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    Looking for standards with no accidentals so i can make a strip for my music box
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    Long Ago And Far Away.

    Check that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Kingstone View Post
    Long Ago And Far Away.

    Check that one.
    close but no cigar
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    got one! my romance. anyone else?
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    My Romance! That's the one.

    Try Confirmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Kingstone View Post

    Try Confirmation.
    that thing’s got more accidentals than my sister’s nursery
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758 View Post
    got one! my romance. anyone else?
    Richard Rodgers seemed to relish the challenge of writing completely diatonic melodies that give the impression of chromatic movement via their relatively complex harmonic backgrounds. The Blue Room is another one.

    I reckon there'd be a number of tunes from the '20s that would fit the bill. Avalon is one off the top of my head.

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    Rodgers' tune, Falling in Love with Love is yet another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758 View Post
    Looking for standards with no accidentals so i can make a strip for my music box
    Irving Berlin was famous for writing many of his tunes using just the white notes on the piano. Check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgcim View Post
    Irving Berlin was famous for writing many of his tunes using just the white notes on the piano. Check them out.
    It was actually the reverse. He never learned to read music and wrote everything in F# major on a special piano with a lever that enabled him to transpose to other keys.

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    Blue Room. Not an accidental in sight. I presume you mean in the melody.

    standards with no accidentals?-blue-room-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMB View Post
    It was actually the reverse. He never learned to read music and wrote everything in F# major on a special piano with a lever that enabled him to transpose to other keys.
    "With this piano I was able to transpose into my singing key, or rather to keep it within the range of my voice." So he'd set the key at the start, instead of using it throughout the song.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Blue Room. Not an accidental in sight. I presume you mean in the melody.

    standards with no accidentals?-blue-room-jpg
    Aren't the Bs flat since it's in the key of F?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRS View Post
    Aren't the Bs flat since it's in the key of F?
    If they weren’t flat they would be marked as accidentals.

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    I may have misunderstood the OPs post. I assumed that he meant his music box only played in C.

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    I just need to be able to transpose to C and not have any sharps or flats
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    Quote Originally Posted by PMB View Post
    It was actually the reverse. He never learned to read music and wrote everything in F# major on a special piano with a lever that enabled him to transpose to other keys.
    I knew it was something weird like that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758 View Post
    I just need to be able to transpose to C and not have any sharps or flats
    How are you going to put this music strip on the box? Is it a print out? From what? Will it stick? Will it crinkle?

    Does the strip have to fit the tune being played? Most music boxes just play very simple tunes... why not make your own strip? Or paint it on, maybe.

    Not enough information, Joe. Enlighten us.

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    it's like this. My Romance is working well so far
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    Okay

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    Ok so you’ve given up on the guitar then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    Ok so you’ve given up on the guitar then.
    yes; you're welcome
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    cool, look forward to some bebop solos on the music box.

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    lol first diatonic C only bebop soloist
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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    what you need is one of these.

    30 Note Music Box Set
    that's really cool! maybe if i do my romance and blue room my wife will let me buy it
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe2758 View Post
    that's really cool! maybe if i do my romance and blue room my wife will let me buy it
    yes I was intrigued with it, I would fancy doing a Bach fugue or something, would probably take me about a year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    Your first assignment:

    omg hahahaha that is great
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    Quote Originally Posted by grahambop View Post
    Your first assignment:

    Loved it, especially the C chord notation over every bar. But those pesky A flats keep popping up!

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    It might be accidental