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For curious souls, I reside in Laurelin and can be found as Nan (glen/valley in elven language Quenya) or Noobo the musical hobbit. Find me, slay me, give me some weed for a song or just jam with me ;) A downloadable/printable Word doc (thanks to Amelli/Snowbourn) HERE (version 0.4.11) Thanks to everyone who's contributed, especially Bob_the_Sane, who compiled the first really nice BIG list in the lotro-europe forums! If you have any songs/updates/additions/corrections/changes/etc or if you would like to be notified of any new song additions... lotro -at- glenneroo -dot- org So then, off we go...

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Getting Started

1. Starting at level 5, train a musical skill at your trainer. Here's an always up-to-date list. Everybody can play the Lute. Burglars, Hunters and Lore-Masters can play a Clarinet. Captains, Champions and Guardians can play a Horn. Minstrels are blessed and can play Bagpipes, Clarinet, Cowbell, Drums, Flute, Harp, Horn and Theorbo! 2. Buy an instrument from your local Bard. 3. Equip your instrument: Open your inventory (press i) and double-click (or right-click) on it. If instrument is not already in hand, press ENTER and type /music (as if you were going to say something) You can also set a shortcut for quick-playing: /shortcut X /music where X = number of quick-slot 4. Tada! Instrument in hand, you should now be in play mode! 5. Press keys 1-8 to play notes, using shift and ctrl to go high or low.

Playing with the keyboard (default mapping)

Color key

Notes in c o l o r mean HOLD down the CTRL or SHIFT key while pressing that note: * Notes in this color e.g. 1 -> hold CTRL key while pressing the note i.e. CTRL + 1 * Notes in this color e.g. 2 -> hold SHIFT key while pressing the note i.e. SHIFT + 2 * ... dots following a note indicate how long to hold the note (hold the key down) Only wind instruments can hold notes: Bagpipes, Clarinet, Flute and Horn. * Not all notes are mapped by default! Open Options -> Key Mapping and scroll down about 3/4 of the way. C2, C#2, D2, D#2, E2, F2, F#2, G2, G#2, A2 and A#2 are not mapped! Oh my! Sorry but i don't have a recommended mapping (yet) for these notes... If you understand music, here's a nice scale from LoTRO Life: scale

And another scale from Northwoods: c' --8-- b 7 a --6-- g 5 f-------------4------------------------------- e 3 d-------2------------------------------------- c 1 8 B----------------------7-------8--------(b)7- A 6 (#)7 (b)6 G----------------5-----(#)6------(b)5-------- F 4 (#)5 E----------3-------4---------(b)3------------ D 2 (#)3 (b)2 C --1-- (#)2 B, 1 (#)2 means that CTRL + 2 plays C sharp. (b)2 means that CTRL + 2 plays D flat. (same note as C#) And yet another chart (the C is Middle C) thanks to Neonin C = 8 B = 7 A = 6 G = 5 F = 4 E = 3 D = 2 C = Shift + 1 OR the key 8 on its own B = 7 Bb/A# = 7 A = 6 Ab/G# = 6 G = 5 Gb/F# = 5 F = 4 E = 3 Eb/D# = 3 D = 2 Db/C# = 2 C = 1 B = 1

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licks, chords and scales

Basic Blues/Rock & Roll Scale in C Major by Neonin C Section: 1 3 5 6 7 6 5 3 1 3 5 6 7 6 5 3 F Section: 8 6 4 2 3 2 4 6 C Section: 1 3 5 6 7 6 5 3 G Section: 7 5 2 5 F Section: 4 6 8 6 C Section: 1 3 4 5 G Section: 5 5 5 5 Chords to follow this would be: C Section = (135) <- Brackets mean play all notes together F Section = (468) G Section = (257) You can quite easily play a tune over the top of this using just the keys 1 to 8, as most of them fit in with any part of the scale, so it makes quite a good starting point if you get three players together. Banjo Duel for lute by Skaara (in-game) Good for lute duels!! Start off slow, end up as fast as possible! :) 11 1234543 Dark Theme by Bob_the_Sane 1 3 2 1 1 3 2 4 Guitar (Lute) Licks by Gallowdor on Laurelin Psst! try the lute! ;) 836383638363 one finger for 8+6 and one for 3... start slow then progress faster... Try scaling to 7+5 with 2 --> 6+4 with 1 Nice Lute Accompaniment by Bob_the_Sane It is great to play while a clarinet or flute is playing a tune over the top. Try your own variation! 1535 1535 1646 1757 Nice Samba Beat by glenneroo Only Minstrels can play, unless you've gotten a lesson from a Minstrel (500 silver!) Only works with drums of course... First, remap your keys, add the new unmapped low keys to ALT + 1-8 876 ... jam away randomly... find your own groove, then randomly press ALT for some buildup. Then randomly press CTRL for bass beats, sometimes mixing in ALT. Try adding other keys, or taking away keys, or replacing keys. Experiment! Drop back down to just ALT + 876... then just regular 876... or just CTRL + 876 for beats. Play around, it's worth it! If you want to hear how i do it, find me on Laurelin! :) Lute Chords Try any combination of these chords, pressing the keys all together: 135, 146, 257, 468, 368, 1357 See if you can find any others that fit and sound good. Twilight Zone Theme by Avaries 6 7 8 7 over and over and over...

