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Old 02-18-2020, 12:45 AM   #1
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Sheet Music

Sheet music, do you read it? Can anyone decipher what this tune is, or if it's gibberish?


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This art piece was made by a black woman in CA who spent much of her childhood picking cotton in the deep south.
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Old 02-18-2020, 07:50 AM   #2
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Theme from Shaft?
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:34 AM   #3
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I can't read it into sound in my head, but I used to be able to read it and program it into BASIC on a Tandy 1000EX...

But given the context, and the very deep notes at the end of the first bar, I suspect it's "Swing Low Sweet Chariot".
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:21 AM   #4
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The measures and time signature are all messed up, I can tell you that much...
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:39 AM   #5
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OK, then it's probably gobbledygook as music and most likely strictly art. Maybe music as the tie that binds is woven through the sharecroppers lives or something of that ilk. Thanks. I just wondered if I was missing something.
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Old 02-18-2020, 11:18 AM   #6
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It's Amazing Grace (red dots) basically. But yes, the time sig is missing and rhythm a bit messed up.
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Old 02-19-2020, 11:49 PM   #8
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A friend in Texas plugged the notes in his MIDI and because he's a tremendous keyboard play with tons of rock and classical experience started massaging the timing and all that related music stuff I don't understand. He sent me an mp3 only 20 seconds long, but it sounds to me like Amazing Grace. I wouldn't bet money on it though, I could very well be wrong.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:07 AM   #9
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It's Amazing Grace (red dots) basically. But yes, the time sig is missing and rhythm a bit messed up.
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...[details].... it sounds to me like Amazing Grace. I wouldn't bet money on it though, I could very well be wrong.
you may be right there...
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Old 02-20-2020, 01:37 PM   #10
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I got a follow up explaining that stuff real musicians like Limey understand.
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Never thought about it but I guess it's in 3/4 time (3 beats to a measure), which is usually in the beginning of each line of music. then they didn't really make the note lengths fill the measures, so much of it didn't make any sense about which ones were right, the notes or the measures, and where.

If this actually helps with that, just look at the last two measures of the first line. And if you don't know what a measure is, it won't matter in a minute. In the second to last measure is hollow notes followed by filled notes. Filled notes play half as long as hollow notes. so the hollow notes get two counts, and the filled notes get one; three beats to the measure. Then in the very next measure, last one on the line, is filled notes followed by filled notes. So that measure only gets two counts, or one set of those notes should be hollow. Then when you hollow the first set, it quickly becomes "how sweet the sound" from amazing grace.
Which is clear as mud but it covers the ground.

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Old 02-20-2020, 03:40 PM   #11
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Im used to trying to read music written down by people whove only got half the theory down ...


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Old 02-20-2020, 11:40 PM   #12
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You are a real musician.
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