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Title: Don's Arrangements - Out of Order -
Post by: DonValentino on September 04, 2010, 05:40:06 PM
While this topic will remain to be a memento of times long past, I thought maybe someone would be interested in knowing that I will be uploading some new arrangements now and then to my Youtube channel, among other VGM and non-VGM related music stuff. Here's the newest, even if short, addition:


As a reminder, there are also other recent ones such as:

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Hope you like them. Also feel free to check out the rest of videos on the channel.
Thank you :)

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(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FIJcC4W6.jpg%3F1&hash=1957c17961cd2cf48a21f865b8d3fad9) (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=851.msg354282#msg354282)
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Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- "Infiltration in Hyrule Castle"
Post by: Korados on September 08, 2010, 01:44:18 PM
Why are you ignored in here? Welcome to the arranger's league! ;D

I can't say something to Wario Land or Megaman, I don't know that games, but the OoT arrangement is really awesome! Looking forward to a replacement for the mute city theme!
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- "Infiltration in Hyrule Castle"
Post by: DonValentino on September 08, 2010, 02:27:18 PM
Thanks a lot!  ;D
Mute City is allmost done. I just have to think a good end, one that fits with the beggining. :-\
Anyways, I´ll finish it today for SURE. Just patience...  ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: FINALLY... "MUTE CITY!!!"
Post by: DonValentino on September 08, 2010, 04:44:54 PM
MUTE CITY IS READY FOR DOWNLOAD!!
This one was tough... Well, the right hand, because I noticed that the left was allmost the same.
Hope you like it!!
Tomorrow I´ll update a song... Hey! Wait until tomorrow! It´s a surprise update!  ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: FINALLY... "MUTE CITY!!!"
Post by: Korados on September 08, 2010, 08:02:42 PM
Tomorrow I´ll update a song... Hey! Wait until tomorrow! It´s a surprise update!  ;D

You meant it well but: Don't make a show out of your arrangements with statements like this. Upload everything you have, as I understood it, you can upload more then one piece per day. ;D

The arrangement is pretty good, but you should stay with one dynamic like forte, the crescendos and decrecendos are a bit odd in my ear. In the original there isn't much dynamic, too - rock songs are normally... static. :D

Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: FINALLY... "MUTE CITY!!!"
Post by: DonValentino on September 09, 2010, 11:04:28 AM
Glad you like it!  :)
And thanks for the advice. The crescendos are only for giving more dinamism to the song, you know, with contrast. But is OK,
I understand. ;D

The surprise update? Well, I want to put songs one by one, because if not, I will have no more arrangements left and I have to do more.  ;D
Maybe I´ll update later, so stay tuned!
HINT: It´s a song from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum...  ::)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- "Lake Caverns" Pkmn D/P/Pt
Post by: Korados on September 09, 2010, 04:22:16 PM
In your arrangement of Lake Caverns there were many things wrong. Do you arrange by midi? Listen to the original and compare it to the midi before starting to arrange. I revised it for you, I noticed that you use 2008, can you open a Finale 2010 somehow?
 
http://www.mediafire.com/?a6m3tr9g55lf4x4

Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- "Lake Caverns" Pkmn D/P/Pt
Post by: DonValentino on September 09, 2010, 05:10:23 PM
Yes I can, with Finale Reader. Well, I arrange by ear, so my arrangements are not so good. I´ve been practising before arranging, but... I guess I have to practise more. :-[
Thanks a lot for helping me to arrange better!  :D
Today I´ll update all songs I have so far. Hope you can help me with these too!
Also, my arrangements will be better if I knew more about the Tools of Finale Notepad, I mean, I don´t know how to put octaves or how to repeat, etc.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- "Lake Caverns" Pkmn D/P/Pt
Post by: Korados on October 05, 2010, 04:33:09 PM
Also, my arrangements will be better if I knew more about the Tools of Finale Notepad, I mean, I don´t know how to put octaves or how to repeat, etc.

First, why the heck do you never get replies in here? I'm the only one who ever replied to your arrangements.

Finale Notepad can do nothing except a few basic stuffs, you need a better version of Finale.

So, think about consulting a software pirate friend, as Finale is EXPENSIVE!

Ganon Battle and Thwomp Volcano are both wonderful arrangements, I can't see anything wrong with them!
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- All songs I have so far
Post by: DonValentino on October 05, 2010, 07:55:58 PM
Sorry for not updating in a long time, because of a virus that infected my PC deleting everything on it. Besides, I´ve been
very very busy these days. I´m very sorry, but you can expect an update next week!  ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- All songs I have so far
Post by: pumpy_heart on October 05, 2010, 09:05:26 PM
I really like your Infiltration in Hyrule Castle arrangement. Really good song. Surprised it wasn't on the site before. Sounds great.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- All songs I have so far
Post by: Sekter77 on October 05, 2010, 09:33:45 PM
Keep up the good work!
Thwomp Volcano is certainly a great arrangement and from a great game.
I hope more people start arranging here again. The output you guys had really was amazing and it seems it's starting to pick up again. If only school didn't take so much time...
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- All songs I have so far
Post by: Taser9090 on October 07, 2010, 02:15:54 AM
Thwomp Volcano sounds really great! I think it would sound better if the repeat signs actually repeated in the arrangement :p
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- All songs I have so far
Post by: DonValentino on October 07, 2010, 07:54:33 PM
Yeah, I know... But since now, my arrangements will be on Finale, so they will have repeats, octaves and all that stuff.
Of course, I will correct all the songs.
See ya!  :)

And glad you like my arrangements!  ;)

By the way! I would like to recommend a wesite, it´s called OSTproject, and it has a lot of soundtacks foR videogames in RAR files, icluding Pokémon Black and White (not all the songs, I think, but it´s good to see how the music will be in B/W).

Nothing else.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- "Lake Caverns" Pkmn D/P/Pt
Post by: DonValentino on October 09, 2010, 05:58:40 PM
First, why the heck do you never get replies in here? I'm the only one who ever replied to your arrangements.

Finale Notepad can do nothing except a few basic stuffs, you need a better version of Finale.

So, think about consulting a software pirate friend, as Finale is EXPENSIVE!

