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This is Music Makers Dublin !

If you are interested in joining our group of musicians and singers, we suggest that you wait until shortly before you decide to attend one of the Music Makers sessions. In order to avoid spurious memberships, if you join up, you must attend a session within one month of your membership being accepted or risk having your membership cancelled with no guarantee that a later application will be considered. To apply, all you need to do is select 'Join Us' below. When giving your contact details on the 'Join Us' page, please provide your full name, or at least your first name and an abbreviated version of your surname, so that we can differentiate you from others with the same first name (We have lots of Michaels, Gerrys, Marys, etc). This name becomes your public name for Music Makers purposes. If you provide only a first name, your membership may be declined in which case you will need to make a new application. Once you receive notification of your membership acceptance (usually within a couple of days), just RSVP for an upcoming session at any of the venues below and you are on your way. RSVPs normally open 3/4 days before the session. The RSVP system is a critical element of Music Makers in that it regulates the numbers attending each session to optimise the comfort and enjoyment of attendees. If the maximum number allowed at a venue is reached, any subsequent RSVPs are assigned to a waiting list and may be upgraded to the attendance list in the event of the withdrawal of somebody from that list. All such notifications are issued automatically by email. Please do not attend a session unless your RSVP has been accepted. In rare cases where there are insufficient RSVPs for a particular night, the session may be cancelled by the host and those who have RSVPed will be notified by email.

The format is that it goes in a round. Beginning with the host for the evening, each person plays whatever they want to play or sing - an old song that everyone knows, a new song they want to try out or a song they have written themselves. Sometimes we play right through - and sometimes we have to stop and start again if we forget the words... but there is no judgement and everyone listens. If you just want to listen first time - that's fine too. The talent level is very diverse from complete beginners to some pretty fine players. Hope you enjoy it!

There are currently 3 music sessions, all getting underway between 7.30 and 8.00 --on Tuesday (2) and Wednesday nights:

Tuesday Session at The Bohemian (McGeoghs) Pub, Doyles Corner, Phibsboro Cross roads, Dublin 7.

Tuesday Night Music Makers Meeting McGrattans Bar, 76 Fitzwilliam Lane (off Baggot Street)Dublin 2.

Wednesday Music Makers at the Loft in the Brian Boru/Hedigans, 4 Prospect Road , Dublin 9 .

RSVP's for Tuesday and Wednesday open at 7.30am in Saturday mornings.

Just RSVP for the session you want to attend and come along. No pressure to perform on your first attendance unless you want to.

Please note that a Keyboard is available on request for the Wednesday night session in The Brian Boru. If you need a keyboard on the night please message the Event Host when you RSVP, at least 24 hrs before the event.

Hope to see you soon.

Ronnie

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Music Makers at the Bohemian Bar and McGrattans ONLINE!!

The Bohemian Bar (McGeogh's), Doyle's Corner, Phibsboro. · Dublin

Click on the below link and follow the steps to join. You can join from a computer, phone or tablet. https://zoom.us/j/476135913?pwd=dE9WL1hSUXB6SHZEVCtveFJYdy9XUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: musicmaker A lovely session of music and song in a relaxed and supportive environment. All levels of musician and singer welcome. You can come and sing or play one song or just come and listen to the other members. Great way to build up your playing skills and build up your confidence. Zoom is not optimized for music, but we have tested it and think it's decent enough for a get together in the absence of a face to face meeting. Voice is better than instrument. Zoom is pretty simple to get into and use. You don't need an account but if you want to test it out beforehand, you can get a free one by searching for it where you get your apps or downloading it on the web. A few simple guidelines to ensure it runs smoothly. 1. Stay on mute while someone else is playing or singing. You can join in ONLY if you are on mute, because the delay over the internet does not allow simultaneous playing online. 2. When you are playing, stay as close to your device's microphone as possible for best results. 3. There are two views - Gallery view and Active Speaker view. Active speaker will put the video on the person singing, Gallery view will show everyone. You may have to search a bit to find each view, it is different on each device. 4. You can mute your audio and/or your video. The host reserves the right to mute anyone whose line is causing audio interference. 5. There is an interesting option to record yourself first and then share it - the quality will be better. In Zoom there's an icon called "Share Content", if you click that you get the option to share files on you Google Drive etc. I've just tried it out and it allows you to throw up pre-recorded audio and/or video files. These replace your video picture while they play. When they finish just hit the share content icon again and your video image comes back. So this might be an option for anyone to pre-recrord (good quality), load onto Google Drive, join a Zoom session and, when it comes to their turn, introduce their song and share the pre-recorded song from G Drive. 6. As mentioned above, Zoom is optimised for voice rather than music so it actually tries to filter out music thinking that it's background noise but that filter can be disabled but only on Windows and macOS as follows: On the Zoom Home page on you laptop: Click on 'Settings' (top right) Then click on 'Audio' (left pane) Then click 'Advanced' (bottom right) Then tick the box at the top of the screen 'Show in-meeting option to "Enable Original Sound" from microphones' Then, when you're on a call, a toggle switch appears at the top left of your screen "Turn on Original Sound". Click that - it changes to "Turn off Original Sound" and you're done. Preferred setup for anyone with an instrument might thus be: 1) Windows or macOS 2) Turn on Original Sound 3) Direct connect to router (rather than Wi-Fi) Even better if you have a microphone connected via an audio interface device to your laptop/PC. 7. Don't forget your drink!

