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Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« on: Aug 11, 2009, 07:10:34 PM »
I've found a few different versions but they don't seem to be what I'm looking for.

I'd like something like the version being played in this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SagVP0nz0ug

The ABC sites I've tried don't seem to return any results....

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2009, 02:10:23 AM »
Here's the basic tune.  The rest is improv. and likely won't be transcribed anywhere.

http://www.robthefiddler.com/music/maiden/maiden.pdf

Take it phrase by phrase; it's pretty easy.  You'll figure it out.

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 13, 2009, 08:12:41 PM »
Thanks.

I see this is in the key of A. I'm confused about the first measure in the second line. It looks the "G" should be played flat? isn't a flat G the same as a sharp F? and if this is in the key of A, shouldn't the F's be sharp anyways?

I'm confused....

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 13, 2009, 08:39:26 PM »
Key of A has F#, c# and D#.  The sign on the G is a "natural" sign, meaning don't play his one sharp.

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 20, 2009, 06:17:59 PM »
I'm still confused as to why this "g" is noted as natural. in the key of "A", aren't ALL 'g' notes natural?

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #5 on: Aug 20, 2009, 09:07:10 PM »
There's three sharps in the key of Amajor: f, c and g are all sharp unless there's a natural sign in front of them.

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 19, 2009, 02:35:47 PM »
Please don't ever forget that Bob Wills was raised on the blues (and is still the king) and you should think about playing some of those Gs (the 7th) flat anyway in your choruses.  Even though the king is dead (1974) his spirit lives on and even the sheet music gets confused some times about the flatted 3, 5 and 7 and other blues effects in these songs.  Don't worry, just keep on playing Bob Wills tunes and you'll prosper and be happy.  Ah Haaa

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2010, 03:09:05 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ja4wLgGJOk#
I know this is an old thread but I found this on you tube where adam explains how he plays maidens prayer
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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 11, 2011, 11:55:47 AM »
The key of A major has 3 sharps, F#, C#, and G#, as several people have commented.  However in A mixolydian, a common modal key in British and Appalachian folk music, the G# is replaced by G natural.  The effect is strong and gives the music personality.  A good example is Red Haired Boy, in which the G natural is one of the most fun parts of the song.  I don't know whether the original composition included a G natural.  I was certainly surprised to see it the first time I played the song.

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 11, 2011, 02:32:53 PM »
IMHO - thats one of the problems with sheet music. A mistake in the transcription leaves you scratchin your head.
Ears, on the other hand, don't lie.

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Re: Sheet music for Maidens Prayer?
« Reply #10 on: Jun 15, 2011, 12:59:11 AM »
If I had to venture an explanation to an old thread, -- that G natural is there because at that point in the tune, we are now playing a D chord (key of D), and G# doesn't fit into the key of D.
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