COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 205 - rap

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davisfaherty
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Post by davisfaherty » June 17th, 2020, 10:04 am

Sorrow by D.H. Lawrence (David Herbert Richards) (1885–1930)
Text URL: https://www.public-domain-poetry.com/d-h-lawrence/sorrow-22809
Duration: 0:42
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_sorrow_df_128kb.mp3

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Post by davisfaherty » June 17th, 2020, 10:30 am

When the eye of day is shut, by Alfred Edward Housman (1859–1936)
Text URL: https://www.public-domain-poetry.com/alfred-edward-housman/when-the-eye-of-day-is-shut-20709
Duration: 0:59
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_whentheeyeofdayisshut_df_128kb.mp3

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Post by TheJane » June 17th, 2020, 10:56 am


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Post by AnaNaumoska » June 17th, 2020, 11:53 am

With this being my first recording, I hope I fulfill the standards :)

Memory by Anne Bronte (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849)
Text URL: https://www.public-domain-poetry.com/anne-bronte/memory-9515
Duration: 02:49
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_memory_ananaumoska.wav
Ana :mrgreen:


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Post by Rapunzelina » June 17th, 2020, 12:36 pm

Hello all, and to our new readers, welcome! It's exciting to get so many new contributors! I will have time to check the recordings later, but for now I just wanted to respond to Jane
TheJane wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 7:54 am
Hi there,

My first posting:

The Morning Is Full by Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)
Text URL:https://rhymings.com/pablo-neruda/the-morning-is-full/
Duration: 0:55
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_TheMorningIsFull_JP_128kb.mp3
Congrats on your first posting! Both your choices would be in the public domain in the Spanish original, but unfortunately their translations are not in the public domain so we can't use them for Librivox. :( Would you like to choose something else?
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Post by Ikedsherr » June 17th, 2020, 1:45 pm

Dear Rapunzelina,
here is my first poem. Hope you like it!

Count that day lost - George Eliot
1 minute, 7 seconds

text appears in:
http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=178

recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/countthatdaylostikesherr.mp3

I would like my name to appear as Ike Sherr, and my website: https://www.ikesherrvoice.net/
Thank you!
Ike

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Post by swimmingsage » June 17th, 2020, 3:27 pm

This is my first recording, so I hope it meets standards, if not feedback is certainly welcome.

The Garden by Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/campion1.html#1
Duration: 01:00
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_garden_mw_128kb.mp3

I would like my name to appear as Swimming Sage (a pseudonym if that is ok), thanks!

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Post by quasimoir » June 18th, 2020, 5:50 am

Hello again Rapunzelina:

Here's the link to my recording of a poem for this collection: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_itravelledamongunknownmen_gd_128kb.mp3

And here're the details you need:

Title: I Travelled Among Unknown Men
Author: William Wordsworth
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/12145/12145-h/12145-h.htm#section14

Track Length: 1:01

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 18th, 2020, 7:11 am

alanmapstone wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 9:23 am
3 Airs from the Beggar's Opera by John Gay

mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_airsfrombeggarsopera_am_128kb.mp3
time: 2:38
text: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/gay01.html#1
Thank you, Alan! Now checked and marked PL OK in the Magic Window! :thumbs:
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 18th, 2020, 7:53 am

davisfaherty wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 10:04 am
Sorrow by D.H. Lawrence (David Herbert Richards) (1885–1930)
Text URL: https://www.public-domain-poetry.com/d-h-lawrence/sorrow-22809
Duration: 0:42
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_sorrow_df_128kb.mp3

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Hi Davis! Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection :D A lovely selection of poems!

I have a few notes and suggestions on the technical side of things. Do you use Audacity for recording? The bit rate should be 128 kbps, constant, so if in Audacity, when exporting to mp3, from the options choose "Bit rate mode": "constant", and "Quality": "128 kbps". Then you click Save to export the file, and it keeps the settings for future exports as well!

From your 3 poem recordings, Sorrow is a bit low in volume. You would need to amplify by about 7-8 dB. The other two are ok, albeit in the quiet end of the desired range. So volume is something to keep an eye on. The Checker is a useful tool https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker for measuring volume, as well as checking the tech specs.

