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Hello all,

Some time ago I used various programs to transcribe a few things from midi files. Well, I'm at it again, and this time I figure I would share.

If there are any requests, I can attempt to do the duty. I generally load the file, hunt down the saxophone track (or vocal track or whatever), turn off everything else, transpose the as-read notes, and perhaps drop it an octave.

I think print it, using a printer driver called pdf995 which allows printing to a PDF file (based on the open source ghostscript code).

No promises...

If there are requests, feel free to ask! I need a pointer to the midi file though.

Also, some music doesn't convert easily. If it's piano or has a note range wider than the saxophone, then there may be issues.

NO PROMISES! But... it's free!

I will dump everything into a public web folder:
http://users.757.org/~ethan/music_sax/

I generally try to do both Bb and Eb for everything.. .

Anyone advanced will probably find this basic and many of the songs easy to pick up by ear, but for others....
 

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I dropped out the Careless Whisper sax track.

I dropped out the sax track from "Turn the Page" by Bob Segar.

Both are posted. Enjoy.
 

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Thank you for sharing your works. However, is "tenor sax" part in the Eb sheet a typo? Also I downloaded Eb sheet and it was piano score (Alf theme song).
 

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parxang said:
Thank you for sharing your works. However, is "tenor sax" part in the Eb sheet a typo? Also I downloaded Eb sheet and it was piano score (Alf theme song).
Ah yes, sorry... The software still seems to cram the original instrument name on the left of every bar... so you can just ignore it. It's whatever the instrument was assigned to the track in the file. I tried to blank it out, but the software fought me. So if it says Tenor Sax, in the midi file it was key of C w/ tenor sax mapped to the instrument. So I would transpose to Eb, print, then Bb, print.

It should all be transposed. The Alf theme has chords, so one would have to go for the top or bottom note.

Unless I made a mistake.
 

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Hi there,

thanks for sharing it looks great!!

What software and tools did you use in the process if I may ask?
 

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Antonv said:
Hi there,

thanks for sharing it looks great!!

What software and tools did you use in the process if I may ask?
Hello,

On the Windows XP platform, I'm using an older version of a program called MidiNotate. I use a printer driver called PDF995 that allows printing to PDF (Mac OS X doesn't require this).

From MidiNotate, go to Track -> Track Setup, and check all the tracks in the "HID" column (hide) to make them not show. I just leave the one track I'm looking for available. Click the right arrow at the top next to the track, and it *should* hilight the entire piece of music (the track). Then go to Track -> Transpose As Read Notes and transpose them to Eb or Bb. Often times, the octave is wrong, so I will use Track -> Transpose As Read Pitches and shift it 12 steps up or down to put it where it's playable.

From this point, you can title it and print it. I think track setup should allow one to scrub the instrument/track name on the left, but it didn't seem to work.

It's not the best solution, but so far it's the best I've seen.

I've also had some use of a free program called Harping, which is aimed at harmonica, but it's a nice midi player that can do a few different views.

I believe Encore might be a better application, but I haven't looked at it since Windows 3.1 was common :)
 

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Latest postings:

Gummi Bears theme (Come on, you have to admit... that is probably one of the best theme songs from a cartoon!)

Hawaii 5.0 theme song lead

Both in Bb and Eb, PDF

Ignore the text to the left of each staff, that is just what the original track instrument was.

See 1st post for directory.
 
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