New Horizons Bolero Project
Steve has offered to put together another virtual band project. This time we will work on the piece Bolero. The music can be found here on the website where the other pieces are listed. See below for click tracks and more information.
Just like we with the last virtual project, for this to be successful it’s very important you follow these directions when you are ready to make your recording:
- Tune your instrument after you warm up and before recording. I realize that not everyone has a tuner, but the fewer intonation problems, the better. The more the intonation has to be corrected digitally, the greater the distortion. You can download free tuners from the app store on your smartphones.
- You'll find the list of click tracks below to play along with while you record yourself.
- You should have the click track playing through headphones or ear buds through one device while you record your performance on a second device such as a smart phone video, computer video, or a video recorder.
- When it comes to articulation and dynamics, play your part as it is in the sheet music, not necessarily how it sounds in the click track.
- The video should be recorded in “Landscape” if possible (horizontal, rather than vertical).
- When starting the recording you should state what part you are playing and count out loud verbally, the first four clicks before the snare drum entry in measure one.
- The video file can be sent on “Mail Drop” (Apple device email), Google Drive (Samsung device email), DropBox, via email to SSmith1226@aol.com, Text to 305 664-7296 if the file is small enough, or thumb drive (memory stick) by USPS mail or in person. Google Drive and DropBox will require that Steve is notified of the availability of the video file for sharing, he will need to request approval from the sender to receive it. That means that the sender will need to check their email for this request. If USPS deliver/y of an USB Memory Stick it should be sent to:
11814 Rambling Oak Blvd Orlando, FL 32832
- Please also contact Steve by email with your intention to participate, instrument, and part (example Clarinet 1 or 2). Knowing this will help in setting up the final video screen and credits.
The deadline for video/audio recording is Sunday March 21