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Jun 1, 2022 - 1:25:14 PM

Quincy

Belgium

457 posts since 1/16/2021

Hello guys, here I am again with (maybe a rather dumb) question.
I took a deeper look at freefiddlelessons. com and decided this lady is more than amazing.
Now I want to play the melody and harmony of Stam Willum as transcribed and arranged by Julia Plumb together.
How do I do this?

At this moment she is my absolute favorite teacher <3

Edited by - Quincy on 06/01/2022 13:25:39

Jun 1, 2022 - 2:39:01 PM
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3110 posts since 9/13/2009

Need a multitrack app. and a mic, and probably headphone/earbuds.  There are many, many free apps; either download or simply use online. 

So one first question, is what you will use? A phone, or laptop or desktop? What platform iOS/Android/Win/Linux? Built-in mic or do you have some better one? Can use the built in mic of phone/laptop, if that's all you have. 

Garageband, comes preinstalled on most  macs. Audacity simple free app works on Mac/Win/Linux... but there are many others (even some more complex ones). Probably start with simple. If on computer, I would perhaps start with browser version of BandLab (nothing to install)... it's limited, but gives good intial idea.

If on phone, there are free apps for phone. (garageband for iOS phones/pads). BandLab has free app for phone, can also be used just in a desktop/laptop browser. there are others mentioned in a post a few months ago. These are also limited... but simple and easy to figure out how to use.

Basic process is similar in most all DAWs. Make a track (1), hit record. Make another track (2), hit record... should hear the first track playing at same time. Then can listen back, adjust balance. Do need to check that the latency has been corrected, tracks play in sync... most auto correct, but might need to run test, or manually set it up. (or simply drag to correct)

Attached is example of multitrack experiment I did on iphone 6 with BandLab app. I have also played with the desktop browser version, and it works fine. 


Edited by - alaskafiddler on 06/01/2022 14:48:44

Jun 1, 2022 - 2:48:50 PM
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519 posts since 7/30/2021

Hi Anja,

I use Garage Band or Bandlab for multitrack recording...
In both of these apps, basic process is that you record yourself playing (i.e. melody) and that's your track 1.
Then you add a second track, and record yourself playing (i.e.harmony) and that's your track 2. (To record track 2, you would put on earphones, hit record button, and listen to track 1 through the earphones while playing).
Then adjust volumes, etc to how you like it...
Then export the track as an audio file.

Everybody uses different programs, some are a lot more sophisticated...but I think they all basically kind of work in this way!

I'm not sure if that's what you were asking...
or did you mean you wanted to play melody+harmony at same time (like, doublestops?) That could get pretty hard!surprise

Jun 1, 2022 - 3:13:18 PM
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3110 posts since 9/13/2009

Forgot to mention something that might be useful in these apps... midi.

You can import or simply input midi, have the app play on separate track(s) as a midi instrument (piano, violin for example); as the melody and/or accompaniment. This allows you to practice along with, and record along to that. You can later mute the midi tracks. Some apps have built in notation software (IIRC Garageband?). Others, might need to use separate notation software, like Musescore (free); and import that into the DAW recording app. As well, most apps allow you to enter and edit midi notes on a piano roll grid. (it's easier than folks think, really not that difficult or different than notation.)

Jun 2, 2022 - 10:11:42 PM

Quincy

Belgium

457 posts since 1/16/2021

Thanks for these answers, need to fix my own desktop, hopefully I find some time this weekend!

Jun 6, 2022 - 11:03:51 PM

Quincy

Belgium

457 posts since 1/16/2021

I need to fix my pc problems ! I really adore Julia Plumb, she has such a great site for people like me, and she is so clear in how she explains a tune, her teaching skills are awesome and her variations intrigue me because they are so subtle and well thought over, she teaches me to only throw in a double stop now and then and to play with grace notes and made me realize playing backing up chords sounds like fun to. I think there are many great female fiddlers out there, but this woman just rocks. The sheet music on her site rocks and also the play-along audio files.

Edited by - Quincy on 06/06/2022 23:07:45

Jun 12, 2022 - 10:43:52 AM
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RB-1

Netherlands

67 posts since 9/28/2020

What type of microphone are you currently using when making mp-3 files?  (as in: https://www.fiddlehangout.com/topic/56791 )

Combining that one with Audacity would do the trick.

Audacity is a no limits audio editor. Many of the required skills are similar to those already learned in text- or picture-editors.

Of course applications like these can be very intimidating at first, but I could walk you through, step by step, until you can do it on your own.

Jun 16, 2022 - 10:04:44 PM
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Quincy

Belgium

457 posts since 1/16/2021

quote:
Originally posted by RB-1

What type of microphone are you currently using when making mp-3 files?  (as in: https://www.fiddlehangout.com/topic/56791 )

Combining that one with Audacity would do the trick.

Audacity is a no limits audio editor. Many of the required skills are similar to those already learned in text- or picture-editors.

Of course applications like these can be very intimidating at first, but I could walk you through, step by step, until you can do it on your own.


So far I just used my Nokia 7.2 to record myself. I do have a microphone though, but it's something cheap.

The good news is: I plugged in my old desktop pc (it was one of the first ones with and Intel core i7 processor, so it's really old and the box is open because I broke a side)... it's still working! When I closed the box with tape it stopped working, now I just let it opened on one side and it's making the right noise. This desktop just refuses to give up.

Not sure which Ubuntu version I put on it, have to attach a screen.

I know audacity from the past and working with Ubuntu, I can manage that. I can manage stuff like kdenlive so this shouldn't give any problems normally spoken, but I know where to find you ;-) 

Jun 16, 2022 - 10:16:57 PM
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Quincy

Belgium

457 posts since 1/16/2021

Yay, screen and keyboard and mouse attached and it is still alive! This feels great , now I can put my work laptop aside.

Jun 17, 2022 - 1:20:23 PM
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Quincy

Belgium

457 posts since 1/16/2021

How wonderful I can now easily practice together with Julia Plumb!  I sound a bit hesitating but this helps me to get convinced I should seek other fiddlers around here.


Edited by - Quincy on 06/17/2022 13:21:43

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