Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

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Laurensss
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Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

Post by Laurensss » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:50 pm

Hi, the fingering in the Theorist version of Happier is a bit weird:
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In measures 3 and 4 the thumb is holding a D for the whole measure, while also playing the occasional F.

Any ideas? Cheers.

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Re: Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

Post by andrewwegierski » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:21 pm

I've forwarded to Thomas to discuss this. That definitely looks strange to me.
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Re: Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

Post by andrewwegierski » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:48 pm

Unfortunately, we cannot make any changes to notation in the Theorist's arrangements unless we have explicit permission. All of the notation is owned by him, and we simply just format it for the app and add fingerings. We are going to leave that be for now.
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Re: Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

Post by sw1tch73ch » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:17 am

I would go with the Thumb for the D and then use the 2 Finger on that F. Notice when the F becomes sixteenth notes they are shown with the 2 over them, still F keys. You might consider playing the A with the 4 finger and the G with the 3.
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Re: Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

Post by Laurensss » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:59 am

andrewwegierski wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:48 pm
All of the notation is owned by him, and we simply just format it for the app and add fingerings. We are going to leave that be for now.
Andrew, the problem is in the fingering, something you do have control over. I do have to say it's refreshing to see a honest "wontfix" for a change, but it's not a good look.

Thanks sw1tch73ch, I was doing something like that. If your pinkie is quick enough you can just play:
2|1 3 3 3 5 5 4 3 2
2|3 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 3

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Re: Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

Post by andrewwegierski » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:41 pm

I know the problem is the fingering. Actually, no, we do not have control over that. I was mistaken. That's part of the notation from him, and we cannot change it. No matter how small it is. We simply copied his sibelius files and put them in the app.

Good solution, John
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Re: Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

Post by blispers » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:34 am

Hi,

So my question is what and who is the Theorist? What makes it better or special? Why should I buy and learn these songs? Why did PGS bring in something they could not fix?

Thanks Scott

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Re: Fingering in Happier (Theorist)

Post by Moreless » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:34 am

You can make whatever changes you like to the XML data files. An example of me doing this is here: viewtopic.php?t=18695

If you do not own Sibelius, you can edit the file using Notepad or any other text editor.

I have not purchased this song so I can't make the edit for you.

If you do make edits, I would recommend making a backup copy. Sometimes Playground Session will re-download the original XML file and overwrite your changes back to normal. If that happens quickly restore the file. You don't even have to shutdown the app to do this.

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