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Share your musical journey / An Dro St. PatrickVe
« on: September 27, 2019, 01:08:38 pm »
Very easy. Posting because it's pretty. Sheet at thesession.org

X: 7
T: As Covas Do Rei Cintolo
T: St. Patrick's An Dro
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
S: https://thesession.org/tunes/2290
|:E/2F/2G/2F/2 EB|GE FB|A/2B/2A/2G/2 FE/2F/2|GE/2G/2 F2|
E/2F/2G/2F/2 EB|GE FB|A/2B/2A/2G/2 FE/2F/2|G/2E/2F/2D/2 E2:|
|:E/2F/2G/2A/2 BB/2B/2|Ad BG|E/2F/2G/2B/2 A3/2B/2|A/2B/2A/2G/2 F/2E/2D|
E/2F/2G/2A/2 BB/2B/2|Ad BG|E/2F/2G/2B/2 A3/2F/2|G/2E/2F/2D/2 E2:|

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Share your musical journey / Üsküdar'a gider iken - Turkish folk song
« on: September 27, 2019, 01:06:30 pm »
This one's good for practicing the acute bends to get D# and B,
I usually play D# by playing an E while doing an acute bend (bend your head/body as if you are bowing to bring the fipple on the back close - about 10 cm from - to your chest), although I can also play it with a change in embrochure.
I play B, by either playing C while doing an acute bend or by changing my embrochure.

You can find the sheet at abcnotation.com

X:1
T:Üsküdar'a gider iken
S:http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.tousauxbalkans.net/abc/Uskudar%27a%20gider%20iken/0000
F:http://www.tousauxbalkans.net/Uskudar
Q:1/2=60
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Em
P:A
|: E3B B2B2 | cBcd B2B2 | A2AA G2A2 | B8 |
E3B B2B2 | cBcd B2B2 | A2AA G2A2 | B8 ||
E3F G2A2 | BcBA GFE2 | F3G FE^DE | F8 |
E3F G2A2 | BcBA GFE2 | AGGF FE^DF | E8 :|
P:B
|: BcBA GFGA | BcBA GFE2 | FGGF FE^DE | F3^D C2B,2 |
BcBA GFGA | BcBA GFE2 | FGGF FEE^D |1 E3^D EFGA :|2 E8 |]

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Share your musical journey / Inisheer
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:33:17 pm »
https://www.micksvirtualwhistle.net/inisheer.html

Beautifully played here and (cough, cough) there's a gif showing a transcription of how he plays it. I say "cough, cough" because even though lots of people think that Inisheer is a traditional air, it was actually composed in the 1970's by an Irish accordionist, Thomas Walsh. I'm not sure how OK it is to publish the sheet music on the internet, although at the session https://thesession.org/tunes/211 I found this along with lots of abc versions, including ones that will get you a result equivalent to the way it's played at Mick's Virtual Whistle:

Regarding the copyright to Inisheer. Thomas Walsh has copyrighted the tune, and he would like anyone who is recording the tune professionally to make arrangements for the use through the publishing company that represents him, www.crashedmusic.com. I am in the process of arranging use of the tune for a CD for the group I am in, and they seem to be good folks to work with. So if you plan to record this tune, give the author his due and pay for use of the rights.

The post at the session said Mr. Walsh is happy to have people playing the tune in public without paying royalties if not recording professionally.

The gif shows the key of D, but there are actually no C#'s in the tune. For CODA, I recommend transposing down a full step/major second - you end up in the key of C. I started by learning it on CODA in the key of D and I just couldn't manage the chamber switches to get the sound I wanted. Even though there are chamber switches in the key of C, they occur at more convenient times. (Of course, now I have to unlearn the key of D fingering).

Also...if you can reliably play a low Bb and low C on an MO, you can transpose down again so that the key is Bb-major and lowest note a Bb - sounds pretty good on my warmstone G.

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General Discussion / Best keys for CODA and MO?
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:44:17 pm »
I was trying to figure out why some tunes sound better in certain keys and I found out by googling that it's not just aesthetics - the natural timbre of the instrument plays a role in determining what sounds good or not-so-good.
So my question to you experienced MO and CODA players - technical issues aside, are there any keys that you particularly (dis)like for CODA and MO?

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Share your musical journey / Hawaii Aloha
« on: January 26, 2019, 03:49:45 pm »
Yet another one from my high school graduation - I'll lay odds Barack Obama sang it at his.



abc (for MO and CODA) - you can also transpose up to C for a lovely CODA version.

