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Folk Songs In Karaoke

Rabbi-Sol 31 Mar 05 - 07:46 PM
Peace 31 Mar 05 - 07:49 PM
Severn 31 Mar 05 - 08:52 PM
GUEST,lover 31 Mar 05 - 09:08 PM
GUEST,Julian 05 Apr 05 - 05:46 AM
pavane 05 Apr 05 - 06:07 AM
pavane 05 Apr 05 - 07:59 AM
Crystal 05 Apr 05 - 08:10 AM
wysiwyg 05 Apr 05 - 09:35 AM
brid widder 05 Apr 05 - 06:17 PM
mandoleer 05 Apr 05 - 06:36 PM
Joe Offer 06 Apr 05 - 12:10 AM
s6k 06 Apr 05 - 03:49 AM
My guru always said 24 Oct 06 - 03:57 PM
Sandra in Sydney 24 Oct 06 - 08:40 PM
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Subject: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 07:46 PM

I have joined a karaoke forum and have downloaded Van Basco Karaoke player. It is a free download and displays the words while the midi file is playing. It darkens the particular word that is being sung during each note of the song. It is a lot of fun. I am now in the process of putting together lyrics and midis for different folk songs. By displaying the lyrics on a monitor during a performance, it will facilitate the audience singing along with me. I think that this is the best innovation that has come along in the recent past.

                                              SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: Peace
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 07:49 PM

Hi, Sol. Good one, buddy.


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: Severn
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 08:52 PM

"....And I'm proud to be a Folkie Karaoke
A place where even squares can have a ball...."


Hell, it beats actually building a damn campfire! What's more, it might bring some of these existing practitioners to a point "close enough for folk music".


Koom-Baez or Cumbia (or however that used to go),
Severn


Hey, I must have sung THAT one right! Everybody's asleep!


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: GUEST,lover
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 09:08 PM

Severn


Come by here


As I understand it, it was heavily-accented english, that's all.



Oh sorry, it was a joke. Get me coat.

L


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: GUEST,Julian
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 05:46 AM

Just a thought but what does a karaoke backing track to an unaccompanied traditonal song sound like?


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: pavane
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 06:07 AM

Just a reminder:

HARMONY can produce Karaoke-style MIDI files from abc's with aligned lyrics - but only if each verse is coded separately.

Mapping two or more verses onto a tune repeat is possible, but not yet implemented, so you have to copy out the melody for each verse you need. This should only be a copy and paste job though.

HARMONY can also produce KARAOKE files in which the CHORDS are displayed instead of the words - to play along with tunes.

Download a trial copy from my site www.greenhedges.com


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: pavane
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 07:59 AM

Just thinking - you COULD produce a KARAOKE file of an unaccompanied song. You would just assign the words to rests instead of notes. Of course, the singer would have to keep to the tempo of the file.

BTW
It is not clear whether abc officially allows aligned lyrics on rests. Some software packages allow it (including HARMONY) , and some don't. If not, then you would have to put notes in , and mute them on playback. This can probably be done by sequencers, and the resulting file saved.


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: Crystal
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 08:10 AM

Yaaaay Folk Karaoke!

I've done "All Around my Hat" for karaoke before but that was as folkie as it got.


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 09:35 AM

My husband and I have seen this done on a wide screen in nursing homes, and it's more fun for the residents than no music at all, but I gotta tell ya-- the singalongs we do with instruments and songsheets go over a whole lot bigger. Just not enough people willing to come do it for free as often as they'd like.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: brid widder
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 06:17 PM

Folkieokie!!


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: mandoleer
Date: 05 Apr 05 - 06:36 PM

Yeh, you could also market accompaniment tracks for Morris dancers and let us musicians have a rest and enjoy our beer.... Also just remembering a session at the Rochester Sweeps a few years back in whatever that pub is at the top of the High Street. A girl wandered in by accident and, being more than somewhat inebriated, offered to sing a song. Can't remember what it was, but it was something pop, but she was staggered to find three quarters of the room accompanying her. And I don't think any of us had ever played it before. (Can remember walking back to the campsite, with a bodhran hanging on the instrument bag on my back, and some girl walking behind me playing it. No idea who the hell she was. Slightly worried when we passed some police, but they didn't seem worried. Didn't follow me all the way back, though. Pity.)


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 12:10 AM

For as long as I can remember, the DOS version of the Digital Tradition has worked like Sol describes for karaoke - the words are highlighted as the tune plays.
Hey, we may pre-date PC karaoke!!
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: s6k
Date: 06 Apr 05 - 03:49 AM

hi there, I also have this player and enjoy using it.

just if youre going to be making your own files though, remember its actually .KAR files you want (with the lyrics) rather than just a .MIDI (just the music)

i have lots of midis and kar files, and will post some good links to kar/midi sites here if you wish


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: My guru always said
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 03:57 PM

I was visiting North Wales suddenly last weekend and accidently spent an evening in a pub which was having a Karaoke session. This was my first experience of viewing this 'spectator sport' and the Folkie friends (no names) I was visiting were persuaded to join in the fun - and I have the photos to prove it. As it was a pub in Wales, as you can imagine, the standard of singing was excellent!

Not being a fan of karaoke myself, out of curiousity, I flicked through the 'catalogue' of songs to sing . I was very surprised to find the following titles listed under 'Traditional' and available:

When your old wedding ring was new
7 Drunken Nights
Bunch of Thyme
Carrickfergus
Frosty the Snowman
Muirshen Duirken
My Grandfather's Clock
Pal of my Cradle Days

and also these other 'classics':

Right Said Fred - Bernard Cribbins
Nellie the Elephant - Toy Dolls
Lily the Pink - The Scaffold
Combine Harvester - The Wurzels
On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine - Laurel & Hardy
The Wombling Song - The Wombles

As you can imagine I was astonished - What a collection the organiser had!!! And what's more, he had a fine collection of Seth Lakeman songs ready to go too. Totally surreal..... Good pub & good beer too - not to mention a free minibus service that'll pick you up 15 miles away. Fantastic!


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 08:40 PM

local Celtic band mothers of intention have been offering karifolkie/folk karaoke for a while now at festivals! And a good time is had by all!

sandra


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Subject: RE: Folk Songs In Karaoke
From: Gurney
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 03:20 AM

We see a guy on occasion who takes the Beatles Songbook to festivals. Makes for a good singaround.

Not trad, but you could SING backing harmony lines, f'rinsance Rave On like Steeleye did it. Now that would be good.


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