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« on: February 20, 2017, 06:36:30 PM »

Hey guys, I'm really digging lonely days because I hadn't heard it before today but I'm finding a hard time finding chords because I don't think it's on surfer moon. Does anyone know how to play it? I'd really love to have the chords!
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 02:58:38 AM »

Hey guys, I'm really digging lonely days because I hadn't heard it before today but I'm finding a hard time finding chords because I don't think it's on surfer moon. Does anyone know how to play it? I'd really love to have the chords!

Hi, SM. I'm working on it. Are the chords for guitar or piano? It's clearly a piano-driven song and the two hands tend to go their own way at times, which is what makes it difficult. But we'll get there. If anyone else feels inclined, be my guest.

The Boys do it in D flat! Let me know if you'd prefer C or D.

https://youtu.be/BZoWiAZhxz8
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 06:07:07 AM »

I wish the BBs finished this song! A good team effort from the boys....
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 07:48:28 AM »

Hey! I'd like to play it on the piano and I'm fine with the original key  😊
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 10:00:11 AM »

Hey! I'd like to play it on the piano and I'm fine with the original key  😊

I'll get it done this week. :=)
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 05:21:29 AM »

I believe the rough draft is ready. I haven't played it (yet) but it looks good.

It's a bit skeletal at times (not surprisingly, I suppose) but you can always flesh it out. I'll upload a "clean" version before the end of the week.   
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2017, 06:15:02 AM »

Well, SM, here's my transcription of the accompaniment, in all its primitive glory:



Couple of things:

In bar 4, that 's an E♭in the right hand (not a D♭)
In bar 5, the first note in the bass is a D♭ (not an E♭)
The wavy lines in the second system denote a tremolo-like alternation between the notes of those chords (a typically pianistic device)
In the fourth system, that's an A♭ on the second beat in the right hand (not a G♭)

You may want to play the bass an octave lower, as in the video, for greater effect. (I still haven't got round to playing this!)

Let me know if anything is unclear. Bars 5-7 were particularly difficult to decipher. You may want to revise them somewhat.

Good luck!     
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2017, 08:26:58 AM »

Nice work JK!

Lonely days is such a lovely snippet.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 08:34:25 AM »

Gosh, that's pretty to look at. I may have just swooned at your music handwriting.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2017, 11:34:11 AM »

Good work JK!
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2017, 12:36:48 PM »

Thanks for the compliments, folks. Believe me, I enjoyed doing it. :=)
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2017, 08:21:54 AM »

But....where's Seagull Merlin?  Cool Guy
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2017, 10:31:47 AM »

Great work JK. Do you make your own music also?
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2017, 10:36:59 AM »

Great work JK. Do you make your own music also?

Thank you kindly. :=)

In a word, no. I have composed odd things (with emphasis on the word odd) but I'm more suited to playing the music of others. That said, I've just left my most recent band and am pondering my next move. Which may turn out to be just doing one-off things like this.

I just love your username!
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 05:18:08 AM »

Great work JK. Do you make your own music also?

Thank you kindly. :=)

In a word, no. I have composed odd things (with emphasis on the word odd) but I'm more suited to playing the music of others. That said, I've just left my most recent band and am pondering my next move. Which may turn out to be just doing one-off things like this.

I just love your username!

Odd sounds good  Smiley  Yeah, I found the username in a football article recently. Just thought it was ridiculously silly and appealed to my sense of humour.
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2017, 10:28:06 AM »

Great work JK. Do you make your own music also?

Thank you kindly. :=)

In a word, no. I have composed odd things (with emphasis on the word odd) but I'm more suited to playing the music of others. That said, I've just left my most recent band and am pondering my next move. Which may turn out to be just doing one-off things like this.

I just love your username!

Odd sounds good  Smiley  Yeah, I found the username in a football article recently. Just thought it was ridiculously silly and appealed to my sense of humour.

