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Main Stage / Voting, grading, giving feedback
« on: August 23, 2015, 11:21:35 AM »
I have found the assignment of points or a letter grade to be difficult and I endEd up at times avoiding listening to posts. A big problem I have with the point thing is that we have players of varying skill levels, and for a beginner or early intermediate player, giving the lowest point value can not recognize the relative strength of their post. So far, in this current jam I have listened to almost all the posts and have done my best to give useful feedback. I tried to take care of my problem with the "grade" or points thing by giving everyone maximum points. Not an entirely satisfying solution. Then one of my recent songs, someone gave me the minimum point value (a C or 3 points) on a post the I thought was reasonably decent playing. Little feedback accompanied the score. Maybe it was a typo. Whatever.  I noticed that very few "C" scores are given on this site. I don't know if the track just annoyed the listener or if I had somehow offended them, or if they just thought it was very weak playing, but it kind of got in my head. And it highlighted for me the issue I already have with grading. So I decided to neutralize the issue of grading as much as possible in a different way. In future comments I give I am not going to do the grading thing. I realize you all will have to make your own decision concerning grading my tracks or not. I also know I can get better as a harp player (as we all can) and do want and appreciate thoughtful feedback. I absolutely am inviting all who read this to refrain from grading my stuff also. Thanks.

Administration & Announcements / How Do I Remove a Backing Track?
« on: March 24, 2015, 01:01:23 AM »
I posted "Slow Italian Blues" and realized I got the title wrong (Should be Italian Slow Blues) and also need to credit the Wikiloops player (Buran70) who created the song. The BT description is incomplete, as I thought I would remove the BT and re-post it. Unfortunately, I don't know how to do this.
Blue boy

On the backing track upload note, I mistakenly identified the 3rd position harp key as "A", when it is "G". Mea culpa  :). If there is any way to edit this, please let me know. But if not, Obladi, Oblada.....

Misc. Conversation / Uploading a head shot
« on: November 01, 2014, 11:32:23 AM »
I have not been able to get a "selfie" headshot for my profile accepted by the website. It gets rejected as having too many bytes.  I realize that my photos become more visually disturbing as I age, but the website is saying the rejection is due to too many bytes, not issues related to my personal appearance. These are selfies taken via iPhone and iPad. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Blue boy.

Recording Tips & Tricks / Converting mp4 to mp3
« on: October 20, 2014, 08:18:19 PM »
I am new to this. I am wanting to take my mp4 solo for BeeleBob's Ikes Boogie that I recorded in GarageBand for iPad and convert it to an mp3 file  so I can upload it. Ideas? Thanks.

Hello Room / Hello from Atlanta Georgia
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:37:41 PM »
Hi. I am from Atlanta Georgia and am 65. I first came across this website a few years ago. I started playing harmonica when I was in my early to mid-40's. it caught fire with me about 8 years ago. I also play guitar. I have never participated in an online jam. I hope I can accomplish this without too many false starts. I use GarageBand on my iPad for recording. We will see what happens.
Blue boy.

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