Ganon Battle and Thwomp Volcano are both wonderful arrangements, I can't see anything wrong with them!

I now have Finale 2010, and I´m starting to correct all my arrangements (with repeats, etc...). I´m also working on other songs, too!  ;D
I think I´ll have everything ready this week.

By the way, how do you get stars and a different name like "Starfox Salsa" or "Termina Tango"?
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: UPDATE --- "Lake Caverns" Pkmn D/P/Pt
Post by: Korados on October 09, 2010, 06:11:44 PM
By the way, how do you get stars and a different name like "Starfox Salsa" or "Termina Tango"?

With posting. Every 50 posts or so your title changes and you get a new star. Looking forward to listen to more of your arrangements!
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: DonValentino on October 16, 2010, 11:07:44 AM
Hope you like my corrected arrangements! Now I´m thinking on doing the "Koopaseum" from M&L: PiT.
See ya!  ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: Taser9090 on October 16, 2010, 02:38:02 PM
I love you.

Thank you so much for arranging my request :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: DonValentino on November 18, 2010, 05:40:30 PM
Sorry about not arranging songs this weeks, but I have to study a lot X_X.
Anyways, I´m working on "The Roost", from Animal Crossing. Actually, it´s unfinished,
so I don´t know when I´ll finish it. Just for you to know   :).
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: DonValentino on November 18, 2010, 05:43:43 PM
I love you.

Thank you so much for arranging my request :)

Nah! Don´t worry. Arrangers are for arranging, right?  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: Olimar12345 on November 18, 2010, 08:33:55 PM
wait, didnt u already make a castle courtyard song?? its on tha site...

at any rate, i think it would look better (and soud better) like this. (http://www.mediafire.com/?2aav6534o6ycl26)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: Korados on November 19, 2010, 03:32:48 PM
wait, didnt u already make a castle courtyard song?? its on tha site...

at any rate, i think it would look better (and soud better) like this. (http://www.mediafire.com/?2aav6534o6ycl26)

Olimar is right, it sounds a bit better with the additional dynamics.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: DonValentino on November 19, 2010, 06:40:40 PM
Yes, it does!  :) The truth is that DekuTrombonist corrected some of the notes that were wrong when
I submited it. Do you care if I put your arrangement instead of mine?  ??? (Of course, I´ll do the same as
with Korados with the "Lake Caverns" song, put "Special Thanks to...")
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: Olimar12345 on November 20, 2010, 03:15:47 AM
i dont care-and u dont need to put my name on it or anything.
but did u see what i did with the bass like in the 2nd and 4th measure? that was the main issue.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: Arrangements corrected + New Songs!
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 20, 2010, 06:12:17 AM
It's already on the site from a couple of updates ago and I fixed those notes before I uploaded it.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: DonValentino on January 20, 2011, 08:07:02 PM
If you see there´s something wrong with my arrangements please leave a reply.
The "The Roost" arrangement is still on progress. It´s just I´m very lazy with this one...  :-[
It´ll be ready soon.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: Sekter77 on January 20, 2011, 11:44:38 PM
Ok, here's my thoughts:

Koopaseum-Good! Keep going with the Mario and Luigi songs! They're some of my favorites. I think there's some melody you left out in Measure 8 and the grace notes in Measure 9 sound a little weird, but that's all I really have.

Baby Park-The octave quarter notes in Measures 7, 17, and 27 sound very stacatto, you might want to add that. And I believe the rhythms in Measures 32-39 are a little off. But otherwise, this is really great too!

Dragon Roost Island-The bass really needs to be reined in. It's way too loud and it could be moved up an octave which would not interfere with the right hand. It's just that the feel of the piece is a bit off. Flamenco guitar can't easily be translated to piano, but you do have a good start.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: Jub3r7 on January 21, 2011, 01:52:25 AM
Hey, isn't "The Roost" already uploaded to the website? If I recall correctly, I've already printed it out...

Not the most constructive thing to say, but I was just wondering...
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 21, 2011, 02:38:08 AM
Two things for Baby Park. The tempo increases a little bit at each key change and the notes were off in 32-39.

Take a look at this. http://www.mediafire.com/?od3p21251ma5b9w (http://www.mediafire.com/?od3p21251ma5b9w)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: DonValentino on January 21, 2011, 08:20:21 PM
 :o You´re absolutely right! I don´t know how I could not pay attention to that... :-[
Thanks a lot for checking and correcting the "Baby Park" arrangement, any help is very welcome!  :)

I tried to upload it to Mediafire, but I just couldn´t! When I´m going to upload any file it says: UPLOAD STALLED  >:(
Damn you, Mediafire!  >:(
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: DonValentino on January 21, 2011, 08:31:15 PM
Hey, isn't "The Roost" already uploaded to the website? If I recall correctly, I've already printed it out...

Not the most constructive thing to say, but I was just wondering...

OMG... I didn´t noticed!  :-[   Thanks for telling me!  :)
Well, let´s start a new arrangement then...  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: DonValentino on January 21, 2011, 10:36:49 PM
Ok, here's my thoughts:

Koopaseum-Good! Keep going with the Mario and Luigi songs! They're some of my favorites. I think there's some melody you left out in Measure 8 and the grace notes in Measure 9 sound a little weird, but that's all I really have.

Baby Park-The octave quarter notes in Measures 7, 17, and 27 sound very stacatto, you might want to add that. And I believe the rhythms in Measures 32-39 are a little off. But otherwise, this is really great too!

Dragon Roost Island-The bass really needs to be reined in. It's way too loud and it could be moved up an octave which would not interfere with the right hand. It's just that the feel of the piece is a bit off. Flamenco guitar can't easily be translated to piano, but you do have a good start.


Thanks for all the good advices.  :)         
As I said, any help is very welcome. I checked the "Koopaseum", and in measure 8 there´s something missing, you´re right. The grace notes can sound a little bit weird, too. I´ll correct that little mistakes.  ;)
By the way, I love the Mario & Luigi songs too!
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 22, 2011, 04:12:39 AM
Hey Warioman if you really enjoy the Mario and Luigi songs, maybe you'd consider doing one or several of these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnRvOm8vlg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo1IYeNoVgU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQs9vVdLsK8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhgNQwJzPk8 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASS_tKTsiA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmTpzqtP0m8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVio9Lt4clQ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_bISFjDxmo

Wow that list turned out way bigger than I expected. xD Just suggestions, you don't have to take them seriously.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: DonValentino on January 22, 2011, 12:01:31 PM
Hey Warioman if you really enjoy the Mario and Luigi songs, maybe you'd consider doing one or several of these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnRvOm8vlg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo1IYeNoVgU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQs9vVdLsK8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhgNQwJzPk8 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nASS_tKTsiA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmTpzqtP0m8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVio9Lt4clQ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_bISFjDxmo

Wow that list turned out way bigger than I expected. xD Just suggestions, you don't have to take them seriously.

Well, why not? I might consider doing some of them. Thanks for the suggestions.  :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Hollijolli Village, Introduction and GameCubeBIOS"
Post by: Sekter77 on January 24, 2011, 08:36:03 PM
Hollijolli Village is pretty good, but there's a few small fixes. In Measures 5, 7, 11, and other measures like that, there's a note on Beat 4 you can put in the bass part. Also, double check the ending. The string note held before the repeat is actually a lower pitch than the one that starts after the repeat.
Thanks for more M & L though! Keep up the prolific work!
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 25, 2011, 04:29:57 AM
Well, why not? I might consider doing some of them. Thanks for the suggestions.  :)

umm, don't do toad town cave, I already finished that one. ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: DonValentino on January 25, 2011, 06:01:19 PM
umm, don't do toad town cave, I already finished that one. ;)

OK, no problem. I started the Toad Town Ruins one, so don´t worry.  :)
Anyways, thanks for telling me!
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Hollijolli Village, Introduction and GameCubeBIOS"
Post by: Taser9090 on January 27, 2011, 01:44:07 PM
Thank you very much!
I've been wanting to see the Mother's intro for awhile!
I can't wait to play it.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Hollijolli Village, Introduction and GameCubeBIOS"
Post by: DonValentino on January 27, 2011, 07:01:43 PM
Thank you very much!
I've been wanting to see the Mother's intro for awhile!
I can't wait to play it.

Thanks!  :D
BTW, I think the MOTHER/Earthbound games are VERY undervaluated.  :P  I LOVE the MOTHER songs! Specially the D.C.M.C. theme in MOTHER3.
I´m so sad Nintendo isn´t going to release another Earthbound...  :'(
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Hollijolli Village, Introduction and GameCubeBIOS"
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 28, 2011, 03:34:31 AM
ALSO.

AWESOME SUGGESTION. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwzLKIPDzc) IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Hollijolli Village, Introduction and GameCubeBIOS"
Post by: DonValentino on January 30, 2011, 12:52:27 PM
ALSO.

AWESOME SUGGESTION. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enwzLKIPDzc) IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT.

Maybe I´ll do it. Today (MAYBE) I´ll finish the Toad Town Ruins and (MAYBE) upload it.
Thanks for the suggestions.  :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Clefairy Dance" w/ surprise inside!
Post by: DonValentino on March 29, 2011, 09:33:40 PM
Tomorrow I´ll upload the Clefairy Dance one. Sorry, but today I´m really tired... Had 2 difficult exams today...  :P
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Hollijolli Village, Introduction and GameCubeBIOS"
Post by: DonValentino on March 29, 2011, 09:35:20 PM
Maybe I´ll do it. Today (MAYBE) I´ll finish the Toad Town Ruins and (MAYBE) upload it.
Thanks for the suggestions.  :)

It´s on the to-do list...  :-[
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: DonValentino on May 23, 2011, 09:48:34 PM
Maybe I´ll add a "To-do" list... WTF?!? I will!!  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: fingerz on May 23, 2011, 11:11:27 PM
Don't let it get as big as mine. :P
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: DonValentino on May 24, 2011, 04:26:16 PM
Don't let it get as big as mine. :P

Don´t worry, I won´t! (hope so...)  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Raymondbl on May 24, 2011, 06:57:33 PM
It's really hard not to :P  I have a ton of unfinished arrangements that I have no motivation to finish, and they're all at the bottom of my to-do list. 
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: fingerz on May 24, 2011, 10:45:03 PM
Interesting... what arrangements? :P
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on May 25, 2011, 04:33:07 AM
I have some advice for the "Road to Viridian City" arrangement. But... I'm studying for finals, and the best way for me to give my advice is to show you what I mean, soo... I'll get back to you on that in a couple days. Just wanted to give you a heads up. For the msot part though, very nice!! :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: DonValentino on May 25, 2011, 04:38:14 PM
I have some advice for the "Road to Viridian City" arrangement. But... I'm studying for finals, and the best way for me to give my advice is to show you what I mean, soo... I'll get back to you on that in a couple days. Just wanted to give you a heads up. For the msot part though, very nice!! :)

   I LOVE!! GOOD ADVICES!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Raymondbl on May 25, 2011, 07:03:07 PM
Interesting... what arrangements? :P
miscellaneous pokemon pieces, an even more virtuoso version of lost woods (failed terribly), Pirates of the carribean, and some super smash bros pieces.  They're all 1/4th finished or so. 
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: fingerz on May 25, 2011, 11:03:13 PM
Okay then. Make sure you finish them so I can listen to 'em. :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on May 26, 2011, 01:17:38 AM
ok, WarioMan. I didn't do everything because I wanted to leave room for you to mess around. I changed some stuff around, and basically everything from the beginning to 34 should be good. you can mess around with whatever you want, obviosuly, because it's your arrangement. Basically what i did, was change some notes/chords you had, and the bass part for the beginning until 34. then after that i changed the main melody. So, that was my "advice" haha. like i said, probably wouldve been better showing you, so here you go. I would say that the harmony at 37 and on needs to be fixed (the bass clef) still. If you can't access the file for some reason, let me know and ill make a .midi file so you can download that, instead.

and, do you have a piano?

