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Keys of D and F
I (more or less) transcribed the performance in the S field (the italicized YouTube link). Amazingly, the gal in the vid says she's self taught.

X:1
T:Dacw 'Nghariad (There is My Sweetheart)
C: Traditional Welsh
K:G
L: 1/4     
M:4/4
S: youtube.com/watch?v=8VolPb8UhLo     
EEE  (B | A/G/F)GE | (G F/E/) (A G/F/ )| G/E/E/D/E2 :| !
ccdB | .eBB (A/G/) | ccdB | .eBB (A/G/) | !
(E/F/G/F/) E2 |(F/G/A/G/)F2 | B (A/G/) A (G/F/) | G/E/E/D/E2 |]

X:1
T:Dacw 'Nghariad (There is My Sweetheart)
C: Traditional Welsh
K:F
L: 1/4     
M:4/4
DDD (A | G/2F/2E)FD | (F E/2D/2) (G F/2E/2 )| F/2D/2D/2C/2D2 :| !
BBcA | .dAA (G/2F/2) | BBcA | .dAA (G/2F/2) | !
(D/2E/2F/2E/2) D2 |(E/2F/2G/2F/2)E2 | A (G/2F/2) G (F/2E/2) | F/2D/2D/2C/2D2 |]



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X:1
T:La Marseillaise
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
M:4/4
I:linebreak $
K:Fmaj
z C/2C C/2 | F2 F2 G2 G2 | (c3 A) F> F A> F | D2 B4 G>E | F4 z2 F>G | $
A2 A2 A2 B>A | (AG) G2 z2 G>A | B2 B2 B2 c> B | A4 z2 c>c | c2 (A>F) c2 A>F |$
C4- C z/2 C/2C>E | G4 B2 G> E | F2 F2 _E4 | D2 F F F2 E> F | $
G6 z G | _A3 A GA B>c | G4 z2 _A>G | F2 F2 (F_A) G> F | (FE) E4 z3/2 c/2 | $
c4-c> c A>(F | G6) z3/2 c/2 | c4-c3/2 c/2 A>(F | G6) C2 | F6 G2 | A8 | B4 c2 d2 | G6 d2 | (c4-c3/2 A)< B (G/2 | F4-F) |]

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Share your musical journey / Re: Thine Be the Glory
« on: April 17, 2020, 09:06:11 pm »
Wonderful!

And here's a version from abcnotation.com (key of D and for those of us practicing our Eb, key of Eb)
X:2
T:Maccabaeus (Thine be the Glory)
C:G.F.Handel
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:1/4=140for those of u
K:Dmaj
A2 F>G | A2 D2 | E/2F/2 G/2A/2 GF | E4 |!
F/2G/2 A/2B/2 AA | d2 A2 |GFE C/2D/2 | D4 ||!
F/2E/2 F/2G/2 FF | E2 D2 | GFED |C4 |!
D/2C/2 D/2E/2 DD | B2 ^G2 | A B/2A/2 ^G E/2A/2 | A4 ||!
A2 F>G | A2 D2 | E/2F/2 G/2A/2 GF | E4 |!
F/2G/2 A/2B/2 AA | d2 A2 |GFE C/2D/2 | D4 ||!

X:1
T:Maccabaeus (Thine be the Glory)
C:G.F.Handel
M:4/4
L:1/4
Q:1/4=140
K:Ebmaj
B2 G>A | B2 E2 | F/2G/2 A/2B/2 AG | F4 |!
G/2A/2 B/2c/2 BB | e2 B2 |AGF D/2E/2 | E4 ||!
G/2F/2 G/2A/2 GG | F2 E2 | AGFE |D4 |!
E/2D/2 E/2F/2 EE | c2 =A2 | B c/2B/2 =A F/2B/2 | B4 ||!
B2 G>A | B2 E2 | F/2G/2 A/2B/2 AG | F4 |!
G/2A/2 B/2c/2 BB | e2 B2 |AGF D/2E/2 | E4 ||!

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Share your musical journey / Flower of the Thorn (Welsh traditional)
« on: April 15, 2020, 08:41:04 pm »
I'm working on my Eb, which is challenging because there are several different fingering possibilities in both the upper and lower chambers, so that's why this has been transposed into some challenging keys.

First - a nice YouTube version:


Next - key of C, easiest
X: 1
T:Blodau'r Drain (Flowers of the Thorn)
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:160
C:Trad
S:Blodau'r Grug Collection Vol. 1
R:Waltz
A:Wales
Z:brian_martin12345@yahoo.com
K:C
E2|A4B2|c2B2A2|e2 dcBA|B4E2|A2 AcBd|c2B2A2|^G2 GBAc|B4:||!
B2|c4c2|d4d2|e2e2f2|e4d2|cBcdc2|dcded2|edefef|g3f ed|!
cBcdec|d^cdefd|e2e2a2|^g4b2|a2e2c2|f2e2d2|c2dcBc|A4||!

