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I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby suzannahsylvian on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:38 am

Does anyone have any keyboard chords to Nightporter?
I've googled it but nothing has come up for keyboards.
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby Pagoda on Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:33 am

Ah crap, really? That would be so awesome to be able to play too

If you have the melody, you can guess at the chords that go with it- although it might not come out the same

Sorry I can't help
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby Rain on Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:24 am

I've wondered the same thing - I just hope that one day I'll magically discover them by accident ;S Ha
Not that I'm good at playing the main tune either (just goes to show how much I know about playing the piano when I use the term 'main tune').

Oh well...
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby Stoobie on Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:24 pm

i know it is available somewhere on the net ! i remember seeing it !

Try www.davidsylvian.net ? ?

Sorry old age kicking in, i'm sure you could possibly trace it

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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby ob8 on Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:39 pm

Nightporter is not difficult to play and with a little perseverance you will get there, I have seen someone playing it on YouTube where you can get a real close up of the notation for the song. It's really a simple song and therein lies it's beauty.
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby Fabi R on Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:45 pm

Hello, Suzannah and all Japan Sylvian fans, :D

I play Nightporter (album version 7 min). I may say it´s not too hard, the notes are very close to each other.
I will upload it on youtube! :wink:
But at the beginning it´s a little bit hard to manage accompainment (acc.) and melody at the same time. But I suggest you to play only the melody first til it becomes automatic and then, go to the acc. With time you must play both but looking at the acc, specially, cause the notes are not so close to each other.

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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby Fabi R on Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:56 pm

Hi everyone!

Now you can listen to my cover version of Nightporter on YT!

Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z5og7eLnYQ
I hope you enjoy it!


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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby Burnsjed on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:25 am

Hi Fabi, though that was nice, unfortunately it is not going to help suzannahsylvian.
As has been mentioned it really is not that difficult, I am at work right now so just working off memory, so if this is not totally correct then forgive me. I am using this http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring/project_ideas/Phys_img024.jpg
As a reference ok, and I am going off of memory and haven't actually seen a music sheet for this, so when I use to play this years ago it was by ear, so someone might be able to correct this if it's wrong!
The bass part (played with your left hand) is A1A2 E1E2 (If I recall this is played throughout the intro and verse)
So the intro would be
A1A2 (left hand) A4E5 C5(right hand)
E1E2 (LH) G4 D5(RH)
repeat
Then the melody in the verse which would be played with your RH
A4 B4 C5 D5 C5 B4 A4 B4 C5 D5 C5 B4 A4 B4 C5 B4 G4
A4 B4 C5 D5 C5 B4 A4 B4 C5 D5 C5 B4 F5 E5
Sorry I am struggling to remember by just looking at the picture of the keyboard what the next notes are, and I don't want to feed you too much incorrect info! Probably should do this with a keyboard in front of me!
Also depending on what you are playing it on, you might need to switch the octaves of either or both hands.
There is a music sheet for this some where, though I can't remember if it was written for guitar or piano?
It really is actually quite basic, and once you get started on it, you might surprise yourself by working out the rest.
The left hand as I said I am pretty sure is the same, and then it switches up a few keys. Sure someone else can add to this!
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby Fabi R on Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:35 am

Hello, Burnsjed (and all Japan/Sylvian fans)!

Thanx for your kind words!

Oh, ...like me... I played it by ear but I wrote all notes and chords! :wink:
I never found Nightporter chords and melody in some website.
So, your reference is gonna help us and Suzanna! Thanx! :-)

Let´s go...

INTRO = ACC.1 (could be):
LH: A2 E2
RH: E3 C3(separately) E3 G3 (together)

OR (easier to play with the melody):
LH: A2 E2
LH: A3 C4(together) E3 G3 (together)


MELODY 1:
RH (CORRECT!!!):
A4 B4 C5 D5 C5 B4 A4 B4 C5 D5 C5 B4 A4 B4 C5 B4 G4
A4 B4 C5 D5 C5 B4 A4 B4 C5 D5 C5 B4 F5 E5


ACC.2:
LH: F2 E2 C3
LH: F3 A3 (together) E3 G3 (together) (E3 G3 'esier than E2 G2') :wink:

LH: B2
LH: D3 F#3 (together) and back to the ACC.1


MELODY 2: The fear in my heart that...
RH: A4 A4 B4 C5 B4 A4 G4 C5 D5 E5 D5 B4 F5 E5


CHORUS 1: Here am I alone again...
LH: D3 A2 B2 E2 (or E3) :wink:
RH: D4 G4 B4 (*) A3 C4 E4(*) B3 D4 F#4(*) E4 G4 B4(*)

(*) I alternate the notes together and separately (you can listen it in my cover version)


CHORUS 2: Nightporters go...
LH: D3(**) D3(**) C3 (**) B2 (**)
RH: A4(**) B4 C5 B4 A4(**) B4 G4 (**) A4 F#4(**) B3 D4 F#4 G4 F#4 D4 and back to ACC.1

(**) Play those 1st notes together


Burnsjed: and I don't want to feed you too much incorrect info! Probably should do this with a keyboard in front of me!

Oh, dear, don´t worry! I´m here to (try) help too! :smt023
Let´s see what´s gonna say our pal Suzanna!
I guess this is enough to play this song (video version, 3:30 min aprox.)!

Best wishes to all! :-D
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby Fabi R on Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:57 pm

Dear Readers,


I was intending to create a topic about music sheet or just to share some musical experiences by covering songs by Japan/ Dolphin Bros./ David Sylvian or related.
At the same time, I don´t know if it´ll be read in a sense of being necessary to create that topic.
Anyway, as you know I posted my cover version of Nightporter with sheets (above), problaby the closest to the original version cause I just played by ears.
So, I´d like to share another cover version: Dolphin Bros. My winter.
Hope you enjoy it and thanks a lot for watching!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2RF4RjNiH4
Best wishes!
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby plplplpl on Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:06 am

Thanks Fabi for the Nightporter music. Yes, there is sheet music of Nightporter on the Yahoo Group when you sign in, but it's an unplayable computer-generated bad rendition, unfortunately.

Still looking for the real, correct sheet music for Nightporter...
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby plplplpl on Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:48 am

I always thought David Sylvian's voice had a cello timbre quality to it, so here's an arrangement for piano and cello my brother and I made, played by my daughters.

http://youtu.be/R0Yml-L-li0
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby untitled on Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:06 pm

That's lovely...they did a really good job :)
I found the way, by the sound of your voice.
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby digimarsh on Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:28 am

when i was watchin some of the you tube stuff i saw i guy playin nightporter on the guitar (my instrument of choice) it looked quite simple , i was trying to pick the chords . does anyone know them ,
More on could any one please,please tell me the guitar chords for world citizen, i know its a simple loop and i have tried to pick it up by ear but just can not get it down.
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Re: I was wondering if any of you could help me?

Postby plplplpl on Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:15 pm

Re-upping the sheet music, as the previous version seems in accessible.

Hope this works:
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