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The 'Make Your Mac sing' discussion reminded me of this 'family poem' we wrote when the kids were little. We wrote it in Appleworks, then used the voices to 'perform' it in different ways. This was way back in 1996, when we got a beige 5260, and I was the first person in our neighborhood to get on the world wide web. Anyway, yes Macs could sing and speak back then, so when I read the Mac sing thread, I just rewrote the 'lyrics'in Appleworks, set speech prefs to 'pipe organ' and recorded it through QuickTime. Nothing fancy, but lots of fun. Oh, the melodic patterns are set by your use of punctuation and number of syllables in words. I actually changed this melody by using periods instead of commas in some places.
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Lyrics
Paul. Paul. melon ball.
Steven Wayne. candy cane.
Sarah Kristine, jelly bean.
Kristy Sue, chicken stew.
Bob. Bob. corn on the cob.
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Uploaded: Aug 18, 2007 - 08:48:23 PM
Last Updated: Aug 18, 2007 - 08:48:23 PM Last Played: Apr 27, 2019 - 10:29:58 PM
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John Stebbe said 4349 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
Pretty neat
That's pretty cool, Kristy. I didn't know you could use QuickTime to record things. (Maybe it's a "Pro" thing.)

A very worthwhile family project! I'm sure your kids appreciate you involving them in your various tech-type enterprises.
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kristyjo said 4349 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
We have a week til school starts,
I should be finishing up summer projects, but instead, I'm messing around with stuff like this - On well.
Yeah, the QuickTime recording is a 'pro' function. I always get the pro upgrade, because I find it's useful for lots of little 'utility' tasks. I think Audio Hijack does the same thing, but I'm used to the QuickTime interface. I used to do my movie projects on QuickTime before iMovie came out. When they got rid of 'simple sound' as a mac utility, they added recording capabilities to Mac pro.
Hey - I am enjoying your new CD (actually digital download for me.) Some nice stuff there.

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John Stebbe said 4348 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Thanks, Kristy
So you downloaded my new CD? I really appreciate that. Thanks so much, you've made my Sunday!

I didn't know that about QTPro. Yes, I have used Audio Hijack too, and it's shareware, and works great. But it does seem to go through a lot of steps that do not appear very elegant. I would bet the QT Pro recording process is a lot slicker.

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drakonis said 4348 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
me too
I too tended to play with these voices a lot, really raised eyebrows on fellow PC-users faces. There's a simple way to redirect the talking to an AIFF file *without* the QT Pro option, but you have to use the AppleScript Editor to write a script, and write it to an AIFF file... but if I gave away that secret, everybody would be doing it, and your cute recording here would lose some of its smirky uniqueness :-) Of course, then you'd show them, and write some choral fugue with the Macintalk voices, I know you :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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kristyjo said 4343 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Give it away?
I still can't post a picture to the forums even after someone's given me explicit directions. Applescript is something I just don't use. My programming experience is limited to writing games in BASIC back in 1978, all pulled from a very elegantly written flow chart that I made with a special template ruler. I can still do the flow charts. I don't do programming - not even Applescript.
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ledebutant said 4348 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
Kristy Sue, Chicken Stew
Completely charming. I'm going to have Bob, Bob, corn on the cob stuck in my head all day, now. :_0
kristyjo said 4343 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
It's amazing -
what you think is funny when the kids are little. Also, that I never thought about a double meaning for any of the vegetables before.
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ledebutant said 4335 days ago (September 1st, 2007)
OH!
Neither had I until I read your reply! Trust me to zone in on that one. :-p
Mcboy said 4348 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
how kool is
this...very ...very....
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kristyjo said 4335 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Thanks for listening
I'm not sure I could stand more than one recitation of it, but it is very...very... novel.
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Macaudion said 4348 days ago (August 19th, 2007)
eh eh eh...
fun, kristyjo! your computer is a knucklehead!

that's funny...

dion
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kristyjo said 4335 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
Hey - nice to see you around, Dion.
I haven't thought about subjecting people to this computer voice for a few years, but, sure enough, someone from MacJams dragged it out of me.
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Doadars Uncle said 4346 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Hey!
What fun is that?! I want to make a family poem, now. Do your kids still recite this? It might be just the thing for those middle school blues!

Doug
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kristyjo said 4335 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
The kids hadn't done it for awhile -
but when I played it for them, they all remembered it, and could say it along with the computer. Then we all started talking about the old Mac it was originally written on. (One of Santa's reindeer put a hoof through the outer box during delivery, if I remember correctly.) And how they used to sled into the ditch, cause it was the only 'hill' in the neighborhood ... Amazing what one silly song can start.
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echoroom said 4346 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
Great effect
This is sweet and also kinda dark - that's a great effect - I think I'll file this for future use - great fun

Steve
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timothy devine said 4345 days ago (August 22nd, 2007)
cool
Interesting.
My 8 year old is sitting behind me and was very impressed.
Shes gonna make me do a project now I'm sure.
peace
tim

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said 4344 days ago (August 23rd, 2007)
What tha?
You really pulled the rug out from under me on this one Kristine! Very creative. Like a deleted nursery school scene from the movie THX-1138. At once sweet and somewhat chilling!

Be well!


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Axgrinder said 4343 days ago (August 24th, 2007)
Interesting!
Now that was humorously clever of you. If I made a family poem, I would have to rate it "explicit" Or is that extraplicit? You don't know my family.... ;-P I enjoyed this Kristy. I apologize for my scarcity.
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Enrique Gil said 4335 days ago (September 2nd, 2007)
That was soooooo cool!
it really made me laugh! I really like this stuff. Why dont you make it into a catchy children's melody? the words already have the longlasting quality of a true classic children's poem. I am waiting for a follow up on this!
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guitapick said 4327 days ago (September 9th, 2007)
Now...
...imagine this as the motif for a much larger piece centered around a cathedral organ in a huge space...

Cool poem, Kristy. Voice is "unique"...

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kristyjo said 4324 days ago (September 12th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by.
My compositions have been pretty scarce, lately. I tend to go in bursts - I haven't touched the composing keyboard for about a month. it's nice that you stopped by to see that I haven't really 'jumped ship' .
I had the same problem as you're describing. i don't know if I just erased a group of check marks by mistake, or hit 'reset' or something. Anyway, i'm glad you got to listen, and maybe you got an idea for a family poem, too.
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Estella said 4319 days ago (September 17th, 2007)
LOL!!!!!!!
Woo Hoo. This is a hoot.

Cute!!!
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Name: Kristine Johanek
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I've been performing, composing and teaching music for many years. I enjoy arranging traditional and classic pieces, and also enjoy composing original music. I'll write for whomever will perform my music, so I've written for children's choirs, co... [see more]

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