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In Need of Sheet Music/Playing Advice!
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EJ-Kisz
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May 7, 2013 - 10:11 pm
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Hi Everyone!

I just got an interesting request from a friend who is just learning (about 5 months in) how to play violin.  One of her all time favorite songs is "When You Wish Upon a Star" from the movie Pinocchio and she wondered if I could put together a simple version of it for violin.  

Easy, right?  Not so much! LOL  I knew the chorus, BUT, I wasn't familiar with the verse/interlude part!  ....actually, I didn't know they even existed!  duncecapdunno

I was wondering if any of you fine fiddlers would like to test the sheet music I came up with and give me some feed back!

I played around with a few different version I found on Youtube and came up with this version which I think (...er...hope) matches closely to the original version from the film.  

I managed to get it into the violin range and I hope it works!  I tried playing it a few times and I can't get the movie out of my head to play it without preconceptions of how it's supposed to sound!  

If you guys can play though it and give some feedback, it would be MUCH appreciated!  

Thanks everyone!

~EJ

PS>  Still trying to get her to join the forum, but she's a little shy! LOL  

 

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In a situation like this, I would probably transcribe the piece into MuseScore and play it back to hear if it sounds the way I want.

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I wrote it out in GP5 which has a good playback function.  It just seems too cold.  

To me, it sounds right, but I'm not all too familiar with the rest of the song outside of the chorus.  Plus, I want to make sure it's a good starting point for other beginners.  

When it comes to writing music out, I tend to write things way outside of my ability! LOL  

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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