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Camptown Races by Bolinda 5535 653 32 32 5535 653 2 32 1 Chopsticks by Elspanyl Both lines should be played simultaneously, creating chords. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 6 7 8 8 8 8 Concerning Hobbits (first part) Listen to it HERE by ara1eg and scottyg92 1 2 3 5 3 2 1 1 2 6 1 7 5 3 4 3 2 1 Doe A Deer Listen to it HERE 1 23 1313. 2 344324.. 3 45 35-35. 4 566546.. 5 123456.. 6 234567.. 7 345678.. 8 7 6 4 7 5 8 5 3 1 Drip Drip Drop Little April Showers by Bob_the_Sane 1 4 5 6 7 8 5 8 6 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 Final Fantasy VII Main Theme by crimsonblade Last note with shift doesn't sound quite right, but its the lowest I can get without it sounding worse. 1 2 3 7 6 1 2 3 6 5 1 2 1 2 3 7 6 1 2 3 6 5 1 2 3 3 5 3 2 1 - if playing without shift 3 5 3 2 1 - if playing with shift Flumps by xyra 3535 3563 3424 2452 3535 3563 87671 Frère Jacques by Bob_the_Sane Listen to it HERE 1 2 3 1 1 2 3 1 3 4 5 3 4 5 5 6 5 4 3 1 5 6 5 4 3 1 1 5 1 1 5 1 Lean On Me (first part) by 11234 4321 12332 11234 4321 32111 London Bridge by Bolinda 5654 345 234 345 5654 345 2 5 31 Mary Had A Little Lamb by Enroth and Sparkeh86 Listen to it HERE You can also play that in shift if you want a higher note. The deeper note version doesnt sound too good though. I imagine if someone played this in standard and another on top in higher notes it could sound very good... 3. 212 333 222 355 3 212 333 2 2321.. Ode to Joy from Beethoven's 9th Symphony by Bob_the_Sane Listen to it HERE or HERE or HERE 3 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 6 6 7 8 8 7 6 5 4 4 5 6 6 5 5 or substitute 2nd part with this: 2 2 3 1 2 3 4 3 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 2 1 Rohan Theme (a part) by LadyDarya 222 43453 222 43458 222 43453 64 3 44 2 Row Row Row Your Boat by Lordstrazz 1 1 1 2 3 Row Row Row Your Boat 3 2 3 4 5 Gen--tly Down the Stream 8 8 5 5 3 3 Mer-rily Mer-rily Mer-rily 5 4 3 2 1 Life is but a dream Silent Night by Solace Listen to it HERE 5. 65 3. 5. 65 3. 2. 2.7.. 8. 8 5.. 6. 68. 76 5 65 3.. 6. 68. 76. 5. 65 3. 2. 24 278. 3.. 853 5 42 1... Star Wars Imperial March by Neda 3 33 153 153 <-- good 7 77 853 153 <-- good 8 558 7 6 656 ... ??? 3 6 5 4 3 4 1 4 2 4 6 ... <-- ?? Swing Low by Bolinda 6 4 6 421 4444668 8 876 8 4 421 4444665 4 Take Me Home Country Road by skyscraper1 123 33212 321 356 6353 332123 321 121 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Wormbrain Listen to it HERE 11 55 66 5. 44 33 22 1. 55 44 33 2. 55 44 33 2. 11 55 66 5. 44 33 22 1. When The Saints Go Marching In by DonDOOM 1345 1345 13453132 3321 135554 13453121 Worms Theme by Cerebulon (on CM forums) Sounds best on horn in my opinion, but I'm not sure about the ending. 456 88 7654565 46565 321 Zelda Theme by LadyDarya 2666 64532 11 2666... (continue from top)

Difficulty Rating: Medium

Axel F by SilverfoxBL 3 5 33632 - 3 7 33875 - 357 322 1 5 3 Beatles - Yellow Submarines by Keldred 678 6564 6542 265 678 6564 6542 265 88882 55555 55555 44444 88882 55555 55555 44444 Beethoven - Hymn to Joy by Keln Listen to it HERE All "pairs" denoted by a #+# should be played at the same time, i.e. 1+3 would be played by hitting the 1 and the 3 keys at the same time (yes while holding shift in this compilation). A simpler version can be played by dropping the first number in each pair e.g. 1+3 --> 3 1+3 1+3 2+4 3+5 3+5 2+4 1+3 2112 1+3 1+3 22 1+3 1+3 2+4 3+5 3+5 2+4 1+3 2112 1+3 211 22 1+3 1 2 1+3 2+4 1+3 1 2 1+3 2+4 1+3 212 5 1+3 1+3 2+4 3+5 3+5 2+4 1+3 2112 1+3 21 1+3 Fur Elise by Bob_the_Sane I'm afraid that Fur Elise is impossible to play properly on LOTRO. It's this damn shift + ctrl thing again. However with a bit of trickery I can make it so there is only one note that is impossible and I have transposed it up an octave (the note in {these brackets}) so it will sound rather strange. [3 3 3 3 3 1 2 1 1 - 1 3 6 7] 3 6 7 1 ....???... 2 1 7 6 ... Harry Potter Theme by Bob_the_Sane 1 3 5 5 3 7 6 5 3 5 5 2 5 1 Mario Theme 7 7 7 5 7 2 2 5 2 1 3 5 4 3 - 2 7 2 3 1 2 7 5 6 5 2 2 1 6 7 7 2 3 5 3 5 6 2 2 1 6 7 7 5 5 5 <--- strange..... does this line belong here? 2 2 1 6 7 7 2 3 5 3 5 6 7 6 5 <--- strange..... does this line belong here? 5 5 5 5 6 7 5 3 2 - 5 5 5 5 6 7 5 5 5 5 6 7 5 3 2 - 7 7 7 5 7 2 2 7 5 2 2 3 3 8 8 3 - 3 3 3 2 1 7 5 3 2 7 5 2 2 3 3 8 8 3 - 8 8 8 7 6 5 Metallica - Fade to Black by LordAngus (up a few steps for easier playing) 2 6 7 6 2 6 4 6 1 6 7 6 1 6 4 6 2 6 7 6 2 6 4 6 1 6 7 6 1 6 4 6 3 5 8 5 3 5 1 5 ....... ???