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jf4rd5vaojhex38

good luck with it! I can't wait to hear the final result :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Korados on May 26, 2011, 12:11:41 PM
When I first heard this tune in Brawl I bursted out in laughter, it's such a ridicolous arrangement! ;D This arrangement here loses the disco rhythm, is it possible to add that?
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: DonValentino on May 26, 2011, 05:27:10 PM
ok, WarioMan. I didn't do everything because I wanted to leave room for you to mess around. I changed some stuff around, and basically everything from the beginning to 34 should be good. you can mess around with whatever you want, obviosuly, because it's your arrangement. Basically what i did, was change some notes/chords you had, and the bass part for the beginning until 34. then after that i changed the main melody. So, that was my "advice" haha. like i said, probably wouldve been better showing you, so here you go. I would say that the harmony at 37 and on needs to be fixed (the bass clef) still. If you can't access the file for some reason, let me know and ill make a .midi file so you can download that, instead.

and, do you have a piano?

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?jf4rd5vaojhex38

good luck with it! I can't wait to hear the final result :)

Wow... The left hand from 19 to 26 now sounds pretty clean! You certainly did a very good job! Well, I´m not really good at arranging complex songs like this one (I´m better on 8-bit or simple songs because you can listen almost every detail, so I miss a lot of things on songs like this one when arranging  :P). But you see, I can´t open the file, so if I don´t bother you a lot, coudl you give me the .midi, please?
Oh! And yes! I have a piano, my good ol´fella! :D Why??

BTW, Korados, what do you mean by "disco rythm"?  ??? You got me confused...
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Korados on May 26, 2011, 05:58:13 PM
BTW, Korados, what do you mean by "disco rythm"?  ??? You got me confused...

The second part of this song is written in a disco fox rhythm, isn't it? And as in a piano arrangement the rhythm can't be adapted as well, it lacks the disco fox rhythm, right? Or am I still confusing? ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on May 26, 2011, 06:36:58 PM
Wow... The left hand from 19 to 26 now sounds pretty clean! You certainly did a very good job! Well, I´m not really good at arranging complex songs like this one (I´m better on 8-bit or simple songs because you can listen almost every detail, so I miss a lot of things on songs like this one when arranging  :P). But you see, I can´t open the file, so if I don´t bother you a lot, coudl you give me the .midi, please?
Oh! And yes! I have a piano, my good ol´fella! :D Why??

Here's the .midi (http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ggcb3puaig0svid)

The reason i ask if you have a piano, is, because (this'll probably seem redundant) it's my favorite way to arrange. Do you use it when you try to figure out the parts to the song? All i can say is if you need help with these kind of songs, just sit down with your piano and a program like Windows Media Player (or whatever) to help with the arranging. Windows Media Player can slow down the song, too, so it can give you a chance to figure out the correct notes, etc.. (along with Bass Boosting, which amplifies the bass more. better for figuring out those ledt hand parts) just need to have a good ear. BUT I'm sure I didn't have to explain that.. because, everyone has their own way of arranging.. :) But that's what I do in most cases. Good luck! I'd like to hear it when it's completed! :D and if you need any help with it, I'd also be glad to help, haha.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: DonValentino on May 26, 2011, 09:41:18 PM
Hmmm... Very interesting method!  :o Never thought of it...
Oh! And glad you´re interested on my arrangements, any help is VERY, and I say VERY appreciated!  ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: DonValentino on May 26, 2011, 09:45:22 PM
The second part of this song is written in a disco fox rhythm, isn't it? And as in a piano arrangement the rhythm can't be adapted as well, it lacks the disco fox rhythm, right? Or am I still confusing? ;D

Now I get it!  :D
And Ok, I´ll try.  ::)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: fingerz on May 26, 2011, 11:19:49 PM
The reason i ask if you have a piano, is, because (this'll probably seem redundant) it's my favorite way to arrange. Do you use it when you try to figure out the parts to the song? All i can say is if you need help with these kind of songs, just sit down with your piano and a program like Windows Media Player (or whatever) to help with the arranging. Windows Media Player can slow down the song, too, so it can give you a chance to figure out the correct notes, etc.. (along with Bass Boosting, which amplifies the bass more. better for figuring out those ledt hand parts) just need to have a good ear. BUT I'm sure I didn't have to explain that.. because, everyone has their own way of arranging.. :) But that's what I do in most cases. Good luck! I'd like to hear it when it's completed! :D and if you need any help with it, I'd also be glad to help, haha.
Man, you don't kow how many times I do this. It can be a little annoying having to use Windows Media Play so I use Audacity. That has bass boost too.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Nana1Popo2 on May 27, 2011, 04:17:43 AM
Man, you don't kow how many times I do this. It can be a little annoying having to use Windows Media Play so I use Audacity. That has bass boost too.

yeah, I should try it out more, I've been meaning to!
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: fingerz on May 27, 2011, 06:40:08 AM
Yes, it's very handy for repeating parts, bass boost, slowing down and much, much more. :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Korados on May 27, 2011, 09:56:41 AM
I think Audacity doesn't repitch the song if you slow it down, WMP can repitch the song, so Audacity is definitely the better choice here imo.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: dahans on May 27, 2011, 10:50:42 AM
I love your "Road to Viridian city" arrangement, even though I think that you could improve the second part a bit. I think I have heard some wrong notes. I will listen to it again as soon as I come home from school! :D Nice job!
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: DonValentino on May 27, 2011, 04:38:10 PM
I love your "Road to Viridian city" arrangement, even though I think that you could improve the second part a bit. I think I have heard some wrong notes. I will listen to it again as soon as I come home from school! :D Nice job!