Music Makers at the Bohemian Bar Thursday ONLINE!!

The Bohemian Bar (McGeogh's), Doyle's Corner, Phibsboro. · Dublin

Click on the below link and follow the steps to join. You can join from a computer, phone or tablet, computer has best audio usually. See tips below. To join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/342195107?pwd=sDziLcXI-KlmCcnAc3cRWA Meeting ID:[masked] Password: musicmaker A lovely session of music and song in a relaxed and supportive environment. All levels of musician and singer welcome. You can come and sing or play one song or just come and listen to the other members. Great way to build up your playing skills and build up your confidence. Zoom is not optimized for music, but we have tested it and think it's decent enough for a get together in the absence of a face to face meeting. Voice is better than instrument. Zoom is pretty simple to get into and use. You don't need an account but if you want to test it out beforehand, you can get a free one by searching for it where you get your apps or downloading it on the web. A few simple guidelines to ensure it runs smoothly. 1. Stay on mute while someone else is playing or singing. You can join in ONLY if you are on mute, because the delay over the internet does not allow simultaneous playing online. 2. When you are playing, stay as close to your device's microphone as possible for best results. 3. There are two views - Gallery view and Active Speaker view. Active speaker will put the video on the person singing, Gallery view will show everyone. You may have to search a bit to find each view, it is different on each device. 4. You can mute your audio and/or your video. The host reserves the right to mute anyone whose line is causing audio interference. 5. There is an interesting option to record yourself first and then share it - the quality will be better. In Zoom there's an icon called "Share Content", if you click that you get the option to share files on you Google Drive etc. I've just tried it out and it allows you to throw up pre-recorded audio and/or video files. These replace your video picture while they play. When they finish just hit the share content icon again and your video image comes back. So this might be an option for anyone to pre-recrord (good quality), load onto Google Drive, join a Zoom session and, when it comes to their turn, introduce their song and share the pre-recorded song from G Drive. 6. As mentioned above, Zoom is optimised for voice rather than music so it actually tries to filter out music thinking that it's background noise but that filter can be disabled but only on Windows and macOS as follows: On the Zoom Home page on you laptop: Click on 'Settings' (top right) Then click on 'Audio' (left pane) Then click 'Advanced' (bottom right) Then tick the box at the top of the screen 'Show in-meeting option to "Enable Original Sound" from microphones' Then, when you're on a call, a toggle switch appears at the top left of your screen "Turn on Original Sound". Click that - it changes to "Turn off Original Sound" and you're done. Preferred setup for anyone with an instrument might thus be: 1) Windows or macOS 2) Turn on Original Sound 3) Direct connect to router (rather than Wi-Fi) Even better if you have a microphone connected via an audio interface device to your laptop/PC. 7. Don't forget your drink!

Music Makers at the Bohemian Bar and McGrattans ONLINE!!