Difficulty Rating: Hard

Battle Tune by Natdaprat Best played with the lute. short fast-paced battle tune, play it fast!!! Difficult due to quickness combined with lag. 8888 1 8888 1 8888 1 8888 12 ...and on and on... Green Day - Basket Case by cwebb 54345 787655 787655556866 54345 787655 787655556866 168876655 168876655 144687 65558228 Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child of Mine by LordAngus INTRO 1 8 5 4 4 5 3 5 1 8 5 4 4 5 3 5 2 8 5 4 4 5 3 5 2 8 5 4 4 5 3 5 4 8 5 4 4 5 3 5 4 8 5 4 4 5 3 5 2 5 1 5 2 5 3 5 4 5 3 5 2 5 The One Ring by Bob_the_Sane I'm not sure about the ending aswell, I'm sure there's more to it that. [7 1 (7 1 7 1 6 1)] 7 3 [repeat square brackets] 7 Victory by Bob_the_Sane The keys in brackets should be played very fast, semiquavers if you are a musician. Due to the amount of ctrls in this I think it would be pretty hard to play, I haven't checked ingame I just wrote it straight off the sheet music. - Bob [5 6 4 5 6 4 5 6 8 6 5] 4 5 1 [repeat square brackets] 3 4

Not Yet Rated/Tested

Axel F by Kerotan 5 6 3 5 5 4 3 1 6 3 7 6 g g 3 7 6 6 1 6 6 2 6 5 6 3 6 6 4 3 1 6 3 6 6 3 6 6 5 5 3 7 6 6 1 6 6 2 5 6 3 6 6 4 3 1 6 3 6 6 5 5 5 3 7 6 i Amazing Grace by Bolinda Difficult only because you cant hold notes. 1 4 646 5 4 2 1 1 4 656 5 8 Bach - Sonata in A minor (Flute) by Bolinda Only got the beginning "translated", having troubles with some of the notes. Sounds much better on harp in game then flute 667 876 467 75876 278 65367 Bach - Minuet in G by Solace (still working on it) Listen to it HERE 2 - 5 6 7 8 - 2 - 5 5 - 3 - 2 3 4 5 - 5 5 2 - 3 2 8 7 - 8 - 2 8 7 6 - 5 - 6 7 8 6 - 7 ... ending is wrong?????? Battle Hymn by cwebb 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 5 8 2 3 3 3 2 8 8 7 6 6 6 7 8 7 8 6 5 6 5 3 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 5 8 2 3 3 3 2 8 8 2 2 8 7 8 Camptown Races by Smithymgs 55535653 32 32 55535653 2 321 (repeat) 1 1358 6 6865 55535653 2 343 2 1 Claudia's Theme (from the film Unforgiven) by Ironwind 33451 3345432 22342 3345875764653 33452 334643 22342 3345875764653 3455432 2344321 123321-7 67865 2342 246543 2342 35875764653 3455432 2344321 123321-7 -6-7-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 Chariots of Fire by Qore 1 4565 3 1 4565 1 4565 3 343 11 87657 56 45 87657 8 87657 56 45 343 11 Cocobo Song 2 753 2 75757 656545 457234 38 64683 252 78 64246 8778767 Concerto de Aranjuez - Theme by Avago on Snowbourn Play with a Lute! 656,66 7 8 2 8 7, 656, 6 7 8 2 3 8 7 7 6 6545, 6 4 3 4 5 3 2 323, 3 3 4 5, 4 3 3,2 Danny Boy by worntraveller Listen to it HERE 8 and 1, for all purposes, are the same note, just an octave seperated. For notes below the root of the song, I'll use dashes to indicate they are in the lower octave. Maybe someone musically inclined can translate it to something undersdtandable ingame. 7 1 2 3 Oh Danny Boy 2 3 6 5 3 The Pipes the Pipes are 2 1 6 Ca-all-ing, 1 2 3 4 From glen to glen 6 5 3 1 2 1 And down the Mountain Side, 7 1 2 3 The Summer's gone, 2 3 6 5 3 And all the flowers'are 2 1 6 Dye-ye-ing, 1 1 2 3 'Tis you, 'tis you 6 5 3 Must go, and 1 2 1 I Must Bide. The song continues similarly, except it starts on the 5th interval. Final Fantasy VII Partial Victory Fanfare by Anonymous from HERE 6 6 6 6 4 5 6 5 6 5 4 5 4 6 6 5 6 5 6 5 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 4 6 6 5 6 5 6 5 4 3 4 6 Final Fantasy IX Theme 234567876564321 2345678766 6 234567876564321 4543236363122 2 62 887656456788 2 62 8876546362 Final Fantasy X Theme 6 3 6 7 8 7 6 5 6 5 3 6 3 6 7 8 7 8 2 8 2 3 6 3 6 7 8 7 6 5 6 5 3 1 2 3 3 3 3 2 5 1 Final Fantasy Yuna's Theme 4 5 6 8 5 6 5 4 2 4 4 5 6 8 5 4 3 2 4 5 6 8 5 6 5 4 2 4 4 5 6 8 3 8 2 Flinstones by RAYMUNDO 5 1 8 6 5 1 5 4 3 3 4 5 1 2 3 5 1 8 6 5 1 5 4 3 3 4 5 1 2 3 7 3 8 7 7 6 6 7 6 6 2 7 6 6 5 5 6 5 5 1 8 6 5 1 5 4 3 3 4 5 3 2 1 -> these last three can also be 6 7 8 Fly Me To The Moon by xyra 87654 568 76543 45 65432 346 64321 2266 875 3144 6543 87654 568 76543 65432 346 64321 2266 76s3 1144 111 Freebird Intro by Wray 3 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 6 7 6 5 6 German National Anthem by Athyna on Vanyar(-DE) 3 45 5 6 5 42 3 8 7 6 5 4 53 7 (hold) 4 5 42 1 6 5 42 1 7 6 5 5 6 67 7 (hold) Godfather Theme by Olib The second to last two notes (2 and 2) might be off, but they dont seem too bad. 1 4 5 5 3 5 3 5 3 2 2 1 Go Go Buko (Final Fantasy Chocobo song) by zldyknight Play all from ||: to :|| then go back to ||: and play to || ||: 2- 7 5 3 2 7 5 7- 5- 7-- 6 5 565 4 5-- 4 5 572 3 4 , 2- 7 5 3 2 7 5 7- 5- 7-- 6 5 565 4 5-- 4 5 572 3 4, || 3- 8 6 4 6 8 3 2- 5- 2-- 7 8- 6 5 2 5 6 8 & 787 6 7--- 3- 8 6 5 6 8 3 2- 5- 2-- 7 6 676 5 6--5 6 678 