X:1
T:Hawaii Aloha
T:(Ku‘u One Hanau)
C:James McGranahan
C:Lorenzo Lyons (lyrics)
L:1/4
M:4/4
I:linebreak $
F G | A A B A | A F F D | C4- | C2 E F | G2 C2 | D E F G | A4- | A2 |
w:E Ha-wai-ʻi e kuʻu o-ne hā-nau e* Ku-ʻu ho-me ku-la-ī-wi nei*
$ F G | A A B A | A F F D | C4- | C2 E F | G2 C C | A2 G2 | F4- | F2 |
w:O-li nō au i nā po-no la-ni ou* E Ha-wai-ʻi, a-lo-ha ē*
$ F E | D D/D/ D D | D E/E/ F/F/D/D/ | (C2 F2 | A2) A B | c4- | c2 | F A G2- | G4 |
w:E hau-ʻo-li e nā ʻō-pi-o o Ha-wa-i-ʻi n-e-i O-li ē!* ʻO-li ē!*
$ F G A A | B A/A/ A F/F/ | F D C2- | C4 | E E/F/ G2 | C2 A2 | G2 F F- | F2 |]
w:Mai nā a-he-a-he ma-ka-ni e pā mai nei* Mau ke a-lo-ha, no Ha-wai-ʻi*




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Share your musical journey / Beautiful Kahana
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:32:27 pm »
Another one from my high school graduation

Beautiful Kahana

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Share your musical journey / O Makalapua
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:29:43 pm »
We sang this at my high school graduation (in ancient times)

O Makalapua


abc (you can transpose down for MO) but it ends up in the key of E-maj
X:1
C:Traditional Hawaiian
T:'O Makalapua (CODA)
K:F
L:1/8
M:4/4
Q:1/4 =60
zc c/c/B|AA AA A2 GA | c2 B3 C/C/ EG|
w:ʻO Ma-ka-la-pu-a u-lu-mā-hi-e-hi-e ʻO ka le-i
c4 (=B>c) _B>G | B A3 z c/c/ cB | A2 A>A AA G/G/A | c2 B3 (CE) G |
w:o Ka-*ma-ka-ʻe-ha No Ka-ma-ka-ʻe-ha ka lei na Li-ʻa-wa-hi-ne Nā* wā-
c c3 (=B>c) _B>G  | F4 F3z ||d4 e3 f | f4 c3 A/A/|c3 d B3 c |A6 F2 |G A2F4 z |
w:hi-ne kī-*he-ne pu-a E le-i ho-ʻi, e Li-li-ʻu-la-ni ē****
d4 e3 f | f4 c3 A/A/| c3 c B3 G | F8|]
w:E le-i ho-ʻi, e Li-li-ʻu-la-ni ē

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Share your musical journey / Greensleeves
« on: January 18, 2019, 02:22:11 pm »
I'm working on my c, f and g sharps, so I've got sheets for versions of Greensleeves similar to what's already in the CODA book and (more challenging) similar to what's in the MO instruction book. I also discovered that Ubizmo's tipping down method works pretty well on the low D# (finger an E and tip down).

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Share your musical journey / Mist Covered Mountains
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:33:34 pm »
I just asked for a subforum to post music. Meantime, I thought I'd post Mist Covered Mountains, which is one of those things I always try on a new instrument.  I tried two keys - G, which is easier to play and which is the one I usually play on my other ocarinas and tin whistle, and C. I actually like sound of the one in C better, but it's harder to play because of all the chamber switches.

Link to better-quality pdf: https://sites.google.com/site/ocarinastuff/finale-notepad-files-1/Mist_Covered_Mountains_Coda.pdf

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Suggestions / Subforum to post music
« on: December 29, 2018, 09:21:49 pm »
May we please have a subforum to post music (I think you can lump public domain links, abc and public domain pdf/jpg together) like we do on the MO forum?

Meantime, I'm posting Mist Covered Mountains in the Share Your Musical Journey forum.

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General Discussion / Adding tabs to MuseScore2 scores
« on: December 24, 2018, 06:02:35 pm »
I was asked how to do this - I'll get you started, but a fuller explanation will have to wait at least until after the holidays.

You need to know how to install MuseScore2 plugins (explained at MuseScore <https://musescore.org/be/node/36051>) and you need a tablature font.
Personally I think plugin handling was much easier in MuseScore1, but I guess that's progress for you.

The plug-in info page at MuseScore doesn't tell you anything about how to write a plug-in for MuseScore. I don't know anything about writing code from scratch, but I know just enough about computer programming so that I can sometimes copy and modify someone else's code. I found a plug-in that adds recorder tabs to scores and essentially copied and modified it - in this case to add a custom tab I made for my 6-hole pendant ocarina. My font was called SixHolePendantTrans.ttf

The plugin document is just a text document with an extension of .qml
You can edit the plug-in in a standard word processor.
Any line beginning with // is a comment and won't be "processed" by MuseScore

Here's the plug-in I made (my notes for my original plugin are in caps; red stuff is new comments I added specifically for this post)
If you want to experiment with installing plugins and seeing how they work, find the recorder tab plugin at the MuseScore site <https://musescore.org/en/project/hohner-soprano-recorder-german-fingering>. You will also need to install the recorder font that comes with the plugin. Then try some simple edits like changing the tablature font size and position.

