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prwells32
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Post by prwells32 » December 22nd, 2010, 6:38 pm

How to Appreciate Music by Gustav Kobbé (1857-1918).

[This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/how-to-appreciate-music-by-kobbe-gustav/

Originally published in 1906, this book is essentially a how to guide on music appreciation. Includes sections on the pianoforte, orchestral, and vocal music. Good for anyone who wishes for a greater appreciation of the wonders of music. (Summary by prwells32)
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. The target completion date for this project is August 2011.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34610
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: Standard

    Please note. There are illustrations of certain bars of various musical pieces in this book. The reader should simply skip over them.

    MAGIC WINDOW:

    (Admin link)

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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and readers (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.

    BC - please provide *all of* the following:
    [list]
    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 17
    [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: yes
    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Kobb%C3%A9
    [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): N/A
    [*]Short description (please state who wrote the description. This can be a paragraph copied from Wikipedia. If you write this yourself, please be aware that your summary will be in the PD): Originally published in 1906, this book is essentially a how to guide on music appreciation. Includes sections on the pianoforte, orchestral, and vocal music. Good for anyone who wishes for a greater appreciation of the wonders of music. (written by prwells32)
    [*]Date of first publication: 1912
    [*]Year of author's death (note: in some countries copyright is death of author plus 50 or 70 years): 1918
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[*]BEFORE recording:
Please check the Recording Notes:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

Set your recording software to:

Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

[*]DURING recording:
Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
Start of recording (Intro)
  • "Chapter [number] of How to Appreciate Music. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name]"
  • Say:
    "How to Appreciate Music, by Gustav Kobbé. [Chapter]"
End of recording
  • At the end of the section, say:
    End of [Chapter]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of How to Appreciate Music, by Gustav Kobbé
Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

[*]AFTER recording:
Need noise-cleaning?
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

Save files as
128 kbps MP3
howtoappreciatemusic_##_kobbe.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. howtoappreciatemusic_01_kobbe.mp3)

ID3 V2 tags
(To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: Gustav Kobbé
Album: How to Appreciate Music

Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
  • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
    http://upload.librivox.org
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    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ava - Availle
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Patrick

Enjoy Tom Swift? Perhaps you would enjoy a book about him meeting up with some Diamond Makers
Or perhaps you'd rather talk about music with children.

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Post by Availle » December 22nd, 2010, 8:17 pm

Hi Patrick,

I'll MC this for you... back with the MW in a moment... :D

ETA: Okay, all's up - have fun!
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by prwells32 » December 22nd, 2010, 8:29 pm

Thank's! I will be updating the MW soon.
Patrick

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Or perhaps you'd rather talk about music with children.

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Post by kayray » December 22nd, 2010, 10:41 pm

If it's not too greedy of me, may I please have chapter 2: Bach’s Service to Music?
Kara
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Post by MARTIN GEESON » December 22nd, 2010, 11:59 pm

Hi

Could you please put me down for Chapter I (The Pianoforte)? :)

Cheers
Martin

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Post by neckertb » December 23rd, 2010, 7:43 am

Ooooh, I'd love to read 11, concerning symphonies :D
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Post by prwells32 » December 23rd, 2010, 9:03 am

Wow, thank you everyone. I will have the MW all updated in the next hour or so, then I will sign you up.
Patrick

Enjoy Tom Swift? Perhaps you would enjoy a book about him meeting up with some Diamond Makers
Or perhaps you'd rather talk about music with children.

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Post by reecedawg » December 23rd, 2010, 9:40 am

I'd love to read section 14... thanks!
Matt
"After the dazzle of day is gone,
Only the dark, dark night shows to my eyes the stars;
After the clangor of organ majestic, or chorus, or perfect band,
Silent, athwart my soul, moves the symphony true."
Walt Whitman

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Post by prwells32 » December 23rd, 2010, 9:53 am

You're hired!
Patrick

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Post by rainwatercoyote » December 29th, 2010, 9:05 pm

Hi! Could I read section 15, please?
Adam
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Post by prwells32 » December 30th, 2010, 8:43 am

You got it! Have fun.
Patrick

Enjoy Tom Swift? Perhaps you would enjoy a book about him meeting up with some Diamond Makers
Or perhaps you'd rather talk about music with children.

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Post by anne21 » December 30th, 2010, 2:30 pm

Can I have chapter 6 on Schumann, please? He is one of my favourite composers and I love his piano music.

Thanks, and a Happy New Year to everyone.

Anne

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Post by prwells32 » December 30th, 2010, 2:44 pm

Thanks Anne. It's all yours!
Patrick

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Or perhaps you'd rather talk about music with children.

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Post by Agentjoe » December 31st, 2010, 7:29 pm

I'd like to read chapter 10 if it's alright.

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Post by prwells32 » December 31st, 2010, 8:59 pm

You got it.
Patrick

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Or perhaps you'd rather talk about music with children.

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