Key of Bb
X:1
T:Blodau'r Drain
T:Flowers of the Thorn
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=160
K:Bb
D2|G4A2|B2A2G2|d2 cBAG|A4D2|G2 GBAc|B2A2G2|^F2 FAGB|A4:||!
A2|B4B2|c4c2|d2d2e2|d4c2|BABcB2|cBcdc2|dcdede|f3e dc|!
BABcdB|c=Bcdec|d2d2g2|^f4a2|g2d2B2|e2d2c2|B2cBAB|G4||

Key of Ab
X: 1
T:Blodau'r Drain (Flowers of the Thorn)
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:160
K:Ab
C2|F4G2|A2G2F2|c2 BAGF|G4C2|F2 FAGB|A2G2F2|=E2 EGFA|G4:||!
G2|A4A2|B4B2|c2c2d2|c4B2|AGABA2|BABcB2|cBcdcd|e3d cB|!
AGABcA|B=ABcdB|c2c2f2|=e4g2|f2c2A2|d2c2B2|A2BAGA|F4||

and if you want to play it on a Mountain Oc, I transposed some of the notes down an octave
Key of C
X: 1
T:Blodau'r Drain (Flowers of the Thorn)
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:160
C:Trad
R:Mountain Oc
K:C
E2|A4B2|c2B2A2|e2 dcBA|B4E2|A2 AcBd|c2B2A2|^G2 GBAc|B4:||!
B,2|C4C2|D4D2|E2E2F2|E4D2|CB,CDC2|DCDED2|EDEFEF|G3F ED|!
CB,CDEC|D^CDEFD|E2E2A2|^G4B2|A2E2C2|F2E2D2|C2dcBc|A4||!

Key of Ab
X: 1
T:Blodau'r Drain (Flowers of the Thorn)
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:160
K:Ab
R:Mountain Oc
C2|F4G2|A2G2F2|c2 BAGF|G4C2|F2 FAGB|A2G2F2|=E2 EGFA|G4:||!
G2|A4A2|B4B2|c2c2d2|c4B2|AGABA2|BABcB2|cBcdcd|e3d cB|!
AGABcA|B=ABcdB|c2c2F2|=E4G2|F2C2A2|d2c2B2|A2BAGA|F4||


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Share your musical journey / Re: ornamentation in Amhrán A Leabhair
« on: February 18, 2020, 06:02:23 pm »
Can you folks who are good with Celtic ornamentation listen to this version:
https://www.micksvirtualwhistle.net/amhran-a-leabhair.html

and tell me what you think is going on just before the long roll in measures 12-13. I can't figure out what it is.

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Learning Resources / Transposing music that's in abc format
« on: February 12, 2020, 01:05:09 pm »
If you want the easiest way to transpose (all you know is what key you want to end up in), use this tool
http://montrealsession.mine.nu/editor.php - it transposes by semitones, but it simultaneously tells you what key you're transposing to. When I was just learning to transpose for Mountain Ocarina, this was my go-to tool, because even before rendering the music, I could quickly see both by how many semitones I was transposing and whether the key I was about to choose was an "easy" or "hard" key to play in.

However, sometimes you're using a tool that only tells you by how many semitones to transpose.
For example, the converter at http://mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php will convert your music in abc format to standard musical notation. It also offers a transposition option, but you have to enter how many semitones you want to move up/down. The site does provide "tranposing help" to calculate the number of semitones between your desired keys, which you then enter in the transposition field.

The above online tools were great until midi support disappeared from my Mac web browsers. The app I use now to translate and play music on my Mac desktop, EasyABC, requires me to know by how many semitones I'm moving and doesn't provide any hints by key. To calculate the number of semitones between keys, refer to the attached chart (circle of 5ths).

Going clockwise
  • by one key, example G to D, transpose up 7 or down 5 semitones
  • by two keys, example C to D, transpose up 2 or down 10 semitones
  • by three keys, example C to A, transpose up 9 or down 3 semitones

Going counterclockwise
  • by one key, example F to Bb, transpose up 5 or down 7 semitones
  • by two keys, example C to Bb, transpose up 10 or down 2 semitones
  • by three keys, example C to Eb, transpose up 3 or down 9 semitones

If you know a little music theory, read on...
In western music, there are 12 notes: C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A# e B. A semitone is the smallest musical interval, e.g., between C and C#. There are 12 semitones in an octave. Going up X semitones is the same as going down 12-X semitones, key-wise. So as long as you know how many semitones lie between two adjacent keys on the circle of 5ths chart (either 5 or 7, depending on whether you're transposing up or down), you can figure out using addition/subtraction how many semitones lie between two keys that aren't adjacent.

