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Post by Micfairy252 » February 13th, 2020, 9:37 pm

Dear Rapunzelina,

I appreciate your feedback and remarks regarding my recording.

I have two quick questions for you.

1) By adjusting the input volume on my microphone are you referring to my recording level?
2) By natural pauses are you referring to the breaths or something else?

I edited them out to it give it more of a flow.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Micfairy252
Sincerely,

Micfairy252

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 13th, 2020, 11:58 pm

Hi!
1) Yes, by adjusting the input volume on the microphone, you are adjusting the recording level. I find it's better to record in the desired level, than having to amplify after.
2) Oh, I see. Then, yes, I was referring to where the breaths would have been. I think my mind was expecting the breaths between the sentences as a natural pause, so the lack of the breathing sounded unnatural to me.

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 13th, 2020, 11:59 pm

And thank you, Erin, Anita and Sonia! :thumbs: I finally updated the Magic Window!

Sonia, which was your favourite season in the poem?

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Post by Kitty » February 14th, 2020, 3:09 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 11:59 pm
Sonia, which was your favourite season in the poem?
Spring I would say. But winter a close second. :9:

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » February 14th, 2020, 1:27 pm

and my last one for February, a story with a moral:

"A. D. 1400" by Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/poemscharles00kingrich/page/268
Duration: 1:44 min.
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_ad1400_ss_128kb.mp3

Sonia

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 14th, 2020, 2:00 pm

Thank you, Sonia! MW is updated! :thumbs:

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Post by silverquill » February 14th, 2020, 9:34 pm

I know these were part of an anthology recently done as a group project, but I wanted to read them and have them included here. I'm not sure either author is in the LV database, so I've included links for them

SOURCE: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11986

The Feet of Judas by Geroge Marion McClellan (1860–1934)
https://poets.org/poet/george-marion-mcclellan
1:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_judas_lcw_128kb.mp3

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Paul Laurence Dunbar by James D. Corrothers (1869–1917)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_D._Corrothers
1:40
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_dunbar_lcw_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 15th, 2020, 2:39 pm

Thank you, Larry! MW updated! :thumbs:

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Post by lethargilistic » February 15th, 2020, 3:57 pm

El Beso by Angelina Weld Grimké (1880 - 1958)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/154
Duration: 1:02
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_beso_mlo_128kb.mp3

The New Negro by Will Sexton (????-????)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/196
Duration: 0:35
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_newnegro_mlo_128kb.mp3
An African-American poet who wrote free-verse.

"The Optimist" by J. W. Hammond (????-????)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/142
Duration: 0:58
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_optimist_mlo_128kb.mp3
A self-taught African-American poet who contributed to her local newspaper in Omaha, Nebraska.
Mike

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Post by Anitazz » February 15th, 2020, 8:19 pm

My second contribution, ready for PL:
St. Valentine's Day by Edward Abram Uffington Valentine (1870- )
https://archive.org/details/shipofsilenceoth00vale/page/50/mode/2up
(1:25)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_stvalentinesday_asm_128kb.mp3

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Post by Micfairy252 » February 15th, 2020, 8:42 pm

Quick question for you Rapunzelia,

I was wondering if I could re-record my poem or if it is too late?

I know you gave me feedback already when I uploaded to the forum initally.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank You!
Sincerely,

Micfairy252

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 15th, 2020, 11:25 pm

It's a short poem, so it's ok if you'd like to re-record it. It's never too late! This is a monthly collection, so there's a new one each month, and even if you can't make it by the end of this month, there's always next month! :D
Keep an eye on the volume :wink:

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Post by Rapunzelina » Yesterday, 12:54 pm

lethargilistic wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 3:57 pm
El Beso by Angelina Weld Grimké (1880 - 1958)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/154
Duration: 1:02
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_beso_mlo_128kb.mp3

The New Negro by Will Sexton (????-????)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/196
Duration: 0:35
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_newnegro_mlo_128kb.mp3
An African-American poet who wrote free-verse.

"The Optimist" by J. W. Hammond (????-????)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/142
Duration: 0:58
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_optimist_mlo_128kb.mp3
A self-taught African-American poet who contributed to her local newspaper in Omaha, Nebraska.
Thank you, Mike!
Just one note on the third poem, The Optimist, there's a phrase in the recording I couldn't see in the text, around 0:37 "and flower". Maybe an oversight that could easily be cut-out?

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Post by Rapunzelina » Yesterday, 1:04 pm

Anitazz wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 8:19 pm
My second contribution, ready for PL:
St. Valentine's Day by Edward Abram Uffington Valentine (1870- )
https://archive.org/details/shipofsilenceoth00vale/page/50/mode/2up
(1:25)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_stvalentinesday_asm_128kb.mp3

Anita
A very sweet poem! Thank you, Anita!

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Post by lethargilistic » Yesterday, 3:50 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
Yesterday, 12:54 pm
lethargilistic wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 3:57 pm
El Beso by Angelina Weld Grimké (1880 - 1958)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/154
Duration: 1:02
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_beso_mlo_128kb.mp3

The New Negro by Will Sexton (????-????)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/196
Duration: 0:35
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_newnegro_mlo_128kb.mp3
An African-American poet who wrote free-verse.

"The Optimist" by J. W. Hammond (????-????)
Text URL: https://archive.org/details/negropoetstheirp00kerl/page/142
Duration: 0:58
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_optimist_mlo_128kb.mp3
A self-taught African-American poet who contributed to her local newspaper in Omaha, Nebraska.
Thank you, Mike!
Just one note on the third poem, The Optimist, there's a phrase in the recording I couldn't see in the text, around 0:37 "and flower". Maybe an oversight that could easily be cut-out?
Weird. I guess my eye drifted to the poem below. ^^; Removed, and the new length is 0:58.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc201_optimist_mlo_128kb.mp3
Mike

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