(Complete) Coffee Break Collection #30 - Mythical Creatures - Lt

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Honeysicle
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Post by Honeysicle » February 13th, 2021, 1:21 pm

I recorded a new story. Here's the information I have:

Title: The Little People
Author: Mabel Powers, 1872-1966
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22096/22096-h/22096-h.htm#Page_18
Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_littlepeople_vm_128kb.mp3
Length: 03:02
Vincent Maraldo

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Post by maddieruth58 » February 13th, 2021, 2:57 pm

Good afternoon!

I've recorded a reading of "The Werewolf" as found here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53723

I'm not certain how to introduce and close the piece. This story is found in "Early English Hero Tales," written by Jeannette Marks and published in 1915, but Jeannette introduces is at as a tale originally by Marie de France. It seems this story has been told in multiple languages over the years, and this is one version written in English. Should I simply say, "The Werewolf by Jeannette Marks," or should I say something more accurate like, “The Werewolf by Marie de France, as written into English by Jeannette Marks?”

I appreciate the guidance!

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Post by msfry » February 13th, 2021, 4:45 pm

maddieruth58 wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 2:57 pm
Good afternoon!

I've recorded a reading of "The Werewolf" as found here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53723

I'm not certain how to introduce and close the piece. This story is found in "Early English Hero Tales," written by Jeannette Marks and published in 1915, but Jeannette introduces is at as a tale originally by Marie de France. It seems this story has been told in multiple languages over the years, and this is one version written in English. Should I simply say, "The Werewolf by Jeannette Marks," or should I say something more accurate like, “The Werewolf by Marie de France, as written into English by Jeannette Marks?”

I appreciate the guidance!
Well, I personally favor giving credit where credit is due, so prefer the last option at the beginning of the piece, then repeat the short version thereafter. :D
Michele Fry, CC
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Post by maddieruth58 » February 13th, 2021, 6:05 pm

Thank you for advice on the intro and outro! Then here's my submission:

Title: The Werewolf
Author: Marie de France, written into English by Jeannette Marks
Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/53723
Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_werewolf_mjr_128kb.mp3
Length: 07:04

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Post by msfry » February 14th, 2021, 9:32 am

PL Notes on Werewolf

2:27 - 2:31 as a general rule, 4 seconds of silence seems a bit long. Maybe shorten to 2.5 or less.
3:07 "stole the clothes, and they hid them", you say him
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Post by msfry » February 14th, 2021, 9:46 am

The Little People is PL OK. Thank you Vincent. Charming story. I always knew there were little people, fairies, or magical entitles making things happen in my yard!!! Every observant person knows this, right?
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Post by maddieruth58 » February 14th, 2021, 9:49 am

msfry wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 9:32 am
PL Notes on Werewolf

2:27 - 2:31 as a general rule, 4 seconds of silence seems a bit long. Maybe shorten to 2.5 or less.
3:07 "stole the clothes, and they hid them", you say him
Thanks for the notes! I made the changes and re-uploaded.

New duration: 07:02

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Post by msfry » February 14th, 2021, 10:34 am

PL Notes The Goblin of Adachigahara
1:30 to pray for some blessing, you say pay

PL Notes the Ogre of Rashomon
2:32 Then do you disbelieve what I say, you say believe
9:10 Is it really true, what every one says? is a question. You read it as a statement: "It is really true, what every one says"
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Post by TonyPS214 » February 17th, 2021, 9:34 am

Hi!

Here's a contribution to the collection:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_creature_ts_128kb.mp3
"This is the creature there has never been"
Ranier Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926)
https://loveinquotes.com/this-is-the-creature-there-has-never-been-they-never-knew-it-and-yet-none-the-lessthey-loved-the-way-it-moved-its-supplenessits-neck-its-very-gaze-mild-and-serene-not-there-because-they-loved/

Hope you enjoy it and looking forward to hearing from you,
Tony Scheinman
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Post by TonyPS214 » February 17th, 2021, 10:14 am

Hi again!

I BELIEVE (I'm not sure) that this qualifies as a "Mythical Creatures" poem; if not I apologize:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_jabberwocky_ts_128kb.mp3 - 01:46
"Jabberwocky"
Lewis Carroll (aka C.L. Dodgson) (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898)
https://mypoeticside.com/show-classic-poem-5441

Thanks,
Tony Scheinman
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Post by TonyPS214 » February 17th, 2021, 10:16 am

Oh, by the way ... I forgot to post how long my Rilke/"Creature" recording was:

01:31

Sorry,
Tony Scheinman
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Post by TonyPS214 » February 17th, 2021, 1:10 pm

Here's a third entry:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_unicorn_ts_128kb.mp3 - 01:35
"The Unicorn"
Ranier Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926)
https://poemhunter.com/poem/the-unicorn

Thanks,/
Tony Scheinman
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Post by msfry » February 17th, 2021, 6:11 pm

Here are two excerpts from the same book, The Crock of Gold, by James Stephens :

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1605

Pan, Excerpt from Book 1, The Coming of Pan
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cbc30_comingofpan_mtf_128kb.mp3 16:19

Leprecauns, Excerpt from Book 1, The Coming of Pan
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/cb_30_leprecauns_mtf_128kb.mp3 16:09

Colleen, could you please PL these for me? No rush.
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Post by ColleenMc » February 17th, 2021, 8:46 pm

Sure, I'm on it!

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Post by CoyotesGrin » February 18th, 2021, 2:41 pm

msfry wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 8:20 am
Indeed, no need to re-record an entire file just to add in a missed word or line, or we'd never get anything finished! Tokgabi is PL OK :D

Your addition sounds fine. Here are a few tips for matching up your voice (in Audacity) when recording on a different day, place, barometric pressure, etc.
1.) Learn to use these Effects: Amplify, Pitch, Bass and Treble, and Tempo to make slight changes in voice.
2.) Record a bit more of the surrounding text (not just one word), paste in where the change needs to go, then feather the new text in both front and back where the overlapping words sound most similar. If you don't know how to preview your cuts before you make them, view this short video: Use the C Key before you Cut
Thanks for the great tips :)

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