Hey guys! Any idea how to highlight the melody notes for banjo tab? Not necessarily for playback purposes, but for a visual for students. I've selected certain notes and turned the color of the melody notes "red", but circling the notes or "bolding" the notes may be a better choice if only able to print in black.
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Source: I learned about the different modes today.
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1) Is the bass in the A section of the A section(bars 1-8 and 23-30) too dense?
2) In the consequent phrase(bars 5-8), is the bass too close to the melody? Should I bring it down an octave?
3) In the B section of the A section(bars 9-22), am I handling my chromaticism correctly or not?
4) Is it too much of me to expect a pianist to play a polonaise rhythm in octaves for the whole B section of the A section?
5) Do I smoothly transition into the inversion(left hand becomes right hand kind of inversion) or not?
6) Is my A section too repetitive with 2 periods and a motive sandwiched between the 2 periods and the repeat sign?
7) Is 30 bars enough for the A section of a piece that I expect to be 200 or so bars long, or should I extend my A section further?
Here is the link to my polonaise score:
How else do you think it could be improved? Right now, I'm thinking of what to put in the B section of my polonaise.
To print (no notation errors)
It’s a strange concerto. I have already made a list in the piece’s transcription of “noteable characteristics”. If anyone has anything to add, I guess you could suggest something here or in the comments. Harmony, melody, rhythm, and anything else—I just want to know as much as possible about this intriguing piece!
(Please use the YouTube playback! Click on the mixer and change “MuseScore audio” to “YouTube playback”. I think you need to be on a computer and not a phone for this.)
@Caters I’ve seen your own transcriptions and thought you might be interested!
So everything went fine in my harmonic analysis of Rondo a Capriccio. That is, until I reached bar 281 in my score. I know that there are 4 sequences in a row. And I know that during these 4 sequences, it modulates from G major to Ab major.
Scale step down, Scale step up, Scale step down, Third down
Same as or inverted relative to the right hand(it changes and about half of it doesn't include the third but instead has a rest)
3 scale steps down(4 sixteenths), third up
Step up, third down
Chromatic diminished 7th sequence
Diminished 7th Alberti bass for 2 bars, going up 1 half step per bar, Major scale on second half step, skip of a third between lower note of second and third diminished seventh
Minor third, minor third up a half step, single note up a half step, skip of a third between single note and next minor third
C minor chord breaks it off from the previous sequence
Minor third above the octave in the first bar, skip by a third to the next 3 bars, all of it Alberti bass except the scale in the last 2 bars
Octave in first bar, Major third in second bar with bass note up a fourth, Bass note up a half step in third bar, Bass note down a half step in the fourth bar
I'm not sure how to analyze all these sequences except the last one, the dominant sequence. Could somebody help me with this part of my harmonic analysis? Here is the link to the score:
just finished my first transcription, this one of This is the Hunt by Ruelle, looking for any feedback and/or tips, especially for the left hand. https://musescore.com/user/15610386/scores/5680679