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TimberWolf
19th May 2011, 21:38
Without looking at the song title printed at the top of the sheet music below (I'll trust you :eyes), how many of you would be able to work out the tune from that alone, or make any sense out of that gibberish whatsoever?

http://www.hamienet.com/Airwolf-sheet-music-page_230-5-1.png

http://www.hamienet.com/Airwolf-sheet-music-page_230-6-1.png

TimberWolf
19th May 2011, 22:03
And the other question is, what, if any, is the algorithm to convert sheet music as above into monosyllabic ASCII, so that it can be uttered?

Moscow Mule provided a brave rendition here (http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/66891-airwolf-here.html#post1331279), but how faithful is this to the tune and can it be improved upon? Preferably using only ner, neer, nerrr, etc.

thunderlizard
19th May 2011, 22:06
As a veteran of grade 8 piano, I went for the WTF! option. Partly because I didn't know the tune in question and partly because that's a godawful transcription. A#'s for heaven's sake.

Cliphead
19th May 2011, 22:13
And the other question is, what, if any, is the algorithm to convert sheet music as above into monosyllabic ASCII, so that it can be uttered?

Moscow Mule provided a brave rendition here (http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/66891-airwolf-here.html#post1331279), but how faithful is this to the tune and can it be improved upon? Preferably using only ner, neer, nerrr, etc.

There's software that will scan sheet music and convert to a midi file or for importing into a scorewriter for playback.

Quicker and simpler just to play it.

PRC1964
19th May 2011, 22:26
25 years ago I might have been able to read it but not now. Surely there's an "app for it"?

scooterscot
20th May 2011, 06:22
Only made it to grade 4, even still i operate by the ear and not by sight. I play my enya from time to time to bring calm.

Lockhouse
20th May 2011, 06:34
I played the clarinet in the school orchestra so I could read music when I was a kid. I can't do it now!

OwlHoot
20th May 2011, 06:45
As a veteran of grade 8 piano, I went for the WTF! option. Partly because I didn't know the tune in question and partly because that's a godawful transcription. A#'s for heaven's sake.

My thoughts exactly, and I only reached grade 2.

I heard of someone who could tell what was on an LP just by looking at the bands. :eek

Churchill
20th May 2011, 06:54
My thoughts exactly, and I only reached grade 2.

I heard of someone who could tell what was on an LP just by looking at the bands. :eek

Urban myth - shirley?

ChrisPackit
20th May 2011, 07:34
I can read the guitar chords on sheet music when it says G or C etc. Do I qualify for a shot at the speedboat? :happy

Churchill
20th May 2011, 07:50
I can read the guitar chords on sheet music when it says G or C etc. Do I qualify for a shot at the speedboat? :happy

Only if you live in a block of flats in the centre of Birmingham.

Churchill - In "Obscure Bulls-Eye reference" mode!

stek
20th May 2011, 09:22
I can read the guitar chords on sheet music when it says G or C etc. Do I qualify for a shot at the speedboat? :happy

Have you German or Russian tabs? They have a 'H' chord! Think it's B or a G# or summert...

doodab
20th May 2011, 09:28
Urban myth - shirley?
No that's true, I saw it on tv in the 80s on Mr and Mrs or generation game or something.

That is a dire transcription but I can read it fine. Prob cos I'm still working my way through hanon.

stek
20th May 2011, 10:29
My thoughts exactly, and I only reached grade 2.

I heard of someone who could tell what was on an LP just by looking at the bands. :eek

There're not bands, it's one spiral per side!

Churchill
20th May 2011, 11:07
No that's true, I saw it on tv in the 80s on Mr and Mrs or generation game or something.

That is a dire transcription but I can read it fine. Prob cos I'm still working my way through hanon.

I reckon it was a cheat and s/he was reading the serial/catalog number...

NickFitz
20th May 2011, 12:06
There're not bands, it's one spiral per side!

Not necessarily (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python%27s_Matching_Tie_and_Handkerchief#Dou ble_Grooves) :nerd