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Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« on: October 05, 2009, 07:39:13 PM »
Hedwig's Theme

I changed a few notes in this one to make it easier for ocarina.

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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 08:26:23 PM »
Is that A-sharp supposed to be there as a B-flat? Or I'm I reading it wrong? I tried playing it as both a a and b sharp and they both sounded ok to me. X_X but I havn't heard this song in so long.

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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 06:50:27 PM »
A# is Bb, and it sounds right as A#, so I'll say it's supposed to be A#.

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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 11:08:24 PM »
Yes it should be A# because we have sharps in the key.  Since A# and Bflat are the same note, the decision to write A# or Bflat depends on what key you are in.  It's a bit weird to mix sharps and flats, so if you're in a key with sharps, you'll usually use sharps for the accidentals instead of flats. 

Oh dear, that sounded a bit confusing!  Hope that made sense!
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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 10:47:43 AM »
It's a bit weird to mix sharps and flats, so if you're in a key with sharps, you'll usually use sharps for the accidentals instead of flats. 

Oh dear, that sounded a bit confusing!  Hope that made sense!

And if you thought THAT was confusing... In some cases where you have a lot of sharps and flats in the key signature, you'll sometimes find "natural" notes denoted with a double-sharp or double-flat rather than the "natural" accidental to better reflect their relation to the tonic.

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Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 05:29:29 PM »
Since I can't read sheet music that well, could someone please tab it. I would really appreciate it.   ;D

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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 06:13:35 PM »
Hi,

STL has a tabber that allows you to tab from sheet music.  

Go here:

http://stlocarina.com/fico.html

Pick your ocarina.

and then choose scale composer.

After that - you can just compare the sheet music note with what is on the screen and slowly tab it out.

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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 02:19:31 PM »
If I can get to it Monday, I'll get those tabs made.  I feel like I could have a 6 month vacation just to catch up on all my work!  Hopefully I can fit in a little time though to get you those tabs. And maybe someone else will be able to help before then.
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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 11:51:19 PM »
I feel like I should know this being a band nerd and all. How do you know what key this is in?

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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2010, 11:06:18 PM »
It's in the key of G.
For keys with sharps there is a cool little trick to help know the key rather than just having to memorize "one sharp key of G, two sharps, key of D," etc.

In a key with sharps in the key signature look at the sharp sign that is the furthest to the right (which happens to be the leading tone of the key).  Then go up one half step and that's your key.  In this case, there is just one sharp - F sharp - so you look at that one and go up one half step to G and that's your key.

Another example, say you have 3 sharps in the Key, F#, C# and G#.  G# is the furthest to the right, so we look at that one and go up one half step to A and we've found our key.

There's a different trick for flats, but I'll save that one for another day.  Hope this helps.
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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 04:16:25 PM »
It's actually in the key of E-minor, not G. That pattern holds true for major keys with sharps, but E-minor is the relative minor of G, which means the two keys are notated with the exact same sharps/flats.

To tell if you're in the major key or its relative minor, just look at the final note of a piece. For the most part, music needs to "resolve" which means finish on the first note of the key's scale. Since this song ends on E, I know the piece is in E-minor. If it were in G, it would have ended on a G.

(This is a general rule-of-thumb. It doesn't work every time)

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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2015, 06:28:58 AM »
Hi friends, unfortunately it seems the link is not working! It opens up an image shack page and an Advertisement but I cannot access the sheet music!

if you can help I would really appreciate it!

Much love

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Re: Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 06:11:41 PM »
broken link :(