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Title: Fingering Chart
Post by: Vision River on December 30, 2011, 02:52:45 am
The sample curriculum pages from MOs 'Learning to Play MOUNTAIN OCARINAS®' book show this fingering chart for B, A and G:

(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5085/unit1.th.gif) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/141/unit1.gif/)

What I am wondering is if the same charts are available for the whole scale.

These are great because they show me how to position my fingers to sound the note shown on the music sheet, with the name of the note.

With the chart showing on the screen at the same time with the music sheet, I can play 'Mary had a little lamb.'

I've ordered the curriculum. Does it have the same charting for the whole scale?







Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Dan Hazy on December 30, 2011, 03:05:25 am
I recieved a fingering chart with both of my ocarinas. Call Karl and I'm sure he would be happy to send you one. :) The phone number is on the website.


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Harp Player on December 30, 2011, 04:10:53 am
You should have got some cards with the fingering chart on them.  Look in your box again.  I think he also has a fingering chart on the website as well.


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: cerescop on December 30, 2011, 06:01:52 am
the whole fingering chart is available on the website, on the back of the business cards, and in the back of the self learning curriculum book. There are lots of places to get it. 


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: 4efs on December 30, 2011, 06:45:21 am
It is also under the tabs section and came on the paper that came in the ziploc with your MO.

You might want to visit the tabs section to help you start familiarizing yourself with your MO too.


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Vision River on December 30, 2011, 03:41:03 pm
Wow! Thanks for all the response. I did see the Diatonic Fingerings on the chart in the ziploc bag, but somehow did not relate it with what I found on the sample page from the lesson book online.

Guess it was because with the online version I could look from the fingering to the music on one screen.

Or because the tension in my body hinders me from relaxing enough to see it. Too many thoughts!

I may play with putting the fingering with the music as a graphic, to get me started.

Not clear what the Tabs are.... will take a closer look.


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Dan Hazy on December 30, 2011, 07:16:19 pm
Tabs is music that people who don't know how to read sheet music can read. On the MO it's pictures of each note that you make to play the song. Black dots are the holes you cover and the one without a black dot is the ones you don't cover. :)


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Vision River on December 30, 2011, 10:27:14 pm
Tabs is music that people who don't know how to read sheet music can read. On the MO it's pictures of each note that you make to play the song. Black dots are the holes you cover and the one without a black dot is the ones you don't cover. :)

Omigosh! And there is a Tabs section on the site? With music written in Tabs? I am going there now!


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Vision River on December 31, 2011, 02:33:11 am
I see the Tabs section brings up a vertical line of tabs for each song.

How does one use this?

As the tabs are in a vertical column, and four tabs (notes) show on the screen at a time, four notes could be played before needing to scroll down.

I am attempting to put Amazing Grace into horizontal-reading tabs by saving all tabs to a folder and inserting them into a graphics program but finding it laborious.

Am I missing something obvious??


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Dan Hazy on December 31, 2011, 03:19:42 am
When I go to the tabs screen, the notes appear horizontaly. When I did it, it showed all or most of it without scrolling down. Look at the top of the tabs section page and you will see G large G small C large C small. This is how big the tabs will appear, so click on the G small or C small. If that doesn't help then go to your computers heading ( the bar below the search bar) and click on View. Then click on Zoom and set it to a lower zoom percentage. I just printed out the tabs though. It helpful for when you want to play outside, which I do a lot whenever it's not cold :).


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Cliff on December 31, 2011, 05:07:32 am
Fingering charts can be download from the links on this page: :)

http://www.mountainsocarina.com/b/faq/fingering/

--Cliff


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Dunetraveller on December 31, 2011, 10:34:32 am
I see the Tabs section brings up a vertical line of tabs for each song.

How does one use this?

As the tabs are in a vertical column, and four tabs (notes) show on the screen at a time, four notes could be played before needing to scroll down.

