[NTLK] Followup on Newton song
droll3 at me.com
Wed Feb 21 19:30:35 EST 2018
Frank, you are a treasure.
Sent from my iPhone
> On Feb 21, 2018, at 17:47, NewtonTalk <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> It took me a day longer than expected. I thought this song only had four
> verses, but in fact it has five...
> The pdf file that shows the text and the chords is almost ready. It's
> currently being checked by my tireless editor Doug. Once that's finished,
> it'll be uploaded immediately.
> The Audacity file is also finished. I did not only add a text track that
> shows the chords, but also a text track that shows (surprise...) the text.
> That way you can keep your eyes glued to one and only one spot, and you will
> see both the chords and the text come up. That way you won't have to learn
> things by heart, which would cost time we don't have at the moment. This
> file will be updated if Doug suggests any last minute text changes and
> uploaded immediately afterwards.
> Tonight or tomorrow I'll make sure that the chords I put in the pdf file and
> into Audacity do actually match and are correct. My "musical ear" says they
> do, but said ear has been wrong in the past, so better safe than sorry.
> Since a couple of minutes ago you'll find a proof of concept file here:
> Note that this link is case-sensitive.
> I recorded this mainly in order to check that my old microphone and
> headphone work OK with my new computer, and that Audacity will allow me to
> do what I intend to do without having to spend hours on reading
> documentation. The good thing with Audacity is that its creator implemented
> most things exactly the way I'd have done it. For me this product is almost
> self-explanatory. Moreover, it's freeware, and it's incredibly good. I've
> been using it for years, and it has never crashed yet.
> The quality of this song snippet is not very good. In my scale of things
> musical, I'd probably rate it "a tiny bit better than poor". However, my
> secret hope is that we have better singers among our list members, and that
> my voice can hence be removed in the final song.
> Again, I ask you to hold your horses for a little longer. I have changed the
> text slightly to make it flow better with the melody and to make it easier
> to understand for non-native speakers. So the current text is not 100% the
> same as the one I posted a couple of days ago. If you started using the old
> text, it would complicate things unnecessarily.
> Once I have uploaded the two files mentioned above, I will also upload
> a) a mp3 file that contains the full karaoke track and
> b) a mp3 file that contains the full karaoke track plus a voice track
> recorded by yours truly.
> Chances are slim that I'll sing exactly as outlined in my own Audacity file.
> Sometimes I deliberately sing a little off-beat. Sometimes I also do that,
> but not deliberately. For example because I made a mistake that I'm too lazy
> to correct. But if you have a full vocals track, regardless of its quality,
> it'll be easier for us to synchronize our voices, which will make things
> easier for you and the overall result much nicer to listen to. As I
> mentioned before, my voice needn't necessarily be kept in the final song.
> That'll depend on how many of you will give this a try.
> -- Newton software and hardware at http://www.pda-soft.de
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