User talk:HLPXX

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To do

  • Digitizing the Library
I have found a copier that will scan pages and email them as pdfs. This removes my need for someone else's scanner, and perhaps will make it possible for me to start digitizing the pep band library as a safety precaution against part loss. Anyone can use the copier, however to get to it, your ID card needs special access. If anyone else has a scanner and wants to scan music, I will not stop you. I am offering my talk page as a means of tracking which songs have been scanned, so that organization can be made easier. I figure that one of the younger band members can eventually start burning these to dvd (I only say younger because T40s don't have dvd burners -.-' I realize this project will take much longer than the time I have left at RPI, it's just that it'll never get done until it gets started.
A question and a suggestion: where are you keeping the scanned versions right now, and can you scan handwritten parts first? Hail, Alma mater, and the Rensselaer Union march are three songs that come to mind. Also, you might want to make mention next to each song scanned if any of the parts need touched up in photoshop. Trick trickster 00:14, February 28, 2007 (EST)
As of now, the one song I have scanned is on my computer. We could centralize the data, I'm just not sure how readily available I should make copies of copyrighted media. If we don't care, I'll put them on my RPI webspace. I agree that handwritten parts get scanned first - I only scanned 112 because I had it, and to make sure the method worked. Finally, if we're going to go into photoshop, I'll have to talk to someone about borrowing a cd or 4...



  • On arranging. Walking on the Sun and some sort of something from Pirates of the Carribbean were pieces I was considering. I'm interested to see what you've got and offer input if you'd like. TrekMuse 07:15, June 6, 2007 (EDT)
    • After listening to the Sibelius (what's done of it) file and the original song, I think this could sound pretty cool if we put it together for the band. Gary 12:21, June 12, 2007 (EDT)


  • On Fat Bottomed Girls (insert joke here -HLPXX): Getting the rhythms down are going to be the hardest part of this. Altos have the melody! A pretty interesting part the whole way through too, even the backgrounds. I definitely approve. That's a crazy quad break in there. Some of the parts sounded unnatural the last time I heard where you were, but those seem to have been fixed. Won't know until we play it, but I think it will sound great, especially if we have a large band when we play it. Trick trickster 15:37, June 6, 2007 (EDT)
    • Absolutely Fan-Freakin-tastic! Rockchops 03:00, June 12, 2007 (EDT)
    • Sounds great to me. Gary 12:21, June 12, 2007 (EDT)
  • I'd like to thank God, the Academy, and boredom. Trick trickster 22:05, April 10, 2007 (EDT)

Songs that have been digitized

  • 041 - Hail, Dear Old Rensselaer - who knew there was 3rd trombone and 3rd clarinet (and also Eb clar.) parts?
    • Similar to Malaguena, some parts didn't want to scan nicely. I'm going to fix this.
UPDATE -18:17, April 13, 2007 (EDT): The following parts do not wish to be scanned, at least legibly, by the scanner I'm using. Someone else is welcome to try to get better scans of:
  • The ORIGINAL flute/picc part
  • The NEW flute part (hail only, alma mater scans fine)
  • ALL clarinet 1 parts (original hail, new hail (has no 1st/2nd distinction) and new alma mater)
  • The new clarinet 2 alma mater
  • 3rd cornet
  • 112 - Malaguena
    • For some reason, a handful of the parts did not want to scan like the rest of them - flute, tuba and snare drum. They're legible, just not totally clean - no worse than a song that's been copied and recopied a number of times. I'll try rescanning them soon.
  • Since your RPI webspace is gone, you should be able to upload the song files to the wiki, just like you would an image. Just link to them from their respective pages. James 00:11, September 7, 2007 (EDT)
    • I changed the server config. It should work now. James 02:33, September 8, 2007 (EDT)