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Easyabc help - percussion notes

Tradsinger 12 Mar 16 - 04:41 PM
GUEST,leeneia 12 Mar 16 - 10:17 PM
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Tradsinger 13 Mar 16 - 04:18 AM
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Subject: Easyabc help - percussion notes
From: Tradsinger
Date: 12 Mar 16 - 04:41 PM

Perhaps one of you clever people could help me on this one:

I am trying to transpose a song that has a spoken line in the middle, in rhythm. I can express it in abc and pdf by putting [K: clef=P] before the line and by putting ^ before each spoken note, but when I create the midi, the midi wants to play that note on a musical pitch, which is not what I want. Is there anyway of telling the midi to change in mid-midi, so to speak. Here is one verse of the song that is giving me grief:

X:1
T:I was there a-watching them
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:A
A>B c/A/ F/E/|AAA2|A>B c/c/ c/c/|BBB2|[K: clef=P][P:Spoken][L:1/4]^A^A/^A/ ^A/^A^A/|
w:I'm a co-pper and I know my beat. You can tell me walk-ing down the street. My du-ty's watch-ing a-
^A^A^A/^A/-^A|BB/B/Bc|dBGE|A2cE/E/|AAA>A |
w: round the hous-es,_ dust-ing the seats of rude men's trou-sers. Last night, I was on my beat. I
AecA|G3[P:Spoken]^A/^A/|^A/^A/^A ^A/^A/^A|^A^A^A2|BAB/c/-c|
w:saw two boys, what-oh. Had an ar-gu-ment o-ver a watch they stole. 'Course they did-n't_
Hd3c|AAAB|c/B/A3|BBBc|d/c/B3|
w:know that I was there a-watch-ing 'em. I was there a-watch-ing 'em._
dBGE/E/|ddd2|d/d/ B/B/ G/G/ E/E/|c w:Whilst they ar-gued I took me staff, found 'em in the chim-ney and I did-n't laugh
A3c|BA2A|BABc|d2[K: clef=P][P:Spoken][L:1/4]^A2 | ^A^A/^A/ ^A/^A/ ^A/^A/ | ^A ^A^Ac|ee e/d/ c/B/|A4||
w: Off they bolt-ed, it was a pan-to-mime. But I've got a ti-cker as is worth six quid, and I was watch-ing all the time.

Any help would be appreciated.

Tradsinger


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Subject: RE: Easyabc help - percussion notes
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Mar 16 - 10:17 PM

When I am making a MIDI file and want to add a line of drum sound, I simply use the tonic of the key the song is in. For example, if it's in the key of D, I select a drum (such as the Melodic Tom),use the D that's in the middle of the bass clef. It doesn't really sound like musical notes.


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Subject: RE: Easyabc help - percussion notes
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 12 Mar 16 - 10:21 PM

I should add that the sound I get when I use that low tonic would be similar to that of a man speaking.


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Subject: RE: Easyabc help - percussion notes
From: Tradsinger
Date: 13 Mar 16 - 04:18 AM

Could you show me by editing that abc above, or doesn't it work like that?


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