A fair amount of fiddling is needed because once the tabs are added to the score, they're tedious to edit. So futzing with the plugin is needed to make sure it is likely to put the tabs down the way you want them on the first go.

plugin begins below the line
-------------------

import QtQuick 2.0
import MuseScore 1.0

MuseScore {

//NAME THE PLUGIN EXACTLY AS IT IS NAMED IN ~/Library/Application Support/MuseScore/MuseScore2/plugins
//On a Mac the file called "SixHoleTransposing.qml" goes in ~Library/Application Support/MuseScore/MuseScore2
//So where it says menuPath: "Plugins.xxx" I change xxx to SixHoleTransposing


 menuPath: "Plugins.SixHoleTransposing"
 version: "1.0"
 description: qsTr("Fingering for Six Hole Songbird Pendant Ocarina in G Played as a C Instrument.")
 //based on Hohner Soprano Recorder German Fingering plugin by Juan Pedro Paredes Caballero

//NAME THE FUNCTION SOMETHING REASONABLY DESCRIPTIVE
//I named it six_hole_fingering You will need the function name further down
 function six_hole_fingering(){

//I made my pendant ocarina font to go from low B (the "index pitch") to high E
//The next line reminds me how the font is mapped, z on keyboard = low B, G on keyboard = low C, etc.

//font mapping: (low B to high E) BCC#DD#EFF#GG#AA#bcc#dd#e = zGgAaBCcDdEFfQqWwR
//MAKE A FONT WITH ALL CHROMATICS
//then list all the keyboard keys of your font in order
  var fingerings = ["z", "G", "g", "A", "a", "B", "C", "c", "D", "d", "E", "F",
 "f", "Q", "q", "W", "w", "R"];

  var cursor = curScore.newCursor();
  var startStaff;
  var endStaff;
  var endTick;
  var fullScore = false;

  //Check if there are a selector or is apply to full score
  cursor.rewind(1);
  if (!cursor.segment) { // no selection
   fullScore = true;
   startStaff = 0; // start with 1st staff
   endStaff = curScore.nstaves - 1; // and end with last
  } else {
   startStaff = cursor.staffIdx;
   cursor.rewind(2);
   if (cursor.tick == 0) {
    // this happens when the selection includes
    // the last measure of the score.
    // rewind(2) goes behind the last segment (where
    // there's none) and sets tick=0
    endTick = curScore.lastSegment.tick + 1;
   } else {
    endTick = cursor.tick;
   }
   endStaff = cursor.staffIdx;
  }

  console.log(startStaff + " - " + endStaff + " - " + endTick)

  //Walk through the score
  //Only staff 0, to restore commnet next endStaff
  endStaff=0;
  for (var staff = startStaff; staff <= endStaff; staff++) {
   console.log("Staff "+staff);
   //staff = recorder?
   //Only voice 0, to restore 4->1
   for (var voice = 0; voice < 1; voice++) {
    console.log("Voice "+voice);
    cursor.rewind(1); // beginning of selection
    cursor.voice = voice;
    cursor.staffIdx = staff;
    if (fullScore) // no selection
     cursor.rewind(0); // beginning of score
    while (cursor.segment && (fullScore || cursor.tick < endTick)) {
     //console.log("Cursor "+cursor.element.type+" Search "+Element.CHORD);
     if (cursor.element && cursor.element.type == Element.CHORD) {
      var note=cursor.element.notes[0];

//Here's where you set the index (lowest) pitch
      //CHANGE INDEX PITCH HERE
      //MIDI PITCH OF B BELOW MIDDLE C = 59   
      var index=note.pitch-59;
      //console.log("Index "+ index);
      if(index >= 0 && index < fingerings.length){
       console.log("Index "+index+" Letter "+ fingerings[index]);
       var text=newElement(Element.STAFF_TEXT);
       

//PICKING FONT FACE EXACTLY AS MUSESCORE "SEES" IT WORKS
//This bit is tricky. The tablature font face name has to be exactly what MuseScore thinks it is
//or the plugin won't work
//I installed the font on my system and then determined exactly what MuseScore called the font
//In this case MuseScore "thought" that the font's name was what I had named it because I made some
//edits in a font editor that ensured that my computer programs and I agreed on what the font name was.
//However, I have found that font names can sometimes get screwed up by the font editor that created the font
//so the font name "seen" by MuseScore may not be what you think it is

