The G-clef (GC) piano (GCP), GC harp (GCH) and GC accordion (GCA) project by Andrei-Lucian Dragoi (Drăgoi)

Author's main site: www.dragoii.com;

See also the web page dedicated to all proposed G-clef instruments: www.dragoii.com/gci

For a full catalog of my music (including non-self music arrangements) see URLs: URL1, URL2 and URL3 (latest version) 

1. Introduction

Figure 1. The grand-staff of the G-clef piano as based on G-clef 15mb

(with 2 ledger lines departing the superior staff from the inferior one,
thus each note having the same staff-position each two-octaves,
thus reducing at half the number of note-positions to be learned)
.

 

Figure 2. The grand-staff of the G-clef piano as based on G-clef 8vb

 

The G-clef (GC) piano/harp/accordion (GCP/GCH/GCA) is a variant of piano/harp/accordion notation in which the left hand (LH) staff uses instead of a standard F-clef (FC), an alternative G-clef (GC), GC 8vb (GC8vb) (aka GC in ”ottava bassa”) or GC 15mb (GC15mb) (aka GC in ”quindicesima bassa”), which means that LH notes should be played in GC but one or two octaves lower (8vb or 15mb) than written. GCP essentially uses the concept of “multiple central C notes”:

(1) C4 note is the “central C” of the female and child voice (localized in the 4th octave aka central octave),

(2) C3 note (visually marked as “central C” in the GC8vb staff) is the “central C” of the tenor voice (localized in the 3rd octave aka “low octave”) and

(3) C2 (visually marked as “central C” in the GC15mb staff) is the “central C” of the bass voice (localized in the 2nd octave (aka “double low octave”))

GCP/GCH/GCA offers a much easier way to learn piano, because GC8vb and GC15mb are both much easier to learn and read than FC in any pedagogical system which initially uses GC to teach all the basic concepts of Western musical notation system.

Practical advice to transform any traditional piano score (with left/right hand partially or totally written in FC) into a “GCP”-score (with left hand written in GC 15mb), without using any software: (1) To not alter the original traditional piano score (using FC), I advise you to first make a xerox copy of that original score; (2) With the passages written in FC one may use a good (but not too thick) white-color marker (or even a small razor blade) to blanc/erase the 5th line (the 1st line from the top) of that staff measures written in FC, BUT respecting/keeping the small fragments of that line as ledger lines when it is the case (under those notes written above those staff measures); (3) Mark (with a good thin black marker) an additional “0th”/basement staff-line under the 1st line of those FC-measures so that to pass over the central portion of the notes found below the staff (any ledger line will be useful when marking this additionally “0th”/basement staff-line). (Optional) In the final one may cut the FCs with “X”-es or “G”-es so that to know that all those FCs (and their corresponding measures) where transformed in GCs-15mb! And … “that’s all folks!” (however, if one erases the 5th staff-line as explained, the FC will still correctly indicate that F note is located on the new 5th line-staff [which was actually the 4th before erasing that 5th one and adding a “0th” one])

The main article dedicated to GCP/GCH/GCA and GC-based grand staff (GCGS) (together with other GC-based instruments [GCI]) can be accessed here:

(article) The G-clef piano/harpsichord, harp, viola, cello, double bass etc, all based on a unitary G-clef grand staff (GCGS)

www.researchgate.net/publication/335025363

www.academia.edu/40031254

The latest variant of this article can be always downloaded from here:

http://dragoii.com/ALDragoi_GCI_GCGS_latest.pdf

The GCP catalog variant of this site (in pdf format) can be downloaded from these URLs:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340582322

https://www.academia.edu/42705899

http://dragoii.com/gcp/DragoiAL_IndexGCP_latest.pdf

Final note. The new generation of music pupils would NOT have to learn more than one clef (the G clef with various 8va/8vb 15ma or 15mb markings) to learn any instrument they like and to can easily read music written for any instrument (by using their own instrument): one language for all instruments must be a dream (and a target) for all teachers and students (and for all musical systems of teaching) and this dream will surely bring young people more close to music than any other musical notation update/upgrade.

