:hm: I'm not sure what you mean, I double checked the pdf and the xml and didn't notice anything unusual. But whatever, as long as it's fixed.Inky wrote:For some reason your version was filled with all these weird ties everywhere
I still don't think there's an extra low note there, but sure, E doesn't sound bad.Inky wrote:For the chords in 93-97, it seems plausible to me that the bottom note is a low E?
I know what you mean, I never actually took a close look at that section. Maybe I will in a couple days. Maybe.Inky wrote:I still don't know what's going on with the rhythm in that middle section, I did try putting it with a metronome at 150 but it seemed most things didn't fall on the beat and I was a bit too lazy to investigate it further
Right, so I wasn't really listening to the actual piece, was just going of the MIDI which quite clearly has these measures the way I wrote it. But listening again, the song does have everything pretty clearly the way you wrote it. Others that fall in this same category ate the melodies at 94 and 54, pickup to 107, and 106-107 harmony. Perhaps the MIDI is a bit out of date? I suppose it's better to go with the published, .ogg version. Though I am rather attached to some of the new versions, bar 88 in particular.Inky wrote:42: I think the G A here is just quarter notes, just like everywhere else. It does sound like the G is a bit longer than the A but certainly not twice as long.
88: Isn't the rhythm here dotted quarter D, 8th note C, quarter A? Though your version does sound very cool!
90: I don't hear any syncopation here. Maybe it is an instrument I am not hearing?
96: These 3 notes sound like they are all the same length to me, so I think they're just quarter notes.
I think they sort of ease into it, so they do start a bit early but they don't really land home until the downbeat. Since pianos can't exactly ease into notes, methinks you're right, it shouldn't be syncopated in our score.Inky wrote:123: Pretty sure these notes start on the downbeat; you can hear the accompaniment give a clear downbeat at the same time the note starts.
Okay, so these four measures were pretty hard to arrange. All that's going on is the rising half-notes in the low brass, the arpeggios on the harp or whatever it is, and percussion. It sounds bad if the piano score only includes the brass part because the pulse kind of gets lost. Trying to include harp sounds bad because then it just appears out of nowhere and disappears into nowhere. And of course including a tambourine or snare is out of the question. So I started with the harp part in the treble clef, then took out as much of it as I could while still maintaining a pulse. But you're right, it didn't work so well. In the attachment is try two, where I put some of those notes inside the left-hand. It's at least better, I think?Inky wrote:130: I hear the accompaniment play on the downbeat but not on beat 3. Even if there is a C on beat 3, having it by itself sounds strange.
The midi's rhythm was actually this:Inky wrote:147: I don't think there is anything fancy going on here, just 8th notes with ritardando; the A is certainly not twice as long as the E.
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So this version is mostly loyal to the .ogg, I think the only places i went with the midi was 88 and 147. Or at least those're the only places I meant to. I just think that those slightly mixed-up rhythms add a lot to the piano score.
I also updated the last chord a bit, since last time I got mixed up and thought it was already in bass clef... that's another tricky part, since the original is a giant blend of As, F-naturals and G-naturals that spans well above and below the normal staves. Trying to re-create it in two human hands' reach takes a lot of experimentation and I'm not sure I found the best mix yet.
- Org, it always adds page-breaks and forgets my clef changes when exporting.
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