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My First Violin

Santa brought me my first violin this Christmas.  I was completely surprised....Just kidding. ;)

On the day it arrived I had to restring it because the G string slipped out of the fine tuner.  On day 2 I broke the E string and needed to restring it.  After rubbing rosin on the bow I was surprised it was still slippery. I soon found out that I needed to scratch that rosin cake.  The first time I tuned it took about 20 minutes and I suspect it was half tuned.  I was afraid to brake the…


Added by Ann Rodela on December 26, 2011 at 12:02pm — 2 Comments

My newest song in progress

Hi there.  I am posting a song I made with all the sounds coming from the keyboard including: piano, strings, xylophone.

If you listen to it, please let me know your thoughts about it.Koktail%20ring%202.mp3

Added by Ann Rodela on November 26, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Techno fragment

I have been working on the same phrase for a few months.  In my effort to deal with writer's block I have taken a fragment of my composition and mashed it up with techno phrases.  

Added by Ann Rodela on June 11, 2011 at 8:03pm — 5 Comments

Recording my first maracas sample, after much frustration and anticipation

Early this month for my birthday I received a lovely condenser microphone, an audiogram and a bouquet of wires XLR, speaker, adaptors, two Y's and a female coupler.  Actually I ordered the microphone first, but ordered the XLR cable later because I am such a newbie this is my first condenser microphone and I didn't know what wire to purchase.  There was a lot of waiting after I ordered all the wires because my town doesn't have a radioshack.   The wires came in 6 shipments! That is a lot of…


Added by Ann Rodela on April 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

My Haunted Blog

Halloween is around the corner and something spooky happened to me on October 13 th. I was online surfing the web and when I landed on synthtopia website phantom music played on my computer. I couldn't find the source of the music. There were no open applications. No, I didn't press the play button and forget. I looked for the source of the music, but I couldn't find it. Does anyone out there have a similar experience?

Now the focus of this blog. I download LMMS software…

Added by Ann Rodela on October 17, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

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