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helping hand needed!
« on: September 01, 2011, 08:37:17 PM »

ive just composed my first ever jig!
maybe if there is a friendly clever mel.netter that maybe able to turn it into an ABC file/ dots so i can share it with the world????  (:)
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 08:56:28 PM »

If you mean someone who can transcribe it from a recording i.e.sound file, Steve_freereeder is your man. A very clever chap but often quite busy so you shouldn't be in any kind of a hurry ...

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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 09:09:11 PM »

i have the notes written down but dunno how to write it as dots or ABC
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 09:27:32 PM »

Someone transcribing it straight from a recording is still the best option. Stick it on Youtube and ask Steve nicely. I'm sure there are others here who can do the same thing, I'm just not aware of them. If you do the Youtube and PM me the notes you are playing I may be able to ABC it ... in the fullness of time, by trial and error ...  :|bl
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011, 09:48:18 PM »

ok thanks pete il do it after work tomorow - im just worried ive spent ages putting a tune together and its gonna be the same as a well known one that ive never heard of !!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 10:51:29 PM »

Put it on Youtube, send me the link and I'll transcribe with pen and paper (as long as it's not in  Eb minor....) :-)
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 11:18:03 PM »

Put it on Youtube, send me the link and I'll transcribe with pen and paper (as long as it's not in  Eb minor....) :-)

I hope you have a scanner to copy the pen and paper! From what I've heard it's in C# minor so it will be easy.  ::)
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 11:24:45 PM »

Yes, and PAHH !!!!! (:)
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2011, 11:27:12 PM »

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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 05:25:30 PM »

ok here goes - finlays jig - sorry about the pauses - i dont know it that well !

http://www.youtube.com/user/smolt1451?feature=mhee

i have the notes / dots written out im just waitin fer me scanner to wake up!  ;D
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2011, 06:15:27 PM »

here they are, would also like to hear any feed back about my tune!
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2011, 06:36:11 PM »

Surely the B part is not right, there are three quavers too many. This also seems to be notated in 12/8 but you're playing in 6/8 on the video. I'm trying to transcribe this to abc for you but struggling ...
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2011, 06:46:22 PM »

O.K., I watched the video a few times and I think this is about right. You'll have to fill in the C: field yourself as I don't know your name!

X:1
T:Finlay's Jig
C:
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=130
K:G
P:A
|:gfe dcB | gfe d2B | gfe dcG | ABc BAG |
gfe dcB | gfe d2B | gfg age | def g3 :|
P:B
|:gfg gfe | ded dcB | A3 BcB | GAG FGA |
gfg gfe | ded dcB | ABc dfe | g3 def :|
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2011, 06:47:14 PM »

ok.
its ment to be written as a normal jig  - 6/8 i think.

whats a quaver?

not a good start il try and record the b music again, i wanted it to have all the ins and outs of 1 row style
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2011, 06:47:51 PM »

 tommy pearce!
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2011, 06:52:11 PM »

thank you very much! is it a decent effort for a first composition or should i stick to the session tunes!??
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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2011, 06:57:39 PM »

I think it's a really good effort if you are new to writing tunes, it's musically correct and quite a pleasing melody in my opinion.  (:)

X:1
T:Finlay's Jig
C: Tommy Pearce
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=130
K:G
P:A
|:gfe dcB | gfe d2B | gfe dcG | ABc BAG |
gfe dcB | gfe d2B | gfg age | def g3 :|
P:B
|:gfg gfe | ded dcB | A3 BcB | GAG FGA |
gfg gfe | ded dcB | ABc dfe | g3 def :|
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2011, 07:00:38 PM »

any alterations i could make?
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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2011, 07:17:48 PM »

any alterations i could make?

Cool tune matey!,  I have made some changes but not sure it improves it or not:

X:1
T:Finlay's Jig
C: Tommy Pearce
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=130
K:G
P:A
|:gfe dcB | g2e d2B | gfe dcG | ABc BAG |
gfe dcB | g2e d2B | gfg age | def g3 :|
P:B
|:gfg gfe | d2d dcB | A2A BcB | GAG FGA |
gfg gfe | d2d dcB | ABc dfe | g3 g3 :|

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Re: helping hand needed!
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2011, 07:20:20 PM »

As a first tune I think I would pretty much leave it alone, don't listen to me though because I'm not too good at composition myself. All (or at least the vast majority of) beginners tend to write fairly obvious tunes to begin with and gradually become more adventurous as they gain experience. Besides, you wrote this for your son so it already has sentimental value for you.

If you'd like it to be different it's time to write a new tune. One suggestion I would make is to listen to a few tunes that you like in the same time signature you are going to use - jig in this case - and listen to the way other tune writers vary both rhythm and pitch to add variety and sometimes a quirky twist to a tune. Right now though you just need to get a few tunes under your belt.

Pete.

Ah, I see Lester has posted while I was writing this, adding a few bits of variety! I think the g3 at the end is best left until last time around.

EDIT: Typo!
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