2 3- 4- :|| Greensleeves Listen to it HERE by Spectator 5 7 8 2 3 2 1 6 4 5 6 7 5 5 5 5 6 5 2 5 7 8 2 3 2 1 6 4 5 6 7 6 5 5 3 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 6 4 5 6 7 5 5 5 5 6 5 2 4 4 3 2 1 6 4 5 6 7 6 5 5 3 5 5 5 by Mindulas 5 7 8 3 2 1 6 4 5 6 7 5 5 5 6 5 2 5 7 8 2 3 1 6 4 5 6 7 6 5 5 3 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 6 4 5 6 7 5 5 5 5 6 5 2 4 4 3 2 1 6 4 5 6 7 6 5 5 3 5 5 by Giskard 2 4 5 6 76 5 3 1 23 4 3 1 2 4 5 6 76 5 3 1 23 4 32 2 12 22 H2G2 by Giskard 5 4 5 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 7 6 5 4 3 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 3 4 3 2 1 Happy Birthday by 1BdKty 33 5 3 6 6 33 5 3 8 6 33 3 1 77 6 443 1 2 1 In Dreams by dracona1031 Featured in "The Breaking of the Fellowship". Slowly and freely, in 4/4 time. When the cold of win-ter comes, 1 2 3 5 3 2 1 star-less nights will cov-er day. 3 5 6 8 7 5 3 2 In the veil-ing of the sun, 1 2 3 5 3 2 1 we will walk in bit-ter rain. 3 5 6 6 5 3 2 But in dreams, 1 2 3 I can hear your name. 3 6 7 1217 5 3 2 And in dreams, 1 2 3 we will meet a - gain.____ 3 6 7 8 2 1231685 [key change] When the seas and moun-tains fall 1 2 3 5 3 2 1 and we come to end of d a y s, 3 5 6 8 7 5 3 2 In the dark I hear a call, 1 2 3 5 3 2 1 call-ing me there. 1 3 5 6 I will go there 6 5 3 2 and back a-gain. 2 1 7 8 Into the West by Mash the Goblin 3323 33451 87665 442455 8767 3323 33451 87665 442444455 8767 (the next 3 sound a bit odd) 2217 1176 223441 765 [5434] (last bit only for the finish) Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast by Arflindale 22 62 72 8 22 8 22 8 22 8--hold note 22 62 72 8 22 8 22 8 22 8--hold note James Bond by Scratcher 2333 2222444 333 Jingle Bells by Witchchild 333 333 3512 3 444 433 3 322 2 5 333 333 3512 3 444 433 3 55421 Jolly Good Fellow by Anonymous from HERE 53332343 32221231 13332346 6555421 La Bamba by frijoles Not finished. Good with a horn! 4 4 4 4 4 3 1 1 1 7 4 4 4 4 4 3 1 1 1 2 4 4 4 4 4 3 1 1 2 7 2 4 3 2 3 1 Led Zeppelin - Black Dog Riff by stamen47 3 5 6 6 3 8 6 2 3 1 2 1 6 6 8 6 5 6 6 3 5 2 3 6 6 Led Zeppelin - Over the Hills and Far Away by x--sausage--x 5-6-5-5-2-5-57-57-57-5-6-5-5-5-7-6-5-2-26-26-26-5-6-5-5-2-1-135-135 -1-1-1-1-2-3-2-2-26-26-26 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven by Solace Only the first few notes, but I would love it if someone takes this start and runs with it, only sure about the first line, the second (and a bit more I'm not posting yet because it sounds awful) seems a bit off to me 6 8 3 6 (7+5) 3 8 7 (8+5) 3 1 8 (4+5) by Giskard Some chords 26 26 26 26 26 26 24 68 57 46 57 Lost Woods from Zelda by Snapple The end still needs a little tweaking. 4 6 7 | 4 6 7 | 4 6 7 3 s | 7 8 7 5 3 | 2 3 5 3 4 6 7 | 4 6 7 | 4 6 7 3 s | 7 8 3 8 5 | 3 8 5 5 4 5 6 | 5 6 7 | 8 7 3 2 3 3 | 3 4 5 | 4 5 6 4 5 6 | 5 6 7 | 8 7 3 2 1 | 3 2 | 4 3 | 5 4 | 6 5 | 7 6 | 7 8 Metallica - Call of Ktulu by Avaries well this is the intro and I'm working on the rest of the song. w = A#4 its the last note to bottom in key mapping. 2 6 2 4 6 2 6 4 repeat 2 w 2 4 7 2 w 4 repeat 2 8 3 4 6 2 6 4 repeat 2 6 2 4 6 2 6 4 repeat Metallica - Enter Sandman by Kerotan 2 2 2 4 6 5 [Repeat and end with..] 2 2 2 4 6 2 2 Metallica - Master of Puppets by Arflindale 236 237 238 237 2366 236 237 22 54 54 54 Mission Impossible Theme (first part) by Smithymgs 55 7855 4555 7855 455 by Scratcher 2 2 2 245 2 2 2 212 O'Sullivan's March (Irish Jig) by Keln Being a jig (albeit a slower one) this should be played at a relatively quick pace. Imagine drums in the background... Ba bum bum bum bum Ba bum buddah bum bum... 5 1322356532 1232322111 5 1322356532 1232322111 5 1322356532 1232322111 5 1322356532 1232322111 868686866535355355832 123234345832 1232322111 868686866535355355832 123234345832 1232322111 Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger by Neonin 1 3 5 3 2 5 7 5 3 6 8 6 3 6 7 6 4 6 8 6 2 5 7 5 1 3 5 3 6 8 5 7 1 3 5 3 2 5 7 5 3 6 8 6 3 6 7 6 4 6 8 6 2 5 7 5 1 3 5 3 6 8 5 7 4 6 8 6 4 6 8 6 3 5 8 5 3 5 8 5 4 6 8 6 4 6 8 6 3 5 8 5 3 5 8 5 4 6 8 6 4 6 8 6 3 5 8 5 3 5 8 5 2 5 7 5 2 5 7 5 3 6 8 6 3 6 8 6 <-- Trickiest part 3 6 8 6 2 5 7 5 4 6 8 6 4 6 8 6 3 5 8 5 3 5 8 5 Over the Hills and Far Away by Avago on Snowbourn Play with a Flute! 2 567 567 533 2 567 567 866 2 567 567 538 3 212 7 8 6 6 782 876 538 3212 7 8 6 5 Queen - Another One Bites the Dust by Scratcher No space means that you have to play the next one very fast 1 1 1 111213 (repeat) 55321 55554 2 2 2 3 3 3 322325 Raider's March from Raiders of the Lost Ark by Smithymgs 3458 234 5674 67823 3458 234 5532532532 (repeat) or, for the more nimble-fingered among us: 1+3 2+4 3+5 3+8 234 5 1+6 2+7 4 1+6 2+7 3+8 23 1+3 2+4 3+5 3+8 234 5532532532 (repeat) This one sounds more full at parts, but some chords just can't be made with the small "keyboard" size. Rock of Ages by Smithymgs 5 6538 65 123 2878 7 12 2758 7 12 2758 5 6538 65 123 2878 Rule Britannia by Bob_the_Sane 3 3 4 4 3 4 3 2 1 7 5 4 3 1 3 4 5 6 4 3 2 1 1 Scarborough Fair by statmen47 2 2 6 6 6 3 4 3 2 6 8 2 8 6 7 5 6 2 2 2 1 6 6 5 4 3 2 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 Shechecheanu by Monkuta 1---4---4--4--5--4--5--4--3--4---6---6---5---5-4--5 Ba-ruch-at-a Ad-o-nai El-o-haei-nu Me-lech Ha-o-lam 1----2----3--4--4--4--4-4---4--4-6--5--5-4--4---5----6--5 She-che-che-an-u vik-i-man-u vi-hig-i-an-u baz-man-ha-ze 4-5-6-5--8-c7-6-c7-6-5-4--4-5-6-5-6-5-c7--6-5-4 A-a-a-a A-a- a- a- a-a-a A-a-a-a A-a-me-e-e-en Sibelius: Theme from Finlandia by Skaldorin 3234 3231 223 3234 3231 223 5556 3355 224 4323 1122 33 5556 3355 224 4323 1122 11 Smoke On The Water (intro) by Avaries 1 3 4 1 3 5 4 1 3 4 3 1 1 over and over for intro Song of the Steward by Music-chan Home is be-hind 2 6 6 6 Th-e w-o-r-ld a-head 6 7 8 2 8 7 5 6 And there are ma-ny paths to tred 2 6 6 6 7 8 7 6 Through sha-dow 2 2 6 To the edge of night 2 3 4 3 4 Un-til the stars are all a-light 2 2 6 6 7 8 7 6 Mist and sha-dow 2 2 2 6 C-l-oud and shade 2 3 4 3 2 All shall fade 2 6 6 A-a-al-al-al-all shall fade 6 7 8 2 8 7 5 6 YTR TRRYI YSFF -- psomm's mapping here or what?? DSAFY Y/T RTR -- ?? Star Wars by RAYMUNDO Still trying to figure out the rest! 222 6 5 5 3 8 5 5 5 8 5 4 4 2 (repeat 1 time) Tetris by Kerotan 2 1 7 6 6 1 3 2 1 7 1 2 3 1 6 6 2 4 6 5 4 3 1 3 2 1 7 7 1 2 3 1 6 3 7 1 2 3 2 1 7 6 6 1 3 2 1 7 2 3 1 6 6 2 4 7 7 1 2 1 6 6 by Avago on Snowbourn 6 345 432 246 543 4 5 6 4 2 2, 5 7 2 876 4 6 543 345 6 4 2 2 The Entertainer by Smithymgs The lack of high D# hurts this one a bit, but it still turned out well. 2338 38 38 123 3123 121 2338 38 38 65568s3 2162 2338 38 38 123 3123 121 123 3123 1213123 1213123 1213123 121 The Fall Guy by Jessian Im not 100% sure about the keys... 1 41 4125 4 1 25 5 41 415 541 25 1 1765 5451 1 41 4125 4 1 25 4 1765 5451 The First Noel by Hosscat Listen to it HERE 3 2 1 - 2 3 4 5 - 6 7 8 7 6 5 - 6 7 8 7 6 5 6 7 8 5 4 3 3 2 1 - 2 3 4 5 - 6 7 8 7 6 5 - 6 7 8 7 6 5 6 7 8 5 4 3 3 2 1 - 2 3 4 5 - 8 7 6 6 5 8 7 6 5 6 7 8 5 4 3 The Mariner's Hymn by Smithymgs 135 5 5 5 5 85 345 5 42 1 135 5 5 5 5 85 345 5 42 1 876 4 6 4 5 65 876 4 68 5 135 5 5 5 5 85 345 5 4 2 1 The Road Goes Ever On (from the BBC Audio version of The Lord of the Rings) by Abersoch 6 2 3 4 3 2 6 6 6 7 8 7 6 5 7 6 6 2 2 1 7 6 8 7 6 2 3 4 3 2 6 6 by Bob_the_Sane I think it's right, but I'm not 100% sure. Keys without space in-between are played very closely together. 1 4 4 6 4 1 4 4 3 3 4 32 1 1 4 6 7 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 3 4 32 1 1 4 by Eruantien This is an elaboration based on the bit that Gandalf sings in the movie FOTR. 255753553353212557876532132332 125578765321323321255787653213 23321255 Tis' the Last Rose of Summer by Avago on Snowbourn Play with a Flute! 123 876 553 123 5 32 11 123 876 553 123 5 32 11 538 76 553 538 766 6 7 6 6 678 123 876 553 123 5 32 11 Unchained Melody by Tanthir Repeat in brackets [ ] The only note I can't really get is the C2 note as it doesn't go down low enough but the C1 to my ears sounds a little too deep. 6 7 6 - 7 1 6 - 6 3 5 7 1 6 - 7 6 1 2 3 6 7 6 - 7 1 6 - 4 3 5 7 1 6 - 7 6 6 3 2 1 6 3 - 7 6 3 1 - 5 4 2 2(?) 7 6 [2 3 4 6 5 - 6 5 4 - 2 4 3 - 2 3 4 6 7 - 1 7 3 2 3 4 6 5 - 6 5 4 - 2 4 3 - 2 3 4 6 5 - 1 7 6 6 7 6 - 7 1 6 - 6 3 5 7 1 6 - 7 6 1 2 3 6 7 6 - 7 1 6 - 4 3 5 7 1 6 - 7 6 6 3 2 1 6 3 - 7 6 3 1 - 5 4 2 2(?) 7 6] United Front Song 4/4 by Mulkin Take the notes as their numbers. - means shorter, + means longer, normal is one beat. 9 | 3 14 5 3 | 14 14+ 9 | 14- 14- 14- 5- 6- 6- 14- 8- | 7++ 7 | 7 7 17 17 | 8+ 3- 3- | 8 8- 8 8 7- 8- | 7 5 3 3- 5 | 7 6 5 14- 14- | 3++ Warriors of the World by Scratcher 66 654 5454565 4432 444312 Welsh National Anthem "Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau/Land Of My Fathers" by Sparkeh86 Verse: 1 3 2 1 5 4 3 8 8 6 7 8 6 5 3 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 3 4 5 5 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 6 7 8 6 5 3 1 2 3 2 1 Chorus: 5 8 5 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 5 5 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 6 7 8 6 5 3 1 2 3 2 1 What shall we do with the drunken sailor? famous sea shanty by SilverfoxBL First 2 verses. Listen to it HERE or HERE 6 666 666 246 5 555 555 135 6 666 666 246 865322 6 666 246 5 555 135 6 666 246 865322 Wombles by xyra 235 532 2357 7876 765 6355 235 532 2357 7876 765 6355

