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Hello! First post on this forum after lurking around for the past few months!

 

I'm quite new to the concertina and have been playing a 30 button C/G for the past 6 months now, but have been loving learning songs with the help of Gary Coover's books. 

 

But I am hoping to try my hand at trying to play a few songs from video games,  specifically Kass' Theme from The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. Luckily I have found this performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I44wjMjykw on a 40 button concertina. He provided the sheets for a piano arrangement in C which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gBi44k0Xgo&feature=youtu.be&t=1m2s 

 

I would greatly appreciate it if someone would be able to help tab it out or giving me some tips with the left hand? I play a 30 button C/G concertina.

 

I believe in the actual game the character plays a squeezebox as well! Which is quite fun!

 

Thank you,

James

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I would also love to learn this. Once again, for me Abc notation is easiest although I can read html.

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X:1
T:Kashiwas Thema
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Am
E>F E/^D/E/c/ | "E7" B6 | z2 E>F E/^D/E/B/ | "Am" A6 | "A7" z2 A>_B A/^G/A/[eg]/ |
"Dm" [df]2 z[df] [df]2 | "G" [df]z [eg]z [df]z | "C" [df]z [ce]4  | z2 zc de |
"E7" e3 d d2- | d2 zd ed | "Am" d3 c c2- | c2 z2 AB |
"F7" c3 d c2 | "E7" Bz ez cz | "Am" A6 | z4 A/B/^c/d/ ||
"A" e3 A A2- | A2 ^c2 e2 | "Dm" g2 f3 e | f6 |
"G" d3 G G2- | G2 B2 d2 | "C" f2 e3 ^d | e6 |
"F" A3 B c2 | "C" G4 e2 | "E7" f3 e B2 | "Am" c6 |
"F" A4 a2 | "F7" a3 ^g a2 | "E7" b4 ^g2 | e6 |
"A" e3 A A2- | A2 AB ^cd | "A7" e6 | e3 e fg |
"F" [ca]6 | "G7" [Ba]4 g/a/g/f/ | "C7" [_Bg]4 (3fgf | "A7" [^ce]6 |
"Dm" [Ad]3 e f2 | "E7" [^Gf]2 e2 d2 | "Am" [Ac]4 [Bd]2 | [ce]2 a2 c'2 |
"Dm" [db]4 a2 | "E7" [B^g]3 ^f g2 | "Am" [cea]6 | "D" [d^fa]6 | "Am" [cea]6 | H[cea]2 |]

 

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Ah wow! Thank you very much for this, and I appreciate time it has taken to do this, but I am afraid I don't understand this type of notation, I am quite new to this haha! How do I go about teaching myself to read this? Is this 'ABC notation'?

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Yes, this are the dots from the YT video as ABC notation. I did this for @mathhag (and for myself ;) ), it doesn't take much time.

 

What can you do with it? You can copy and past it on http://www.mandolintab.net/abcconverter.php to render it again as normal musical notation. You can let the computer transpose it for you from the key of A minor to E minor or another key which is maybe better suited for your concertina. You can make the computer play it for you at a speed you like and in a key you like.

 

I don't play anglo, so I can't help you with playing advice (but I'm sure someone else can). I can only say how I would play it on a 20 button concertina.

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Thank you , Sebastian 

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Ah I see! That's so cool and so helpful! I will definitely play around with it and see where my limited musical knowledge takes me haha! Should be fun!

 

I am definitely still open to any tips and tabs anyone could help with on fitting the arrangement on a 30-button C/G :) and thank you so much so far! 

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Hi James, I'll have a go at it over the weekend, should be a nice challenge!


Gary

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Hello James,

 

And here's one way to play it on a 30-button Anglo, based mostly on Toru's playing. I'm not familiar with the original, but with luck this will at least be a good starting point. 

 

I must say I applaud your ambition for a beginning player, which is the polite way of saying "Are you out of your freakin' mind???". I don't think I've ever written out a tune that's used nearly every button! 26/30 has to be some kind of record. However, having said that, I have every faith in you persevering until you've got it mastered. 

 

Special thanks to Toru Kato for showing it can be played on the Anglo!

 

 

Gary

Kashiwa-Theme.pdf

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Oh my god!! This is absolutely incredible 😱 I wasn't expecting to literally get a fully arranged sheet like this! This is absolutely amazing, thank you so much!!

1 hour ago, gcoover said:

"Are you out of your freakin' mind???"

 Hehe, I might be! But I am determined and will keep working on it! And I thought your arrangement of Grogg Mayles was a lot of buttons! I just recently finished perfecting that song so now I feel ready to take on this beast haha! 😍

 

Thank you once again, I really admire your work, your books are fantastically accessible and a real joy to play through! 

 

And yes, Toru Kato's videos are great, I feel a lot of the old video game fantasy soundtracks sound amazing on the concertina and really captures the nostalgia.

 

James 

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On 6/14/2019 at 7:47 PM, Lilipea said:

Ah wow! Thank you very much for this, and I appreciate time it has taken to do this, but I am afraid I don't understand this type of notation, I am quite new to this haha! How do I go about teaching myself to read this? Is this 'ABC notation'?

http://www.lesession.co.uk/abc/abc_notation.htm

 

this is a link to part one of an ABC tutorial. It has links to lead you on to parts 2 and 3. If you master all 3 parts you will be ahead of most people.

 

Regards,

 

John Wild.

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