Contents. Playing Music To get started in game, go seek a, purchase an instrument and type /music to play. A progress bar will appear to let you know you are now in music mode. To play notes, use any of the several associated with playing music. To get out of music mode, simply move your character (or use the command /music off). Instruments The following can be purchased for 2 silver from a. Clarinet.
Flute. Harp. Horn. Lute. Drum. Theorbo. Bagpipes.
Basic Cowbells. Pibgorn. Misty Mountain Harp. Lute of Ages The purpose of these instruments for all classes except is solely to make music. Only the has direct access to all instruments. If another character wishes to learn the skill for a particular instrument, they must find a who is above level 30 who will (Instruct) them in the use of that instrument.
Advanced versions of some of these instruments can be made by, but can only be used. Instrument Skill Table. L:10 L:15 L:25 L:40.
Starting proficiencies L:? Level you can learn instrument proficiencies If an instrument is available to you it can be trained at your Class Trainer under Passive Skills. See also:. for instruments available at various levels.
Musical Ability Level Range Description Learned from 30 25m Used with a mentor skill, creates a manual to teach instrument use Trainer 30 25m Instruct someone how to play the clarinet. Trainer 30 25m Instruct someone how to play the horn.
Trainer 30 25m Instruct someone how to play the pibgorn. Trainer 36 25m Instruct someone how to play the cowbell. Trainer 48 25m Instruct someone how to play the bagpipes. 42 25m Instruct someone how to play the drum. 46 25m Instruct someone how to play the flute. 25m Instruct someone how to play the harp. 50 25m Instruct someone how to play Moor cowbell.
Download advert. 44 25m Instruct someone how to play the theorbo. In these skills allow the Minstrel to create Instruction manuals for other players.
These manuals do not require the Minstrel and the trainee to be in proximity of each other, as Mentoring does. For example, becomes, which allows you to create a. The cooldown also extends to 10 days. ABC-system All ABC files that you create for playback in LOTRO must have an.abc extension, and they must be stored in a sub-folder named Music that is located in Windows XP: “C: Documents and Settings%username% My Documents The Lord of the Rings Online ” Windows 7: “C: Users%username% Documents The Lord of the Rings Online ” For information on the Mac Client see:. Once you are all logged in and ready to start, equip your favorite instrument. If you do not own an instrument, visit the nearest and purchase one for a few silver pieces.
Note: equipping an instrument will un-equip any ranged weapon (third slot) you have equipped. (A minstrel will always have their instrument equipped.) For example, a Rune-keeper will have their 'chisel,' replaced with their instrument, a Lore-master their broach, etc. Enter the Player Music System mode by using the /music command.
If you have an instrument in your bags, but do not have it equipped, typing /music will automatically equip it for you. Then play each ABC file by using the command /play, where is the name of an ABC file minus the.abc extension. For best-quality playback, you should enable the Quantize Player Music checkbox in the Audio section of your LOTRO client options. Playing in the band. To play with others, each types: /play sync. After all in the group have typed /play sync, to begin the song type: /playstart Once you have mastered solo play you may want to try playing songs with friends! You can play simultaneously, using different instruments if you like, with some advanced playback commands.
(As well as some advanced ABC arrangement files.). First, make sure you both have the same song’s ABC file in your Music folder. The files themselves do not have to be named the same, but it needs to be the same song. Now, log into the game and form a fellowship with whomever you want to play with.
While in the fellowship, everyone enter music mode using /music. Each person will then type /play sync with “” being the name of your ABC file you are all going to play. For example, if you wanted to play Song1.abc, you would all type /play Song1 sync If your fellows ABC file were named say Song2.abc, he would type /play Song2 sync You should all receive a message on your screen after entering this command that says something along the lines of, “PlayerName is ready to begin synchronised playing”. Once you have all sync-ed up and are ready to begin, any of the fellowship members can then type /playstart You will receive a message confirming that synchronized playing is about to begin and then it will begin!
You are now playing simultaneously with your fellowship members! There are many files out there that have been especially adapted for these advanced features which single out certain parts of songs or tunes designed for specific instruments, search around and experiment some, above all, have fun! Possible errors. For example, if I wanted to play “Song1.abc” I would enter /music mode, then type /play Song1.
You will then begin playback of the ABC file!. However, if you receive the error message that the file does not exist and/or cannot be played then one of two things may have happened. Either your ABC file is incorrectly written or it is not in the Music folder inside your LOTRO directory/folder. If the message says the file does not exist, then logout and check to be sure the file is in the Music folder and that you are spelling the name of the file correctly. If the message says a specific line is incorrect, then the ABC file is written incorrectly, try another ABC file. Index of Commands. /music – a toggle, enter or leave music mode.
