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Any Software To Help Transcribing?

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Hello

 

So I'm going to try and transcribe a complex orchestral piece so I can study it, but it's to hard for me to do just by listening to the song normally. Do you recommend any software to make it easier to hear what's happening somehow? is there anything else you can do to help apart from just slow it down?

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If you can find a midi of the work, made by someone had the score of it, you can try to import midi and make a score from it, but if not, your ear will work better than any possible software for recognizing the music, all I can tell you is that what I've done and I find it very helpful is to play the audio with a program like Adobe audition, first you can have good zoom to choose which section to play, you can make loop it, playing slower, try to filter some instruments, etc, it better than normal players trying to adjust the progress bar.

 

Which work is it ? you sure you can't get the score ?

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Thanks for the replies.

 

I have searched very hard for midi or sheet music of this piece, It's not a classical song, it's a mordern piece written for the Gundam anime .Hiroyiki Sawano is my favourite composer and it's him that got me into writing music. It's quite depressing for me that there doesn't seem to be any midi or sheet music of his orchestral music for me to look at. Believe me I have searched for many, many hours. Even attempting to search Japnese sheet music and midi sites using translators haha.

 

This is the piece I want to transcribe at the moment:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6t5kKt_dsc

 

The main reason I want to be this piece is because there is a Piano version that has available sheet music, and I would like to see how the orchestral version developed from the piano piece and to see a slightly more polyphonic texture of the same harmonies. There are other Piano works of his with available sheet music, but this sounds like the one with the simplest orchestral version for me to attempt to transcribe.

 

Just a quick question regarding harmony if I may: If for example a G chord is struck with an A in the bass, and that A then jumps to E then A (higher octave) then is it safe to assume that the composers intended harmony is A whle the G chord tones are considered the 7th, 9th, and 11th respectively?

 

Like in this score at measure 8: http://tinyurl.com/xds-onyourmark     ---     There is a quartal chord with B-Fsharp-B in the left hand. The root of this is B right? and if the quartal chord was less ambiguous, like a A major traid, the root would still be B because of the 5th in the bass?

 

Last thing, is there a classical composer you recommend similar to this style? It's basically free of basic triad constraints; very free use of upper functions leading to some ambiguous chords/harmonies, but it's still strictly diatonic. I've searched around a bit for modern classical composers with a similar style (hoping to find sheet music available) but the ones I've found use too much chromaticism for my taste.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

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