LibriVox Music Theme

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Post by BradBush » January 22nd, 2006, 9:16 pm

Here are three "musical themes" that I created for Librivox to give us a more unified audio image. This was burried in an old thread. As we have several books about to come out, I am going to ressurect it. I just used the orchestra one in my Frost book, and just used the middle one in Looking Glass.

Make sure and save these to your hard drive to listen, as they do not stream very well.

Piano with Orchestra strings/percussion:
http://www.archive.org/download/BradBushLibriVoxTheme_0/LibriVox_Theme_Orch.wav

Spanish Guitar with Pan Flute and Congas
http://www.archive.org/download/BradBushLibriVoxTheme_0/LibriVox_Theme_Ethnic.wav

Electric Guitar:
http://www.archive.org/download/BradBushLibriVoxTheme_0/LibriVox_Theme_Guitar.wav

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Post by kri » January 23rd, 2006, 9:13 am

Wow. And these are public domain and all that good stuff?

This is the coolest thing!

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Post by BradBush » January 23rd, 2006, 9:25 am

Yep, I wrote them, produced them and recorded them. Released them to LibriVox for any use they like.

I can do any others by request with the same theme. Was thinking about a jazz one last night when I posted this.

Brad

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Post by kayray » January 23rd, 2006, 9:32 am

We suggest using Brad's musical themes only for the FIRST CHAPTER of any book.

And please, please we BEG you -- don't use any music other than Brad's! Unless you, too, *compose AND perform it yourself*.

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Post by hugh » January 23rd, 2006, 10:08 am

and make it clear in an email to librivox that your music is public domain.

this is a very tricky issue - we have many requests for adding music and it's just very complicated. verifying public domain status etc.

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Post by kri » January 23rd, 2006, 10:14 am

I'll likely not use them, but I've downloaded and saved them for future use anyways. I think the best use for these would be say, if we ever did any CD for Librivox books.

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Post by hugh » January 23rd, 2006, 12:17 pm

oh wait i didn't mean to discourage using brad's music - not at all! brad composed them himself & donated them to the project and public domaiin, so they are good to go for anyone.

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Post by Stephan » January 23rd, 2006, 12:47 pm

so this sequence of tones is librivox's fix acoustical logo now?
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Post by BradBush » January 23rd, 2006, 1:00 pm

I wrote the short melody (in the style of the XM one that I like so much). I donated the three versions.

Is anything here really "official"? :-)

I would love if we would use it at the beginning of each book, as I think an audio catch phrase helps unite the books together, but I leave it up to the book coordinators and chapter 1 volunteers to incorporate it or not. I just wanted to bring it to folks attention, because its been around for awhile, and never got much traction, and (blush) I think its a good theme and a good suggestion.

Brad

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Post by ceastman » January 23rd, 2006, 3:56 pm

First, I like the audio logos! Nice work. :)

As a (neither prolific nor even vaguely known) composer myself, I just wanted to say that I'm pleased by the folks who sing bits of tunes as appropriate in their readings (e.g. ChipDoc's 'The Highwayman' - "a tune by the window," and ..oh, gosh, my apologies, but one of our female readers who had the Owl actually singing to the Pussycat in this week's Weekly Poetry.

I have much of a tune in mind for 'Toad's Last Little Song' (Wind in the Willows), and I think this thread answers my question of 'is it okay, if you write a tune for your reading, as long as you include an email telling people you wrote and performed it, and that you consider it public domain.' Toad, he shall rock on!

[added later: I'm at work, and since I haven't actually done any composing in quite a while, of *course* I don't have any music tablature paper with me. I'd forgotten what a dratted pain drawing your own is, even if you're using lined paper as a starting point. [/mild rant] ]

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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 7:29 pm

ceastman wrote:I don't have any music tablature paper with me. I'd forgotten what a dratted pain drawing your own is, even if you're using lined paper as a starting point.
Try doing it in the Word Processing program on your comptuer at work. It's a simple matter to make a series of straight lines, then copy and paste them over and over on a page. Then you can just print them as you need them.

Thanks for the kind words too, Catherine!
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Post by kayray » January 23rd, 2006, 7:32 pm

for printing your own staff paper (and all kinds of other nifty graphs) try gpaper:

http://pharm.kuleuven.be/pharbio/gpaper.htm

This is one of the few Windows programs that I actually *miss* now that I've got my macs :)
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Post by kri » January 23rd, 2006, 9:44 pm

ceastman wrote: and ..oh, gosh, my apologies, but one of our female readers who had the Owl actually singing to the Pussycat in this week's Weekly Poetry
*raises hand* I believe you're referring to my tone deaf self :)

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Post by ceastman » January 24th, 2006, 1:16 pm

ChipDoc wrote:
Try doing it in the Word Processing program on your comptuer at work. It's a simple matter to make a series of straight lines, then copy and paste them over and over on a page. Then you can just print them as you need them.
And Kayray wrote:
for printing your own staff paper (and all kinds of other nifty graphs) try gpaper:
http://pharm.kuleuven.be/pharbio/gpaper.htm
This is one of the few Windows programs that I actually *miss* now that I've got my macs :)

Thank you both for your kind suggestions! Er... I was working on, oh, maybe 3 hours of sleep from the night before, and my brain wasn't working quite right, which is why I hadn't thought of non-standard uses of standard programs. Boy, gpaper looks useful - now I wish that I had a Windows box at work!

Finally, kri wrote:
*raises hand* I believe you're referring to my tone deaf self
Yes. <blush> 'Twere indeed!

On the happy side, I got the tune all written out yesterday at work. Today, during free time, I'll write out the piano part, so I can plug it all into Sibelius fairly rapidly this weekend. :D

(yeah, I'm seriously off-topic.. sorry!)

-Catharine[/quote]

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Post by vee » January 24th, 2006, 1:19 pm

ceastman wrote:ChipDoc wrote:
Try doing it in the Word Processing program on your comptuer at work. It's a simple matter to make a series of straight lines, then copy and paste them over and over on a page. Then you can just print them as you need them.
And Kayray wrote:
for printing your own staff paper (and all kinds of other nifty graphs) try gpaper:
http://pharm.kuleuven.be/pharbio/gpaper.htm
This is one of the few Windows programs that I actually *miss* now that I've got my macs :)

Thank you both for your kind suggestions! Er... I was working on, oh, maybe 3 hours of sleep from the night before, and my brain wasn't working quite right, which is why I hadn't thought of non-standard uses of standard programs. Boy, gpaper looks useful - now I wish that I had a Windows box at work!
Well, you could get VMWare and emulate a Windows Box. Or just wait about 8 months when Windows Vista is available and you may be able to boot one of the new Intel based Macs into both Windows and OS X :)
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