August Contest:: "Oh Canada!"

Posted: 7/25/2005 2:03:55 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

A LEVNET reader posted this link to the sheet music for "Oh Canada" today:

http://www.igra.com/Resources/Guidebook/05/05-03_Canadian_Anthem.pdf (http://www.igra.com/Resources/Guidebook/05/05-03_Canadian_Anthem.pdf)

Also, Peter Pringle offered to make a background music file available for folks to play along with.

Now, who will be first to send me a photo of the Canadian flag flying from your pitch antenna? :)
Posted: 7/26/2005 4:31:52 AM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

I've already got the music propped up on the top of my Etherwave- complete with Maple leaf in the corner!

I'll probably be submitting an 'a capella' recording.
Posted: 8/12/2005 12:25:10 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I've only received 1 entry so far folks... Surely more of you will enter before the 15th?
Posted: 8/12/2005 6:24:08 PM
sinno

From: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Joined: 7/20/2005

Hey I entered !!!! please dont let me win by default cos my version might get me shot in Canada haha, forget that, let me win !!!!! :)
by the way it's rock hard to play but fun to do.
Posted: 8/12/2005 9:45:46 PM
user

From: Winston-Salem, NC

Joined: 6/30/2005

I just tried to play it to along with an mp3 of a woman singing it acapello (Celine?).

Man I think you gotta be Canadian to get that tune right....
Posted: 8/14/2005 7:24:04 AM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

Don't worry. I entered too! Good luck everyone, and if you're reading this before the 15th of August and have a theremin. . . . then make a recording!
Posted: 8/14/2005 8:54:38 AM
sinno

From: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Joined: 7/20/2005

how did you find playing it Charlie ? i thought it was really hard. i wonder if the festival has kept people from having the time to give it a go ?
Posted: 8/14/2005 12:58:28 PM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

Hmmm. I suppose the festival might have stopped people from being bothered to practice and record the piece, but if people like us can do it, then the thereminists who had expert tutoring from a whole host of virtuosos at Ethermusic should be able to as well.

If anything the people who didn't go are at a disadvantage!

I actually found 'Oh Canada!' quite difficult to start off with- I thought it was a rather strange tune. The fact that I'd never even heard it before didn't really help, but after listening to it for ages I think I eventually got it. It was really fun though- I loved doing the leaps at the end. You can make them sound very 'vocal'.

Anyway. Good luck to everyone. And enter! There's still time. . . . (sort of)
Posted: 8/14/2005 2:06:44 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I've added a new contest page (contest.asp) to the site to keep a history of the contest winners. Sorry about the timing on this one folks. Next month, I'll make sure we pick the winner on a Saturday so we won't have to wait a week to hear the winner on Spellbound (http://spellbound.purplenote.com).

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