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Keyboard Mapping by Doriando

ALL the main notes on one single row and all the half notes on the exact positions between the main notes, just like real black pianokeys. Only problem is that you sometimes cannot press 3 notes at the same time due to keyboard restrictions (YI] doesn't register for example), but who cares hehe. Remap your keys QWERTYUIOP[]\ .......to notes CDEFGABCDEFGA keyboard layout image Ancient old Hobbit song (smurf song) by Doriando IIITYRT PPPIOUI IIITYRTT PPPIOUII chorus: OP[[[[][PO OP[[[[][PO P[]]]]\][POP[ OP[[[[][PO IOPPPP[POI UIOOOOPOIU UIO

Keyboard Mapping by Psomm

I skip note 12 and note 16 because they are redundant. I skip Key Assign #4 on the keyboard so the top is as “piano” as possible with respect to the black key placement. (Tip: Sharpie in the 123 and 567 so they "appear" like the black keys). The way it is currently written is the best way to describe it. Here's the keyboard mapping: QWERTYUI = Note 1 thru 8 (This is the low octave C to C) ASDFGHJK = Note 17 thru 24 (This is the high octave C to C) 123 = Note 9,10,11 (This is low B and low octave black keys C# and D#) 567 = Note 13,14,15 (this is low octave F#, G#, and A#) Happy Birthday by 1BdKty ee 5 e y 6 ee 5 e 8 y ee d a uu y (its either a or i) ffd a s a Chords: (ed)(ed) 5 (ed) (yh) 6 (ed)(ed) 5 (ed) 8 (yh) eedauu(yh) (fr)(fr)(de) (aq) (sw) (aq) One of the Bree Themes by Kupotek_beta 2 3 t 5 5 t 3 2 656787 s 8765

Keyboard Mapping by Greasy85

For the following songs, map/rebind your notes to keys as follows: notes 1-8 are asdfghjk notes 9-17 are qwertyui notes 18-26 are 12345678 Yankee Doodle by Demono qqweqew aasda8 iisdfds iutyuii yuytyui tytret yuytyui ytiusii Irish Jig by House of Dexter IU YRRQRR YRYIUY UTTWTT UYUAIU YRRQRR YRYIUY UYUTIU FIFFIF FIFHGF DIDDID DIDGFD SFFIFF UFFYFF UYUTIU YRRWE Into the West by Jehryn_LOA attyaasa aasdsayad fdsssdsayadsa ayassdsayty yuyayuyauuty yuyayuyaasad dasaasads fdsdkjhhg fdsdgg fdsdkjhhg fdsdddfgs hhgffds hhjhhgfds attyaasa aayassdsayad dssdsayad aayassdsayty asdasasds fdsdkjhhg fdsdgg fdsdkjhhg fdsdddfgg hhhgffds hhjhhgfds saua Stairway to Heaven by Demono yidh(jt)di j(kt)di k(fr)sy fdiyidi y(tu)(yi)(yi) yre iyidjdi j(kt)di k(fr)sy ftyydiyidi d(t7)(iy6)(iy6) 67(iq)etdfsyf(dr)iyd(u6)y(y6)(i6)

