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I was looking into the realist and which Fiddlerman so kindly answered all my questions, in detail too 😛 I wanted to join back then but I messed up something on the sign up process and was too busy working on both some experiment of mine and senior high school stuff.
This experiment in particular, I wanted to actually do with a complementing(but equally, if not more difficult...) piano part(actually there were 2, so it would have been a trio, but so far I only knew one paino guy who could have possibly done it if we had time on our side), however, with only having gotten back into violin(although I went back as a viola) my senior year of high school, no matter how much I put in it seems that I couldn't do it, ah well there's always college it seems.
Anyways, I got into music theory fast ever since I started this, and rammed through all the texts that the teacher was giving us, got into the third book in one year. I also managed to get vibrato down pretty well to the point where I was no longer had the tendency to press down on the fingerboard, but emphasized pushing my fingers towards me. This experiment was a 6 flat(I believe they call it chromatic at this point?) key, contained a nasty area full of double stops, much glissando, and portato, in fact, the piece is still a work in progress. Oh, I forgot to mention, one part Jacky Yang could not even transcribe, you will see a placeholder of where the part's supposed to be at in the sheet.
Did we both just think of this by ourselves? No most certainly not, we were trying to write down a violin piece for a guys performance of a widely known song in the anime and Japanese game loving community, I originally found this piece long ago, bare bones with absolutely no articulations, just notes, and decided to change all that. You can see it all here in this link, in fact, there's a video to accompany this piece, the video that the sheet was based off of to begin with.
I wonder if anyone here can play it 😛 Still a work in progress, in fact the sheet here is not updated to what I added so far, I still can't get portato notation quite down yet though.
6 flats, I'm not sure if it's ever heard of among violins, only piano I think. A lot of songs being made in Japan like that tend to be really chromatic heavy(if i'm even using the word chromatic appropriately here, meaning having a lot of sharps and flats). I thought it had to do possibly with their scales. I've heard of other musical notations in other parts of the world having 1/4 steps, though not sure about that...
I will upload my current added articulations via pdf.
Is there some particular reason why you would want to play this in Gb, rather than just slide everything up a 1/2 step and play it in G where there would only be a single sharp?
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright
Wow that was awesome!
Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.
To answer your question about the 6 flats, it's not a problem at all but not all that common. There aren't so many members here that could play this but a few of us could play it easy enough. You did a pretty good job at transcribing up until the end of 47 and then, I'm sure you realize, simplified parts after that.
The two 16th notes should be pickups to the 8ths instead of on the beat as you have it at the end of 47 and 48. Then the parts that I'm sure you are aware of after that which is probably why you said "a work in progress"...... Lot's of work to copy all that stuff down.
Will you be playing it? Great job and congratulations on getting back into playing.
Sorry for the very late response guys, there were many things I had to do this weekend, a festival, a test, etc. Haha
Wow, my high school orchestra teacher made it seem like hell, but in general people keep asking "why would anyone ever use that key signature", lol. I am afraid I am not too familiar with the reasoning, is it because there's another easier way to write it out?
Funny enough, it seems more aged instructors bring that complaint up instead. My violin tutor on the other hand in the music store not too far from here, while she said the 6 flats were interesting, she did not immediately freak out about it.
Which sheet are you referring to btw with measure 47 and 48? Are you referring to the one on the site, or the one on the pdf I added with my post here? Remember, the one on the site musescore is an outdated one.
Yes, I plan to actually try and learn this, not sure when that'll be, but I need to get my violin already, which I should be soon, the realist I was asking about long ago.
Bishamonten said Which sheet are you referring to btw with measure 47 and 48? Are you referring to the one on the site, or the one on the pdf I added with my post here? Remember, the one on the site musescore is an outdated one.
I was referring to this one: http://musescore.com/node/165599
Your post may still be relevant to my updated sheet I also linked. Hm, I think I remember editing an entire measure to fit the actual song instead of just adding articulations again at one point, but I don't know if it was measure 47 and 48.
I'm definitely going to have a look at it when I can get back to it, thanks!