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2. GCP/GCH/GCA transcriptions of my own works
(including midi-mp3 audio files)

Table of GCP/GCH/GCA transcriptions of various self piano works (listed in the chronological order of their online publication)

The author and the title of the musical work/piece

GCP transcriptions for each work in part

(online source of purchase)

Alternative online source of purchasing that GCP transcription

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - Minunata harpa (Beautiful Harp)

URL1 (SMP source)

URL2 (ScoreExchange source)

Andrei Lucian Dragoi - Medieval Rainbow (Curcubeu medieval)

URL1 (SMP source)

URL2 (ScoreExchange main source)

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - Melodie de inspirație populară românească (Melody inspired from the Romanian folk music)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - Anii dragi şi sinceri de liceu (Dear and sincere years of high school) vocal-instrumental musical miniature

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - La răscruce-Pastel (At crossroads-Pastel) - vocal-instrumental musical miniature

URL1 (SMP source) (cello-guitar duo)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - Sad Child Soul (miniature for piano solo)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - Lebăda mea dragă (My dear swan)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - Rai de copil (Child's heaven) (with piano part in G-clef only)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - A carol for the children of the world (Colind pentru copiii lumii)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - The bitter-sweet herbs of melancholy (Ierburile dulci-amărui ale melancoliei)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - In the cradle of memories (În leagănul amintirilor)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - A Small Dance with Irish flavor (Mic dans cu aromă irlandeză)

URL1 (SMP source)

URL2 (the original variant: SMP source)

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - About the suffering children (despre copiii suferinzi)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - Us two (Noi-doii)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - My sprightly childhood (Copilăria în pas ştrengăresc)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - The sad child's waltz (Valsul copilului trist)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi - The childish piano (Pianul copilăros)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi A fairytale of love (Un basm de dragoste)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi Spring nocturne (Nocturnă de primăvară)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi To a yet unborn child (Unui copil încă nenăscut)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi – A study for violin in the 1st position based on a theme from Bach's fugue in G minor BWV 1000 (with optional piano/guitar accompaniment and G-clef piano arrangement

URL1 (SMP source)

 

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi – Study for G-clef piano solo based on Elgar's (modified) theme "Salut d'amour" transposed in 5 distinct keys (C, G, D, A and E) (free)

-URL1 (MuseScore source)

-URL2 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi – Study for G-clef piano solo based on “Deck the Halls”; Christmas carol theme transposed in 5 distinct keys (C, G, D, A and E) (free)

-URL1 (MuseScore source)

-URL2 (SMP source)

 

Andrei-Lucian Dragoi – Pentatonic study in G and D - arr. for G-clef piano/harp (GCP/GCH) with lead sheet for violin (& opt. guitar)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

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3. GCP/GCH/GCA transcriptions of various composers' works
(including midi-mp3 audio files)

Table of GCP/GCH/GCA transcriptions of various non-self piano works (listed in the approximate chronological order of their online publication)

The author and the title of the musical work/piece

GCP transcriptions for each work in part

(downloadable in pdf format)

Source of the file used for that GCP transcription

J. S. Bach - Prelude I in C (BWV 846)

-URL1 (SMP source)

-URL2 (ScoreExchange main source)

 

J. S. Bach - Prelude I in C (BWV 846) (from the "Well Tempered Clavier" (BWV 846-893), Book One) - arr. for G-clef piano/harp (GCP/GCH) with some melodic modifications (LH in GC & 8vbGC), chords and pedal

-URL (SMP)

 

Christian Petzold - Minuet in G major BWV Anhang 114 (free)

-GCP/GCH variant (edited in MuseScore 3)

-URL - MuseScore

-URL - IMSLP

URL1 (MuseScore  public source)

URL2 (MuseScore  public source)

Christian Petzold - Minuet in G minor BWV Anhang 115 (free)

-GCP/GCH variant (edited in MuseScore 3)

-URL - MuseScore

-URL - IMSLP

URL (MuseScore  public source)

Christian Petzold - Minuet in G major BWV Anhang 116 (free)

GCP/GCH variant (edited in MuseScore 3)

-URL - MuseScore

-URL - IMSLP

URL (MuseScore public source)

Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune (the 3rd movement from the Suite Bergamasque composed in 1888 and first published in 1903) (free)

GCP/GCH variant (edited in MuseScore 3)

URL (MuseScore  public source)

Oskar Rieding - Concerto in B minor op. 35 no. 2 for violin and orchestra - Part I (Allegro moderato)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Alessandro Marcello - Adagio (2nd part) from Concerto for Oboe, Strings and Continuo no. 2 in D minor (S D935)

URL1 (SMP source)

URL2 (arr. for cello in G-clef and guitar) (SMP source)

The Scorpions - Send Me An Angel

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Gazebo - I Like Chopin

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Michael Masser (music) & Gerry Goffin (Lyrics) - Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You

URL1 (SMP source)

 

J. S. Bach - Minuet in B minor (from the 5th movement of the French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814 for harpsichord solo)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Anonymous - Stejarul (The Oak) (Romanian folk theme)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Anonymous - Hai, Dunărea mea! (Oh, my Danube!) (Romanian vocal folk song from Dobrogea region)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Anonymous - Geamparalele (The Trills) - Romanian vocal folk song from Dobrogea region)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Robert Klenck - Minuetto (in G minor) (no. 112), a violin duo from Klenck's Violin method (1892) - Notebook no. 1

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Grieg (Edvard) - In the Hall of the Mountain King (theme from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Op. 46)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Burgmüller (Johann) - Nocturne no.1 (the 1st nocturne from the cycle "3 Nocturnes for Cello and Guitar")

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Bach (J.S.) - Invention No. 1 BWV 772 (from "15 Inventions for 2 voices" BWV 772-786)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Bach (J.S.) - Invention no. 13 (BWV 784)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Lauro (Antonio) - Valse Venezolano No.2 in E minor (arr. in Am)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Anonymous - Foaie verde lămâiță (Green leaf of lemon) (Romanian vocal folk song)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Anonymous - The tree has blossomed (Înflorit-a ruguțu) (Romanian vocal folk song)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Anonymous - The rosy wine (Vinul ghiurghiuliu) (Romanian vocal folk song)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Anonymous - Irish folk theme (1)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Anonymous - Irish folk theme (2)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Vavilov (Vladimir) (not Caccini!) - AVE MARIA

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Chopin (Frédéric) - Nocturne in C Minor (Op. 48, No. 1)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Handel-Halvorsen - Passacaglia

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Albeniz - AsturiasLegend (“Leyenda”) (Part no.5 from "Spanish suite")

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Béla Bartók - ROMANIAN FOLK DANCES - 1. Jocul cu bâtă (The dance with the stick)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Barrios (Agustín) - Prelude in B minor from “The Cathedral” suite

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Gent (C.) – Prelude in G major

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Chopin (Frédéric) - Waltz in Am (Op. 34 No. 2)

URL1 (SMP source), URL2 (SMP source for lead sheets only)

 

Chopin (Frédéric) - Waltz in Eb (posthumous B.133)

URL1 (SMP source)

 

Glinka (Mikhail) - Nocturne in F minor ("La Separation")

URL1 (SMP source)

 

J. S. Bach - Prelude No. 1 in C Major (BWV 846) (from the “Well Tempered Clavier”  [1st book]) (free)

-GCP/GCH variant (edited in MuseScore 3)

-URL-MuseScore

 

URL1 (MuseScore  public source using FC)

 

J. S. Bach - Fugue No. 1 in C Major (BWV 846) (from the “Well Tempered Clavier”  [1st book]) (free)

-GCP/GCH variant (edited in MuseScore 3)

-URL1-MuseScore

-URL2-SMP

URL1 (MuseScore  public source using FC)

 

J. S. Bach - Prelude No. 2 in C Minor (BWV 846) (from the “Well Tempered Clavier”  [1st book]) (free)

-URL1-MuseScore

-URL2-SMP

URL1 (MuseScore  public source using FC)

Kirculescu (Nicolae) - Moment muzical pt pian si orchestra (Musical moment for piano and orchestra) - arr. for intermediate G-clef piano/harp (GCP/GCH)

-URL (SMP source)

 

 

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Page created on: 13.08.2019; Last update on: 21.12.2020