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Share your musical journey / Itsuki no komoriuta (Lullaby of Itsuki)
« on: February 12, 2020, 12:24:22 pm »
X:1
T:Itsuki no komoriuta (Lullaby of Itsuki)
C:Jap. Traditional min'yo from the Kumamoto region
C:Transcribed by D. Festi
S:https://musescore.com/sagensang/scores/102602
L:1/8
M:3/4
K:Bb
z D GA Bd | G3 A Bd | d3 B de | d2 z B de |!
[M:2/4] g2 e2 |[M:3/4] d2 BA G z | BA G2 E2 | G4 z2 |]

X:1
T:Itsuki no komoriuta (Lullaby of Itsuki)
C:Jap. Traditional min'yo from the Kumamoto region
C:Transcribed by D. Festi
S:https://musescore.com/sagensang/scores/102602
L:1/8
M:3/4
K:C
z E AB ce | A3 B ce | e3 c ef | e2 z c ef |!
[M:2/4] a2 f2 |[M:3/4] e2 cB A z | cB A2 F2 | A4 z2 |]

X:1
T:Itsuki no komoriuta (Lullaby of Itsuki)
C:Jap. Traditional min'yo from the Kumamoto region
C:Transcribed by D. Festi
S:https://musescore.com/sagensang/scores/102602
L:1/8
M:3/4
K:Gmaj
z B, EF GB | E3 F GB | B3 G Bc | B2 z G Bc |!
[M:2/4] e2 c2 |[M:3/4] B2 GF E z | GF E2 C2 | E4 z2 |]

and some inspiration from Youtube:
youtube.com/watch?v=Z4IAbyjzFm4
youtube.com/watch?v=Et2R63jMwYw
youtube.com/watch?v=Wnj-tz8i8n8

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Learning Resources / Re: YouTube vids for Japanese folk songs
« on: February 12, 2020, 10:51:34 am »
I purposely took the live links out b/c I find the large previews annoying - especially if I'm eventually going to have a long list of vids.

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Share your musical journey / Amhrán A Leabhair
« on: February 07, 2020, 01:18:38 pm »
amazing youtube vid with all lyrics, translation, and in the info section, historical notes
youtube.com/watch?v=RQgXY07sz8Q

X: 1
T: Amhrán A Leabhair
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K:C
R:ocarina
|:A2|D4E2|F4G2|Ad3-d2-|d4e2|d4c2|A4G2|AB c4-|c4d2|!
D4E2|F4E2|FG A4-|A4G2|E4D2|D4C2|D6-|D4:|!
|:c2|d2d4|d4c2|de f4-|f4e2|d4c2|A4G2|A6-|A4B2|!
c6|c4B2|c2d4-|d4c2|A4G2|F4G2|A6-|A4A2|!
D4E2|F4G2|A2d4-|d4e2|d4c2|A4G2|AB c4-|c4d2|!
D4E2|F4E2|FG A4-|A4G2|E2D4|D4C2|D6-|D4:|]

You can play the key of C version on a Mountain Oc by dropping the notes in the first 5-1/2 measures of the third line by an octave, i.e.
|:C2|D2D4|D4C2|DEF4-|F4E2|D4 c2|A4G2|A6-|A4B2|!

X: 1
T: Amhrán A Leabhair
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K:F
R:F-recorder
|:d2|G4A2|B4c2|dg3-g2-|g4a2|g4f2|d4c2|de f4-|f4g2|!
G4A2|B4A2|Bc d4-|d4c2|A4G2|G4F2|G6-|G4:|!
|:f2|g2g4|g4f2|ga b4-|b4a2|g4f2|d4c2|d6-|d4e2|!
f6|f4e2|f2g4-|g4f2|d4c2|B4c2|d6-|d4d2|!
G4A2|B4c2|d2g4-|g4a2|g4f2|d4c2|de f4-|f4g2|!
G4A2|B4A2|Bc d4-|d4c2|A2G4|G4F2|G6-|G4:|]

X: 1
T: Amhrán A Leabhair
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: D
R: whistle
S:https://www.micksvirtualwhistle.net/amhran-a-leabhair.html
|:B2|E4F2|G4A2|Be3-e2-|e4f2|e4d2|B4A2|Bc d4-|d4e2|!
E4F2|G4F2|GA B4-|B4A2|F4E2|E4D2|E6-|E4:|!
|:d2|e2e4|e4d2|ef g4-|g4f2|e4d2|B4A2|B6-|B4c2|!
d6|d4c2|d2e4-|e4d2|B4A2|G4A2|B6-|B4B2|!
E4F2|G4A2|B2e4-|e4f2|e4d2|B4A2|Bc d4-|d4e2|!
E4F2|G4F2|GA B4-|B4A2|F2E4|E4D2|E6-|E4:|]

