This is my own composition that I wrote two years ago. This was my first composition and I think it is a good catchy tune.. I named it after my surname McKibbin to Mac Phibín which in Irish translates as son of the piper.
ABC doesn’t add up at all sorry!
Interesting metre… a slibbedidipp-jig?
What’s up with the bar lines? Is this intended, or did you just set them randomly?
BTW, this site isn’t intended for your own compositions. Especially, as posting this one has evidently been your only activity here so far.
As it stands, your version has 23 (or 46) bars worth of music in 6/8 time.
Ah, okay… it’s not only the barlines, but also the spaces and note values… I see…
But I thought these E’s at the beginning of the first 4 lines were meant to be pickup notes. Like
e|~A2A BcB|ABG Bde|~A2A Bcd|BGG ABe|
and so on. But then I’m stuck in the B part.
This is much fun! Like a Sudoku… you think you got it, but in the end it turns out that you have to start from the scratch again…
Smash, your solution for the end of line 5 is as simple as it is elegant. But given that he ends the first two uneven line number with some ABe figures, I think it would be appropriate to apply this to the 5th, too.
And given that he plays the whistle, I’m sure it should be A dorian (… doesn’t have to be, of course).
Finally, here’s my solution of this puzzle:
e|~A2A BcB|ABG Bde|~A2A Bcd|BGG ABe|
~A2A BcB|BG2 Bd2|edB cBG|ABA A2:|
E|AAB cBG|GAB c2A|~A2A Bcd |BGG ABe|
AAB cBG|GAB edB|cBG|ABA A2e:|
~A2A eAd|BcB ~G2G|~A2A gAf|ded ABe|
~A2A eAd|BcB ~G2G|edB cBG|ABA A2e:|
Not a fan of the BG2 Bd2 in bar 5 admittedly, but yours works as well, two rather different tunes though!
Hmm, yes, I know what you mean… you cold play it BGG Bdd.
Yours is still more consistent regarding the previous line, though.
Will the riddle ever be solved?
Oh if only ‘c’ were here…
I’ve added my version so at least there is some sheet music that makes sense.
Yeah, ‘c’ had given it a go for sure!
However, your setting is actually really nice indeed.
I have listened to the tune and I realize have made some mistakes with the bar lines but I’m only 13 years old and I do not fully understand how to write or even read manuscript, I learn by ear. However I plan to take a course in reading and writing in manuscript and as soon as possible and I will correct these mistakes. I apologize for putting up my own composition I am only a newcomer so I didn’t know. go raibh maith agat.
No hard feelings, don’t be afraid to ask in the Discussions section for help with learning ABC, we’re happy to help.
It’s still not quite right though.
Here’s some stuff on ABC notation and sheet music, http://abcnotation.com/
For example, your C part is wrong, in that:
AAA eA d2 | BcB G | AAA gAf2 | ded B
AAA eA d2 | BcB G | edB cBG | ABA A3:|
Bar 1 has 7 quavers in it. It can only have 6 quavers or quaver-equivalents when in 6/8 - the crotchet d2, whilst only being the 6th "note" in the bar, is too long. Continuing with this theme, bar 3 and 5 are also odd.
Bars 2, 4 and 6 are then too short, with only 4 quavers. It’s not a question of barlines being in the wrong place here either, unless you intended the tune to do this? Have another listen to the MIDI file and you’ll see what I mean, does it sound as you intended?
It could be that you meant for the long Ds to be held? In which case you need to tie them across the barline using a "-" symbol, namely:
|:AAA eAd- | dBc B2G | AAA gAf- | fde d2B |
AAA eAd- | dBc B2G | edB cBG | ABA A3:|
This solves the shorter bars with a longer note too.
Alternatively, without the ties,
|:AAA eAd | dBc B2G | AAA gAf | fde d2B |
AAA eAd | dBc B2G | edB cBG | ABA A3:|
I can’t, obviously, write the tune for you, but like I said - if you would like some help don’t be afraid to ask!