The first half
of the session was taken up with listening to some music
that had been selected for the way it was played and
presented. Different arrangers and musicians put their
own stamp on an original score.
The first piece
was a composition played on the piano based on the
infinite numbers of the TT (pronounced pie) symbol .
This delightful piece was about three minutes long and
the musical score was played along the bottom of the
screen. If you would like to watch it go on to YouTube
and enter “song from TT” (David Macdonald@song Scout)
From the film
LaLa Land we listened to the theme music first played
on the piano by the same artist mentioned above then a
completely differnet version played by the pianist,Mia ,
the cellist, Hauser and accompanied by a symphony
orchestra. Both versions were excellent but I do like
the full on power of a symphony orchestra in full swing.
heard the song ”Fly me to the moon”. There are dozens of
versions on YouTube and they are all different. I made
up a mash track of bits of eight different versions.
These consisted of anything from solo female vocals,
duets, Jazz bands , Miss Piggy in the Muppet show, a
Korean talent show and finishing up with old blue eyes
himself, Frank Sinatra. A real contrast of talent
singing the same song.
highly intellectual bit of musical appreciation a coffee
break was called for!
discussion on the requirements of videoing in 4K in so
far as the SD card requirement was concerned. I recently
bought a 64GB card that was rated class 10 and capable
of speeds up to 150MB/S. I am going to try this out
taking some 4k video on my Sony pocket camera in
preparation for an overseas holiday next month.
download programme is now longer free, another app
called Clipgrab was demo’d. After a couple of music
clips were downloaded we put them into Pinacale video
editing suite and showed how to do a simple edit to
string clips together in the making of a music video
mash up. The clipgrab will convert clips into different
formats like AVI and MP4 but will also convert videos to
MP3 for music only. A very easy to install and use
What made this
session so enjoyable was having the high picture and
sound quality that is now available to us after the
recent install of the 65 inch smart TV. Over the last
four months or so this has proved a great asset for the
classes and SIG’s alike.