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    Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space

    As I had mentioned in a previous post, I use GPO to create versions of the pieces played by my daughter’s Jr High String Orchestra so that the students can hear what the piece sounds like.

    This weekend I did one of their latest pieces “Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space” and thought that the forum might like to hear about it. It is modeled after the SciFi B-movies from the 50’s. It is intended to be a fun piece for the kids and it includes a lot of “special effects” like “Bow the given string between the bridge and tailpiece” and “Run first finger up and down the fingerboard on the given string”. It was a challenge and fun to figure out how to do these in GPO. One effect that I could not figure out how to do is a Bartok Pizzicato where, on the bass, the string is snapped against the fingerboard. (OK, the screams were not done in GPO either ;-)

    You can hear it on the orchestra web page at:
    http://www2.dcn.org/orgs/DavisString...s/SD1145577327
    Click on the “All” version of the piece.

    Russ

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    Re: Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space

    It sounds real good and I bet the kids really enjoyed playing this. It's fun pieces like this that will keep kids enthused about their music.

    That first scream caught me off guard with my headphones turned up.

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    Re: Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space

    Good stuff. Wondering who of the kids is screaming
    Beware.... turn down the volume knob of the headphones!!

    I think they enjoy this very much..... I did.

    Raymond

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    Re: Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space

    Yeah, maybe I should crank back the volume on the scream. It is quite piercing!

    Russ

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    Re: Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space

    What a great piece, Russ... lol!

    I like the idea of sliding in some interesting techniques
    for added interest and challenge... not to mention a
    good scream or two, something music teachers every-
    where are wont to do from time to time.

    Breaking out the practice parts against a reduced
    volume backdrop is also a brilliant idea -- a wonderful
    rehearsal aid for the students.

    My best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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