Keyboard Mapping by Parja

Map/rebind your notes to keys as follows: Notes 1-8 mapped as A-K Notes 9-16 mapped as Q-I Notes 17-24 mapped as Z-, The Who - Behind Blue Eyes by Parja First verse and chorus. JJJGHJ JJJHT JJJHD GHJH JJJGHJ JJJHT JJJHD SDGHJH JXCCCX CXCJX JXCXHGD JXCXCBXJ GGHHT TTDSD

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Playing with a MIDI Keyboard by NolaquenTaurina

Check this out! MIDI2KEY - MIDI keyboard to LOTRO music system utility

Playing with a Wiimote by glenneroo

1. Get a Wiimote (and optionally Nunchuck) 2. Get a bluetooth dongle. Windows XP 3. Follow the tutorial on this page: http://crustea.vjfrance.com/article-130714.html Windows Vista 3. VERY CAREFULLY follow the instructions on this page to install the WIDCOMM drivers. Don't forget the step about rebooting into SAFE MODE! 4. Follow the tutorial on this page: http://crustea.vjfrance.com/article-130714.html !!! DONT INSTALL BLUE SOLEIL ON VISTA, IT DOESN'T WORK (YET - as of 2007/11/25) 5. Double-click Bluetooth Devices icon in lower right corner (white B on blue circle) - In Devices, click Add. - Press 1 and 2 buttons simultaneously on Wiimote, blue leds should all blink repeatedly. - Click Next, wait for scan to find your Wiimote... - No passkey needed. Next. - It should now show under Peripherals (keyboards, mice, joysticks) your Nintendo RVL-CNT-01 device as Connected (No passkey). - Ok. (closes window) All Windows Versions: 6. Right-click, Save Target/Link As... on this: LoTRO.PIE (version 0.10) 7. Start GlovePIE, load the LoTRO.PIE script and click RUN. 8. Optional: Open notepad and press keys on the Wiimote to make sure it's sending the keys... If NOT, check to make sure the connection is made. Vista: "Bluetooth Devices" in lower right XP : Blue Soleil (double-click device, wait, click mouse up top, wait, should start periodically sending blue blobs to the sun) 9. Start Lord of the Rings Online, equip your instrument, and get jiggy with your Wiimote! Note: For optional enjoyment value, play naked in front of a window so the neighbors can wonder what drugs you're on tonight... ;) Wiimote mapping to notes: 1: Trigger button (B) - BONUS: RUMBLES WHEN PRESSED!* :D 2: minus (-) 3: plus (+) 4: directional LEFT 5: directional UP 6: directional RIGHT 7: directional DOWN 8: Clear thumb button (A) * to disable Rumble on pressing B, in GlovePIE when script is loaded simply type // at the start of the line that says Wiimote.Rumble = ... Nunchuck mapping: Holding big trigger button (Z) is like holding CTRL Holding small trigger button (C) is like holding SHIFT Here's an overly long video showing the Wiimote in action: Skip to about 3 mins to see anything worthwhile, sorry I was too lazy to cut it ;) P.S. This was one of my worst jam sessions ever! :(

