Sunday, February 14, 2010

Testing 123...

video

This is a test of 1) my new AMAZING toy (more below); 2) my fledgling skills at creating a video from audio and still pictures on Windows Movie Maker; and 3) my ability to record myself without freezing in stage fright.

For my anniversary/early birthday present The Hermit got me something I didn't even know I'd been wanting: a portable digital audio recorder. Well, actually it's way more than that; it has a tuner, preset rhythms, effects, it does everything but play flute/banjo/mandolin/whatever for me.

There's so much I want to do with it I didn't know where to begin, so I thought I'd just pick one of my favorite songs, play it, and try not to be too much of a perfectionist about the finished product; after all, I was more anxious than anything to share some of my music with you! This is an Irish reel called "The Laurel Tree".

There's much more where that came from. I promise.

16 comments:

webb said...

Hoorah for the Hermit! This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day.

Pablo said...

Nicely done! I really enjoyed that.

Sue said...

That's great!

Madcap said...

Woot! You've obviously been practicing - that's fabulous!

Floridacracker said...

SWEET!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

YAY DEB!! That's so neat to be able to hear you play!

moremoremore!

Ellen Snyder said...

Terrific! I love the flute music with the pictures.

Rurality said...

Love it!

Jayne said...

WOW... how beautiful Deb! What a neato present for you. Can't wait to hear more! BRAVO!!

Deb said...

Thanks for the applause! :) I still need to get comfortable with having the recorder on as I play; I think today I'll just keep it on and try to let it be a background thing.

cherylhotton said...

Very , very nice Deb . What an enjoyable way to start my morning and the picture of the Asters completed the piece wonderfully . You are very tslented !

cindy said...

WOW!!!I agree with Lynne. moremoremore

Deb said...

Cheryl-Glad you liked the music, and the asters. I don't know if I had posted that picture before, but I was going through my photo archives quickly and it jumped out at me!

Cindy- I recorded more today, but it was mainly to get used to the idea of being recorded. I'll try to post something new once a week! (we'll see how that goes...)

elise said...

Great! I hope you decide to put some of your banjo music on your blog as well!

cindy said...

Deb, go to www.northhouse.org It's in Grand Marais. Look at the three upcoming events. There's a music thingy towards the end of March you might be interested in.

Deb said...

elise- I will get some banjo recorded soon (I think I must have progressed a little beyond "Go Tell Aunt Rhody" by now!)

cindy- Aww, now you've done it, I'm now longing for a trip to Grand Marais, on my birthday weekend no less! That Celtic music weekend sounds wonderful, and the drive up the shore would be worth it in itself!