//Also tricky. You need to play with the tablature font size and position so that your tablature
//is unlikely to overlap your music and is also big enough to see without getting crowded
//You also have to know enough about MuseScore to know how to change the spacing between lines of music
//so there will be enough room for your tabs

       text.text="<font size=\"42\"><font face=\"SixHolePendantTrans\">"+fingerings[index]+"</font></font>";
       text.color="#000000";
       //NEED TO FIDDLE WITH TEXT POSITION BY CHANGING THE Y VALUE. BIGGER VALUE = LOWER ON PAGE
       text.pos.y=12;


       cursor.add(text);
      }
      //}
     } // end if CHORD
     cursor.next();
    } // end while segment
   } // end for voice
  } // end for staff
 }

//INSERT THE NAME OF THE FUNCTION in this case, six_hole_fingering DEFINED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PLUGIN
 onRun: {
  if (typeof curScore !== 'undefined') {
                  six_hole_fingering();
  }
  Qt.quit();
 } // end onRun
}

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Share your musical journey / Hint for learning to cover tone holes
« on: December 23, 2018, 12:54:29 pm »
Maybe this will help someone learn to cover the tone holes.

I could not figure out why my notes were slightly off (I used a tuner to check) - especially in the upper register.

I tried futzing with angling my finger pads in various ways and finally "got it" by playing the high C (in each register) and walking down the scale. I think starting by covering one tone hole on the top of the instrument and gradually increasing the number of covered tone holes makes it easier to tell what you're doing wrong. When you start at the bottom of the scale, you've got many tone holes covered and it's hard to tell which hole might be improperly covered.

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General Discussion / Table of Contents for CODA instruction book
« on: December 23, 2018, 05:15:59 am »
Karl, your instruction book is brilliant - again thanks for your generosity.

I thought I'd post a table of contents (but no guarantees on the spelling):

4   Hot Cross Buns
   Mary Had a Little Lamb
   Shady Grove
5    Lullaby
   Lovely Joan
6    Practice Scales
7    Shady Grove
   Taps
8    Amazing Grace
   It's Not Yet Day
9   O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
10   Joy to the World
11   Shady Woods of Truagh
   Don Oiche Ud i mBeithil
12   Be Thou My Vision
13   The Foggy Dew
14   The Star Spangled Banner
15   Greensleeves
   Silent Night
16   Silent Night
   Scarborough Fair
17   Scarborough Fair
   She Moved Through the Fair
18   She Moved Through the Fair
   Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
19   Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
20   The Lakes of Pontchartrain
21   Ned of the Hill
22   Inisheer
23   El condor pasa
24   Lower and Upper Chamber Chromatic Practice
25   Planxty Connor
   Planxty Irwin
26   Planxty Irwin
   Sheebeg and Sheemore
27   Sheebeg and Sheemore
   Bridget Cruise
28   Planxty George Brabazon
   Beauty in Tears
29   Carolan's Welcome
   Miss MacDermott (The Princess Royal)
30   Planxty Maggie Browne
   Carolan's No. 176
31   Carolan's No. 176
   Blind Mary
32   Eleanor Plunkett
   Planxty Hewlett
33   Planxty Hewlett
   Carolan's Draught
34   Carolan's Draught
   Carolan's Receipt
35   Lord Inchiquin
36   All Alive
37   Captain O'Kane
38   Fanny Power
39   Carolan's Concerto
40   Carolan's Concerto
41   Planxty Charles Coote
   Carolan's Lament
   Lower and Upper Chamber Chromatic Practice
42   Separation of Soul and Body
   Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill
43   Lament for Owen Roe O'Neill
   Frank Palmer
   Young Terence MacDonough
44   Cremonea (Munster Heart)
   Abigail Judge
45   Planxty Hugh O'Donnell
   Carolan's Cottage
46   Planxty Denis O'Conor
   Planxty Lady Wrixon
   Bumper Squire Jones
47   Bumper Squire Jones
   One Bottle More
48   Planxty Burke
   Planxty Safaigh
   Planxty Drew
49   Carolan's Cup

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General Discussion / Font for CODA chromatics
« on: December 23, 2018, 04:49:46 am »
Thought I'd post these - fonts for the CODA chromatics and chromatic alternates.
Edit: I added a tiny white dot to make it clear which fingerings are upper register.

Edit 2: I was playing around at fontstruct and as long as I was there I made another font "CodaStandard" that has diatonics and chromatics (no alternates). I will have to post the new font further down on the thread because my attachment size on this post has become too large.

BTW, I finally figured out how to make a MuseScore 2 plug-in that will add custom tabs (e.g. this CodaChromatics font) to sheet music. When I'm learning a new instrument I will often find an .abc document on the net, bring it in to MuseScore and add custom tabs. If there's interest I can explain how to make your own plug-in, but I think I can learn the CODA chromatics with a chart alone, so I wasn't planning to make a plug-in this time.


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