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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Windjammer on Today at 05:39:59 pm »
So now that I have got my basic skill level up to a decent level on the Coda. I am trying to concentrate more on the details of my playing. Like accent, flow, timbre and timing. Things that affect the feel of the sound and music. In other words playing with more feeling. For some people this comes more naturally than others. If it does not come naturally. I suggest listening to musicians that are known for that. The more you listen, the quicker you will pick it up. Also recording your self will reveal many problems you might not notice otherwise.
Now word of warning about playing in front of people. You can play really well by yourself and get in front of other people even if it is a recording and sound horrible. So that will get better with practice. ??? ;)
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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Windjammer on Yesterday at 02:13:48 am »
Something I want to emphasize to people is to not give up. To keep practicing and pay attention to the details. Like breath , finger placement and instrument placement. It all makes a difference. Also listen to music and musician. Watch people play and talk to them about music and playing. Finally take Karl up on some of his challenges. I’m hoping to do some recordings soon also and hope to see some of you playing soon. Take advantage of the EDC part of the Coda.  ;) :o ??? ::) 8) ;D
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Learning Resources / Transposing music that's in abc format
« Last post by hoodsmom 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)
« Last post by hoodsmom 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
« Last post by hoodsmom 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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General Discussion / Too much Coda love
« Last post by Codabird on February 07, 2020, 11:23:05 pm »
Well I've been practicing and playing the Coda for quite a few months now. I can't get enough of it. I have two of them now because I am afraid of losing one. Too much playing has given me a touch of Tenosynovitis though. Mind you a job where I am using the computer keypad all day doesn't help. So sadly I've had to reduce my playing while my hands improve. Aside from this annoying affliction I'd like to learn how to do cuts, rolls and strikes. I've seen YouTube videos but I still don't know where to insert them in a melody. Is it possible someone  could show an example using a tune from the Coda book?

cheers from
Brisbane Australia
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Share your musical journey / Amhrán A Leabhair
« Last post by hoodsmom 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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Introductions / Hello from germany
« Last post by RobertLeake on February 07, 2020, 06:30:23 am »
as stated, I am from Ohio. I have always wanted to build an airboat to manuever our rivers and for icefishing. Hope to talk to you all and get some great info
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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Windjammer on February 06, 2020, 01:10:38 am »
Thanks Carol. It is always nice to here from someone that has got something useful out of what I write and just to know somebody has actually read some of it. ??? :o :)
I like helping people and interacting in a positive way.
I belonged to the old Mountain Ocarina forum since 2008 and had started visiting in 2007 I believe. But It was years before I actually wrote anything or interacted with anybody. I was getting to know them but they didn’t know me. After my accident I started thinking , how many people where like me and just sat on the sidelines and read everybody else’s posts. There is some amazing people around here.        Like you, and many more I hope to get to know. But I can’t get to know them if they’re just ghosting all the time.  :( ??? ::)
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Enchant the Forest Videos (ONLY!) / El cóndor pasa
« Last post by Karl Ahrens on February 05, 2020, 06:40:37 pm »
On vacation in Orlando with the whole family, my wife Susan and I sneaked out for a few minutes on our last day there to make this video. At first, I wasn't going to post it because of nearby highway noise and especially because I rushed this beautiful Peruvian song. (But, hey, we were just off the sidewalk on a busy road, so I was trying to fit my song in before the next guy without a muffler drove by. :) )  In the end, I posted it anyway because these Enchant the Forest videos don't have to be perfect! The important thing is for us to get out there and do it -- and have fun & grow in the process. 

On the bright side, Susan said people walking by gave us warm smiles, and one couple even stopped to give us a nice round of applause.

Besides the video, here's some travel experiences I had with Coda. 

I really enjoyed practicing this song at night in our hotel room using my Coda Silencers. What a beautiful thing! Laying flat on my back after a long day of walking at Disney, playing my heart out -- quietly

Also, the night before I made the video, I went out and sat behind the wheel of the rental minivan to practice. I used earplugs because of the small enclosed area with hard surfaces and had a engaging practice session!  It reminded me of what a great practice studio your car can be in a pinch.   

Finally, I did a lot of silent fingering practice on the plane en route to Orlando.  I took out a book of tunes and hummed the tunes in my head while I happily fingered all the notes without lifting Coda to my mouth or blowing.  This can be surprisingly productive practice.  Anyway, I was seated in the aisle, and a guy one row back was intrigued by what I was doing, so we had a fascinating ;) talk about Coda and our experiences with music.


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