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Jotur, you can open a new window (or tab) on the forum, and read threads there. (Right click over the ABF "breadcrumb" on the header, and choose "Open in New Window" or "Open in New Tab".) The window (or tab) with the music can continue to play while you browse in the new window/tab.
LIVE performance with Jim Brickman!!
Hey everyone!! Check out my live performance with Jim Brickman last Saturday. It was SO much fun and makes me want to pursue music that much more! Lemme know what you think. Oh, there's also a website now :) phillipmills.com
Ed, what a wonderful smooth jazzy piece. Tell me something... I'm always curious how these computer-generated accompaniments work. Do you just play your piece and the software comes up with everything automatically on its own? Or do you press some button that says something like "snare drum on" or whatever?
Phillip, I commented on your other thread, so all I'll say here is... WOW!! What an achievement!
It's funny the way that music can expound your emotions. The other day I listened to Lisztener entry and marvel at his ability. On the other hand today I listened to it and was teared up 20 seconds in. Thanks a lot Lisztener!
I found an easy way to sync the sound and the video. Here's the process I used. Import the video into Move Maker, then import the audio. Drag them to the appropriate spot. Then, MAGNIFY the bottom part (make it a larger portion of the screen and use the magnifying glass to make it the segments larger -- that is, to expand the time reference). Without muting the sound from the Flip video you will be able to see the spikes in the sound -- line that up with the spikes from the Zoom and, viola, you have it! Took me about 10 seconds to get the alignment perfect. Then you can mute the sound from the flip video and just go with the Zoom audio (which is, of course, much better).
Here's a short clip that I was playing with to test the process.
"...a man ... should engage himself with the causes of the harmonious combination of sounds, and with the composition of music." Anatolius of Alexandria
[Here's where Monica reveals her total lack of technical sophistication and/or fine hand-eye coordination] Believe it or not, Ed, that's exactly what I attempt to do. But it takes me considerably longer than 10 seconds to get it exactly right.
I'll even leave the audio on 50/50 from Zoom and Flip, and then listen for when they overlap completely. My daughter, incidentally, preferred "Greensleeves" when I had them off by a split second... it created a not unpleasant echo-ey effect, and she thought I should've posted that one instead.
Ed, what a wonderful smooth jazzy piece. Tell me something... I'm always curious how these computer-generated accompaniments work. Do you just play your piece and the software comes up with everything automatically on its own? Or do you press some button that says something like "snare drum on" or whatever? ...
My virtual instruments were generated by Band-In-A-Box software (www.pgmusic.com) . To create an accompaniment, you type the chord symbols (e.g., Dm7, G7) into a grid, select the number of choruses to play, select a style (there are many), tell it whether or not you want it to create an introduction or ending, etc, and click on play. It can also provide piano accompaniment, but I turned that off. If you want a soloist to “improvise” (virtually, so you can practice comping), you just select an instrument and improvising style (again, there are many), tell it which bar to start at, which bar to end at, etc.
There are a couple of screenshots in this thread, if you are interested: