J-pop lyrics: Methodology

The methodology used

The methodology I used for the transcrption is, in essence, very simple:

  1. Find an online version of the Japanese lyrics (to save me the trouble of typing it)
  2. Go to dictionary.go.ne.jp and take out my paper dictonary
  3. Listen to the song while looking at the lyrics
  4. Look up any words I don’t know how to pronounce, until I find a pronunciation that match what I hear
  5. Repeat steps 3–4 until I finish transcribing the whole song

For There is…, I also did the additional step of crosschecking with Cori’s lyrics, and go back to step 3 if I notice any discrepancy.

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