COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 206 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 11th, 2020, 12:25 pm

soupy wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 4:43 am
Eumaeus's Wisdom by Epicharmus 550-460 BC
From The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicharmus_of_Kos

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57342

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_eumaeuswisdom_cc_128kb.mp3

1:18

Craig
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 11th, 2020, 12:30 pm

msfry wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 7:53 am
The Barefoot Boy
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_barefootboy_mtf_128kb.mp3 4:58
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
https://www.bartleby.com/42/797.html
Nice! This is PL OK and now in the Magic Window! Thank you for offering your recording :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 11th, 2020, 12:46 pm

Asha wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 9:16 am
This is my first time doing this! (hopefully I did all right :D )

Accident by F.S. Flint (1885-1960)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/sip/sip.html#accident
Duration: 1:14
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_accident_sr_128kb.mp3
My Name: Asha
Hello Asha! Welcome to Librivox!
Congratulations on your first ever recording! and Thank you for offering it here :D

There's just one technical aspect to fix, and that is that the recording is in stereo, but it needs to be in mono. If you are using Audacity and it is a very easy fix! Having the recording open in audacity, go to menu Tracks and choose Mix -> Mix Stereo Down to Mono, then export again.

To set Audacity to record in mono in the first place, go to menu Edit, Preferences, and under the Devices tab, find Recording, Channels and choose "1 (Mono)" from the drop-down menu. Also when exporting as mp3, have the "Force export to mono" checked. I hope it works!

Everything else is perfect! So please mix the stereo recording into mono, export and upload the new file here again. Thank you! Of course, ask if there are any questions during the process

And here's your Reader Page! https://librivox.org/reader/14638 It lists all projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects under the link Reader section details

Take care!

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 11th, 2020, 12:51 pm

tspencer wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 11:59 am
Hi there,

This is my first recording after the 1 minute test! Hope all is okay...

Singers to Come, by Alice Meynell
Recording link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_singerstocome_ts_128kb.mp3
Text link: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/meynell2.html#14
Recording length: 2:08
Name for catalog: Teresa Spencer

Thank you!
Teresa
Thank you, Teresa! Welcome to the poetry collection and thank you for contributing here! Your recording is PL OK, and in the Magic Window.
Here's your Reader Page https://librivox.org/reader/14639 It lists all projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects under the link Reader section details
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 11th, 2020, 1:01 pm

stoney wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 10:25 am
Hello! This is my first recording after my one minute test.

The Death of The Old Year by Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16436/16436-h/16436-h.htm#The_Death_of_the_Old_Year
Duration: 2:18
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_deathofoldyear_sdt_128kb.mp3
Name for catalog: Simone

Sincerely,
Simone
Hi Simone! Welcome to the Poetry Collection! :clap:
Lovely choice of a poem for first recording! Thank you for offering it here. One optional comment: I am using headphones and I get some faint background noise for which I would apply Noise Reduction. What do you think?

By the way, here's your Reader Page in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/reader/14640 :D It lists all projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects under the link Reader section details

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Post by Asha » July 11th, 2020, 2:44 pm

Okay, let me try this again... (By the way, I used GarageBand for this. I turned it to mono, although I'm not sure if it worked or not...)

Accident by F.S. Flint (1885-1960)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/sip/sip.html#accident
Duration: 1:14
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_accident_slr_128kb.mp3

Asha

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 11th, 2020, 2:51 pm

I still get it in stereo. Maybe the settings you changed apply to new recordings?
Don't worry about this one if you can't turn it to mono, I can still do it in Audacity. But see if you generally can record and export to mono from GarageBand. I am not familiar with the software and don't know how to advice you :|

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Post by Bookworm360 » July 11th, 2020, 3:11 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_sycophantfoxgullibleraven_sbw_128kb.mp3
Here is another recording of mine.
Title:The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven.
Author: Guy Wetmore Carryl
Duration: 1:53
Source:http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6438/6438-h/6438-h.htm
Last edited by Bookworm360 on July 11th, 2020, 3:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by Bookworm360 » July 11th, 2020, 3:36 pm

And here is my last recording for this collection!
Title: The Embarrassing Episode of Little Miss Muffet
Author: Guy Wetmore Carryl
Duration: 1:39
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/50310/50310-h/50310-h.htm
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Post by msfry » July 11th, 2020, 5:20 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 12:30 pm
msfry wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 7:53 am
The Barefoot Boy
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_barefootboy_mtf_128kb.mp3 4:58
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
https://www.bartleby.com/42/797.html
Nice! This is PL OK and now in the Magic Window! Thank you for offering your recording :D
I am on the sidelines observing the maestros of other collections as I try to manage my own first attempts at collections, and I am appreciating the challenge. Thanks to all the MC's who exhibit patience as we newbies climb thin tendrils up the steep cliffs. My admiration grows and grows.
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

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Post by julianpratley » July 11th, 2020, 6:24 pm

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Post by Kitty » July 12th, 2020, 1:35 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 12:17 pm
I remember when you first started contributing to the poetry collection, when I went to add you to the Magic Window, there came up like 3 names to choose yours from. Now there are more than 10!
:mrgreen: yes it seems to be a popular forum name. Though it makes it more difficult to input. Thank you :)

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Post by Layabanoor » July 12th, 2020, 2:45 am

Hey Rapunzelina,
I'm submitting another poem.

TITLE: RECONCILIATION
BY: GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSEL (1867-1935)
TEXT URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/russel01.html#2
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_reconciliation_ln_128kb.mp3
DURATION: 1:09

RECORDED BY
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Post by tspencer » July 12th, 2020, 7:26 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 11th, 2020, 12:51 pm
tspencer wrote:
July 10th, 2020, 11:59 am
Hi there,

This is my first recording after the 1 minute test! Hope all is okay...

Singers to Come, by Alice Meynell
Recording link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_singerstocome_ts_128kb.mp3
Text link: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/meynell2.html#14
Recording length: 2:08
Name for catalog: Teresa Spencer

Thank you!
Teresa
Thank you, Teresa! Welcome to the poetry collection and thank you for contributing here! Your recording is PL OK, and in the Magic Window.
Here's your Reader Page https://librivox.org/reader/14639 It lists all projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects under the link Reader section details
:thumbs:
Hurrah! Thank you!

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Post by lethargilistic » July 12th, 2020, 9:33 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 2:43 am
This month is something of an anniversary for me and the Poetry Collection.
Thanks for BC'ing this month after month!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

"Seattle" by Gustav Melby (????-????)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/62614/62614-h/62614-h.htm#page_147
Duration: 1:41
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_seattle_mlo_128kb.mp3

Melby was a Norwegian-American poet and a Baptist minister active in the early 1900s.
Mike

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