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    so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    I do. I was on the phone the other evening with another forum member, and we were discussing Digital Performer and GPO. I was describing how to use cc#64 for wind instruments, and the polyphony settings in GPO. I was telling him what I do when I make my own arrangements.

    An important element of realism in a midi production, is to never drift from what is possible on the real instruments. I know, I know, there are no laws about this, but I told him that I play the notes into dp for the clarinet, then I have to decide where the player is going to pause in order to breath. I take a deep breath and then I start the clarinet line. I blow out air sometimes with my finger partially muting my lips to simulate the back pressure that I think a clarinet would have. When I am just about out of air, I stop dp and find the closest available spot where I can make sure that there is a gap big enough for the player to come up for some air.

    So do you look funny when you use GPO, I do, and I bet your music will sound better if you look goofy while you make it. You should see me gasping for air when I play those pipe organ bass pedals, geez those things take a lot of breath! of course, that's something I'm not usually short of

    dpDan

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    Re: so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    Whahah that's great! I find my self playing the bowing for violin like i have a violin and other string instruments, and sometimes I try and play the wind instruments but never blowing , like i am playing through my mouth LOL heehee. I just feel it and hear the music in my head. Still though in Sibelius I really pretend I am playing all the instruments HA!
    I wonder what I look like, probably pretty hilarious! GPO and the Imaginary Orchestra.
    back to jazz.

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    Re: so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    I usually play the "air verson" of my instrument if I'm writing a line for an instrument I play. So you'll see me bowing, plinking (keyboards) fingering and blowing, sliding (trombone), and when it's all done I even get out my good old trusty baton and conduct my virtual orchestra.
    Then I start yelling at a virtual bassoonist for not playing connected enough and I realize that I forgot the sustain petal.

    So that's my goofy GPOing. My mom always has to rub it in and tell all her friends.

    Chris

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    Re: so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    Thanks for sharing your funny GPO stories.
    Mom's certainly are wonderful!

    dpDan

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    Re: so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    I always look funny....even if I am not currently working on the pc & pianokeys.

    But I catch myself out conducting to my music while monitoring it. Also pretty sick I think...


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    Re: so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    Yes ...
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    Re: so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    I just look tired all the time - must sleep - must get away from computer!

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    Re: so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    my wife thought there was something seriously wrong with me when i emulated the chanter of the uillean pipes with a piece of broom handle. i tried to explain i was trying to ffind the notes that would be "popped".
    but the medication she has me on now hasn't too many side e
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    mick ˇ c

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    Re: so, do you look funny when you use GPO?

    ha ha ha ha

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