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Voice4Choice
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MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Wednesday, July 18 2007 @ 09:17 PM CDT

Here we go, the first round of the Voice4Choice Challenge begins now!

The song chosen for the first round of the Voice4Choice Challenge is an old Irish standard and one of my favorites, "The Minstrel Boy." The lyrics were written by Thomas Moore (1779-1852) and set to an older melody known as "The Moreen." This tune has long been in the public domain and many, many renditions of it have been recorded.

Now its your turn!

Two versions of the vocals have been provided, male and female. Your guests vocalists for this round are esteemed MacJammers rschletty and rebsie, each of whom has graciously provided a brilliant performance just begging for accompaniment.

Richard Schletty belts out a lively and proud performance. Rich's voice is clear and confident, perfect to capture the spirit of the male Irish singer. Rich was also my ideal go-to guy for this song because he's performed it before. His original rendition, recorded back in 2005, remains one of my all-time favorite MacJams songs.

V4C01 Male C 95bpm -http://www.macjams.com/song/33643


In contrast to Rich, Rebsie transforms this martial tune into a drifting and atmospheric lullaby. Rebsie's gentle voice invokes visions misty evenings and softly rolling Irish hills. Her performance is remarkably tender and lovely.

V4C01 Female A 75bpm -http://www.macjams.com/song/33644


The lyrics are arranged in two verses, each with four melodic lines based on just two melodies: aaba aaba. (See above links to notation for each of the vocal perfomances.)

Your fellow MacJammers have provided the vocals, now its up to you to create the music. Download one of these outstanding performances and create your own version of this venerated Irish standard!

Be sure to post a link to your song in this forum when you have it uploaded so we all know where to find it!


Entries for Round #1
01] The Minstrel Boy by Illuminati
02] The Minstrel Boy (V4C01) w/Rebsie by apb
03] R2D2,C3PO+V4C01 w/ rschletty + rebsie by Diviner
04] The Minstrel Boy w/ Rebsie and R.Schletty by Bud
05] The Minstrel Boy (Rebsie Vocal Mix) by VicDiesel
06] Minstrel Boy V4C01 by lengold
07] Minstral's Kiss/V4C01 by the r.a.d. project
08] The Minstrel Boy w/Rebsie vocals by Rik Berryere
09] Minstrel Medley by peacepiano
10] Minstrel Boy by JohnnyCalling
11] The Minstrel Boy by Jim Bouchard
12] The Minstrel Boy by Sudra
13] The Minstrel Boy w Rebsie vocal by Henri Roger
14] Minstrel Boy by rob
15] The Minstrel Boy by five_extra_arms
16] Minstrel Boy A Go-Go w/ R.Schletty by alfalpha
17] Minstrel Boy V4C01 (w/ rschletty) by Faelin
18] Minstrel Boy (with Rebsie) by Dick Langford
19] Minstrel Boy w/R.Schletty, Rebsie & Jamorama V4C01 by Jamorama
20] Vocal Salad by DJ French Toast
21] Mister Minstrel by The Infinites
22] Minstrel Boy w/R.Schletty, Rebsie (V4C01) by cchaplin
23] The Minstrel Boy by dajama
24] All The World Betrays Me by biba_nova
25] The Minstrel Boy w. Rebsie by jgurner
26] The minstrel Boy (Richard stand still) w/V4C01 Male by Skean
27] Minstrel Boy (Girl Version) by five_extra_arms
28] The Minstrel Boy (soundtrack mix) by Mystified
29] Soul Of Love w/Rebsie by alfalpha

Jim Bouchard
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Re:MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Thursday, July 19 2007 @ 02:18 PM CDT

I think that Rebsie's take is actually at 139 bpm. Or rather, 69.5 bpm, but I couldn't get it in sync at 75 bpm.
Voice4Choice
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Re:MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Thursday, July 19 2007 @ 02:35 PM CDT

Quote by: Jim Bouchard
I think that Rebsie's take is actually at 139 bpm. Or rather, 69.5 bpm, but I couldn't get it in sync at 75 bpm.

Odd! If anyone else notices technical issues please post thtem here.

Thanks for the tip Jim!

chikoppi
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Re:MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Thursday, July 19 2007 @ 09:50 PM CDT

There have been just over 21 downloads of the challenge vocal tracks in the first 24 hours since posting - outstanding! Thanks to all of you who have decided to play along thus far. To everyone else... what are you waiting for?!

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Jim Bouchard
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Re:MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Friday, July 20 2007 @ 08:01 AM CDT

Quote by: Rebsie
Quote by: Jim Bouchard
I think that Rebsie's take is actually at 139 bpm. Or rather, 69.5 bpm, but I couldn't get it in sync at 75 bpm.


That's very strange! I had a few technical problems getting the backing track mp3 into GarageBand, but I don't know how it managed to change its bpm, and I didn't think to check it before I recorded (well, you know what us singers are like).

Apologies if it makes the challenge more challenging!


Perhaps the backing track had a sample rate of other than 44.1 kHz file and there was that time alteration that happens when you drag a different sample rate file into GB. But my understanding is that these things are all about challenges, so it certainly is no problem for me.
eltopo
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Re:MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Friday, July 20 2007 @ 08:47 AM CDT

I have this track and have been trying out either 140bpm or 70bpm. Thre's maybe a little creep at that BPM but I've now chopped up the audio a bit in Logic so you'd never notice.

My version's this huge psychadelic opus (well, it is in my head at least).

I'd rather be listening to Revolving Doris's new EP.
Jim Bouchard
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Re:MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Friday, July 20 2007 @ 09:05 AM CDT

Yeah, on further working with the track, it does appear to be in 70 or 140. My version so far is fairly martial, but I've got some more psychedelic things in mind...
bud
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Re:MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Friday, July 20 2007 @ 09:29 AM CDT

Game on!

Thanks Brian for organizing this new challenge - I can't wait to get started.

It's better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't done.
 


 
Re:MJ Vocals Game :V4C01
Friday, July 20 2007 @ 09:54 AM CDT

Quote by: chikoppi
There have been just over 21 downloads of the challenge vocal tracks in the first 24 hours since posting - outstanding! Thanks to all of you who have decided to play along thus far. To everyone else... what are you waiting for?!



This sounds very cool! I'll download the tracks when I return from my vacation. I'm hoping to fit them into a song I started a week ago. It's at 77bpm, so hopefully I can make it work.