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Offline Floyd

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Simon's race with death
« on: Jan 08, 2004, 02:52:33 AM »
Let's do it again - now that we know whats going on. I'll let someone else write the first bar.
« Last Edit: Jan 28, 2004, 12:10:04 AM by Mark Cordova »

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Re:Lets write another one
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2004, 03:45:13 AM »
T:sdfsdf
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
GdcA BGDE |

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Re:Lets write another one
« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2004, 03:13:45 PM »
Heres what I saved from the thread:

X:1
T:Simon's race with death
M:4/4
R:Reel
S:Death, Simon, Mark, Steve and.....
L:1/8
Q:1/2=80
K:C
|: GdcA BGDE | FAGA FDCD | BGDE FED^F | GBAc dfeA |!
GdcA BGDE | FA A/2A/2A FDCD | GABd gdef | cfAF G2 z2 :| !
|: g/2g/2g ag bgag | f/2f/2f gf afgf | g/2g/2g ag bgag | fdcB d2BA |!
GdcA BGDE | FA A/2A/2A FDCD | GABd gdef | cfAF G2 z2 :|

X:1
T:Perfect Fourm
R:Reel
M:C
S:By Floyd, Mark C, Martin, Jack T and ......
L:1/8
Q:1/2=80
V:2 volume =100
K:Em
[V:1] |:bagg ad d/d/d|gfeg fg g/2g/2g|!
[V:2] |:gfeg fB B/B/B|edce dB B/B/B|!
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[V:1] |e2 ge B2 dB|1 cdef gbaf:|2 cdef edce|!
[V:2] |c2 ec g2 GG|1 ABcd egfd:|2 ABcd cBAc|!
%
[V:1] |:ebga bab2|eeeg dGcB|!
[V:2] |:Beef gee2|ABce GDAG|!
%
[V:1] |e/e/b/b/ga bc'b2|1 eeeg babb:|2 bgee g4||!
[V:2] |B/B/e/e/ef gee2|1 ABce efge:|2 eecB B4||!

X:1
T:Perfect Fourm
R:Reel
S:By Floyd, Mark C, Martin, Jack T and ......
L:1/8
Q:1/2=80
K:Em
|:[gb][fa][eg][bg] [fa][Bd] [B/d/][B/d/][Bd]|[eg][df][ce][eg] [df][Bg] [B/2g/2][B/2g/2][Bg]|
|[c2e2] [eg][ce] [g2B2] [Gd][GB]|1 [Ac][Bd][ce][df] [eg][gb][fa][df]:|2 [Ac][Bd][ce][df] [ce][Bd][Ac][ce]|
|:[Be][eb][eg][fa] [gb][ea][e2b2]|[Ae][Be][ce][eg] [Gd][DG][Ac][GB]|
|[B/e/][B/e/][e/b/][e/b/][eg][fa] [gb][ec'][e2b2]|1 [Ae][Be][ce][eg] [eb][fa][gb][eb]:|2 [eb][eg][ce][Be] [B4g4]|    


Here's the ABC lessons I saved:

Hey, I was having system problems and typed up a starter tutorial. Here it is.

ABC lesson #1

X:1
T:Perfect Fourm
R:Reel
S:By Floyd, Mark C and ......
L:1/8
Q:1/2=80
K:Em
|gfeg fB B/2B/2B|edce dB B/2B/2B|~c2 ec ~B2 dB|  


and paste it here
http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html

It will actually produce sheet music and a temp midi file you can listen to. Print the sheet music and compare it the text Floyd and I started.

ABC lesson 2
Break down the data

X:1
I believe that this means it is the first tune in the abc book. Our "book" is one tune long.

T:Perfect Fourm
This line will show up as the title to the tune.

R:Reel
This line does several things to the converters. If establishes the 4/8 time and dictates how fast the player will play it. A hornpipe would be played much slower.

S:By Floyd, Mark C and ......
Author field

L:1/8
Default length of a note. Let's use the open A srting which is represented by the character A ... If I typed the note A into the text it would show up as an eighth note because that is the default length of the note.

This symbol will create a sixtenth note /2A - notice that we specify the note. I hope I don't get too techi here but /2A means take default value and divide the following note by 2. A2 means take the A for a duration of 2 times the default value.  

There you go. Those are the lengths of notes.

Q:1/2=80
Tempo modifier. Floyd suggested that each half note have a duration of 80  A good learning tempo.

K:Em
Key of tune. This provides the default for the tune. Any deviations in the sharps or flats must be notated in the music. Nothing new there.

"^A" = A sharp "=A"  = A natural "_A" = A flat  


|gfeg fB B/2B/2B|edce dB B/2B/2B|~c2 ec ~B2 dB|  
Ive already described a little about the notes. The above line is the actual music as qualified by the all the lines above it.
The pipe or "|" is a measure break. You can use double pipes for the end of phrases "||".    Here are some repeats,  ":|" ":||". How about the repeat from here "||:"  Those tildes are special characters that divide the following note into a five note roll.

