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    Dear Teacher,

    I'd be most grateful if you could kindly answer the following question:

    Q.: What is the English verb that describes an act of writing down the musical notes while you're listening to a piece of music?

    (Notes: You're not composing anything new, but you're just writing down exactly what you hear.)

    Thank you very much in advance for your kind help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneTrinh View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    I'd be most grateful if you could kindly answer the following question:

    Q.: What is the English verb that describes an act of writing down the musical notes while you're listening to a piece of music?

    (Notes: You're not composing anything new, but you're just writing down exactly what you hear.)

    Thank you very much in advance for your kind help.

    AnneTrinh
    You can use "notate".

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    You may sometimes see "transcribe", but in music that word has other meanings as well, so it could be confusing.

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    Dear Teachers (MikeNY and Rewboss),

    Many thanks for your quick replies. With the two English verbs you kindly provided does it make sense if I write something like the following, given the same context?


    1.

    " Dear Steve,

    " Thank you very much for the music CD. I specially love the second song you recorded. I'll notate this song and teach my younger sister how to play it on the keyboard. "


    2.

    " Dear Steve,

    " Thank you . . . I'll have this song transcribed and teach my younger sister how to play it ... "


    Thank you very much again for your help.

    Sincerely,
    Anne

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    Hello, it is ncbksin

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneTrinh View Post
    Dear Teachers (MikeNY and Rewboss),

    Many thanks for your quick replies. With the two English verbs you kindly provided does it make sense if I write something like the following, given the same context?


    1.

    " Dear Steve,

    " Thank you very much for the music CD. I specially love the second song you recorded. I'll notate this song and teach my younger sister how to play it on the keyboard. "


    2.

    " Dear Steve,

    " Thank you . . . I'll have this song transcribed and teach my younger sister how to play it ... "

    Thank you very much again for your help.

    Sincerely,
    Anne
    In context, I think either will work. One question: Why did you use causative in the second, but not in the first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In context, I think either will work. One question: Why did you use causative in the second, but not in the first?
    While the meaning of the verb 'transcribe' remained un-changed the causative in the second example expressed the writer's intention to ask somebody to transcribe the song for him/her. In other words, it's not the writer (of the letter) who will transcribe the song himself/herself.

    Thank you very much for your replies. Thanks also for your interesting question, which indeed provided me another opportunity to practice using the new vocabulary item in diferent contexts and to consolidate my grammar knowledge about the causative case.

    Sincerely,
    Anne
    Last edited by AnneTrinh; 13-Dec-2006 at 08:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneTrinh View Post
    While the meaning of the verb 'transcribe' remained un-changed the causative in the second example expressed the writer's intention to ask somebody to transcribe the song for him/her. In other words, it's not the writer (of the letter) who will transcribe the song himself/herself.

    Thank you very much for your replies. Thanks also for your interesting question, which indeed provided me another opportunity to practice using the new vocabulary item in diferent contexts and to consolidae my grammar knowledge about the causative case.

    Sincerely,
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    Excellent answer.

    You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Excellent answer.

    You're welcome.
    Thanks for the compliments. I've learned a lot from this Forum and would very much appreciate your continued support and assistance with my English.

    With my best regards,
    Anne

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneTrinh View Post
    Thanks for the compliments. I've learned a lot from this Forum and would very much appreciate your continued support and assistance with my English.

    With my best regards,
    Anne
    We're glad you're here.

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