (or plug in) there is an option to "not" install the toolbar when you are in the install program wizard. If it doesn't have one I search for the program (or plug in) from a different source.
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#2080675 - 05/11/13 08:50 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Sam S]
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That`s good news Sam! Thanks for getting back to me!
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#2080706 - 05/11/13 09:39 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
Originally Posted By: SwissMS
peterws - Another possibility is, if you have uploaded the piece to Youtube, you can use one of the free Youtube to mp3 downloaders to get a mp3 file. Just google Youtube to mp3. That is what I did. http://www.youtube-mp3.org


I would avoid that route because it involves many conversion steps that degrade the audio heavily. Youtube itself is already too much down conversion, apart from the other steps you need.



Thanks for the info Wouter79. I downloaded Lame and did an mp3 from my video file and resubmitted.
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#2080709 - 05/11/13 09:46 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Good to hear that it worked out smile
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#2081111 - 05/12/13 12:09 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: peterws]
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Originally Posted By: peterws
Maybe I`ve unearthed a bit of a problem here. Though it only seems I`m affected by it. (nothing new there)
Audacity will not convert to mp3 without a (free) plug in. But with this free plug in comes a free toolbar. And Lord knows what else .. .! I had to download (free) malware stuff to get rid of a load of unwanted "extras" last time I downloaded a "free" file converter. So I haven`t got one now!
peter, you shouldn't need a plugin with Audacity, just a library. The Audacity website (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq_i18n?s=install&i=lame-mp3) points you to this download page for the Lame library: http://lame1.buanzo.com.ar/. Don't click on the big green "Download" button! (This may be where you ran into problems with other downloads -- usually this is an advertisement, and it downloads all kinds of junk.) Rather, look for a link called Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe (I'm guessing you're using Windows), or Lame_Library_v3.98.2_for_Audacity_on_OSX.dmg (if you are using a Mac).
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#2081478 - 05/12/13 05:03 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Mar_red - see you're in with "Bring Him Home", another beautiful song from "Les Miserables" (I'm in with "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables") - you might want to note that the lyrics for both are by Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer...looking forward to hearing your rendition of this gem!
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#2081518 - 05/12/13 06:39 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S

Don't be left out! I predict a flurry of activity this weekend.

Sam


I can't submit anything right now. Gee...am submitting to Ecco Fatto in the next week. I do have one piece of music. I mentioned to my teacher. I was so impressed with it. It's brilliance. My teacher decided it was wise to teach me it now. Even if it takes a year. She said: "If we have to. We'll work on it one bar at a time." I think she understands what motivation like this does to a person. So...if anyone can guess the song... I'll post it in the recital when I finish it...might take a year...
My changed title to it is: GAFGC.....the second G is an octave down
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#2082024 - 05/13/13 05:49 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Well, i came back from a weeks holiday, had a horrendous day at work and then spent my first day back somehow scraping a performance out of the pollonaise in gm.... recorded on phone and now submitted. I felt so disheartened before, during and after my session today. However i now feel rather upbeat and ready to get back to serious practicing from tomorrow. So much more work is planned on the piece, but i promised i would pop my recital cherry and things will get better with time.
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#2082110 - 05/13/13 08:46 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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woo hoo! after numerous attempts, i finally got a good one (i think!). too bad you can hear my upstairs neighbors footsteps =\
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#2082115 - 05/13/13 08:53 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: ElleC]
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Originally Posted By: ElleC
...too bad you can hear my upstairs neighbors footsteps =\


We'd have quite a performance if we compiled all the extraneous sound effects that have been recorded for recital pieces - the neighbor's lawnmower, the kids yelling, church bells, thunder, upstairs neighbors foorsteps laugh

Cathy
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#2082117 - 05/13/13 08:59 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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looking forward to hearing all the submissions
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#2082129 - 05/13/13 09:28 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: earlofmar]
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Originally Posted By: earlofmar
looking forward to hearing all the submissions


I was going to submit Prelude in C major but for the sake of variety, I submitted an Aria instead. Can't wait to hear your interpretation.
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#2082164 - 05/13/13 10:44 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: ElleC]
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Originally Posted By: ElleC
Originally Posted By: earlofmar
looking forward to hearing all the submissions


I was going to submit Prelude in C major but for the sake of variety, I submitted an Aria instead. Can't wait to hear your interpretation.