I found that article, which is pretty hilarious in itself:

[Ireland's team manager Eoin] Hand made the first of two trips to England to sound out English club managers about the availability of their players. At Manchester United Ron Atkinson, when asked about Ashley Grimes, Kevin Moran and Frank Stapleton, said the FAI could “f**k off”. “I told him I needed his official response,” recalls Hand, “and he said: “F**k off, that’s my official response.” LOL

But to nickname the General Secretary of the Football Association of Ireland "Big Dinner"...!!! I've been laughing non-stop about this for the past 48 hours...
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2017, 04:54:36 AM »

Hey! I'd like to play it on the piano and I'm fine with the original key  😊

Now that it's done, waddya think? Smokin
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2017, 03:36:05 PM »

so what are the chords?
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2017, 03:23:40 AM »

so what are the chords?

You mean the chord symbols for guitar? I take it you can see the piano transcription...

I'll give it a go. The asterisks indicate a repetition of the previous chord, in bars with more than one chord in them. In the chords divided by slashes, the chord is on the left and the bass note on the right. The underlined bit indicates a held chord. If anyone can improve on this primitive set-up, please be my guest. :=)


| 4/4  D♭  |  A♭m7  |  D♭  |  A♭m7  | 3/4  G♭/D♭ G♭  D♭  |  B♭m7  |  G♭ * B♭m7  |  B♭m  | 4/4  E♭11 |

|  G♭/D♭ *  D♭/C *  |  E♭7/B♭  |  A♭7  ||  D♭/A♭ |  E♭m  |  A♭ |  D♭/C♭ | G♭/D♭ | A♭/G♭ |

|  D♭/A♭ * G♭ Fm7 E♭7 |  E♭7 | [notes A♭ * E♭ *  |  A♭ *  E♭ A♭] |  D♭  |  A♭m7  ||
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2017, 08:12:23 PM »

great. thanks!
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2017, 02:01:37 AM »

great. thanks!

No problem.

I'm not entirely certain whether it should be E♭11 in bar 9. Once these chords get into double figures I tend to lose track. Grin

Perhaps a guitarist can confirm? 
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2017, 04:48:24 AM »

Great work JK. Do you make your own music also?

Thank you kindly. :=)

In a word, no. I have composed odd things (with emphasis on the word odd) but I'm more suited to playing the music of others. That said, I've just left my most recent band and am pondering my next move. Which may turn out to be just doing one-off things like this.

I just love your username!

Odd sounds good  Smiley  Yeah, I found the username in a football article recently. Just thought it was ridiculously silly and appealed to my sense of humour.

I found that article, which is pretty hilarious in itself:

[Ireland's team manager Eoin] Hand made the first of two trips to England to sound out English club managers about the availability of their players. At Manchester United Ron Atkinson, when asked about Ashley Grimes, Kevin Moran and Frank Stapleton, said the FAI could “f**k off”. “I told him I needed his official response,” recalls Hand, “and he said: “F**k off, that’s my official response.” LOL

But to nickname the General Secretary of the Football Association of Ireland "Big Dinner"...!!! I've been laughing non-stop about this for the past 48 hours...

Ha, think the nickname sums up the professionalism of the FAI back in those times. It took a long time to improve and it's still not so good. Cronyism is alive and well in Ireland.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2017, 09:43:41 PM »

Hey this is awesome work!! thank you very much!
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« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2017, 09:45:01 PM »

Sorry for the delayed responses for my thank you's I've been crazy busy lately but  I appreciate you taking the time to help me out!
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2017, 03:42:41 AM »

Sorry for the delayed responses for my thank you's I've been crazy busy lately but  I appreciate you taking the time to help me out!

You're welcome. As for the delay in answering, I tend to think everyone's online all the time, as my work keeps me at the computer much of the day (to say nothing of the many online breaks  LOL ) but that obviously isn't the case. So no problem there! ;=)
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