Glad you like it! By the "2nd part", I guess you mean the Viridian City part. If so, don´t worry, I´m fixing it at the moment! :D
I´ll try Audacity too, BTW!  ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: dahans on May 27, 2011, 08:04:57 PM
Glad you like it! By the "2nd part", I guess you mean the Viridian City part. If so, don´t worry, I´m fixing it at the moment! :D
I´ll try Audacity too, BTW!  ;D
Yep that's it, viridian city! I couldn't think of the name... ^^.
What is Audacity good for?
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Raymondbl on May 27, 2011, 08:45:13 PM
where do you get Audacity?  Also, it's a sound editing program.  I seriously need it to finish my arrangements.
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: DonValentino on May 27, 2011, 09:23:29 PM
Audacity is a program that helps you to figure out some part of a song, by slowing it. I´ve just downloaded it and th eresults are very nice! I´ve found it just writing "audacity" on google (obviously...  :P) and clicking on the first link. Then you go to the "download" section and choose the right version for your computer.  :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: Winter on May 28, 2011, 03:48:34 AM
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "Road to Viridian City"!!
Post by: fingerz on May 28, 2011, 09:53:35 AM
My computer came with it. :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Hall of Hieroglyphs", new look and some other stuff
Post by: DonValentino on August 27, 2011, 08:19:20 PM
I did some changes and reuploaded all the links, but sadly this is...

(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi51.tinypic.com%2F21aj54.jpg&hash=ad5069085b9612b5b2a14e4c181ed63f)

EDIT: :'(
Title: Re: WarioMan98´s Arrangements: "The Koopaseum" and Various Replacements
Post by: DonValentino on August 27, 2011, 08:56:36 PM
Hey Warioman if you really enjoy the Mario and Luigi songs, maybe you'd consider doing one or several of these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnRvOm8vlg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo1IYeNoVgU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmTpzqtP0m8

Wow that list turned out way bigger than I expected. xD Just suggestions, you don't have to take them seriously.

These added to the TO-DO list.

EDIT: Checked my Zelda: Wind Waker soundtrack, and added a bunch of songs to the to-do list too.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Miror B Battle" (Duet)
Post by: Shadoninja on August 31, 2011, 08:22:50 PM
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
"Miror B Battle" (Duet)

Piano 1, Right hand measure 5, 6 - the first beat notes should be staccato. it also sounds like there are notes missing.

measures 5-8 - you probably should have one of the bass lines play the notes in octaves otherwise you miss the disco feel. the way you have it feels a bit too march-y.

measure 6-7 - piano 2's right hand is very cluttered. I'd shift the layer 2 line into one of the left hands or remove it entirely.

measure 8 - I think the trumpet notes in piano 1's right hand should have a slight cutoff at the end of each note. nothing too short like a staccato but perhaps have them at an eighth note duration ending them with an eighth rest.

measure 9-14: the bass line from 5/6 doesn't continue here it should play something different take another listen to the song. what you have feels odd and misplaced.

that's all for now.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Miror B Battle" (Duet)
Post by: DonValentino on August 31, 2011, 08:38:48 PM
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
"Miror B Battle" (Duet)

Piano 1, Right hand measure 5, 6 - the first beat notes should be staccato. it also sounds like there are notes missing.

measures 5-8 - you probably should have one of the bass lines play the notes in octaves otherwise you miss the disco feel. the way you have it feels a bit too march-y.

measure 6-7 - piano 2's right hand is very cluttered. I'd shift the layer 2 line into one of the left hands or remove it entirely.

measure 8 - I think the trumpet notes in piano 1's right hand should have a slight cutoff at the end of each note. nothing too short like a staccato but perhaps have them at an eighth note duration ending them with an eighth rest.

measure 9-14: the bass line from 5/6 doesn't continue here it should play something different take another listen to the song. what you have feels odd and misplaced.

that's all for now.


Great, thanks. I´ll correct it as soon as possible.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Miror B Battle" (Duet)
Post by: Cobraroll on August 31, 2011, 08:57:45 PM
Your Dragon Roost Island theme is great, but I think the right hand would be easier to read if you put 8va there from measure 44 and out (save for the last few measures).

(Hmm... have I commented on this earlier?)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Miror B Battle" (Duet)
Post by: DonValentino on August 31, 2011, 09:04:56 PM
Your Dragon Roost Island theme is great, but I think the right hand would be easier to read if you put 8va there from measure 44 and out (save for the last few measures).

Yup, I´m on it!

(Hmm... have I commented on this earlier?)

Nope, don´t think so...  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Miror B Battle" (Duet)
Post by: DonValentino on September 11, 2011, 03:10:57 PM
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
"Miror B Battle" (Duet)

1/ Piano 1, Right hand measure 5, 6 - the first beat notes should be staccato. it also sounds like there are notes missing.

2/ measures 5-8 - you probably should have one of the bass lines play the notes in octaves otherwise you miss the disco feel. the way you have it feels a bit too march-y.

3/ measure 6-7 - piano 2's right hand is very cluttered. I'd shift the layer 2 line into one of the left hands or remove it entirely.

4/ measure 8 - I think the trumpet notes in piano 1's right hand should have a slight cutoff at the end of each note. nothing too short like a staccato but perhaps have them at an eighth note duration ending them with an eighth rest.

5/ measure 9-14: the bass line from 5/6 doesn't continue here it should play something different take another listen to the song. what you have feels odd and misplaced.

that's all for now.


1/ Fixed. The missing notes are some As that make a certain background rhythm. They don't fit there, otherwise, one hand or the other would be very cluttered.

2/ Fixed? I don't know exactly what do you mean by "octaves", hope you meant what is now there.

3/ Fixed. Layer 2 removed.

4/ Fixed. Removed the articulation too.

5/ Listened again and I think that bass on Piano 2 should be empty. BUT, I added the same pattern from the right hand, piano 1, measures 5-6 to add a little more of disco feel on the background, so... Fixed.

Other fixes: On measure 14 I removed the staccato from those Gs because it sounded very strong and exaggerated. On measures 13-14, added some half notes, just to accompany the main melody. On measure 23, removed that accent on the Gs' octave on the right hand, sounded very hard and strong. And some more.

What do you think now, Shado?  ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Miror B Battle" (Duet)
Post by: dahans on September 11, 2011, 03:16:33 PM
Listened to Hollijolli village arrangement and I like it a lot. Well done! One thing: The key is not right. It should be E flat minor (or G-flat major) ;).
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Miror B Battle" (Duet)
Post by: DonValentino on September 11, 2011, 03:32:48 PM
Listened to Hollijolli village arrangement and I like it a lot. Well done! One thing: The key is not right. It should be E flat minor (or G-flat major) ;).