Most considerate of you ElleC, I am glad you had a second piece to choose from. Perhaps we can hear your Prelude in C major in the piano bar soon?
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#2082217 - 05/14/13 01:32 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: jotur]
UK Paul UK Offline
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Originally Posted By: jotur
Originally Posted By: ElleC
...too bad you can hear my upstairs neighbors footsteps =\


We'd have quite a performance if we compiled all the extraneous sound effects that have been recorded for recital pieces - the neighbor's lawnmower, the kids yelling, church bells, thunder, upstairs neighbors foorsteps laugh

Cathy



My second phone started vibrating at one point... can be heard on the recording and i hesitated .... but plowed through like a soldier ;-)
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#2082262 - 05/14/13 03:37 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I recorded mine - haven't listened to it yet. I will submit it tomorrow. Hopefully i can remember how to create the sound only file. I do recall having installed some program in my computer to do that. If I cannot remember I will submit the video version to piano bar.
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#2082284 - 05/14/13 06:19 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
I recorded mine - haven't listened to it yet. I will submit it tomorrow. Hopefully i can remember how to create the sound only file. I do recall having installed some program in my computer to do that. If I cannot remember I will submit the video version to piano bar.

FarmGirl, if you want, I can try to help.
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#2082290 - 05/14/13 06:35 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Ugh... deadline is today?!? Somehow I had the 15th in my head as the deadline, not as the day of the recital.
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#2082326 - 05/14/13 08:53 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: earlofmar]
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Originally Posted By: earlofmar
looking forward to hearing all the submissions


you can skip mine, seriously grin
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#2082417 - 05/14/13 11:55 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: aTallGuyNH]
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Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH
Ugh... deadline is today?!? Somehow I had the 15th in my head as the deadline, not as the day of the recital.


Nope, it's 9:00 Eastern Daylight Time. That gives you, oh, about 9 hours to record and upload a decent take... nothing like a little pressure, huh? crazy
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#2082467 - 05/14/13 01:50 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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It's still tomorrow here in Europe. Plenty of time left laugh
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#2082496 - 05/14/13 02:53 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Finally got mine in a week before finals week. Luckily with the kind of finals I have (singing and playing), this constitutes studying, but I still have to get more focused on what I actually need to do. So I stayed up all night getting my video and app done at the last minute. God only knows what kind of hieroglyphics will appear on my entry form as I was so blurry-eyed by the time I submitted the application, I could barely see. I figured I'd still have plenty of time to modify it after I got home from school, though. Unfortunately, although I remember copying the confirmation number to do this, I can't recall ever actually pasting it anywhere and can't find it, so I may be stuck with what I've got, unless, that is, Monica once again is gracious enough to take pity on me and email it to me. Sorry, Monica. I'll understand if you don't have time and I apologize to everyone in advance for any gibberish they may be forced to look at in my description. smile

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#2082508 - 05/14/13 03:35 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Mines in. Now if I could only find my 117 digit magic code to update the description part I'll be set.

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#2082550 - 05/14/13 04:50 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Starr Keys]
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Did you guys check the email for the confirmation mail? The code is in there
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#2082554 - 05/14/13 04:54 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Allard]
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It's still tomorrow here in Europe. Plenty of time left laugh


confused I'm wondering what that means crazy I guess I need to read up on Einstein
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#2082570 - 05/14/13 05:22 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Sorry, confusing grammar. In Europe, the recital is tomorrow, not today. (Except that it's almost midnight now, but never mind that).
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#2082581 - 05/14/13 05:46 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Allard]
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Originally Posted By: Allard
Sorry, confusing grammar. In Europe, the recital is tomorrow, not today. (Except that it's almost midnight now, but never mind that).


Well, it is to day now , but still yesterday in the USA....
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#2082599 - 05/14/13 06:15 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Starr Keys and hunky:

Check your private messages. I've sent you your magic codes. smile
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#2082638 - 05/14/13 07:38 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Picking a recording now.. with over an hour to go! Better than the 1 minute to go like last time!

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