Hi Spideryak, I have, and occasionally use MuseScore but prefer Easy ABC which is a similar program. Both programs will play the music but, as far as I know you can not change the sound to that of a harmonica. Easy ABC will open Musescore files but I think you require an extra plugin for Musescore to open abc files. I believe it may be possible to convert abc files to harmonica tab but since I much prefer notation I have never tried this.
Here is the link to Easy abc.
Here is the harmonica tab fix for abc notation.
I find this website almost impossible to use. You only have to hit a wrong key on your computer and everything is deleted. I have done this a few times and it is very frustrating. It must be the only music site where you can't upload mp3 files or midi files!
I tried to attach a file of abc tunes to this message but failed again.
Very nice clean playing. I always have difficulty with the high part of the tune. Might have ended on a chord to give a bit of Scottish flavour.
Yes, both you and Keith said they did not know the tune and I think that must be because of my bad playing as I think the tune is quite widely known.
The arrangement I found on the net had the drums at the end so that is why I included them but perhaps I could have used them all the way through wihich might have helped with the timing. (or ;maybe that would make it worse!!)
The fact that the song is mostly in Italian meant that I could not sing along in my head..
I found Richter tuning a pain in the neck and altered the tuning of my diatonic to "Paddy Richter" tuning by filing a bit off one of the Gs to give me an A. This was so successful that I filed the rest of the reeds down so I now have D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A C and have never looked back. The only problem with this is that you have to suck the E G and blow the D F A but you get used to that quite quickly although it becomes difficult if you change to another conventional harmonica. There are some "Solo" tuned instruments out there but I found it cheaper and better to modify an existing one. .Tremolo harmonicas have a sort of solo tuning and a lot of Scottish and Irish players use these rather than diatonics and they play them very fast which is something i can't manage.
Hope that helps.
I don't do tab but here is the notation. Difficult to play on a diatonic as it has a few F#s in places.
[File Attachment: WonderfulLand.pdf]
Tootler, Nice tunes. Do you have the words for "Footsteps of Childhood"?
Well done Keith. I think getting a sound is a good start. Not an easy instrument.
When my children were at primary school (a long, long time ago!) they told the music teacher that I played the clarinet and she lent me a poccolo to try. I found it impossible to get a sound from it!.. Just the other day I was clearing out a cupboard and came across an Irish tin whistle which I have been trying.out. Much easier to get some notes out of it.
Good luck with the piccolo
H i Irishscot.
I too remember berry picking back in the 40's and the marathon jam making session that followed and the worry about whether the stuff would set.
I found your page here which would be a nice site if it wasn't for the pop ups.
Found this song while searching for Yellow on the Broom (my present nemesis) on Mark Purintun's website, 'Harpin' an' a Whinin' as recommended by John Broecker and thought I would try it using the midi files as accompaniment.
Not really happy with the tone I am getting. I used eq and reverb but did not get the sort of hollow sound I was looking for.
Thanks for posting that site. I put in "Yellow on the Broom" not expecting any replies but was amazed when a whole list appeared including the one I had been trying to play for days in A major! If only I had known about that site it would have saved me hours of fustration.
Thanks again, brilliant site.