/play Filename – begins solo playback of an ABC file. /play Filename sync – prepares player for synchronised playback of an ABC file.
/playstart – begins synchronous playback of an ABC file. /playlist /' - list all ABC songs available. Is optional and accepts the wildcards '.' and '?' Example /playlist /.
Note that the character '/' is required. Tablature c': -s8- b: s7 a: -s6- g: s5 f:-s4- e: s3 d:-s2- c: s1 8 B:-7-c8-(b)c7- A: 6 (#)c7 (b)c6 G:-5-(#)c6-(b)c5- F: 4 (#)c5 E:-3-c4-(b)c3- D: 2 (#)c3 (b)c2 C: -1- (#)c2 (b)c1 B,: c1 s1 = Shift 1 c1 = Control 1 (#)c2 means that Control 2 plays C sharp.
(b)c2 means that Control 2 plays D flat. (same note as C#). Note that there is a bit of overlap (E = 3 & c4, B = 7 & c8, c = 8 & s1) Songs The following is a list of songs and the keys needed to play them. When numbers are in italic text; it means to hold shift, when numbers are in bold text; it means to hold control, and when numbers are encased in parenthesis mean to repeat them multiple times. (all are mapped to the default LOTRO keybindings) Chicken dance 455778 Mininabs version All holding shift if you like or control.
The Lord of the Rings online boasts a robust music system that allows players to play music free-form using their keyboard or via the 'scripted' ABC notation system. Whether you're just banging away on the drums for fun or keen to compose your own music and participate in Orchestra or Band play, this guide is to help you get used to the music system from the very basics through to more advanced techniques.
Even if you're not a musician and can't even play an instrument it is still possible to play music in Lotro, via the ABC notation system, which will be covered in the next sections. Who Can Play?
The Minstrel, of course, gains the ability to play all instruments as well as how to teach others to play. However all classes are able to play an instrument right from the beginning of the game generally starting with the lute and some gain the ability to play additional instruments as per the table below.
Image courtesy of Music is thus not the sole prerogative of Minstrels but can be enjoyed by all classes. Where do I get Instruments?
Instruments are available from Bards who are normally located at the Major hub of each area. You can purchase the appropriate instrument for your class, from them for 2s each.Note that only Minstrels are able to play the minstrel instruments. If you are a class other than a minstrel you have to use the basics instruments supplied by the Bards. There is no difference in sound quality between crafted instruments or basic ones. How do I Play? Once your instruments is equipped (much as how you would equip a weapon). You need to enter the music stance.
The command for this is /music. Music stance will mean that the number keys no longer activate your quickslots but will instead play a range of notes. You can alter the notes by utilising the additional keys (ctrl, alt, shift) whilst pressing the number key. By default shift will increase the notes by an octave, and ctrl will sharpen (or flatten) the notes. You can also alter the key mapping to utlise the entire keyboard which will be covered in the next section. Due to latency and connection issues, it is probably best to avoid manual play in groups, however it is easy enough to play solo in this fashion. However the default setup is somewhat awkward so its enjoyable to rather set up the entire configuration of your keyboard.
This setup is obviously based on individual preference and style of music. Keyboard Mapping To set up keyboard mapping you need to go to Options, Select Key Mapping from the side menu and then scroll down to the music section. Each note is displayed so just edit each one until you are happy with your layout. ABC files are a musical notation system that uses letters instead of musical notes. It corresponds to the keymapping of the Lotro system so enables one to play music through the game system. If you are not a skilled musician this is the easy way to fake your state of rock star awesomeness! ABC files need to be created, saved or downloaded into the Documents Lord of the Rings Online Music folder.
If you do not have a music folder in the Lord of the Rings folder just create a new one. The file extension for ABC must be simply.abc However they can be opened with a text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad. You can even compose in a text file and simply rename it to a.abc file after you're done! Playing the files in game is done by activating the Music stance then typing /play The blue Playing bar should pop up across your screen as well as a message saying the Title of the song you're playing. There are a number of plugins that can assist with playing music in Lotro. Foremost amongst these is www.lotrointerface.com by Chiran.
This plugin enables you to not only sync playing with others but also to play music at the touch of a button as well as browse abc files in game. It is an invaluable resource for any prospective bard. The second plugin for those of you who are avid roleplayesr and wish your characters to sing along with their music is the Lyrical plugin by Astleigh. Available www.lotrointerface.com.
