Basically, I need a song to sing for an assessment at university and I recently discovered this song and fell head over heels in love with it. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the sheet music anywhere so I was wondering if anyone knew if it existed/had the extreme talent to transcribe it?
Any help will be immensely appreciated.
1) Your best bet is private trackers. If you know people through a chat room or musical social networking sites, ask around.
2) Downloading freely available MIDI files then loading them into a score application is one way to do it.
3) I can't believe no one has suggested Wikifonia. It's all user-submitted, but the stuff I've found is pretty accurate, if limited. The bonus is that you can easily transpose to any key and export to PDF. Great for jazz standards.
I suggest signing up for a free account at http://www.pianofiles.com/ which is a sheet music swap site. I have asked a couple of people for music, and had a couple of people ask me for music. You can search to see what people have on offer and then sent them a PM asking if they would send it to you. It's a bit old school but i suppose the site is trying to avoid the legal unpleasantries involved in any sort of hosting operation.
- Always learn new things; there are hundreds of different techniques that you can learn on guitar.
- If you play electric, try acoustic. If you play acoustic, try electric. If you’ve tried everything, learn Flamenco.
- Buy some guitar books, as many as you can. If you can’t always afford new books go to a used bookstore, they often have a section devoted to music.
- Take up another musical instrument, there is always cross over whether it be piano or a harmonic, your ear and improvisation will improve.
- Go Dancing. Seriously it will improve your rhythm.
- If you go to the gym and are doing cardio or even weight lifting, you can count in sets of 4. Since most music is in 4/4 time this will also help your sense of rhythm. Working out with a portable music player will also help your rhythm.
- If you find a song you like, instead of searching for the song on Google, try first to figure it out yourself. Use trial and error, if you do this enough your ear will improve over time and you will be amazed at how fast you can tab a song.
- Relax! I can’t stress this enough, learn to relax when you are playing. If your knuckles are white then that it is a huge problem.
- Toughen up those fingers.
- Experiment with different guitars. People come in different shapes and sizes, and so do guitars. Personally I prefer a guitar with a slightly wider neck, because I have bigger fingers and like to finger pick. If you are 5’2 and playing a super big dreadnought you may want to reconsider.