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I discovered yesterday that I could still play soprano recorder with my cast on, but not alto. Normally I would record everything with the alto recorder because I like the sound of it better since it’s not as high and shrill, but I made an exception today since I hadn’t done anything on recorder in awhile.

I hunted around for quite a bit until I found a duet on freesheetmusic.com called Minuetto per due flauti becci in G. It looked like fun. so I thought I’d give it a shot! Well, it was a lot harder than I originally thought, so I had to practice it a lot. It was also really high, which added to the difficulty of it. At any rate, by the time I finally recorded it, my hand/wrist was really sore from all the practicing and so I just sort of rushed through it. There are TONS of mistakes and parts where what I played isn’t even remotely like what is written! But somehow, when it all came together, even where I screwed up seemed to work! I do apologize for the shrill squeaking, though!

Minuetto per due flauti becci in G

It’s a really bad version of what could of potentially been a good duet, but that’s the best I could do for now!

Anna Grace

Jul-31-2011

Day 177(3 days late): 3 Recorder Duets

Posted by annagrace under Days 101-200

Busting out another quick post today in the midst of packing with 3 easy recorder duets I found online and recorded in one take.

Double Diamond

Drunken Sailor

All In Love Is Fair

Got some serious double-tonguing practice on the Drunken Sailor!!

Anna Grace

May-2-2011

Day 90(1 day late): My Junk from Spring Awakening

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

I was listening to my music on shuffle today while studying, and Spring Awakening songs kept coming on! I took is as a sign that I needed to record a song from it for yesterday’s project! I decided to do one of my favorite songs, My Junk. For this one, I decided to record the guitar part using multiple recorder parts. I recorded 3 (sometimes 4… for like 2 measures) on Soprano Recorder, but they were an octave too high, so I put them down an octave in Garage Band. I then recorded the main vocal part and one of the harmonies. This took forever!!!! For whatever reason, I had a really hard time getting the rhythms to line up with the recorder. Sometimes it’s still a little off and the harmony is sort of iffy, but oh well!

My Junk

I think all things considered, it turned out pretty well! I like to do all recorded instruments and not have any midi ones from garage band.

Look out for today’s post later… It’s the end of month 3, so I’ll be doing another recap video! :D

Anna Grace

May-1-2011

Day 87(3 days late): 8 Easy Recorder Duets

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

I’m doing a lot of recorder duets right now… sorry! They’re a quick and easy way to try and catch up on some posts!

This set of duets is a little bit better, because it’s more than just a few! I recorded the first 8 duets from Tom Horn’s 20 Easy Recorder Duets for Children on Alto Recorder (soprano fingerings). I did it all as one track so I wouldn’t have eight few tracks that were like 20 seconds long :) . Excuse the sniffling between songs… The songs in order are 1. Enten – Eller, 2. Skyggespil, 3. En spadseretur, 4. Alfedans, 5. I skoven, 6. Pardans, 7. Roturen, 8. Gadedrengens sang.

Duets

Enjoy!

Anna Grace

May-1-2011

Day 86(4 days late): 2 More Recorder Duets

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

I had every intention of posting this last night… in fact I had logged into Word Press and everything! …And then I woke up with my face on my keyboard 2 hours later, hahahaha!! So, yeah, better late than never!

Anyways, for this post I did a couple more recorder duets. They’re from that same easy duets for kids thing. The first one is called Hinkeruden. I recorded it on Alto recorder with soprano fingerings. It was pretty simple to do!

Hinkeruden

The second one was called Pimpelmænd. Also recorded on Alto recorder with soprano fingerings. I tend to do that a lot… I like the way the alto sounds better than the soprano… Anyways, It was also pretty easy, so there you go!

Pimpelmænd

SO! I’m going to try and get a few posts in today, although my throat is killing me for some reason and I’ve got to get to studying for my exams… :(

Anna Grace

Apr-30-2011

Day 84(5 days late): 2 Recorder Duets

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

So this is a fairly short and easy project, but I’m trying to get caught up!! So, I recorded two recorder duets from  20 Easy Recorder Duets for Children by Tom Horn. The first one is called Nissedens. I recorded both parts on the soprano recorder. I only did one take of each, so forgive the mistakes!!

