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(Mother Nature Network)   A stirring rendition of the national anthem sung by scores of high school choir students singing from the balconies at the hotel they were staying at   (mnn.com) divider line 13
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2014-02-08 07:32:39 AM
Wondered when this would get to Fark. I saw it on FB two days ago.

I think our 'moderated' system is too sluggish to respond to the flow of the internet.
 
2014-02-08 09:15:33 AM
INBRED JOKE
 
2014-02-08 12:21:21 PM
goosebump'd
 
2014-02-08 12:46:21 PM
Nice
 
2014-02-08 01:39:11 PM
Fake.  I can tell by the pixels quality of the audio and the lack of an echo and other ambient noise.
 
2014-02-08 01:39:17 PM
kinda creepy if you ask me...but then again, i am Canadian.
 
2014-02-08 02:02:22 PM
high school students in a hotel on a trip? maybe my high school was a little different, but I don't remember a lot of singing on away trips...
 
2014-02-08 02:55:39 PM
Sounds like they ought to speed it up by about 15% or so. Maybe without a conductor they all just sort of fell into the wrong tempo? I don't know. Maybe that's how it was supposed to be but it sounded wrong to me. Nice, but wrong.
 
2014-02-08 06:09:27 PM
To be honest, when I heard it, I thought they had slowed it down to avoid echoes, and I would have liked to have seen the end/applause

/brit
/likes national anthems
 
2014-02-08 08:23:43 PM
Awesome.
 
2014-02-08 08:39:37 PM

sxacho: Sounds like they ought to speed it up by about 15% or so. Maybe without a conductor they all just sort of fell into the wrong tempo? I don't know. Maybe that's how it was supposed to be but it sounded wrong to me. Nice, but wrong.


That. It's really hard to self-synchronize a group unless you can see each other do things like inhale before phrases. We do that as an exercise in my choir, but we're all in a semi-circle in a room that's only about 40' across. With this size group and the distance* in between them, that's effectively impossible. As a result, you can hear how on each phrase they hesitantly start - it's particularly apparent with sibilants.

*a related issue is the fact that, judging by the size of that courtyard** and the distance between the opposing balconies, there is well over a hundred feet from a person on one floor to a person on the opposite side a few floors below. That's 100 ms of delay between them. Synchronization requires less than 35 ms of delay to be within the Haas effect, and the courtyard is waaaaay over 35 feet.

**a second related issue is that the RT60 time for reverb is probably on the order of seconds, as Bob Able noted, with a first reflection time that could be more than 200 ms. Notes less than a second or so in length would quickly become smeared.
 
2014-02-08 09:24:05 PM

INeedAName: Wondered when this would get to Fark. I saw it on FB two days ago.

I think our 'moderated' system is too sluggish to respond to the flow of the internet.


remember the time when fark was days ahead of everyone else. now my grandmother fb post are ahead of Fark
 
2014-02-08 10:01:18 PM
Headline is an excellent example of why it sounds weird to end a sentence with a preposition.
 
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