Post # 1
I think I am going to be walking down the aisle to an instrumental version of “She’s your Queen to Be” — yes, the one from Coming to America. I got some really good suggestions on the boards about possible instruments to play the song, but I actually want to hear the possible musicians play it before I decide. I don’t know if they will be able to play it by ear (since it’s a pretty simple acapella song), but I was wondering if there is any like song-arranging tool available for free somewhere? Or even better would be where could I find sheet music for “She’s your Queen to be”!
In case you don’t know the song:
Post # 3
How experienced are you with music? Playing by ear is a skill that only some musicians are really good at, so that is pretty hit and miss. There are various programs that allow you to write music (e.g. Finale) but they can be expensive. . .I know there used to be a trial version of Finale but I’m not sure if you can still get it or not. Arranging music is not easy and is best done by someone familiar with the ranges and capabilities of the instruments playing the music. Do you have any friends or family members who has attended university for music or is a skilled musician? They might be able to help you!
Post # 4
Unfortunately I have no musical abilities whatsoever. My friends are all similarly useless. :-/ My grandmother used to play by ear, so I guess I thought all musicians did that as well.
So, in terms of having someone “audition” for me by playing this song, what do you think I should do? Just send them the song and see if they are willing to play it for me?
Post # 5
Normally a great place for sheet music is JWPepper, but I searched it and didn’t manage to come up with anything. It’s also not listed as part of the soundtrack, so finding sheet music will probably be difficult. That being said, it’s a fairly simple melody with no accompaniment, so as long as you have a decently competent musician, they should be able to figure it out for you. You’d definitely have to send them that link ahead of time though if you want them to play it for you. Finding someone who has a jazz background might help you because they do a lot more of playing by ear/improvising.