This happens for me as well. I use Safari (latest build) on my macbook pro, and I use Chrome on the Winblows 7 desktop upstairs. Both are unable to show the images side by side. I thought using a different browser or OS would do the trick. Perhaps the tabs section was coded for a particular browser? Maybe the webmaster would know? I would like to read the tabs side by side rather than in a single column. I have also zoomed out to the max I could go, but I still couldn't see all the tab images for a single song... but even if I could, the size reduction made seeing the detail all but impossible


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Vision River on December 31, 2011, 02:47:10 pm
Fingering charts can be download from the links on this page: :)

http://www.mountainsocarina.com/b/faq/fingering/

--Cliff

Thanks, Cliff. That's a help.


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Vision River on December 31, 2011, 02:48:37 pm
I see the Tabs section brings up a vertical line of tabs for each song.

How does one use this?

As the tabs are in a vertical column, and four tabs (notes) show on the screen at a time, four notes could be played before needing to scroll down.

This happens for me as well. I use Safari (latest build) on my macbook pro, and I use Chrome on the Winblows 7 desktop upstairs. Both are unable to show the images side by side. I thought using a different browser or OS would do the trick. Perhaps the tabs section was coded for a particular browser? Maybe the webmaster would know? I would like to read the tabs side by side rather than in a single column. I have also zoomed out to the max I could go, but I still couldn't see all the tab images for a single song... but even if I could, the size reduction made seeing the detail all but impossible

I use Chrome also. Some wrote that the tabs do appear horizontally. Wonder what browsers they use?


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Vision River on December 31, 2011, 02:49:42 pm
When I go to the tabs screen, the notes appear horizontaly. When I did it, it showed all or most of it without scrolling down. Look at the top of the tabs section page and you will see G large G small C large C small. This is how big the tabs will appear, so click on the G small or C small. If that doesn't help then go to your computers heading ( the bar below the search bar) and click on View. Then click on Zoom and set it to a lower zoom percentage. I just printed out the tabs though. It helpful for when you want to play outside, which I do a lot whenever it's not cold :).

What browser do you use, Dan?


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Cliff on December 31, 2011, 05:52:02 pm
I believe Firefox will work. I jut tried FF 8.01 on osx just now. I am to blame for the browser incompatibility. Sorry :( I hacked this together a couple of years ago to test the then new google app engine. It seemed to work on current browsers at that time... but not today.

--Cliff


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Dan Hazy on December 31, 2011, 07:21:15 pm
I don't know exactly what you mean by browser. Forgive me for my lack of computer intelligence,lol.
If you mean by what computer I use, I use Microsoft Windows 98 (that's what it says on the computer anyways) it also says Gateway. To search the internet I use Internet Explorer.

I hope some of the information I provided was the answer to the question you asked. :)


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Harp Player on December 31, 2011, 08:30:58 pm
Firefox works just fine for my win 7 machine.  It also worked on my Vista machine before it died.  I noticed you had a PDF file of the fingering chart, that should work on any machine that has the adobie pdf reader (http://"http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html") installed.  I have never bothered with chrome or any of the other off brand browsers. 


Title: Re: Fingering Chart
Post by: Dunetraveller on December 31, 2011, 08:31:09 pm
Thanks Cliff! I used to use FF exclusively for a long time, but broke out of the box to try some others. I have no problem using it again.

Dan: A browser is like a window to the internet. When someone talks about "opening a window" in terms of computers/internet, they really mean opening the web browser. You probably know the one you use -- Internet Explorer. There is also Netscape which was popular for years as a competitor to IE, Opera, FireFox, Safari, Chrome, etc.

When a person writes a program designed to function on a web page, they write it in a language that can function with one or more browsers. If a given browser goes to a website and isn't given proper instructions, all sorts of unintended consequences happen -- like text that seems to lay on top of other text (this happens a LOT), or what was once a nice grid of information gets displayed as a run on line or single column.

Of course, as in this case, sometimes the program is best viewed in a certain "window" like Firefox. This is because even though the language of Cliff's program hasn't been updated in a while, Firefox still supports programs that were written in earlier versions of its "language". Lucky for you (and me), Firefox is a very popular browser and all you have to do is search for it and install it for free to see the tab pages in all their original glory. :-)

Hope that wasn't too confusing.