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Honorary tenured advisor
I have a request for Pierre. Please make a vid or sound recording of YOU playing the tune (without a bunch of extra stuff or vocals please) from the various sheet music pieces for us that are not as well versed at reading so we might be able to 'play by ear' along with you as we make our recording.
If the music is in MuseScore format, you can make the musescore play the piece and hear it that way. It's not a real long piece, and if it's not in musescore, and you can enter it yourself. It would be a good way for a non-reader to get familiar with standard notation. You can get the program free at musescore.org. There are also good video tutorials there on how to use it.
I've been working on an arrangement of this song in the key of D at tempo 90, so 60 or 75 both sound pretty slow to me at the moment. LOL
I could see 60 as maybe coming out sounding very serene and majestic. But if folks are more comfy playing it at 75, then it could be pretty majestic too.
"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
Yay, I was able to do this with only a few tries. But I've never played with a click track before so will start directly on doing that.
Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.
I played it before listening to the tracks. It seemed to play just a tad faster naturally - my guess about 70. Strangely I don't seem to have as many problems with long bow strokes as I do short ones with string changes, but I guess every beginner is different.
Question on the sheet music - what is the 8va?
'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free
'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.