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
Help with transcribing
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Hman
Florida
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
May 11, 2014 - 9:03 pm
Member Since: June 13, 2012
Forum Posts: 160
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Can someone find me the version she is playing and/or transcribe her version? It appears to be different from the versions I'm finding online. I'm also exhausted right now so maybe I'm just being lazy. But if any of you are good at listening and can transcribe it I would be sooo grateful.

Avatar
1stimestar
Members

Regulars
May 12, 2014 - 1:51 am
Member Since: August 28, 2013
Forum Posts: 814
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

You might message her and ask her directly.

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

Alaska, the Madness; Bloggity Stories of the North Country

Avatar
RosinedUp
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
May 12, 2014 - 4:37 am
Member Since: September 7, 2012
Forum Posts: 985
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hman said

Can someone find me the version she is playing and/or transcribe her version? It appears to be different from the versions I'm finding online. I'm also exhausted right now so maybe I'm just being lazy. But if any of you are good at listening and can transcribe it I would be sooo grateful.

Don't believe that it's something magical or something beyond your abilities.

You have your ears, and her left hand is in plain view the whole time. Her right hand and bow are in plain view also, and that's better than what you usually get from sheet or tab. Combine that with some skill on your part, and you can learn to play it.

But the skill is something you have to build. You start with some very simple tune, not this one. You discover the first note by matching it with your voice or with your fiddle. You can sing or play it into a tuner to make sure of the name. Write it down or remember it. Do the same with the second note, then the third, until you make it through the whole tune. Do that with ten easy tunes, and work up those tunes so that you can play them without error and without reading. Then you are well on your way to being able to play spontaneously what you hear in your ear or in your mind's ear.

Avatar
DanielB
Regulars

Members
May 12, 2014 - 4:48 am
Member Since: May 4, 2012
Forum Posts: 2379
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Sounds like she's playing that with the fiddle "cross tuned". AEae tuning would be my guess, at a quick listen.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

Avatar
Gil
Inverness, Scotland.
Members
May 12, 2014 - 4:59 am
Member Since: April 16, 2014
Forum Posts: 29
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Hman, do you read music, I attached a music sheet to see if that helps.wild-rose-of-the-mountain-d.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Fiddlestix
Michigan, USA
King
Members

Regulars
May 12, 2014 - 6:57 am
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 2637
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

A,E,A,E is right, I guess you saw that too, eh, Dan.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
May 12, 2014 - 7:15 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11701

Very similar to the sheet posted above. She does it her own way and changes the few bars before the ending. Two and a half bars before the endings she plays something like:
Screen-Shot-2014-05-12-at-7.11.27-AM.pngImage Enlarger
It may not be exact but after a few times listening that is what I heard. Also, I don't think the violin is tuned differently, just the 1st finger over the G and D string gets the A and E.

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

Avatar
DanielB
Regulars

Members
May 12, 2014 - 9:04 am
Member Since: May 4, 2012
Forum Posts: 2379
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Fiddlestix said

A,E,A,E is right, I guess you saw that too, eh, Dan.

More hearing it than seeing it, Ken. I put mine in GDgd tuning sometimes to mess around and break some ruts. There's a certain ring you get from having an open 4th across the middle strings instead of the usual 5th, and on a quick listen it sounded similar to me.

I didn't examine what she is doing carefully, so I'll of course defer to Pierre on this one. You can play pretty much any piece in either standard or alternative tunings, it's just a matter of the fingerings.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

Avatar
Hman
Florida
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
May 12, 2014 - 9:51 am
Member Since: June 13, 2012
Forum Posts: 160
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yea thanks everyone. I posted this when I went to bed and didn't expect anyone to reply, let alone help!

I did message her directly and I normally can find a version and touch it up a bit. I've been exhausted lately and her video wasn't as clear as I would have liked it to be. I have the sheet music posted above but she definitely adds to that. That sheet music seems way to simple so I never even gave it a second look.

I'm thinking Pierre has it pretty close so I'm going to check it out. Hopefully I'll be good to go. I'll probably be adding even more double stops! I've been transcribing a few songs the past couple of days and I think I am just burned out right now lol.

After looking at the sheet music and listening to her a bit refreshed, it's amazing how deceptively simple the song is.

Avatar
Fiddlestix
Michigan, USA
King
Members

Regulars
May 12, 2014 - 2:18 pm
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 2637
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

This may help you, Hman:

Don't know how close this is to what you want..

Avatar
Hman
Florida
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
May 14, 2014 - 12:44 pm
Member Since: June 13, 2012
Forum Posts: 160
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I appreciate everyone's help on such an easy tune but I still can't get mine to sound like hers. :( I thought this song was beneath me and not worth trying to learn based on how easy it is. But apparently trying to copy her rendition escapes me.

Avatar
RosinedUp
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
May 14, 2014 - 1:44 pm
Member Since: September 7, 2012
Forum Posts: 985
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I hope you recognize that to figure the double stops, you can take some strong hints from the chords on the sheet that Gil posted. You would have to determine whether she is playing in the same key as the sheet, and would have to know what notes go into a chord of a given name.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
May 14, 2014 - 5:29 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11701
13sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

RosinedUp said

I hope you recognize that to figure the double stops, you can take some strong hints from the chords on the sheet that Gil posted. You would have to determine whether she is playing in the same key as the sheet, and would have to know what notes go into a chord of a given name.

It's in the same key.

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

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
45 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today lakelivr
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, harvestman, fiddlinmama, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3755

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3554

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6441

Posts: 80313

Newest Members:

Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon, stirlingite771, mdedmon, coreshanethi

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11701, KindaScratchy: 1651