The Bohemian Bar (McGeogh's), Doyle's Corner, Phibsboro. · Dublin

Click on the below link and follow the steps to join. You can join from a computer, phone or tablet. https://zoom.us/j/476135913?pwd=dE9WL1hSUXB6SHZEVCtveFJYdy9XUT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: musicmaker A lovely session of music and song in a relaxed and supportive environment. All levels of musician and singer welcome. You can come and sing or play one song or just come and listen to the other members. Great way to build up your playing skills and build up your confidence. Zoom is not optimized for music, but we have tested it and think it's decent enough for a get together in the absence of a face to face meeting. Voice is better than instrument. Zoom is pretty simple to get into and use. You don't need an account but if you want to test it out beforehand, you can get a free one by searching for it where you get your apps or downloading it on the web. A few simple guidelines to ensure it runs smoothly. 1. Stay on mute while someone else is playing or singing. You can join in ONLY if you are on mute, because the delay over the internet does not allow simultaneous playing online. 2. When you are playing, stay as close to your device's microphone as possible for best results. 3. There are two views - Gallery view and Active Speaker view. Active speaker will put the video on the person singing, Gallery view will show everyone. You may have to search a bit to find each view, it is different on each device. 4. You can mute your audio and/or your video. The host reserves the right to mute anyone whose line is causing audio interference. 5. There is an interesting option to record yourself first and then share it - the quality will be better. In Zoom there's an icon called "Share Content", if you click that you get the option to share files on you Google Drive etc. I've just tried it out and it allows you to throw up pre-recorded audio and/or video files. These replace your video picture while they play. When they finish just hit the share content icon again and your video image comes back. So this might be an option for anyone to pre-recrord (good quality), load onto Google Drive, join a Zoom session and, when it comes to their turn, introduce their song and share the pre-recorded song from G Drive. 6. As mentioned above, Zoom is optimised for voice rather than music so it actually tries to filter out music thinking that it's background noise but that filter can be disabled but only on Windows and macOS as follows: On the Zoom Home page on you laptop: Click on 'Settings' (top right) Then click on 'Audio' (left pane) Then click 'Advanced' (bottom right) Then tick the box at the top of the screen 'Show in-meeting option to "Enable Original Sound" from microphones' Then, when you're on a call, a toggle switch appears at the top left of your screen "Turn on Original Sound". Click that - it changes to "Turn off Original Sound" and you're done. Preferred setup for anyone with an instrument might thus be: 1) Windows or macOS 2) Turn on Original Sound 3) Direct connect to router (rather than Wi-Fi) Even better if you have a microphone connected via an audio interface device to your laptop/PC. 7. Don't forget your drink!

Music Makers at the Bohemian Bar Thursday ONLINE!!

The Bohemian Bar (McGeogh's), Doyle's Corner, Phibsboro. · Dublin

Click on the below link and follow the steps to join. You can join from a computer, phone or tablet, computer has best audio usually. See tips below. To join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/342195107?pwd=sDziLcXI-KlmCcnAc3cRWA Meeting ID:[masked] Password: musicmaker A lovely session of music and song in a relaxed and supportive environment. All levels of musician and singer welcome. You can come and sing or play one song or just come and listen to the other members. Great way to build up your playing skills and build up your confidence. Zoom is not optimized for music, but we have tested it and think it's decent enough for a get together in the absence of a face to face meeting. Voice is better than instrument. Zoom is pretty simple to get into and use. You don't need an account but if you want to test it out beforehand, you can get a free one by searching for it where you get your apps or downloading it on the web. A few simple guidelines to ensure it runs smoothly. 1. Stay on mute while someone else is playing or singing. You can join in ONLY if you are on mute, because the delay over the internet does not allow simultaneous playing online. 2. When you are playing, stay as close to your device's microphone as possible for best results. 3. There are two views - Gallery view and Active Speaker view. Active speaker will put the video on the person singing, Gallery view will show everyone. You may have to search a bit to find each view, it is different on each device. 4. You can mute your audio and/or your video. The host reserves the right to mute anyone whose line is causing audio interference. 5. There is an interesting option to record yourself first and then share it - the quality will be better. In Zoom there's an icon called "Share Content", if you click that you get the option to share files on you Google Drive etc. I've just tried it out and it allows you to throw up pre-recorded audio and/or video files. These replace your video picture while they play. When they finish just hit the share content icon again and your video image comes back. So this might be an option for anyone to pre-recrord (good quality), load onto Google Drive, join a Zoom session and, when it comes to their turn, introduce their song and share the pre-recorded song from G Drive. 6. As mentioned above, Zoom is optimised for voice rather than music so it actually tries to filter out music thinking that it's background noise but that filter can be disabled but only on Windows and macOS as follows: On the Zoom Home page on you laptop: Click on 'Settings' (top right) Then click on 'Audio' (left pane) Then click 'Advanced' (bottom right) Then tick the box at the top of the screen 'Show in-meeting option to "Enable Original Sound" from microphones' Then, when you're on a call, a toggle switch appears at the top left of your screen "Turn on Original Sound". Click that - it changes to "Turn off Original Sound" and you're done. Preferred setup for anyone with an instrument might thus be: 1) Windows or macOS 2) Turn on Original Sound 3) Direct connect to router (rather than Wi-Fi) Even better if you have a microphone connected via an audio interface device to your laptop/PC. 7. Don't forget your drink!

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