Give A Little Bit - Counting tracks added
The recording tracks for "Give A Little Bit" have been updated to include a counting track to help you get all the syncopated entries. As it seemed the majority of you preferred the audio count to a video conducting track last practice, we won't be making a video. Plus, as Torri pointed out, everyone's eyes would be on the video, not looking at the camera. (if you don't get the counting track when you click the file, you may have to empty your browser cache first - if you need further instruction on that, let me know and tell me what browser you're using - Safari, Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, etc.)
One more practice this coming week, before our two-week spring break. Then we're back April 1st.
We hope to see you all this Sunday night at 7pm for the Harmony House Jazz & Blues Concert Online! https://zoom.us/j/5845511675?pwd=TGZEN1BtUFJLbjFCRkhEN1JBN2FmQT09
See you soon.
Sandi & Jeremy.
We were talking about this movie during the break at Classic Rock Choir last week. It is well worth watching. I don't see it on Netflix or Prime but I've found it for rent on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkKvQbPxdYU. $3.99.
This movie is a documentary about the life of Richard Pimentel, the creator of the guide used first in the U.S. then around the world, teaching workplaces how to integrate people with disability into the workplace. I had an opportunity to meet Richard at a conference and had a great time chatting with him - he said the movie is an excellent representation of what happened.
Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/xpWs04Gsx-U
All Recording Tracks are Online - Due Dec 13th
The recording tracks for the last two songs are now online on the members' page under the 'repertoire' tab. There are 7 songs in total, so record all if you can. Below each song there are additional instructions for recording, including what to wear.
Please have all recordings in by the end of Sunday December 13th, and if you are not able to record everything please let me know which songs you won't be submitting. There is absolutely no pressure to record; this is meant to be a fun project.
If you are having any technical difficulty please get in touch and I'll do my best to help you through. If you're not sure I received your songs, then please ask me in an email.
DATES TO REMEMBER,
Tuesday December 8th at 7pm is our final rehearsal for all sections.
Saturday December 12th at 7pm is the Harmony House Music School Concert ONLINE, to which you're invited.
Tuesday December 15th at 7pm will be our Christmas Carolling Night, so please invite friends to join us. More details to follow. Lyrics will be available online prior to the evening. If you have any favourites, let us know by email and we'll try to include them.
Saturday December 19th at 7pm is the Spirit's Call Choir Concert ONLINE to which you're welcome to invite all your friends.
The link for all events is:
Meeting ID: 584 551 1675 Password: In_Harmony
Have a great weekend and we'll see you all this Tuesday.
More Recording Tracks ONLINE
If you haven't yet seen, there are more recording tracks on the Spirit's Call Choir repertoire page in the members' site. So far we have Morning Hymn, Round and Round, The Rain Song and The River.
Do your best to get them all recorded and submitted by the end of this weekend so they don't pile up on you. Plus, it'll give me time to get them edited.
There are more songs to come: Hallelujah, Straighten Up and Fly Right, and Thula Sizwe. The absolute deadline for all recordings is end of Sunday December 13th.
Also, don't stress - if you feel you can't record all the videos, it's no problem. Just let me know so I'm not waiting on you.
Our concert will be Saturday December 19th at 7pm, online. (The same zoom link as we use for choir practice)
If you have questions or need assistance, please get in touch. email@example.com.
Have fun with it.
Bohemian Rhapsody Recording Tracks
As promised, the guide tracks for recording Bohemian Rhapsody are now online. We've been working most of the afternoon and evening to prepare these tracks. We didn't quite finish but will have the alto track up tomorrow.
Have fun recording this song! Really rock it out, and it'll come across that much better in the video.
Remember, deadline for all recordings is December 6. Entries received after that may not make it for the December 12th concert.
The concert is held in conjunction with the Harmony House Music School, Saturday December 12th at 7pm, online. (same zoom link as you use for choir)
If you have any questions, or need assistance, get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recordings to be done by this weekend...
By the end of this weekend, (November 22) please have recorded and submitted "Round and Round" and the alleluia of the "Morning Hymn." Instructions on what to wear and how to record and send the video are all on the Repertoire Page along with the backtracks for the songs, and instructions on how to record and send the video are on the page How To Record.
As discussed in last night's rehearsal, the Round and Round backtrack has been reposted. There were some timing errors in the previous recording which have since been corrected. Our apologies for the error and resulting confusion.
If you've already recorded and submitted Round and Round, you don't need to redo it!!! I can edit it once I put the video together.
If you have yet to record, please note there are only 4 beats between EVERY verse, so there's no guessing where to come in. After the last note is sung in the verse, just count... 1... and 2... and 3... and 4... and "round and round..."
Get in touch if you have any questions or need assistance.
New tracks on CRC repertoire list
As discussed last practice, there are now practice loops under Bohemian Rhapsody for the specific measures where you may need extra practice. The loops are only a few measures each, and they loop 12 times.
Let me know if you need anything else to help you learn the song.
New Choir Materials Online, Plus "Who Are You" video
Log onto the members page of Classic Rock Choir at harmonyhousecommunity.com/members to see all the new materials for choir rehearsal, including I've Seen All Good People, Listen to the Music and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Plus, check out our video of "Who Are You" from last season. After many hours of editing and refining, it is finished and on Youtube. Find it on the Classic Rock Choir channel, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05wv9Gs--g
Leave comments, and you can even subscribe to the channel to help spread the word!
See you soon.
Choir begins September 8th
We're looking forward to seeing you all September 8th. With the rise in COVID and lack of rehearsal space, we are continuing online for now. Because it's online, people from anywhere are welcome to join.
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See you soon.
Jeremy & Sandi