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Post by aradlaw » September 27th, 2020, 6:51 am

A Shadow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882).

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This poem is taken from The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Longfellow ( David Lawrence)
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A Shadow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
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Then read the poem:
I said unto myself, if I were dead,
What would befall these children? What would be
Their fate, who now are looking up to me
For help and furtherance? Their lives, I said,
Would be a volume wherein I have read
But the first chapters, and no longer see
To read the rest of their dear history,
So full of beauty and so full of dread.
Be comforted; the world is very old,
And generations pass, as they have passed,
A troop of shadows moving with the sun;
Thousands of times has the old tale been told;
The world belongs to those who come the last,
They will find hope and strength as we have done.

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Post by smike » September 27th, 2020, 9:22 am

Hi there, experimenting with a new machine, and trying to get back to recording. Here's my take on it: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/shadow_longfellow_ccs_128kb._.mp3 length: 1:09
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Post by Horner94 » September 27th, 2020, 10:12 am

Hello,
Here is my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/shadow_longfellow_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 01:01

Many thanks,
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Post by kathan54 » September 27th, 2020, 10:21 am

Would like to read this weekly poem. New here, though. I gather this is all I need to do to sign up to read it?
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Post by smike » September 27th, 2020, 10:39 am

Hi Katie, did you do yopur one minute test? That
s just to check that your settings are correct. Once you*ve done that, just go on and record, and then follow the instructions above. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » September 27th, 2020, 12:00 pm

smike wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 9:22 am
Hi there, experimenting with a new machine, and trying to get back to recording. Here's my take on it: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/shadow_longfellow_ccs_128kb._.mp3 length: 1:09
Your new setup sounds good Claudia. *The file name is not quite right. (best to copy/paste from the opening post)
It was fun seeing the faces in the Zoom chat today. :D
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Post by aradlaw » September 27th, 2020, 12:00 pm

Thank you Chad. :thumbs:
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Post by smike » September 27th, 2020, 1:01 pm

Thanks, David. I quite enjoyed putting names to faces, too. :)
aradlaw wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 12:00 pm
The file name is not quite right. (best to copy/paste from the opening post)
That's what I did-- what's wrong with it? Should I have copied the .mp3 bit, too? Doesn't that result in the file being named mp3.mp3? Can you correct that, or should I try again?
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Post by Claire » September 27th, 2020, 1:05 pm


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Post by pschempf » September 27th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Hi David -

My try for this week -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/shadow_longfellow_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 1:03
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Post by kathan54 » September 27th, 2020, 3:09 pm


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Post by kathan54 » September 27th, 2020, 3:11 pm

smike wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 10:39 am
Hi Katie, did you do yopur one minute test? That
s just to check that your settings are correct. Once you*ve done that, just go on and record, and then follow the instructions above. :thumbs:
Thought it said that I could do my test using a short poem????

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Post by aradlaw » September 27th, 2020, 5:29 pm

smike wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Thanks, David. I quite enjoyed putting names to faces, too. :)
aradlaw wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 12:00 pm
The file name is not quite right. (best to copy/paste from the opening post)
That's what I did-- what's wrong with it? Should I have copied the .mp3 bit, too? Doesn't that result in the file being named mp3.mp3? Can you correct that, or should I try again?
The end shows 128kb._.mp3 there is an extra dot and underscore before the .mp3, I can change that in the MW. :wink:
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Post by aradlaw » September 27th, 2020, 5:40 pm

Thank you Lee Ann and Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » September 27th, 2020, 5:44 pm

Welcome to LibriVox Katie :D good first reading. JUst a couple of comments...
- your bitrate is 192 kbps, we need a bitrate of 128 kbps (this is set when you save or export your mp3 file)
- you have 6 seconds of opening silence, only 1/2 to 1 second is needed
- please provide the file duration when you post your upload link.

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