Thanks!  :D Gonna fix it now!
And... Whoops! It seems I´ll have to submit it again to the site!   :-\
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: DonValentino on September 13, 2011, 04:12:22 PM
Toad Town Ruins is done! Check it out! It's my best arrangement so far, at least in my opinion!  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: SlowPokemon on September 14, 2011, 01:24:56 AM
Wow, this is quite a good arrangement. It looks to be accurate and playable (within reason at least), and I think I may bring this into my teacher this week. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: Sekter77 on September 16, 2011, 08:58:35 PM
Yeah, Toad Town sounds great! It definitely is your best arrangement.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: Shadoninja on September 23, 2011, 09:20:31 PM
Miror B

Measure 5-8 - the left hand of Piano 1 overpowers the left hand of Piano 2. I'd remove them or make them octaves as well though that would be a bit unnecessary.

Measure 9-12 - there's a very awesome rhythmic bass part that I think you should replace Piano 1's left hand with.

Measure 13-14 - In piano 2's left hand, where's that part from? I don't hear it in the song. also, that ascending bass pattern that I seem to hate so much, I think it would work here.

Measure 23-24 - I think you could add that chord the piano plays in the song.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: pumpy_heart on September 23, 2011, 11:19:44 PM
Toad Town is in the wrong key. It should be in C# minor, 4 sharps in the key signature with all C naturals becoming B#'s, the leading tone.
Sounds great though. Just need to fix that key signature! :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: DonValentino on September 24, 2011, 11:20:59 AM
Miror B

Measure 5-8 - the left hand of Piano 1 overpowers the left hand of Piano 2. I'd remove them or make them octaves as well though that would be a bit unnecessary.

Measure 9-12 - there's a very awesome rhythmic bass part that I think you should replace Piano 1's left hand with.

Measure 13-14 - In piano 2's left hand, where's that part from? I don't hear it in the song. also, that ascending bass pattern that I seem to hate so much, I think it would work here.

Measure 23-24 - I think you could add that chord the piano plays in the song.

Toad Town is in the wrong key. It should be in C# minor, 4 sharps in the key signature with all C naturals becoming B#'s, the leading tone.
Sounds great though. Just need to fix that key signature! :)

I'm on it!  :)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: spitllama on January 10, 2012, 06:19:49 AM
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[GC] Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
           "Miror B Battle" (Duet) HQ NEW!


How did I just now see this? I haven't even played this game and yet have been waiting for someone to arrange this. Thank you!
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: Dudeman on February 19, 2012, 02:38:01 AM
BUMP!
Hey WarioMan, thanks for all the stuff you've given me lately! :D Now I feel obligated to help your arrangements somehow...need PDF's? Anything?
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: DonValentino on February 19, 2012, 03:16:20 PM
BUMP!
Hey WarioMan, thanks for all the stuff you've given me lately! :D Now I feel obligated to help your arrangements somehow...need PDF's? Anything?

Thanks! But not at the moment. Anyways, if I need help sometime, I'll tell you!  :)

Well, actually... I'm not good at guessing the key of a song. You could help me on that.  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: Dudeman on February 19, 2012, 10:51:07 PM
I'm happy to help! Just show me the piece. ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: SlowPokemon on February 21, 2012, 04:50:48 PM
Your Toad Town is great! It needs to be in C# minor though, like Pumpy said. I did that and it looks great. You just change the key signature, making sure to click "hold notes to their original pitches chromatically" so that the notes aren't changed.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: DonValentino on February 21, 2012, 07:38:10 PM
Your Toad Town is great! It needs to be in C# minor though, like Pumpy said. I did that and it looks great. You just change the key signature, making sure to click "hold notes to their original pitches chromatically" so that the notes aren't changed.

Fixed, thanks. Now I think is OK.  :)

NOTE: I'm going to move again all my files to Dropbox, so maybe some links won't work.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: I need help with Key!
Post by: DonValentino on February 21, 2012, 10:13:49 PM
So yeah, I need help with the key of Tingle's House. Here's the link:

http://db.tt/mh99JeWg

 :-[
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: I need help with Key! (again)
Post by: insaneintherain on February 21, 2012, 10:41:26 PM
So yeah, I need help with the key of Tingle's House. Here's the link:

http://db.tt/mh99JeWg

 :-[
I would say that's it's just A minor. No sharps, no flats. It's sort of chromatically based, which fits Tingle's style. Your current key signature is good. The bass stays in Am, even though the right hand is just all over the place.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: I need help with Key! (again)
Post by: DonValentino on February 22, 2012, 03:17:03 PM
I would say that's it's just A minor. No sharps, no flats. It's sort of chromatically based, which fits Tingle's style. Your current key signature is good. The bass stays in Am, even though the right hand is just all over the place.

Oh! Ok, then! Thanks!
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: "Toad Town Ruins" (Duet) NEW!
Post by: DonValentino on February 22, 2012, 04:17:53 PM
Miror B

Measure 5-8 - the left hand of Piano 1 overpowers the left hand of Piano 2. I'd remove them or make them octaves as well though that would be a bit unnecessary.

Measure 9-12 - there's a very awesome rhythmic bass part that I think you should replace Piano 1's left hand with.

Measure 13-14 - In piano 2's left hand, where's that part from? I don't hear it in the song. also, that ascending bass pattern that I seem to hate so much, I think it would work here.

Measure 23-24 - I think you could add that chord the piano plays in the song.


Measure 5-8 - Removed.

Measure 9-12 - Rhythmic bass? Do you mean that one?

Measure 13-14 - Fixed? I'm no sure which "ascending bass pattern" you're referring to.

Measure 23-24 - Done.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 9 MOTHER 3 songs (3/25/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on March 25, 2012, 03:30:58 PM
From "Accelerondo" to "New Pork Bossa", included.  :)

I'd be great if you could at least check the key signatures to see if they're right.

Also, Accelerondo's "accel." doesn't work. Someone knows how to make it work?

