Wednesday, January 26, 2005

My Guitar Playing

I've recently figured out how to create MP3 files from some of my old cassette tapes of my classical guitar playing. (Basically, I hook up a cassette deck (a JVC TD-W354) to the line input on the computer, and then use the Audacity program to record the input and create an MP3 file.) So I set up a new website, with a download page where I'll be regularly posting musical selections. The first three are:

(1) A Gigue by Manuel Ponce, as performed at my 1995 senior recital at the University of Georgia.

(2) Invocation and Dance, by Joaquin Rodrigo, also from my 1995 senior recital.

(3) The UGA Mens' Glee Club performing the old spiritual "I've Got a New Name" on the 1995 spring concert. The soloist was my classmate Tommy Heaton, who had a soaring tenor voice of a far higher quality than anyone I've ever heard in the entire popular music industry (except perhaps for George Michael's younger days).

Check it out.

P.S. For some reason, the website makes you right-click on the MP3 files, and then save them on your computer. From there, you can listen to the files via Windows Media Player or RealPlayer or whatever your preference is. I'm trying to figure out how to get the MP3 files on my site to play automatically whenever you click on them.

7 Comments:

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Blogger Matt Evans said...

Stuart,

I'll have to download some of your songs. I'd also recommend installing Radio.Blog on your site -- that way people can listen to your music without having to download anything. It only took me an hour to put one on our family website. http://matt.evansfamily.us

They provide a program that converts mp3 files to the even more compressed format used by their software. The quality isn't great, but it's very easy for people to use -- just click on a song and it plays.

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