Need someone to test: Final Fantasy IX - Final Battle
So I have just been doing something by ear and I need someone to tell me if it sounds O.K. to them.
The song is this:
I have it fast forwarded to the part for you (around 1:15).
My tab for the main bass line is this:
Those are all pretty off. Here ya go:
I was going by the sheet music for piano:
Assuming you've got three flats in the key sig (Cm), then that's the same as what I posted above.
I don't quite understand the theory, so could you elabourate?
Why doesn't it show flats in the sheet music yet you come to the conclusion that they are flats in those spots?
P.S. I am not denying that you are right, I am just trying to understand so that I can put this knowledge to use in the future when I try to do this.
Sure, no problem! :) As you know, each song is in a certain key, which basically refers to the scale that is used to build the main chords and melody in the song. In this case, the key is C minor. A minor scale is built from whole steps and half steps like this: W H W W H W W, so the notes would be C D Eb F G Ab Bb C... that gives a key signature of three flats.
You have to know the key signature to know what the notes on the staff are. Does your sheet music show a bass clef and three flats at the beginning of the staff?
Oh yes it does have 3 flats. Are the 3 flats on the notes that are indeed flat?
Yes, the flats will always be in the same order on key signatures, so if there are 3 you know what they are. The order of flats is Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb. So if there are three flats, they are Bb, Eb, and Ab -- just what we need for C minor.
One telltale giveaway that we were missing the key signature from the graphic above was the natural sign on the B. B-natural is not a part of the C minor scale, whhich is one of the reasons it sticks out in the riff and gives it some nice tension.
Just curious how you were doing this by ear with the sheet music?
And thank you PlayTheBass. That helps a lot! Thank you very much!
Right on, Sassafras, you got it! Keep learning theory while you develop your ear... it will always help you put it all together.
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