FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Transposing a song
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
GennaLea
Western New York
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
August 23, 2011 - 9:23 pm
Member Since: August 20, 2011
Forum Posts: 141
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have this song that I have guitar chords for but I'd like to learn it on my violin. Is there anyway to transpose this into something I could play, or would it be easier if I just got the melody for it to play? And if I got the piano music for the melody, would I need to change that at all to play on my violin, or can I play it straight from any sheet music? I know, lots of questions, but they've been really bothering me lately. 🙂

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
August 23, 2011 - 10:22 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717

The chords can be played as arpeggios. Do you know what arpeggios are? Also double stops.

Melody might be easier but you could also just play the base notes in the key. Depends on your level and what you want to play.

If you get the piano music you could read off of the treble clef part or transpose the bass clef but up one or two octaves as well.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
GennaLea
Western New York
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
August 23, 2011 - 10:33 pm
Member Since: August 20, 2011
Forum Posts: 141
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I don't think I'm quite ready for arpeggios. I'll have to see if I can find the sheet music for it. I've been looking for it for a while, but all I can find is the chords. Do you know if there's a program or something where you can record someone singing (ie, play the video for it, or I could just record audio of myself) and it creates the melody line?

Avatar
David Burns
Winfield, Missouri
Honorary advisor
Members

Regulars
August 23, 2011 - 10:42 pm
Member Since: June 24, 2011
Forum Posts: 425
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

GennaLea said:

I have this song that I have guitar chords for but I'd like to learn it on my violin. Is there anyway to transpose this into something I could play, or would it be easier if I just got the melody for it to play? And if I got the piano music for the melody, would I need to change that at all to play on my violin, or can I play it straight from any sheet music? I know, lots of questions, but they've been really bothering me lately. 🙂

I have been going here for some stuff.  http://www.musicnotes.com/

they have lots of music, most of it is very inexpensive. Look for violin, vocals, or C instrument, or lead sheet. The violin can play all of those. The site gives you a midi player that plays the sheet music on your computer and highlights each note as it is played. Some songs come with accompaniment, piano is common. The midi player plays one or both instruments, you can also slow the tempo down or speed it up. The site allows you to print one time for copyrighted material, unlimited for stuff in the public domain.

 

Dave

Avatar
GennaLea
Western New York
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
August 23, 2011 - 11:07 pm
Member Since: August 20, 2011
Forum Posts: 141
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Dave! I'll have to take a look! Hopefully I can find what I'm looking for!

Avatar
GennaLea
Western New York
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
September 2, 2011 - 1:53 am
Member Since: August 20, 2011
Forum Posts: 141
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Okay, I've been trying like crazy to get this song written down. I cannot find the sheet music anywhere. All I have are the chords that the singers posted in a youtube video. So, I found this video where someone backed up the song with piano music (and of course they played by ear, so no music to borrow), but anyway, I was wondering if anyone had such an awesome ear that they could pick out the piano and get it put into some sheet music. I'll post the video (well try to anyway).

Anthem lights - Can't get over you - Piano Remix

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: Jim Dunleavy
28 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3767

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3557

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6445

Posts: 80388

Newest Members:

sexymom04, FerSZ, elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11717, KindaScratchy: 1651