Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

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kudichan
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Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

Post by kudichan » Thu May 24, 2012 6:17 pm

Hi, I'm picking up a flute for the first time since grade school, and I am attempting to play a rather difficult solo for someone of my skill level. I'm recording a song for my mother's birthday next month (ha!) and unfortunately my ear isn't what it used to be. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to have the flute part to a song made into sheet music for me (a website, app, or person) quickly and preferably free. I have a feeling this is going to be difficult but I thought this would be a good place to start looking. Thank you!

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Re: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

Post by pied_piper » Thu May 24, 2012 6:53 pm

You might try starting here: Free Flute Music :D
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Re: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

Post by kudichan » Thu May 24, 2012 7:50 pm

Lol. I've been looking around a bunch. There is no sheet music available for the song I'm trying to play. Thanks anyway :wink:

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Re: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

Post by pied_piper » Thu May 24, 2012 7:57 pm

It might help if we knew which song you are looking for...
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
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Re: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

Post by kudichan » Thu May 24, 2012 8:35 pm

:D
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Re: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

Post by pied_piper » Fri May 25, 2012 3:59 pm

The problem with trying to find something like that for free is that it is almost surely still under copyright and not legally available except to buy it through a licensed publisher. That's one of the ways that professional musicians and songwriters earn their living. After all, they gotta eat like everyone else...
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
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Re: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

Post by James_Alto » Sat May 26, 2012 5:36 pm

Best way to do it for free, is perhaps, to transcribe it yourself by ear -
using a chromatic tuner.

Play it in slow motion if you have the facility on your digital music player, and set the chromatic tuner to C. Chances are, the tune will be in A=440Hz, so you can try and work out the key signature and then copy the notes down to get the skeleton.

Good luck. Happy 30th to your mom lol

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Re: Very rusty and need to learn a song with no sheet music

Post by goldenflute » Sat May 26, 2012 8:28 pm

What is the song? Is it something well known that perhaps you can play from a piece of music from another C instrument?

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