This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
It had been a while since I created a sheet music based off my own arrangement of songs, the last occurring in March and April ’08. However, I was really inspired by that piano and cello duet that fused Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” to try and see if I can figure out the latter on the piano.
I surprisingly did, and it took me two days to get the basics chords and the melody lines down. Then it took me about a day (Night? I stayed up until 4am) to notate my findings on Finale Notepad. I discovered something — notating music is like coding in HTML and CSS. All it is is one long trial and error process. ~_~;; Believe it or not, the second measure killed me for about thirty minutes because I couldn’t figure out which notes durations I had to use to get that exact rhythm right. Luckily, once I got over that measure, everything else was a piece of cake.
But that’s one unexpected project out of the way! Along with that, I decided to update my “Canon in C Major” arrangement (basically just added in eight measures). “Viva la Vida” and the others can be found here. Check them out! Listen to the midi files! Take my .MUS files and play with it yourself!