A Few Notes

By Susam Pal on 18 Jul 2010

This is a very short piece I composed in December 2009 when I began learning to play musical keyboard. After about 3 hours of music lessons, I came up with a very simple single track piece. In the next few days, I added more tracks to the piece which resulted in this piece.

The composition is very short and simple. It consists of 29 measures. The duration of this piece is 53 seconds approximately. It is composed of 5 tracks. I played and recorded the 5 tracks separately on my Yamaha keyboard. The tracks are: piano (hypetine), harp, strings, nylon guitar, and standard percussion kit.

The music was recorded as an MP3 file with Audacity after connecting the musical keyboard's output jack to the laptop's line-in jack using a cable with 3.5 mm stereo plug at both ends. A 3.5 mm stereo jack to 6.35 mm stereo adapter was used to connect the 3.5 mm (approx. ⅛") stereo plug to the keyboard's 6.35 mm (¼") stereo jack.

MP3 Score Lilypond Details

Most of the piece was written as a learning exercise for myself. The 4th track containing arpeggios from nylon guitar is meant to play hide and seek with the main track and sound happy.

The 2nd (harp) and 5th (percussion) tracks are missing from the sheet music because I couldn't find a way to add a track for harp in LilyPond and I don't know the music notation for percussion kit. I'm not very good at music notation. So, there may be notation errors in the sheet music but it is good enough to remind me the notes of this piece in case I ever forget them.