Requires: 20 metal frags and 5 cloth
Produces: 7 notes – flutey
“I once killed a guy by telling him how I made pan flutes.”
Requires: 200 wood and 100 metal frags
Produces: too many notes – the most notes of any instrument – couldnt count them all too confusing. looks good in an old timey saloon.
“It’s 9:00 on a Saturday…”
This is the part that will make the noises after you hit R. the keys from Shift to Shift, Caps to enter, and Tab to Backslash. The Enter on the numpad functions as an octave key, and the plus on the numpad works like a staccato, making the notes sharper. I like to re-bind these so that it becomes easier to use with two hands.The different notes start at Z and work their way up the scale as you move right. If the instrument can play more than 10 notes the scale continues at A after Shift. Sounds easy right?
I’ll write this section if enough people want it.
This is the G Major Scale, it is a set of notes, each one higher than the last. If you already know sheet music or have taken a class you should be familiar. But as you might have noticed, the names of the notes don’t match the sounds produced by the qwerty keyboard, and if you tried to play a scale it would sound very bad. So we will have to rename the notes.
There we go. The last note is a comma, and Z is always the lowest note your held instrument can play, (except for piano) so it’s easy to play chords. For larger and longer chords, you need an instrument that can produce a wider array of notes. Sometimes a song that has a whole lot of different notes can only be played on some instruments, for example, a cowbell cannot play megalovania all by itself, but a trumpet could. Here is an example of a larger G major scale, that fills all the notes of the acoustic guitar.
If you can read sheet music, and you have some sheet music you want to play in Rust remember this, If you want to translate a song into Rust/qwerty notes, first find the lowest low note and the highest high note. If the high note is higher than the low note is low, make the high note the sharpest sound your instrument can play, or close to it. and vice versa. So let’s take a look at hot cross buns, and let’s assume you’re playing a trumpet.
The lowest note in this song is G, and the highest is B, but in Rust, that won’t work. The trumpet can play 8 different notes,(the whole g major scale) and we only need to play 3, so instead of Z, G might be made into C, and B could be left as B, making A into V. This same technique can be applied to all instruments. Doing this you can make a song sound Exactly like it should, because if the lowest note is always Z the song might sound a bit too deep.
Now, you can’t play this in Rust yet, unless you have perfect pitch hearing, because the note names don’t match. You need to have this make more sense on a qwerty keyboard. Let’s start by finding the lowest note, A. this contrasts a lot with the highest note, a B. The Jerrycan can play 18 different notes, and there are 9 different notes that can be in the song. (A to that high B) Because the B is so high, i’m going to make it H on my keyboard, and then go down the scale of notes the guitar can play from there. Doing this will make the song high pitched, but it would sound worse if it was too low pitched.
After renaming the notes in the song, the sheet looks like this, and is now ready to play. Simply hit the letters on your keyboard that correspond to the notes in the correct time, and before you know it, you’re playing music. If you are having trouble keeping time, find the song on the internet, (Youtube, etc.) and follow the beat.