[FORTNIGHTLY POEM] The Rubinstein Staccato Etude

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Post by aradlaw » October 7th, 2018, 11:52 am

Canada basically celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. I do like the idea of cornbread stuffing, it is hard to get good cornbread up here. :)
diffen.com wrote:English explorer Martin Frobisher hosted the first Canadian Thanksgiving. It was held in what is now Newfoundland during his expedition's attempts to find the Northwest Passage to the Orient in 1578 and marked their safe arrival to the New World. So it was not hosted to celebrate a bountiful harvest. With time, French, Scottish and German immigrants to Canada added some of their traditions to the harvest festival. American traditions like the turkey were added by the United Empire Loyalists around the time of the American Revolution.
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Post by GregGiordano » October 8th, 2018, 7:26 pm

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/etude_dett_gg_128kb.mp3

Run time is 1:40

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Post by bluechien » October 8th, 2018, 10:20 pm

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Post by aradlaw » October 10th, 2018, 8:31 am

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Post by silverquill » October 10th, 2018, 10:43 am

Not sure I got the rhythm right on this one, but here goes:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/etude_dett_lcw_128kb.mp3 1:18

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Post by Foon » October 11th, 2018, 3:34 am

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Post by Aurochs » October 11th, 2018, 11:30 am

This is my attempt, coming in at 1:08.
This is my first recording so would really appreciate any feedback! Particularly; is the volume ok? I feel lke it may be on the quiet side.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/etude_dett_eib_128kb.mp3

It is a fantastic poem though, really enjoyed it.
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Post by msfry » October 12th, 2018, 9:22 am

aradlaw wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 11:52 am
Canada basically celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. I do like the idea of cornbread stuffing, it is hard to get good cornbread up here. :)
In recording the ongoing Key To Uncle Tom's Cabin, I found out why we southerners have such great cornbread! The slaves were fed "a peck of dried corn a week" apiece. And that was all they got besides an occasional slab of bacon fat, or a boiled cows head! They had to get creative with how to prepare their ground corn . . . . into cone pone, corn cakes, corn grits, polenta, and with an occasional egg and milk, corn bread. Field hands were worked 14 hours per day, with only one evening meal, and their life expectancy was a mere 7 years. I give thanks every day that nightmare is over with!
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Post by msfry » October 12th, 2018, 9:55 am

Aurochs wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 11:30 am
This is my attempt, coming in at 1:08.
This is my first recording so would really appreciate any feedback! Particularly; is the volume ok? I feel lke it may be on the quiet side.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/etude_dett_eib_128kb.mp3

It is a fantastic poem though, really enjoyed it.
Your reading is very good, Ed. I can tell you enjoyed it. It is PL OK, except your volume does indeed check out (on our Checker program) at 79.6, far below our recommended volume. This can be corrected in Audacity by going Effects/Amplify/+9.5. (LV's optimum volume is 89). Please amplify and resubmit your recording, and let me know you've done that. It's best to let the people over at the 1-minute test know what software and hardware you are using, and they can advise you how best to set up your equipment for more volume, gain, etc.

Also, as this is your first recording, I will need you to choose a Catalog Name that you want to appear in our Catalog of completed projects. This can be your Real Name, your username, or anything else you'd like to be searchable by. I use Michele Fry in the catalog so my friends and family can easily find me using LV's Search feature, and msfry as my username. It's your choice, but once chosen, can't be changed on catalogued material.
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Post by msfry » October 13th, 2018, 9:03 am

Greg, Ed, David, Larry, Foon, and Bruce, thank you all for your lovely renditions. All so different, all PL OK. :thumbs:
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Post by GregGiordano » October 13th, 2018, 2:04 pm

msfry wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 9:03 am
Greg, Ed, David, Larry, Foon, and Bruce, thank you all for your lovely renditions. All so different, all PL OK. :thumbs:
Thank you for the kind words!

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Post by msfry » October 13th, 2018, 3:47 pm

Eva, I meant to include you my above message, but typed Ed. Sorry. You are PL OK.
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Post by williamjones » October 14th, 2018, 5:55 pm

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Post by msfry » October 14th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Thanks, Bill. You are PL OK.
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