Hi, Jorge.Jorge Oliveira wrote:Hi Yisrael:
Take your time, we know you have other priorities in life at this moment. <snip>
As for you producing "a good recording of #5", well, this is a long and relatively fast playing piece and, as in live performances, you are bound to make mistakes here and there. So, to produce a good recording in a single take is very unlikely. What I do is to start recording the piece and, any time I make a mistake, I do not stop the recorder, I simply start the section again and proceed this way until I'm sure I have a good rendition of each section of the piece and its repetitions. Once finished, I transfer the audio file to my PC and, using Audacity, I simply extricate from the recording those sections with mistakes, ending up with with a complete and clean piece.
No, Yisrael, I'll be 70 years old in August and I'm retired since I completed 65. So I have plenty of time to play the guitar and interact with this Forum . That was not the case when I was working, naturally. I'm an Electrical Engineer graduated at the Universidade de Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (renamed to Universidade Eduardo Mondlane after the Independence) and started my professional life as a University Assistant at that university, still in colonial days. Two years later I was sent to Manchester for postgraduate studies at the UMIST, where I stayed four years and got my M.Sc. and Ph.D., specializing in computers and telecommunications. I returned to the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane as an Auxiliary Professor and, beyond teaching, I set up the university computing centre. Eventually I left the university to join a project in Mozambique as a UNESCO staff member for four years. Moving afterwards to Portugal, I joined Alcatel Portugal and stayed there for 15 years. In my last 12 of years or so of professional life I worked as a consultant in software development and institutional building for a private university in Mozambique, but based in Portugal. Finally, I'm married since 1996, we have three children and four grandchildren . And, very briefly, that's all about me.Yisrael van Handel wrote: Hi, Jorge.
By the way, do you work? It is the middle of the day now in Brazil and I am surprised that you have time to respond. Work very much interferes with development in music, but it helps for putting food on the table.
And is long as I am off the subject, Jorge is Spanish. Is it also Portuguese? How do you pronounce that in Portuguese? Like in English?
Yes, from my post above you can see that I do have an engineering background. And, as I use to say, "if you don't measure things, then it's because you are not interested in them", because I'm really interested in this thread, I'm collecting statistical information concerning its use and sharing it with Forum Members and Visitors who follow it. Although not directly related with the objectives of the Topic, I think it's always interesting to know how much interest it is drawing.MattPM wrote:Nice stats and graphs Jorge - clearly an engineer by background ?!
Indeed, after such a resounding start, I was hoping the general interest in the Topic would remain high and more and more people would join the Project and post their recordings of Opus 60 pieces. That is not happening, unfortunately.MattPM wrote:Yes, there's quite a difference between the wide and varied number of posters at the beginning of the thread vs. the few of us 'remaining' now. I have noticed the discussion naturally transition from being wide and varied (e.g Robs video concerning harmony in #1 - I was hopeful at the time for 1 video per study ;differences between transcriptions etc.) to focussing more on 'uploads' for feedback. Perhaps this was a factor. I'll be sticking around for sure.
Ah, OK I was reasoning correctly, then. Many thanks, Henny.Henny wrote:Jorge,
Sometimes there is a rest above or below a note if it is part of a different voice. f.e. the rests in the lower voice are there so that the lower voice has the correct number of beats, However not in every piece of music they will write it out.