Lesson about the transcription of Pianology 1, Ketil Bjornstad

Step 1


Difficult rhythm! Using the conducting patterns could help.
But for me it's better to compare the music with what I wrote down, by listening to it. My software is linked with my piano: my piano plays the written file.
Almost the same, but not completely:
Measure 22:
Measure 22 original:
Measure 25:
Measure 25 original:

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• First you have to find the time signature.
Therefore you better skip the intro or the beginning. It is more clear in the middle of the piece.
First you search for the first beat. That is the strongest one:
So, 4 even beats.
The 4 beats can be 4 q or 4 q.

With 4 q the counts (beats) are divided into two. With 4 q. the counts are divided into three.
At this place you will hear 2 notes in one beat in the right hand part, not 3 notes. So it is 4 q , or 4/4
• Next: which tonality? In fact the question is: which notes are used, which aren't? Turn on the music and hit the notes of the piano:
You can hear which notes are wrong, which aren't: all white keys are right, except the f:
It's a nice experience: I don't know where exactly the f# is used, but I can hear that it is there somewhere.
So: e f# g a b c d e is the used scale, the tonality.
• The beginning is: