We have been using Zoom for a while now, while having to hold virtual meetings and we would like everyone to check that we are best set up for the purpose. To that end we are asking everyone to ensure they have got the optimum Zoom settings for music (by default it is often set up for spoken voice meetings).
We would ask participants to log into Zoom using the username and password that they installed it with, then follow the following guidelines to, first ensure that you have the latest version of Zoom.
Once you have the latest version of Zoom follow this guide to ensure the best setup:-
This will ensure that we are ‘singing from the same songsheet’ – always best for a band!
Our previous version of Paint It Black has been updated to include the extra repeated lines at the end. Those of you still using bits of paper can scribble on them, otherwise the newer file is in the playlist.
The latest changes to our playlists have now taken effect. The songs from the holding pen are now released into the wild! Some have migrated to our general playlist. A couple have been given the heave-ho (Mr Tambourine Man and Rock And Roll Music) and some new ones have been added (plus one that was never tried). Head on over to the ‘holding pen’ to get up to date.
Our songlists have been further amended. We now have three separate songlists. One for clubnights, one for performing and one for songs which we are trialling prior to adding to one of the other lists.
Our songlist has been changed. We have removed 37 songs from our current playlist. We have created a separate playlist containing songs to play at performances. These two lists can be found on our ‘Songs’ Page
If you are missing our regular weekly sessions there are two ways that we are trying to remedy that. Firstly there is the weekly online ‘virtual clubnight’ every Wednesday evening at 7.00pm.
Secondly, Wynrob Productions (Wyn and Robert – mainly Robert!) have collaborated to bring you recordings of Bridgnorth club’s recordings from club nights that you can access and play along with whenever you like.
If you feel that you are missing out, we are running a weekly online ‘meeting’ at 7.00pm on Wednesdays. Those who wish to ‘attend’ can send their email address to the website (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or forward it to Malcolm, Christina or myself directly or through the club’s Facebook page. Please do this now rather than last minute. In this time of self isolation it means that we can have a chat, say hello to each other and keep in touch. There can be an opportunity to ‘Open Mike’ for those who wish to keep their strumming hands working. Download and install the Zoom app from your play store on your device and Malcolm will send a link to all who have sent in their email addresses to be included. If you need any further information please ask.