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Playback of ABC Files

I personally don't prefer this, it takes all the fun out of playing but at the same time I've heard some incredibly beautiful and quite possibly otherwise impossible to play songs (mostly due to lag)... Here's what I've been able to dig up thus far: And here is some incredibly detailed information on the ABC notation from Northman: From what I can tell, LotRO ABC uses the following and you'll be fine if you restrict yourself to using only these in this first section:
  • Q: (tempo) It will default to 1/4= yet (i.e. Q:1/4=120 is the same as Q:120), and it does accept and interpret other tempo bases such as 1/8=.
  • K: (key) I haven't gotten it to use anything except major keys only, so I use the harmonic major for any special key signatures (minor, mixolydian, etc.). It seems there are specific types of scale names allowed. WornTraveler: I was trying K:Cm, then K:Cmin and finally K:Cmin. worked.
  • L: (default note length)
  • C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C D E F G A B c d e f g a b c' z(notes) z is silent (rest). Any notes lower than C, and higher than c' will generate an error.
  • ^[note](sharp) It does not allow ^c' and, of course, does not allow ^z.
  • _[note] (flat) It does not allow _C and, of course, does not allow _z.
  • [note]2 [note]3 [note]4 [note]5 [note]6 [note]7 [note]8 (length scalar multiplier at least up to 25) I haven't tried anything longer than 25 yet. LotRO has a maximum time for sustaining notes from ABC (as well as live playing), so depending on the tempo and multiplier, you may get an error for holding a note too long. String instruments have a set sustain regardless how long the note is specified to play. While the notes will still start on-time for string instruments, they will continue to play through following notes. This makes arpeggio-like notations sound more like strumming or picking on string instruments.
  • [note]/2 [note]/3 [note]/4 (length scalar divisor) I haven't tried anything shorter than those. / by itself is /2. // is not allowed. (See below.)
  • [note][multiplier]/[divisor] (complex lengths) I have only tried 2/3 for this (for 3-notes-in-2-beats triplets). WornTraveler: Right, 3/2. ... I typed that in for a little song... (Editor's Note: that makes a dotted note for the default length) Northwoods: The a>b and c<d constructs are not supported. They can be replaced as follows: a3/2b/2 c/2d3/2 Northwoods: Triplets are another construct which doesn't seem to be directly supported. Triplets in ABC look like (3abc. You can replace this with a2/3b2/3c2/3
  • [note]-[same note] (ties) I have no idea what it will do if you try to tie two different pitches. Length modifiers are, of course, supported with the tied notes.
The shortest length I have been able to manage is the length of a 16th note at Q:1/4=250. Anything faster and I've received an error in the chat box. Still, I've seen others playing ABC (hollow note animation) with faster notes than that. It might be a client-based thing. (Odd. Previously, it was 1/4=204, but tonight I was able to play 16ths at 1/4=250) It does not accept the following, generating an error in the chat box:
  • (tuplets Northwoods: Triplets are another construct which doesn't seem to be directly supported. Triplets in ABC look like (3abc. You can replace this with a2/3b2/3c2/3
  • ~Irish Roll (interpreted by a rare few ABC players as a stuttering-style playing of the note, very common in folk music) For "Toss the Feathers", I originally had: D2ED ADED|AB=cA GECE|D~DED ADED|AddB =cAGE| I had to change it to: D2ED ADED|AB=cA GE=CE|DD/D/ED ADED|AddB =cAGE| The performance of the Irish Roll is dependent on the tempo so you'll have to interpret it for the situation.
  • [note]// (equivalent to [note]/4) Northwoods: The double slash // will generate an "unexpected token" error. Easy (obvious) fix is to replace // with /4
  • [chords] (multiple notes in brackets that are supposed to play at the same time) AmonaugTruehammer: [chords] I always get an line error message or saying chords aren't supported.
We seem to be getting variable results from the following notation (please give feedback):
  • [note]<[note] and [note]>[note] (dotted rhythm of adding %50 of the length to the greater note and reducing the lesser note by 50%) Northwoods: The a>b and a<b constructs are not supported. They can be replaced as follows: a3/2b/2 c/2d3/2 Annael: Not sure about that. In my transcription of Ride of the Valkyries, I had used the length shift notation before I read this. However, it seems to work fine for me. Take a look and let me know. Giddily: I've found that files with unsupported code do play, but they are very inconsistent. The music will be much better if they are taken out completely or replaced with a workaround. Sometimes the code will crash the game, but not all the time.
It seems to ignore the following:
  • Spaces around notes (Note grouping for notes with bars) This would normally have been used to show where the bars between 8th and shorter notes would have been placed. As LotRO does not display the notation this is moot to LotRO ABC.
  • X: (tune index) It seems to ignore this before any notes, but I have not tried to have multiple tunes. It might generate an error if used a second time or might be ignored again. This can be omitted completely in LotRO ABC (unlike ABC 1.2/2.0). Northwoods: Pure text, pure description, and not entirely necessary.
  • T: (tune title) Same as with X:
  • C: (composer/author) This is an optional field in ABC 1.6/2.0 used for displaying or cataloging special information, but it is ignored completely by LotRO ABC before any notes and can be likewise omitted.
  • Z: (transcriber) Same as with C:
  • R: (Rhythm/Style) Same as with C:, and Z:
  • M: (time signature) Same as with C:, Z: and R:
  • S: (source) Meaning from what the piece was transcribed Same as with C:, Z:, R: and M:
  • O: (origin) Geographic origin of the piece Same as with C:, Z:, R:, M: and S:
  • I: (information) Same as with C:, Z:, R:, M:, S: and O:
  • N: (comments) It completely ignores these at least before the notes and you can have multiple lines of these.
  • V: (voice) This is intended for multi-part ABC files, but as LotRO ABC does not do multi-voice, it runs right through these and plays each part as consecutive sections of the same voice.
  • | || |] (measure bars) It completely ignores these, and they don't have to be included at all (as implied accidentals do not apply; see below).
  • |: :| :: :|: (repeats) It'll barrel right through these.
  • implied accidentals (accidentals that are supposed to apply for the remainder of a measure) You have to put an accidental on every note that is not part of the key. For "Toss the Feathers", I originally had: D2ED ADED|AB=cA GECE|D~DED ADED|AddB =cAGE| I had to change it to: D2ED ADED|AB=cA GE=CE|DD/D/ED ADED|AddB =cAGE|
  • Subsequent K: fields beyond the first one
  • Any K: fields after any notes or rests
  • Key signature modifiers other than what it allows (such as m for Cm) It will still play in major, regardless, unless you name it exactly like it wants. WornTraveler: I was trying K:Cm, then K:Cmin and finally K:Cmin. worked.
  • Subsequent Q: fields beyond the first one
  • Any Q: fields after any notes.
  • "Guitar chord changes or lyrics"
  • (slurs)
  • % (comments or program-specific commands) This marks the beginning of a non-displayed, uncatalogued comment line in ABC 1.6/2.0 and LoTRO ABC. Anything after this on that line is ignored by LotRO. (Some programs use %% to signify some special command, configuration or notation, but it is still ignored as a regular % in LotRO.) Giddily: EDIT: Do % comments work in LotRO ABC?[/quote] Yes they do.
I don't know how it handles the following, but I do know they're not supported in /playing and they might generate an error:
  • +decorations+ (such as +trill+ +dc+) Just interpret them as best as you can.
  • {gracenotes} Just shorten the notes as best as you can. (Don't forget to give some allowance before the notes by shortening the previous note or rest since most grace-notes happen immediately before the full note they precede.)
  • [endings (such as [1 [2 for alternate endings) Since repeats and decorations aren't supported, endings are moot.
  • .[note] (staccato notes) Just shorten the note and add a rest to compensate. This only affects the wind instruments that have variable sustains.
NOTE: ABC can still generate the "Too many requests, Slow down" error from the server. It has happened to me twice. Latency turned on (meaning Low Latency turned off) will give you a performance like what others with a similar Internet connection will hear. Quantization on or off does not change ABC /playback. /Playback performance for other listeners seems to rely on your computer and yours plus their Internet connections (which suggests they're simply notes generated by your client and sent to the server automatically for you). You cannot play notes manually while /playing an ABC file. You can chat in-game while /playing ABC (for things like typing lyrics as you play in /say or /telling your fellowship what chords they should start playing, and you might be able to bind such things as in-game aliases to the hotbars if those are not currently mapped to notes, such as Alt+[#]). I don't know if you can /emote (though I'm certain there would be no animation if you could). I have no idea how to make the copy+paste ABC into the chat box work to play ABC (as was mentioned previously by a dev). Anything else to try? I figure we should try only ABC 1.6 stuff and assume ABC 2.0 is right out.