Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

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Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by Bertran » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:20 pm

I am curious to hear your comments and suggestions,...

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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by edgradwell » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:42 pm

Very well played Bertran! A very clean and accurate rendition of this piece. If I had to criticise in any way I would suggest that the audible slides should be left out in this type of music. But who am I to say this; I would be very proud to play as well as you.

Ed

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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by Bertran » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:07 pm

Hi edgradwell,

Thank you very much for your comment and approval.
And more than that, thank you for your suggestion. Yes, you have right to say that (about slides) - why not! I always appreciate when I hear what is good and what isn't.
I didn't think about slides while I am playing but I will keep your words in my mind in the future.

Bertran

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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by edgradwell » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:37 am

Hi Bertran. I'm glad you're not offended by my slight criticism. How do you record your pieces? I have no idea how to go about it myself and would be glad of some tips.

Ed

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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by Alan Green » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:48 am

Nicely done.

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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by Terry Sanderson » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:38 am

Very nice :bravo:

Ed, you can find lots of information on recording in this forum viewforum.php?f=16


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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by Bertran » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:34 pm

Hi edgradwell,
Don't worry, your advice is constructive, I can only learn from advice like those.

About recording... yes, there is a complete site at delcamp like Santhell suggest.
My equipment is not representative. My guitar is very, very cheap :oops: and my mic is low range, to be precise it is Proel CM602. (If you won't something more expensive there are many better mics, RODE NT-5 pair for example).
Better part of my equipment is external sound card: EMU 0404 USB.
Finally, I am using Audacity program for recording. Audacity is freeware and it is good enough for me right now. The only thing that I change after recording is my attempt to minimize the (notable) room noise. At previous recording I use "noise removal" effect that is inbuild at Audacity but, at the end, I am not satisfied with it because it produce sound distortion. Now (on this recording) I just put down middle frequency tones at equalization tool within Audacity. Everything else I leave as it is (don't use reverb etc).

Alan Green and Santhell,
Thank you for your supports. :)

Bertran

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Post by edgradwell » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:46 pm

Thanks for that info Bertran (and Santhell). I've heard of Audacity. I hope it's not too technical for me to work out. Your cheap guitar sounds good to me! Whether cheap or expensive, it's the player that produces the music. I'd rather listen to Segovia on a student guitar than someone plonking away on the most expensive guitar in the world. I'll have a close look at the relevant forum tomorrow as I'm busy getting the house ready for a party tonight. Come to think of it I may be in no fit state tomorrow!

Ed (Hic!)

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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by Terry Sanderson » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:15 pm

:ivresse:
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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by Ted O'Farrell » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:36 am

:merci: Thanks for sharing. :bravo:

Ted

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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by SteveM » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:22 pm

Nice playing.
Steve

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Re: Dowland, John - Sir John Smith, His Almain - D07

Post by Bertran » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:36 pm

Tedguitar and SteveM,

Thank you very much, Bertran

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