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Old 07-29-2008, 09:59 PM   #11
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Ok, I've decided to go ahead and post the first challenge. Prepare yourselves, 'cause it's a doosy!

As they say, lets begin at the beginning... For this first challenge I want everyone to play the very first tune you learned. For some this may be the very tune that you're working on this moment, and that's ok!! For others it might be difficult to remember just what that first tune was, and that's fine too, but I'm sure you can come close to what your first tune may have been!

I would like all levels in on this! Participants will remain anonymous, so there's no need to be shy or nervous!

When you've made your recordings you can email them to me: kaypiob at gmail dot com. Would prefer the files to be in mp3 format for uniformity sake or whatever, but if it works I'll take it. And please remember to keep the file names anonymous!!!

In your email, write what tune it is you've recorded and if you want to let me know who you are on the forums you can (not required), but only in the email--not the recording! After the recordings are posted if you wish to reveal yourself it's completely up to you.

I think that about covers it--questions? Concerns? Comments?
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:50 AM   #12
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Your first groupie!
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:46 AM   #13
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I'm thinking...... Podcast.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:16 AM   #14
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Oh, so we will get to listen to a couple of dozen .mp3s of 'Scot's Wha Hae'?

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Old 07-30-2008, 10:32 AM   #15
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Oh, so we will get to listen to a couple of dozen .mp3s of 'Scot's Wha Hae'?

Be still, my heart!
that was my thought too!

I was thinking, "The Roses of Prince Charlie", that was my first 4/4 March.

Maybe for the next challenge we can do a poll on what type of tune (March, Slow Air, Strathspey, Reel, etc) then get tune suggestions based on that feedback?

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Old 07-30-2008, 12:20 PM   #16
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I can't figure out how to export. Anybody have an easier way to record aside from Audacity?
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:51 PM   #17
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Did you download the LAME patch/plugin? I guess you could save your recording as a WAVE (*.wav) file or .WMA, but it'd be on the bulky side. Ogg-Vorbis is an even better compression, but probably not widely enough used.
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:24 PM   #18
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I did the challenge this way because I wasn't a real big fan of the whole poll/choose a tune thing--in the end not everyone will know the tune chosen, and I think variety will make things a little more interesting. My first tune wasn't Scots Wa Hae, and I'm sure lots of other people had other first tunes as well.

As for Audacity, make sure you have this as well: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/Lame_Encoder.htm
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:37 AM   #19
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Part of my website is set up exactly to allow people to upload their own audio files of them playing tunes. You have to register first and send me an email telling me you aren't a spammer, and off you go. It is free and all the registration needs is your valid email so I can verify you aren't a spammer. Registration is a small price to pay, 3 seconds of your life, to ensure every post will be on topic. If anyone wants to use it, you can save having to email all the files to one person and there are no band width limits or file size limits (to an extent!).
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I can create special categories to keep all the files neat and organized. Let me know, Patrick
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:42 AM   #20
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If people want to do that, that's fine I suppose. The idea was to have one posting of all links and so forth.

I've only got two entries so far, including myself, whats everyone else got up to?
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