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Learning Resources / YouTube vids for Japanese folk songs
« on: January 31, 2020, 10:57:56 am »
YouTube vids playing the songs in the Japanese Folk Song learning resources collection are easily available on YouTube. A lot of the songs are straightforward, but for some, hearing them sung in Japanese will help you place the slurs correctly. Here are a few:

Rabbit and Moon
youtube.com/watch?v=NYQ9Tue02f4

Moon Over the Ruined Castle
youtube.com/watch?v=kZ6hGnHxtc8

Red Dragonflies
youtube.com/watch?v=PGfxhvU9YfE

Yuki
youtube.com/watch?v=qxA0frh6ay0

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Share your musical journey / Ashokan Farewell
« on: January 15, 2020, 12:28:59 am »
Ashokan Farewell, the theme song for Ken Burns's Civil War miniseries was written in 1982 by Jay Ungar - so not public domain. But it's easy to find the abc notation, e.g.

http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=thesession.org/tunes/4997.no-ext/0005

If you change measures 7-9 as below (drop a few notes by an octave), it plays beautifully on CODA

|d2 g2 B2 | B3 c B2 | A4 df|

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Learning Resources / CODA and G-Mountain Oc Chromatics on one page
« on: December 19, 2019, 06:37:45 am »
I switch between CODA and my warmstone G MO, oftentimes in a single practice session. Somehow I manage to keep similar fingerings straight, but I sometimes find myself wondering if I just fingered the note for the wrong instrument. So I just finished a chart that has all the chromatics for the CODA and G MO (played as a transposing instrument) on one page.

https://sites.google.com/site/ocarinastuff/finale-notepad-files-1/CodaOcCompare.pdf

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Share your musical journey / Re: Oops
« on: December 19, 2019, 02:09:39 am »
For those of us with smaller hands and fingers, it's relatively easy to accidentally leave an inner hole not quite sealed, especially if you're playing a difficult chamber switch quickly. So then you're wondering why your lower chamber note sounded just fine and the upper chamber note was off. Even if you know that you're supposed to cover the holes and keep your finger pads flat, if you realize that the inner holes are for the upper chamber, it makes figuring out what's leaking easier.

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Share your musical journey / Hanukkah, O Hanukkah!
« on: December 14, 2019, 08:21:53 pm »
I heard a high school group singing this today at the farmer's market and tracked it down. Catchy and easy. On CODA I like it better in the key of G, even though it means a chamber switch. On a G-MO it sounds good in F.

X:1
T:Hanukkah, O Hanukkah! (G)
T:Traditional
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:G
BBBB eBBB | B2 AG A2 G2 | B2 BB e2 BB |
B2 AG A2 G2 | GABA G2 EE | F2 ED E4 | GABA G2 EE |
F2 ED E2 E2 | B2 B4 E2 | B2 B4 E2 | B2 BB c2 BA | B8 |
B2 BB c2 BA | B2 BB c2 BA | G2 GG A2 GA |
B6 E2 |$ B2 B4 E2 | B2 B4 E2 | B2 BB c2 BA | B8 |
B2 BB c2 BA |B2 BB c2 BA | G2 GG A2 GF | E8 |]

X:1
T:Hanukkah, O Hanukkah! (F)
T:Traditional
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:Fmaj
AAAA dAAA | A2 GF G2 F2 | A2 AA d2 AA |
A2 GF G2 F2 | FGAG F2 DD | E2 DC D4 | FGAG F2 DD |
E2 DC D2 D2 | A2 A4 D2 | A2 A4 D2 | A2 AA B2 AG | A8 |
A2 AA B2 AG | A2 AA B2 AG | F2 FF G2 FG |
A6 D2 | A2 A4 D2 | A2 A4 D2 | A2 AA B2 AG | A8 |
A2 AA B2 AG |A2 AA B2 AG | F2 FF G2 FE | D8 |]

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Share your musical journey / Re: Oops
« on: December 14, 2019, 08:16:06 pm »
Good story. I had forgotten until recently that the inner set of holes (the ones closest to the middle of the instrument) are for the upper chamber. So if your lower chamber note sounds fine but the same note on the upper chamber is off, it might be because an inner hole isn't completely covered. A slight change in the angle (flat vs. not) of the fingerpad can also make a big difference - at least for those of us with smaller hands. I myself have been struggling with a passage low E to D# in the upper chamber back to D in the lower chamber. I've mostly got it, but oftentimes my right index finger isn't quite covering that inner hole when I switch from the E to the D#, so the E sounds fine, but the D# is too high.

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