Criticism is welcome.  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 1 SUPER ADDITION! (4/12/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 12, 2012, 09:37:51 PM
SO! I was playing some Platinum one week ago, and I battled some trainers, including a hiker, an artist and a sailor. But before that, I spent 10 minutes listening to the "Spotted!" music of all those three and others, and I said: I'm gonna arrange this. I WANT to arrange this. I DEFINITELY WILL arrange this!!

And so I did. Well, kinda. Only the Hiker one is finished. The sailor one is on its way!

Anyways, oh... my... god... seven EXTREME AND VEEEEERY HARD measures! But finally, after one week of work, I finished it! And I have to say this is another of my best arrangements so far with the "Toad Town Ruins" arrangement.

Even I was surprised with the result! I listened to it 100 times!  :D
So there you have, the "Spotted! Hiker" theme. Nothing more to say but 'bon appetit' and enjoy this VBOW (Very best of WarioMan)!!  ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 1 SUPER ADDITION! (4/12/2012)
Post by: Sir Dino on April 12, 2012, 11:03:34 PM
Amazing! Great job on the "Spotted!" duet! I totally love it! ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 1 SUPER ADDITION! (4/12/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 13, 2012, 04:18:23 PM
Amazing! Great job on the "Spotted!" duet! I totally love it! ;)

Thanks! I'm very proud of this one.  ;D

EDIT: Know what? I'll do every single Spotted theme! Yeah! 8)
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 1 SUPER ADDITION! (4/12/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 16, 2012, 07:47:38 PM
I finished the Spotted Artist and Sailor, but (as always) I'm having problems with the key signature, specially with the Artist one, and I want to upload them asap.

http://db.tt/llcwc97T

http://db.tt/ShO3PPvt

Please? :P

EDIT: I almost forgot! The Sailor one has a glitch because of the glissandos and Finale freezes when pressing the Play button. Just press esc and the music will sound but without glissandos. If you want glissandos, wait until some measure have passed, save the document again, go back to the beginning and press play. That works for me. Hope I explained it clearly.  :Pç
This happens on Finale 2011 and don't know if it happens in other finale versions.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 1 SUPER ADDITION! (4/12/2012)
Post by: Shadoninja on April 16, 2012, 07:50:39 PM
I finished the Spotted Artist [...], but (as always) I'm having problems with the key signature[...]

I'd put it in D major and use E#'s and B#'s when they're grace notes to the main note. I'd use Ab when possible instead of G# because of the strong parallel minor relation prominent in most jazz. I'd leave the last chord in measure 11 as is, with the natural spelling.
Just use naturals when they come around unless they're grace notes, then use what makes sense.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 1 SUPER ADDITION! (4/12/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 16, 2012, 08:19:41 PM
Quote from: pumpy_heart on March 04, 2012, 05:36:48 PM
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I'd put it in D major and use E#'s and B#'s when they're grace notes to the main note. I'd use Ab when possible instead of G# because of the strong parallel minor relation prominent in most jazz. I'd leave the last chord in measure 11 as is, with the natural spelling.
Just use naturals when they come around unless they're grace notes, then use what makes sense.

How is this possible?!  :o Anyways, uploaded. Next one, "Spotted! Biker"!
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 1 SUPER ADDITION! (4/12/2012)
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 17, 2012, 12:31:44 AM
I finished the Spotted Artist and Sailor, but (as always) I'm having problems with the key signature, specially with the Artist one, and I want to upload them asap.

http://db.tt/llcwc97T

http://db.tt/ShO3PPvt

Please? :P

EDIT: I almost forgot! The Sailor one has a glitch because of the glissandos and Finale freezes when pressing the Play button. Just press esc and the music will sound but without glissandos. If you want glissandos, wait until some measure have passed, save the document again, go back to the beginning and press play. That works for me. Hope I explained it clearly.  :Pç
This happens on Finale 2011 and don't know if it happens in other finale versions.


Hey the first link is broken, not sure if the second one is as well.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: 1 SUPER ADDITION! (4/12/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 17, 2012, 04:44:00 PM

Hey the first link is broken, not sure if the second one is as well.

Yep, I know.  :) That one is the Spotted! Artist, which has already been corrected and moved to the first page, so that link won't work. The second one is still working, though.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Collector' (4/20/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 20, 2012, 06:53:02 PM
One more added!  :D Is it me or it sounds like the Godfather theme song in some parts?

Anyways... Next one... Let's see... Maybe 'Lass' or 'Gambler'. Hmm... I think 'Gambler'.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Collector' (4/20/2012)
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 21, 2012, 01:17:53 AM
I love the gambler theme
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Collector' (4/20/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 21, 2012, 08:30:07 PM
I love the gambler theme

Totally agree. My faves are the gambler, the sailor and the artist themes. And finally one that's not in 4/4!
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Collector' (4/20/2012)
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 21, 2012, 09:19:50 PM
Actually, it is in 4/4... it has three 3/4 intro measures, then the rest is 4/4.

Edit: I guess there are like two 3/4 measures in there somewhere. Or something weird like that. XD
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Collector' (4/20/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 22, 2012, 11:43:27 AM
Actually, it is in 4/4... it has three 3/4 intro measures, then the rest is 4/4.

Edit: I guess there are like two 3/4 measures in there somewhere. Or something weird like that. XD

Erm... I don't think so... The three first measure are in 9/8 and then 12/8. It could be 4/4, but with lots of tuplets. I think is perfect the way is it now, in 12/8.  :-\
 
Well, we'll see. I'm almost done with it, I only have to do some measures of the left hand of Piano 2, but the main part is done. I'll try to finish it now.

EDIT: Done! Check it out  :D
Next one... let's see. Black Belt or Team Galactic?
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Gambler' (4/22/2012)
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 22, 2012, 04:16:17 PM
Yah well those could also easily be 3/4 and 4/4 if you used the swing expression and added tuplets when needed. :P doesn't matter though! The way you did it is how I arranged the team skull song from pmd, too. It's just easier that way.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Gambler' (4/22/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 22, 2012, 04:26:37 PM
Yah well those could also easily be 3/4 and 4/4 if you used the swing expression and added tuplets when needed. :P doesn't matter though! The way you did it is how I arranged the team skull song from pmd, too. It's just easier that way.

