Virtual FOCSLE Music
Every WEDNESDAY  8pm

Contact Paul about any Virtual events

8pm is UK time (BST)  = 3pm Eastern / New York Time, = 12noon Pacific
Use this link.  Meeting ID:  889 2538 3225   Passcode:  478846
Technical problems with the link?  See box below.
Note:  arriving at the Sing but finding no-one there is not a “technical” problem:  IF it happens, apologies:  that’s just me – or a proxy M.C. – running late, for the usual human reasons!
As I’m sole contact, and my tech. is primitive* [e.g. no smartphone, no inter-connection between devices], you can’t reach me by e-mailing* in the ¼-hr. before start-time.
Just pop off and e.g. put the kettle on, or pour a glass, and somebody competent will turn up…  It’s cock-up, not conspiracy:  honest!     * if I can read e-mail, it means I’m AT the computer!  If I’m at the computer and not at the Sing, THAT’S a “technical” problem!!  :-)
Joining us from elsewhere?  Calculate the time in your area here.  Dial from other countries using these nos.
Other ways to access our Meetings?  Via browsers, see this page;  using a smartphone / tablet, here.
We respectfully ask that you keep all these details OFF social media (Facebook, Twitter, et al.)  To help spread the word, pls. send interested friends FOCSLE Music’s page-link from the BROWSER’s address-bar above.  Thanks for obliging.
New to Zoom &/or need help optimizing your sound settings?  See two boxes down
Need more folk fix?  See this International Calendar of virtual music events.
Don’t blame the compilers if, as virtual events get replaced by in-person ones, organizers don’t bother to inform the Calendar-keepers and it begins to show inaccuracies.  Use some cyber-nous to root out the event’s web-presence and check via that method what’s happening, and ask them to report that to Boston Song Calendar.
We think any predictable technical problems have been ironed out, but try this, if not:

If WE’VE found there’s a problem, too, use this link until it’s fixed
    Meeting ID:  794 2585 9102   Passcode:  hDHx0P
If the problem is accessing Zoom at all, of course this option won’t work.  Perhaps try again later?
I get that this precaution isn’t all-events-proof but, without local back-up, it’s all I can do


You don’t HAVE to sign up for an account to use Zoom, or to enjoy our virtual events.  That’s the only quibble I have with these admirably clear directions.  Contact Paul to find out how to use Zoom with no account.
Mac or PCZoom Meeting basics & enabling Original Sound on desktops or laptops
Apple iPad / iPhone:  Zoom Meeting basics & enabling Original Sound on mobile devices
  Most Android equivalents are shown herein;  other controls should be similar, but may use different terms, and show icons in different places
Original Sound is esp. good for singers with instruments, but most music seems to benefit.
  Even with no audience present, tweak your settings by starting a Meeting from your own Zoom a/c.  If you don’t have one, enter this Meeting any time.   Meeting ID:  794 2585 9102   Passcode:  hDHx0P
  This Meeting is better than one on your own newly-set-up a/c, since the controls you may wish to toy with have been pre-activated
The Golden Link Folk Singing Society, of Rochester  NY, who provided these instructions, run their own virtual singarounds, weekly (and have mooted continuing them, prob. monthly, even after face-2-face gatherings are once again permitted).  Thanks to them and their webmaster [and no mean musician] Dan Kuchta, for OK-ing our replicating them.  Sign up to their mailing-list to join their sessions.  UK night-owls can find them every Weds. at midnight:15 for 00:30.  And, in the US, at a less-ungodly 7:15 / 7:30pm Eastern / 4:15 / 4:30pm Pacific Time on a Tues.
Back up page…
Virtual FOCSLE Music is set up so, if you arrive before Host, you’ll be able to chat with others who have, too;  or even to start the music sans M.C. [an ‘accidental’ format, and you’d have to take responsibility for Muting yourselves, but it CAN work, in extremis]

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