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#1471029 - 07/09/10 09:32 AM Happy Birthday arrangement
aling Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 6
Loc: Canada
Hi everyone. I have been reading this forum for awhile now finally I got myself an account. Just a quick introduction of myself, I have started my piano journey on Sept, 09. I had some basic keyboard knowledge (took lessons when I was 8 or 9 years old but didn't last long) so at the very least I can name the keys on piano. My progress has been going steady and I intend to write piano exams (RCM in Canada).

Anyway I am looking for a Happy Birthday arrangement, something that sounds like the following would be ideal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf5zNPS131c

Thanks again and happy playing.

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#1471050 - 07/09/10 10:22 AM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: aling]
Studio Joe Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 1803
Loc: Decatur, Texas
Here you go.

http://www.texas-trax.com/happybirthday.htm

Welcome to the forum.
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#1471286 - 07/09/10 04:04 PM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: Studio Joe]
Stephen Hazel Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 734
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
BDB has a pretty nice one. I don't seem to have it handy though.
I'll try to remember to post it when i'm home.
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#1471397 - 07/09/10 08:04 PM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: Stephen Hazel]
aling Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 6
Loc: Canada
Thanks Joe and Stephen!

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#1471481 - 07/09/10 11:43 PM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: aling]
Stephen Hazel Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 734
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
Rats.
I've lost the .jpg sheet music, I only have the midi file.
This one I've learned to play
(the one from BDB on pworld here):
http://pianocheater.com/etc/_HappyBirthday.mid

And this one I just found in the pile o' midi files I got:
http://pianocheater.com/etc/happy_birthday.mid

While we're at it, here's a totally unrelated flow diagram for ya:
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http://PianoCheetah.com - writing my own piano practice program ...yeah, I'm crazy like that

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#1471482 - 07/09/10 11:45 PM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: Stephen Hazel]
Stephen Hazel Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 734
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
You could also hit google. Stick this in there:
filetype: pdf "happy birthday"

or

filetype: jpg "happy birthday"
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http://PianoCheetah.com - writing my own piano practice program ...yeah, I'm crazy like that

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#1472840 - 07/12/10 10:58 AM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: Stephen Hazel]
samasap Offline
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Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 607
Loc: UK
Hello

You can play HAPPY BIRTHDAY in any key you like really, and its quite simple once you know the notes that are in this, so I will put them simplified below to help you out with this: -

I will write it in C for now to keep it straightforward.....
Right Hand Melody: -
C C D C F E/C C D C G F/C C HIGHER C A F E E D/Bb Bb A F G F

Left Hand - Just play OCTAVES of the notes below.....
****F*****C/**********F/F****************Bb**/******F****C F.

Hope this helps you out a bit to get you started!
Thanks
Samantha

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#1472881 - 07/12/10 11:42 AM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: samasap]
aling Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 6
Loc: Canada
Thanks everyone for their inputs. I should have put in more thought when writing my last post.

In the video, the pianist had some fancy stuffs (glissando, etc..) going on and I am wondering if there are "fancy" arrangement of Happy Birthday that's similar to the video? I asked the uploader of that video but no reply. frown I can play the "basic" version of the song and I am just looking for ways to jazz it up, I guess.

Happy playing everyone!

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#1473437 - 07/13/10 11:30 AM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: aling]
samasap Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 607
Loc: UK
HI

Yes its nice to make it sound more flourished! You could add some Tremoloes when you start it, and hold onto that for a few seconds, then go into the song! Then when you reach mid chorus you could do the same again. Just fills it out a bit.

You could also bend some of the notes, so give it a blues sound throughout certain parts, and improvise from there.
And you could add a glissando in just before the last part that says
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU"!
Then finish on a blues run...so if you do it in F starting it on C, as I posted previously, your last note in the song will be F, so you can run down doing something like: - FFEbEbCCBbABbAFF then hold in both hands on F chord and split the notes playing fastly, this will end it really nicely.

Hope this is useful!
Thanks
Samantha

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#1473701 - 07/13/10 06:27 PM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: aling]
RonO Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/01/10
Posts: 115
Loc: New Zealand
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#1473726 - 07/13/10 07:15 PM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: RonO]
Wizard of Oz Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 873
Try this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6Aa92cZToI

Warning, could be VERY hard!

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#1473879 - 07/14/10 12:16 AM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: Wizard of Oz]
TromboneAl Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/12/04
Posts: 794
Loc: Northern, Northern California
I like this one.
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#1474016 - 07/14/10 07:50 AM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: TromboneAl]
aling Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/09/10
Posts: 6
Loc: Canada
Wow thanks everyone. I will try them all regardless! smile

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#1983482 - 11/06/12 03:59 PM Re: Happy Birthday arrangement [Re: Stephen Hazel]
Stephen Hazel Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 734
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
Originally Posted By: Stephen Hazel

This one I've learned to play
(the one from BDB on pworld here):
http://pianocheater.com/etc/_HappyBirthday.mid

And this one I just found in the pile o' midi files I got:
http://pianocheater.com/etc/happy_birthday.mid



Well, I'm renaming my PianoCheater program to
PianoCheetah and consequently my old website will be GOING AWAY some day.
There seems to be a remarkable number of hits from this page, so I thought I'd give you the new links:
(I have to do this in a reply as I can't edit the original message - must be tooo old)


http://pianocheetah.com/etc/_HappyBirthday.mid
http://pianocheetah.com/etc/happy_birthday.mid



and, of course, ...
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...Steve
http://PianoCheetah.com - writing my own piano practice program ...yeah, I'm crazy like that

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