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  • #3335

    NickJen
    Participant

    Dan – I think there might be an error at the start of bar 9 of the Deck practice sheet (bar 41 of original). It starts with an a, not #f. N

  • #3336

    Ben Silvana
    Participant

    another deck the halls question.
    The twiddly 4 note groups at the end of bar 39 and start of bar 40.

    My brain wants them to be triplets.
    Is it just me?
    Is there an answer aside from an MRI scan?

    ben

    • #3344

      Dan Forshaw
      Keymaster

      I assure you that they are semiquavers Ben – keep on with the extract sheet in quavers until you can play them 🙂

  • #3337

    Vanessa
    Participant

    yep, me too Ben. Even when listening to it in the actual recording it just sounds awkward to me….maybe I’m not jazzy enough 😉
    I am getting the hang of it now tho – i did it by using a metronome and clapping and stamping out the rhythm until it lodged in my brain – it took quite a while – I started at 50bpm and worked up – I’m now at 130bpm, still way off the speed we need tho!

    • #3338

      Ben Silvana
      Participant

      maybe we are too jazzy?

      thanks for the tip.
      I’ll cancel the scan

  • #3339

    Vanessa
    Participant

    🙂

  • #3340

    John Lang
    Participant

    Using Transcribe! and looping those sections. Between 80% and 90% speed now but it is not easy and I’m quietly driving myself potty. The Bb’s have got to be bis key. Worked out that the speed is about 280 quavers per minute!!!

  • #3341

    Vanessa
    Participant

    bis is my Achilles heel :/

  • #3342

    Vanessa
    Participant

    bis key is my Achilles heel :/

  • #3343

    Dan Forshaw
    Keymaster

    Hi Nick – not an mistake bar 9 in the extracts corresponds to bar 42 in the piece.

  • #3345

    John Lang
    Participant

    Hi Dan

    Well – I’ve done three recordings and I’m not happy with any of them. I will get there – sort of – but having listened back I’m concerned that in my attempts to get the solo correct I am losing quality of tone in those four lines as well as errors. My God – the trials and tribulations of being a musician!!!

    By the way, last nights Christmas Concert of Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band went very well. One of the pieces – Proclamation of Christmas – was spot on and is a lot more difficult than Deck the Halls – but we’ve been working on it for three months!!

  • #3346

    John Lang
    Participant

    After two disastrous days I am now back to square one!!! 70-80%

  • #3351

    Dan Forshaw
    Keymaster

  • #3353

    Vanessa
    Participant

    me too John – two steps forward, one step back with the solo – I can’t seem to get faster than 130bpm and if I do, the tone is pretty hideous…just gotta keep keepin’ on I guess 😉

  • #3354

    Ben Silvana
    Participant

    thanks for all the encouragement chaps. plan to press the button to record tomorrow evening.
    plan one take and prayer in true jazz spirit. it will be with feeling even if that feeling is nausea.

    happy times

  • #3355

    John Lang
    Participant

    Dan You make it look so simple. If I get a Mac will my playing improve dramatically? This post is via my new IPad Air2.

  • #3356

    John Lang
    Participant

    I think one of the problems I have encountered with this solo is that for some unknown reason I feel the need to tongue the start of the quaver runs at the beginning of each bar. This is having an adverse effect on the smoothness of the tune.

  • #3361

    Dan Forshaw
    Keymaster

    Well done everyone

  • #3362

    John Lang
    Participant

    Thanks Dan for pulling us all out of our comfort zones. Thanks to all you guys for making it possible and merry Christmas from Northumberland.

  • #3363

    Vanessa
    Participant

    Hooray!! We did it!
    Great edit Dan.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

  • #3364

    mjwells
    Participant

    Hurrah!

    The video is fantastic. Well done everyone – it is lovely to see (and hear) you all!

    Happy Christmas
    Michael / Cambridge

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