Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Go to www.p22.com/musicfont/ and enter a text phrase or sentence into the P22 Music Text Composition Generator. Enter a file name, the beats per minute you want (120 is slow, 1200 is really fast), and the instrument (from the dropdown list).
2) Play your music text composition. Can you find a way to put it on your blog?
3) Tell us about your musical text compositions - what did you try, what sounded great? Have fun!
My thanks to M. Diane Rogers who suggested this to me on Facebook - suggesting it be called "The Music of Our Ancestors."
* My first try was the first names of my Seaver ancestral line (600 bpm, Acoustic Grand Piano): [randall frederick frederick frank isaac benjamin benjamin norman robert joseph shubael robert seaver] . I captured the notes below:
* My second attempt was (900 bpm, Trumpet): [I am a native San Diegan, a graduate of San Diego State University, a retired aerospace engineer, a genealogist and a family guy. My wife (Angel Linda) and I have two lovely daughters, and four darling grandchildren. We love to visit them and have them visit us. Angel Linda and I love to travel to visit friends and relatives, to sightsee, to cruise or to do genealogy. Our travels have taken us all over the USA, to England and Scandinavia. ] Pretty boring...
* A "Music of my Ancestors" with ancestral surnames back 3 generations (900 bpm, Dulcimer): [seaver carringer seaver richmond carringer auble seaver hildreth richmond white carringer smith auble kemp ] Pretty good...
* Another "Music of my Ancestors" with birth places of my ancestors (900 bpm, Dulcimer): [san diego leominster san diego leominster killingly san diego chicago medfield northborough hilperton killingly mercer burnett newton delhi] I like this one the best, and I like the Dulcimer.
* I could save each composition file to my computer as a MIDI file, but could not figure a way to put it here on Genea-Musings (a Blogger blog).
Come on now, show me yours!
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