PROJECT OVERVIEW: to provide an inclusive community project for classical guitarists during the COVID-19 stay at home quarantine. The work, parts, together, is by Australian composer Azariah Felton, and will be set to an animation that underscores the message of community and #AloneTogether. We created this project as a way for people to connect or feel connected while in isolation. If you would like to participate please contact us immediately. We would love to include you.
For audio consultation and lessons recording please contact Jack Ritter.
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We do not require video – the audio will be accompanied by animation.
Perfectly Satisfactory: record into your smartphone or Zoom using Voice Memos (IOS), or another third-party app such as Voice Record Pro (available for android/IOS). You will need to play along with a metronome to the composers suggested tempo. A metronome can be run through earbuds direct from your metronome or laptop. Keep your phone a safe distance (2 feet) from your instrument resting on a table or stable surface.
Preferable: record to a click track using a DAW such as GarageBand, Audacity, Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, etc. This would be best if you have mics and an A/D converter. If you are not familiar with any these software applications you may try to use them, but it’s not required, and possibly more of a learning curve than is necessary for this project.
We ask that you play along with the recording of your part and play along with the master score to get a feel for the work.
The tempo marking may be easier and/or precise if the metronome is set to eighth note =180
The final section from bar 81 should be a gradual decrescendo through the repeat to the end.
Recordings with clips, background noise, and/or distortion cannot be used. If for some reason we find the audio you provide us is unstable we will explain the issue and offer you the chance to record again. Please proof to your recording carefully before submitting it.
Export your audio at the highest quality possible and send to twistedsprucemusic [at] gmail [dot] com.
Save your audio file as your name.
Parts: parts have been randomly assigned. If you wish to play a different part than the one you were offered please submit your request to twistedsprucemusic [at] gmail [dot] com and we’ll accommodate you.
Azariah Felton: an Australian working on an MM in composition at CalArts on a US Fulbright grant. His studies, and his grant were disrupted just as all our lives have been because of the COVID-19 pandemic. His style of composition worked well with this project and he was extremely fast to respond to the commission. http://www.azariahfelton.com
Practice Click Tracks
Leandro Martin Ong
parts, together (full score)
parts, together (full score mp3 audio)
parts, together (guitar 1)
parts, together (guitar 2)
parts, together (guitar 3)
parts, together (guitar 4)
parts, together (guitar 5)
parts, together (guitar 6)