Those are the basics but if you read music this syntax comes very quickly.

ABC lesson 3
Starting from the F just below the G string and walking up the scale, here is how the notes are posted within the ABC's

F,  G,  A,  B,  C  D  E  F  G  A  B  c  d  e  f  g  a  b  c'  d'  e'  f'

"G," is the open G string. don't forget the comma.
"D" is the open D string.
"A" is the open A string.
"e" is the open E string.

Hopefully you can start to see what we have done thus far.

I learned ABC's in a few hours by downloading some software and trying to type in a tune.  

follow this link to a resource of ABC information.

http://www.thesession.org/links/display.php/6

I recommend that you download the ABC software from this site.
http://abc2win.com/

There are all kinds of help screens including a "quick ABC help" which is all I use anymore to do anything. The "quick ABC help" is available when I am editing the music.

I believe that you can use just about any type of notation you wish by finding the syntax in the "quick ABC help" screen. If you get confused or you want me to show how to do something else with the music - let me know. Most of you who read music will probably learn enough in a few minutes to type in your contribution


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A rest is indicated by z, followed by a number to modify the length (here, since 1/8 is the default note length, z is an 8th rest, z2 is a quarter rest, etc.).  Writing multiple voices gets really complicated (basically you write separate tunes using V:1, V:2, etc. in the headers) but if all you want to do is show double stops or chords, just enclose them in brackets: [G,DBg] is a
4-note G major chord lasting 1/8th note in our example.  If you want to add guitar chords, indicate them in quotes where you want them  and they'll show above (or below) the musical line when you convert the tune: "Em" or "Emin" is an E minor chord, for example.  

Here's a couple shortcuts you guys might like:  Floyd wrote those stutters as B/2B/2B but you can do them like this:  B/B/B.  Saves a couple extra keystrokes and is easier to read.  Another similar one is when you have a dotted 8th followed by a 16th; you'd write that like this: B3/2B/ but this is the more modern way:  B>B.  B<B is the reverse, a 16th followed by an 8th; this is really handy in strathspeys and Scottish-style jigs. -Steve

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I hope that helps some... ::)

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Re:Simon's race with death
« Reply #3 on: Jan 17, 2004, 05:30:50 PM »
I think these work:

X:1
T:Simon's race with death
M:4/4
R:Reel
S:Death, Simon, Mark, Steve and.....
L:1/8
Q:1/2=80
K:C
|:"G" GdcA BGDE | "F"FAGA FDCD | "G"BGDE "F"FE"D"D^F | "G"GBAc "D"dfeA |!
"G"GdcA BGDE | "F"FA A/2A/2A FDCD | "G"GABd gdef |"F"cfAF "G"G2 z2 :| !
|:"G"g/2g/2g ag bgag | "F"f/2f/2f gf afgf | "G"g/2g/2g ag bgag | "F"fdcB "D"d2BA |!
"G"GdcA BGDE | "F"FA A/2A/2A FDCD | "G"GABd gdef | "F"cfAF "G"G2 z2 :|

I really like this one.  Nice job, everyone! -Steve
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Re:Simon's race with death
« Reply #4 on: Jan 17, 2004, 08:11:14 PM »
One further change, I believe the key is actually G mixolydian, not C major (no big deal, it plays the same either way; but this explains why the key signature has no sharps but the tune starts with a G chord).  -Steve

X:1
T:Simon's race with death
M:4/4
R:Reel
S:Death, Simon, Mark, Steve and.....
L:1/8
Q:1/2=80
K:Gmix
|:"G" GdcA BGDE | "F"FAGA FDCD | "G"BGDE "F"FE"D"D^F | "G"GBAc "D"dfeA |!
"G"GdcA BGDE | "F"FA A/2A/2A FDCD | "G"GABd gdef |"F"cfAF "G"G2 z2 :| !
|:"G"g/2g/2g ag bgag | "F"f/2f/2f gf afgf | "G"g/2g/2g ag bgag | "F"fdcB "D"d2BA |!
"G"GdcA BGDE | "F"FA A/2A/2A FDCD | "G"GABd gdef | "F"cfAF "G"G2 z2 :||!

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Re:Simon's race with death
« Reply #5 on: Jan 19, 2004, 02:38:23 PM »
Wow Steve.

Great job with the chords!

Simon,

I named the tune as is because Andy and Simon were the first two posters. Feel free to find another name for it. The name I chose was rather Silly to say the least. ;)

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Re: Simon's race with death
« Reply #6 on: Sep 24, 2004, 09:02:26 PM »
I attached the midi.

 




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