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PWA Christmas Album 2009
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Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:23 pm ]
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3 more, all solo mountain dulcimer (plucked chord/melody style):

O Tannenbaum
I Wonder as I Wander
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Cheers,
Jim

Author:  Walden [ Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:22 am ]
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Nice!

♫O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum!
♪O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum! ♪
♪O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum!
♫O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum! ♪
♫O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum!♫

Author:  RonKiley [ Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:53 am ]
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Oh Maryland My Maryland----------etc.

Author:  Walden [ Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:37 am ]
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Once In Royal David's City

Direct link

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:56 am ]
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Walden wrote:
Once In Royal David's City

Direct link


Very good job, Aaron. =D> :thumbsup:

Nice ornamentation again but it's kind of asking for a few grace notes don't you think?

Author:  Walden [ Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:23 pm ]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEhOoszX1xg

I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In

Author:  Adrian [ Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:57 am ]
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:D Love it! That thing is amazing!

Author:  Walden [ Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:22 pm ]
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This one is on an antique American ceramic ocarina. Notice how I tilt the instrument sharply to get an extra low note.

The round disk on the end is for adjusting the tuning slide.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4gcyDuLeEA

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:25 am ]
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Sweet! Interesting that you can get an extra low note, just as it is possible to get a low C# on a D whistle by using the pinkie to shade the end of the whistle.

Nice tune.

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:37 am ]
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Adrian wrote:
Sweet! Interesting that you can get an extra low note, just as it is possible to get a low C# on a D whistle by using the pinkie to shade the end of the whistle.

Nice tune.


My hands are small, so I usually get it by jamming the end of the whistle up against my leg.

Author:  Walden [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:04 am ]
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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Played on antique ocarina, with my mother as keyboardist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gTpqgsH6ZY


Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
My hands are small, so I usually get it by jamming the end of the whistle up against my leg.

This is why some taborers dislike large pipes, because it makes it impossible to cover the end with the finger.

Author:  caedmon [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:14 pm ]
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I did a test run of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel tonight. The only mod to the recording is a slight delay effect to add some fullness to what would otherwise have been a very bland recording of a single instrument.

My intention is to play fiddle for the counter melody and either Low D or Bass D for the chords to fill in the bottom end of the song. Dan Bingamon loaned me his Bass D and that thing is a beast!

Author:  jrc [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:41 pm ]
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Sweet! Great sounding whistle too ... what is it?

I agree with the delay too - it needs some 'space' about the whistle to make it sound nice.

Excellent job - more please!

Author:  caedmon [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:05 pm ]
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That is my Dion-tweaked Generation High D.

Author:  jrc [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:12 pm ]
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caedmon wrote:
That is my Dion-tweaked Generation High D.



How'd you record it? What gear/software?

Author:  Walden [ Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:54 am ]
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Deck those groovy halls, and all that jazz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQviHHPdDUs

Author:  caedmon [ Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:29 am ]
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jrc wrote:
caedmon wrote:
That is my Dion-tweaked Generation High D.



How'd you record it? What gear/software?


Audacity via built-in mic array on my laptop.

Author:  caedmon [ Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:43 am ]
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The trick I use to get a clean recording is to leave several seconds of non-playing space at the start. I then use that section as my "noise profile". I highlight it, tell Audacity to learn that noise profile, then use that to remove the noise from the rest of the recording. Voila! Noise free recording. Mostly, at least.

Is a good thing this was just a test recording. I missed a note and my execution could use a little more work. Not great stuff, but better than I was a few months ago.

Author:  Judy K [ Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:40 pm ]
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"Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head" an Appalachian carol (which this old Appalachian had never heard of until it was discussed on Everything Dulcimer), as arranged by Nina Zanetti (basically) ... played on a baritone mountain dulcimer.

Apologies for the breath sounds. The H2 Zoom picks up everything and I'm trying out ways to change that ... or maybe I need to stop breathing while recording. :shock: Suggestions welcome ..... :)

Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head

Author:  caedmon [ Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:52 pm ]
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As promised, I am working on "O Come, Emmanuel". Attached the is the current first pass. High D on melody, Low D on counter, acoustic guitar on chords. This is the not the final version, but I was so excite to get this far that I just had to share!

Author:  jimwasson [ Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:05 pm ]
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Judy K wrote:
Apologies for the breath sounds. The H2 Zoom picks up everything and I'm trying out ways to change that ... or maybe I need to stop breathing while recording. :shock: Suggestions welcome ..... :)

No, no - breathing is good! :)

Not going to comment on any one entry here; just want to say that I've enjoyed them all.

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:19 am ]
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Caedmon: Very nice. I enjoyed that. You don't seem to tongue notes on the whistle parts here. Am I right?

Author:  caedmon [ Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:00 pm ]
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Correct. I was going for a legato feel, which means holding a lot of notes out in a possibly un-Irish way. I may re-record the long b-note passages with a slight 'da' sound. I experimented with cuts, taps and rolls, and none of them sounded appropriate.

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:58 pm ]
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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence / O Holy Night

Played on guitar, bass, and hammered dulcimer.

http://www.macjams.com/song/57598

Enjoy!
-Jim

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:35 am ]
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Ren-Tin-10 wrote:
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence / O Holy Night

Played on guitar, bass, and hammered dulcimer.

http://www.macjams.com/song/57598

Enjoy!
-Jim


Oh Yes, I love it!!! I'm not really a devotee of dulcimer but track is a winner! Very well played and great mix. \:D/ =D> :thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing that recording.

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