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1,644 views
almost 6 years ago
by modalmixture

Oh Shenandoah

One of my favorite melodies, thanks for posting this! I've added a bridge to your verses:

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1,691 views
almost 6 years ago
by modalmixture

Gypsy Scale for exotic-sounding improvisation

This is a very exotic sounding scale that sounds great on the ocarina. It has a lot of chromatics, so make sure you're in Zeldarian mode. I guess you could describe it as an ionian mode (major third, major seventh) crossed with a phrygian mode (minor second, minor sixth), hence, a modal mixture.

I've tabbed out an ascending and descending scale on the first two lines. You can play it on piano as:

E F G# A B C D# E

E D# C B A G# F E (for variety you can use D natural instead of D#)

and then a short tune using the scale, reminiscent of 'Tradition' from Fiddler on the Roof. Assume each block is an eigth note and you'll get the rhythm right.

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4,540 views
almost 6 years ago
by modalmixture

Scarborough Fair

You almost had it StevarinOcarina. The song is actually in D dorian and best played in that key. The only difference is the sixth scale degree, B -- in D aeolian it's B-flat and in D dorian it's B-natural. If you play the melody, when you get to the last syllable of "rosemaRY" you can hear that the correct note is B natural, so it should be in dorian.

I tweaked two notes and changed the mode:

14,511 views
almost 6 years ago
by modalmixture

Gerudo Valley theme

Key: A minor

Fingering: D dorian

Difficulty: Medium

This is a transcription based on docjazz4's playing in this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeSki8_j9_Q, from [0:21] up to [0:54]. It does not include his intro (can't bend notes on the iphone anyway...yet) or the harmony parts that he plays. I did tab out the ornamentation, so you may need to watch the video to get the rhythm right.

The original song from the game is in F# minor. To play along with it, set your ocarina to B Dorian.

Enjoy!

994 views
almost 6 years ago
by modalmixture

Take Five

This is the A section, including the piano vamp intro. The B section will require more work (and, I think will only work in B lydian).

Obviously, this is in 5/4 meter:

The rhythm is here: http://www.jazzguitar.be/take_five.html

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