Nissedans

Since that was only 20 seconds long, I recorded another one! This one was called Tag-fat and was recorded with alto recorder with soprano fingerings. It took a lot longer because the way the rhythms of the two parts worked well when together, but when separate, they were sort of confusing. Also, all the written B’s were supposed to be flat, but I just couldn’t get the fingering down that way, so I just kept them natural…. It makes it sort of strange sometimes, but oh well!

Tag-fat

I’ve got two more posts in the works today, see be on the lookout later tonight!

Anna Grace

Mar-12-2011

Day 39: Recorder Duet with Mom!

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

My Spring Break officially started today and although I don’t really get a break since I work Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, I decided to come home for a few days when I had the chance. So I immediately thought that I would do some sort of duet with my mom, who is a professor of Horn. I thought I would play recorder and she would play horn, but when I brought out my recorders, she immediately picked up the soprano one and started playing! It’s been 5 years since she played last, but it’s a fairly simple instrument so she caught back on quickly! We recorded a duet in a round of You Are My Hiding Place, which is a hymn we are singing tomorrow in church! I played alto recorder (the first part you hear) and Mom played soprano!

You Are My Hiding Place

Mom liked it so much on alto recorder, that I’m going to play it in the service tomorrow! (Mom does the family service music at our church) It was a lot of fun playing with my mom! We used to do stuff like that together a lot, but hadn’t done anything lately. I’m also excited to play in church, because I haven’t played anything since before I was diagnosed with RA! I’ll let you know how it goes!

Not sure what I’m doing for tomorrow’s blog yet. I might try and convince my mom to do something else with me! :)

Anna Grace

Mar-2-2011

Day 29: All My Loving Recorder DUET!

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

I’m continuing The Beatles theme today with All My Loving! I looked around a bit on the interwebs and came across a 2 part version of this for recorder, but there were 2 problems with it though. First of all, it was in a bad key to do soprano and alto recorder, and second of all, it was only the first verse! :o So I took that and transposed it to the key that’s in that book from yesterday and then wrote the rest of the alto part. It’s a pretty simple version of it, but I like it pretty well.

All My Loving

Definitely not as peppy as the original, but that’s alright :)

I also love the version of this in Across the Universe. If you’ve never seen that movie, do yourself a HUGE favor and rent it or netflix it or whatever you have to do to get it, because it’s one of the most amazing movies ever!!! At least, in my opinion. I mean, you can’t go wrong with The Beatles, right? That and Jim Sturgess and Joe Anderson are beautiful :P

Yummy.

I had to do it… sorry ! :D

By the way, I contacted the company I got the Beatles book from today and they said I could send it back and get a refund… not sure if I’ll do that or not yet.

In other completely unrelated news, I came across this site today and fell in love. :) I’m contemplating some epic photoshopping for that site as well as mine! Be on the lookout! Here’s on gem of an example from the site :D :D :D :D :D

Hahahahaha I LOVE IT!!!!

Hope you love it, too! :)

Anna Grace

Feb-25-2011

Day 24: Recorder Duet Scarborough Fair

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

Today’s project doesn’t need much explanation… It’s another duet on the soprano and alto recorders, this time of Scarborough fair. Ignore the awkward key change. ;)

Scarborough Fair

Enjoy!

Anna Grace

Feb-23-2011

Day 22: Recorder Duet Molly Malone

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

I decided to do another attempt at a recored duet today. This one is the old Irish Jig Molly Malone. It was a lot harder than the first recorder duet I did mainly because of the speed of it! I have to admit… I recorded it a bit slower and then sped it up in Garage Band, because I was going to be up all night trying to get it to tempo if I didn’t! At any rate, here it is!

Molly Malone

While searching for music to play today online, I came across some sheet music of a certain band arranged specifically for recorders! I had to order it by mail and I won’t tell you the band yet, be be on the lookout in a week or so for some more recorder music… rock and roll style! I’m sure everyone will enjoy it!

Anna Grace