ABC files with multiparts (seperate tracks for different instruments) Allow multiple players to play together. It is highly recommend to do this with the Songbook plugin due to its synchronised play command. It is theoretically possible to play as a group manually but due to issues of ping it can be somewhat difficult to get the group to synchronise effectively. In order to play as a group one needs to join a fellowship or raid (depending on the number of instruments to be played).
And everyone needs to have the same abc file, so that the timing and key are all correct. The just start up the song via the Songbook plugin. It is recommended to turn off latency and quantize player music in the Options menu as this allows for better sound quality.
Unfortunately there is an in game bug where you are sometimes unable to hear player music, the only fix at present is to relog and hope that the sound will become available. There are a number of programs that are able to do this. Most notably firefern.rklotro.com and the plugin. Although it may seem fairly simple to just go ahead and click convert, there are a few things to remember. Midi files play a 5 octave range whereas The Lord of the Rings Online can only play a 3 octave range. As such you may need to edit the midi file until all notes are within the required range. A good tool to do this with is www.anvilstudio.com.
The Maestro LOTRO MIDI Player can transpose as well however its functionality is somewhat limited so it's better to manually transpose with Anvil. To illustrate the note ranges further I include this picture by Fionnuala: As you can see some instruments may need to be left as normal however high instruments such as the flute may need to be lowered an octave. Whereas low instruments such as the Theorbo may need to be raised an octave.
This is so that all the notes will be able to be played within the range ascribed by the Lotro system. (Note: In Midi an octave is not 8 notes but actually 12, so to shift an octave its either -12 or +12, and to shift two octaves is -24 or +24. This is due to the inclusion of the sharpened and flattened notes as numbered values).
Changing values outside of the 12 range will actually change the key of the song so only do so if you are familiar with musical theory. Midi files offer the option to have seperate instrument tracks. When converting be aware that you can add multiple instrument tracks onto one instrument.
For instance if you wish to have a solo song and the midi file contains seperate tracks for melody and rythmn you can still play both tracks on one instrument in game. On the other hand if you are creating an abc with multiple parts you can assign different instruments to different midi tracks. Since Lotro does not include a violin or cello (or other string instruments) it is recommended to use either the flute or clarinet for these parts or the Harp or Lute depending on the note duration. For longer notes the flute and clarinet will convey the music more effectively, however for faster tempo songs with quick note changes and short intervals the Lute and Harp are more effective. There is a large community of musicians about on Lotro, although they do predominate on the Landroval server. A number of them have posted up resources around the internet here is a brief selection.
Guides and Music Discussion lotromusic.mymiddleearth.com This site is run by Fionnuala and includes a brief introduction to the music system as well as abc files. She also handles requests for content and displays a list of concert times on various servers. www.lotro.com A link directly to the official forums where abc requests, issues of the system and other related topics to the music system are discussed. www.thefatlute.eu The Fat Lute sadly closed down over a year ago.
However the songs are still available to download via an ftp system. Midi Transposition and ABC Resources firefern.rklotro.com You'll need to make an account to join the site. Once in though Firefern offers an excellent midi transposer as well as the ability to share and download other.abc files. By Digero This replaces the former LOTRO Midi player. It includes an ABC player as well to test compositions offline. It syncs with Lotro allowing you to play new songs in game as well as allowing you to transpose midi files into ABC format. www.anvilstudio.com Free software that allows you to edit midi files or compose directly yourself in Anvil Studio.
Also useful for turning sheet music into midi files. Have a site you wish to see featured here?
Or a site to recommend for inclusion? Please leave a link in the comments! I actually have their version of Highway to Hell and it worked fine for me. Try make sure the notepad file is still not registering as a.txt file. (I remember I had a problem simply resaving files as.abc the name showed as 'song'.abc but the file was still actually a.txt file).
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I ended up solving the problem by opening an actual.abc file, deleting the song, copying, pasting the new song across and then selecting save as to rename the file to the new song. It's a bit laborious but it did work. Likewise I had to use this method to copy paste from html sources. I had to open an actual.abc file and paste the new notes into the, now blank,.abc file. The problem lies in notepad itself as the dropdown file box, only has text output options.
You can alternatively try edit in wordpad as well, but it also sometimes gives problems, so just use an existing.abc base. I have to ask something: I have tried multiple times to copy an.abc file from lotro abc files site.
I paste it into my notepad and save it in the music folder as an.abc file (and set it to all filtypes (or whatever it was)). Everything should be working, but when I log onto LOTRO and type /play (songname), it just says 'you start playing a song' and there is no sound at all. I dont know why it is not working, but I suspekt it could be the file on the site. If you want to check for me, I've tried pokemon theme and highway to hell.
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