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Post by Availle » July 3rd, 2015, 6:37 pm

Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians by Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915).

This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page:
https://librivox.org/little-journeys-to-the-homes-of-great-musicians-by-elbert-hubbard/

Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings may have influenced them. These short essays are part biography and part pontification of Hubbard's opinion of the subject and their oeuvre. <br><br>

In this volume he reflects on the lives of great musicians. Included are Richard Wagner, Paganini, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelsohn, Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, George Handel, Giuseppe Verdi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johannes Brahms. (Summary by Lucy Perry and Availle.)<br><br>
This is Volume 14 in a series of 14 books. </p>
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20318
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
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    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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        "Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians, by Elbert Hubbard. Chapter [xx] Part [1 or 2]"

      END of recording
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        "End of section [xx]"
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        "End of Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians, by Elbert Hubbard. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

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      128 kbps MP3
      littlejourneys_greatmusicians_##_hubbard_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. littlejourneys_greatmusicians_01_hubbard_128kb.mp3)

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Post by jayy » July 16th, 2015, 11:12 am

Chapters 1 and 2. Readerlicious

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Post by maggietravers » July 16th, 2015, 3:38 pm

I would love to DPL this for you!
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Post by Availle » July 16th, 2015, 5:23 pm

You're in as DPL Maggie, thank you!

jayy, welcome to librivox!

Before I'll give these sections to you, please do our one-minute test. This is not an audition for you, but for your setup (volume, background noise, technical bits) so we can make sure that you have the best possible setup for your real recordings. Have a look at your welcome email, it contains all the information you'll need for your one-minute test!

Besides that, I'll need a name with which to enter you into our catalog. This can be your forum name, your real name, another pseudonym, it does not really matter. It would be wise however, if you say a name in your recordings, to choose this one as your catalog name so that people who listen to you can find you. Oh, we can also link to a personal webpage, blog or such if you like.

That's it for now, have fun on here!
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Post by maggietravers » August 13th, 2015, 8:01 pm

maggietravers wrote:I would love to DPL this for you!

I will also read sections 23 and 24, if you don't PLing them :) My kids and I are studying Brahms this year, so this will be a great introduction for me! Hopefully, we'll get others to sign up too ;)
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Post by Availle » August 14th, 2015, 3:00 am

Thanks Maggie, all yours! I'll PL them for you, no problem.
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Post by maggietravers » August 24th, 2015, 9:37 am

I can't seem to get the link to the book to work :hmm: Can you check it for me? Ready to read this!
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Post by Availle » August 24th, 2015, 4:28 pm

The link works fine for me - maybe a temporary glitch at gutenberg's?
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Post by barleyguy » August 25th, 2015, 2:58 pm

Ava,

Hi. I'd like to read Mozart (Chapters 21 and 22).

Thanks,

Harley.

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Post by Availle » August 25th, 2015, 7:53 pm

Thanks for claiming Harley - enjoy Mozart!

We seem to roll up that one from the back, eh? :wink:
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Post by barleyguy » August 25th, 2015, 8:21 pm

Availle wrote:Thanks for claiming Harley - enjoy Mozart!

We seem to roll up that one from the back, eh? :wink:
Yes. It seems like when it was written he may have saved the best for last. :wink:

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Post by grannaknits » September 5th, 2015, 2:42 pm

I would like to read sections 17 and 18, please. Thanks!

Grannaknits (Denise Nordell)

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Post by Availle » September 5th, 2015, 4:23 pm

All yours, thank you Denise! Have fun with it.
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Post by harpinthecloset » September 7th, 2015, 8:32 am

Oooh! May I do the 2 parts on Bach? I'm new around here, but I'm planning to do my test recording today, and I *love* Bach. :-)
Jael

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Post by maggietravers » September 7th, 2015, 9:17 am

Here are my 2 sections. I hope that I did a sufficient job on the foreign names :oops: There was German, Latin, French, etc! Please let me know if I need to change any!

Section 23
Time 17:29
https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/littlejourneys_greatmusicians_23_hubbard_128kb.mp3

Section 24
Time 18:57
https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/littlejourneys_greatmusicians_24_hubbard_128kb.mp3
~Maggie

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