Suggestion: You have a very low white background noise. At least with my earphones it's not obtrusive at all, but you can experiment with the Noise Reduction effect in Audacity and see if it makes any difference. Here's a picture guide: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Noisecleaning_With_Pics
but let me know if you have any questions!

To recap, for these three recordings, please amplify by let's say 8dB the poem "Sorrow", and re-export all three poems to mp3 with a "constant" bit rate of "128 kbps". Optionally try the Noise Reduction feature (maybe on the amplified recording, if the background noise gets more prominent). Then re-upload with the same file-names and post to check again! Thanks! :thumbs:
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 18th, 2020, 8:11 am

AnaNaumoska wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 11:53 am
With this being my first recording, I hope I fulfill the standards :)

Memory by Anne Bronte (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849)
Text URL: https://www.public-domain-poetry.com/anne-bronte/memory-9515
Duration: 02:49
MP3 URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_memory_ananaumoska.wav
Hi Anna! Welcome to the Poetry Collection :D And congrats on your first recording! :clap:

I see that you are addressing the tech specs in your test recording, so I won't get into any details, except if you need more guidance of course.
The changes that are required for this recording are: some amplification, about 6dB, then to export to mp3, with a constant bit-rate of 128 kbps, and add the suffix _128kb in the file name when exporting. Do you use Audacity? Let me know, I could give you a step-by-step guide if needed. Otherwise, when ready, reupload and we'll check again :D
Lovely voice! I'm looking forward to more recordings!!!
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 18th, 2020, 8:23 am

Ikedsherr wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Dear Rapunzelina,
here is my first poem. Hope you like it!

Count that day lost - George Eliot
1 minute, 7 seconds

text appears in:
http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=178

recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/countthatdaylostikesherr.mp3

I would like my name to appear as Ike Sherr, and my website: https://www.ikesherrvoice.net/
Thank you!
Ike
Hi Ike! So great to see you here! Welcome to the Poetry Collection :D
A nice poem with a great message! Thank you for offering it!
All good with the recording. The only thing that needs changing is the filename, which I will change so you won't need to re-upload, no worries.
Every project might require a different file-name format (all info in the first post), and for this collection your filename would be: spc205_countthatdaylost_ids_128kb.mp3

spc205_(poem title with no spaces)_(your initials)_128kb

And here's your Reader Page https://librivox.org/reader/14520 :clap: you can also access it from your link-name in the Magic Window. It lists all projects you read for, so it might look a bit empty now, but I hope you enjoy recording and you'll gradually fill it! It can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing project under the "Reader Section details" link.
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 18th, 2020, 8:37 am

swimmingsage wrote:
June 17th, 2020, 3:27 pm
This is my first recording, so I hope it meets standards, if not feedback is certainly welcome.

The Garden by Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/campion1.html#1
Duration: 01:00
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_garden_mw_128kb.mp3

I would like my name to appear as Swimming Sage (a pseudonym if that is ok), thanks!
Hello Swimming Sage! Interesting pseudonym! What does it mean? Are you a wise swimmer, or a floating herb? :mrgreen:
All perfect with your recording! :clap: One suggestion to consider for your next recordings. It's customary to use your catalogue name (in your case set as "Swimming Sage") in the "recorded/read by" phrase, but obviously your choice! The reasoning is that a listener may want to look you up by the name they hear, so they would search for your catalogue name. Anyway, you can change the catalogue name any time, by letting the project admin/MC know.
Here's is your Reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/14521 :thumbs:
Thank you for your recording! Here's to many more! Cheers!
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 18th, 2020, 8:45 am

quasimoir wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 5:50 am
Hello again Rapunzelina:

Here's the link to my recording of a poem for this collection: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_itravelledamongunknownmen_gd_128kb.mp3

And here're the details you need:

Title: I Travelled Among Unknown Men
Author: William Wordsworth
Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/12145/12145-h/12145-h.htm#section14

Track Length: 1:01

Always,
Garfield
That's beautiful! Thank you, Garfield! Now in the Magic Window, marked PL OK! :thumbs:
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