Agreed, it's easier. But that's another correct way.  :)

Just started the Team Galactic theme, btw. 
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Gambler' (4/22/2012)
Post by: dahans on April 22, 2012, 04:41:00 PM
Checked out your HolliJolli arrangement. Well done, the key is wrong. It should be e flat minor. Great arrangement.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Gambler' (4/22/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 22, 2012, 05:12:50 PM
Checked out your HolliJolli arrangement. Well done, the key is wrong. It should be e flat minor. Great arrangement.

Thanks!  :)
Reuploaded.
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Gambler' (4/22/2012)
Post by: blueflower999 on April 24, 2012, 12:46:36 PM
Great job arranging for Mother 3! I can't wait to see those sheets on the site.  ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'Spotted! Gambler' (4/22/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on April 24, 2012, 04:14:03 PM
Great job arranging for Mother 3! I can't wait to see those sheets on the site.

Yeah, me neither... >:( I wonder when are they going to finish with the current update with closed submissions so I can submit again.
 
Well, never mind...

Thanks!  :D Glad you liked them! :3
Title: Re: WarioMan98's Arrangements: NEW! 'VS Head Honcho Carpaccio' (5/6/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on May 06, 2012, 02:53:36 PM
New arrangement! This time is a song from Wario: Master of Disguise.
One that I wanted to do for a long time ago!  :D
Also added the W:MoD soundtrack project to my to-do list.
Njoy! ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: 'VS Head Honcho Carpaccio' & 'Miror B Battle (Solo)'
Post by: Nebbles on May 08, 2012, 07:52:34 PM
Thanks bunches for the Miror B. solo battle! :D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: 'VS Head Honcho Carpaccio' & 'Miror B Battle (Solo)'
Post by: DonValentino on May 08, 2012, 08:00:29 PM
Thanks bunches for the Miror B. solo battle! :D

You're welcome!  ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: 'VS Head Honcho Carpaccio' & 'Miror B Battle (Solo)'
Post by: Nebbles on May 08, 2012, 08:11:20 PM
Also, yay lots of Mother 3 arrangements!
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: 'VS Head Honcho Carpaccio' & 'Miror B Battle (Solo)'
Post by: DonValentino on May 09, 2012, 08:58:06 PM
I first planned to upload all songs from the Gargoyle's Quest soundtrack project, but wtf, here they are.

Also, yay lots of Mother 3 arrangements!

Glad you like Mother 3 too!
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Alergia Gardens (5/12/12)
Post by: DonValentino on May 12, 2012, 11:19:56 AM
Sorry Toad Town, Alergia Gardens is my best arrangement so far now!

Also uploaded Working on a new Invention.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Professor Layton (5/20/12)
Post by: DonValentino on May 20, 2012, 05:27:29 PM
New addition! Professor Layton and the Curious Village: "Ferris Wheel Park"

Both Duet and Solo versions.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Professor Layton (5/20/12)
Post by: SlowPokemon on May 20, 2012, 06:15:13 PM
Excellent job. I have only looked at the solo version thus far though. I like it, but the 8vb in every measure is a bit ugly to look at.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Professor Layton (5/20/12)
Post by: Shadoninja on May 20, 2012, 06:23:27 PM
New addition! Professor Layton and the Curious Village: "Ferris Wheel Park"

Both Duet and Solo versions.
I don't know if it's a good idea to have the melody on both pianos at the same time.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Professor Layton (5/20/12)
Post by: DonValentino on May 20, 2012, 07:48:41 PM
Excellent job. I have only looked at the solo version thus far though. I like it, but the 8vb in every measure is a bit ugly to look at.

I did the same with Hollijolli Village, and it doesn't look that bad. Also, those octaves are necessary in most of the measures.
I put an 8vb in every measure for aesthetic, ironically!  :D

I don't know if it's a good idea to have the melody on both pianos at the same time.

The melody in Piano 2 in an octave higher. I don't see any problem with that. Why wouldn't it be a good idea?
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! F-ZERO FTW!!! (5/25/12)
Post by: DonValentino on May 25, 2012, 10:33:09 PM
I was reading again all the rumors about an F-Zero for Wii U, and I realized how much I want a new F-Zero, so I decided to take one of the best songs (IMO) of the F-Zero series, to 'commemorate' them.

Well, in few words...
Nintendo, I want a new F-Zero!

And lol, now I'm not following my to-do list anymore  :P
I have to get back to it sometime.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! "MOTHER 3" & More "Gargoyle's Quest" (5/27/12)
Post by: DonValentino on May 27, 2012, 03:59:36 PM
"F-F-Fire!" (MOTHER 3) and "Boss Battle" (Gargoyle's Quest) added.

Also remember that "Trainer's School" (Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald) has been added yesterday!
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Metroid Other M (6/12/12)
Post by: DonValentino on June 12, 2012, 05:44:15 PM
New addition! Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"

Finally, huh?  :P
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Metroid Other M (6/12/12)
Post by: MoboMoga on June 12, 2012, 11:16:20 PM
your Spotted! Gambler is very nice!!! I've been looking for it everywhere!! And try to finish the Spotted! Aroma Lady; I was about to transcribe it until I saw this..I can't wait to see the results  ;D ;D!
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Metroid Other M (6/12/12)
Post by: DonValentino on June 13, 2012, 04:40:57 PM
your Spotted! Gambler is very nice!!! I've been looking for it everywhere!! And try to finish the Spotted! Aroma Lady; I was about to transcribe it until I saw this..I can't wait to see the results  ;D ;D!

Thanks a lot!  ;D
Either way, isn't a bit excessive to take the "Gambler" song when you're just starting? I mean, it was a hard song to arrange, specially if you're a beginner! I would recommend choosing easier songs. In fact, these were my first arrangements: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt9qJqj3wQw and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GqvcPBP77U. Easy songs to transcribe, as you can see.

Actually, I've started with Spotted! Lass and Spotted! Team Galactic, but I think I'll leave them and start Spotted! Aroma Lady because of you wanting it so much.  :)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Metroid Other M (6/12/12)
Post by: MoboMoga on June 13, 2012, 05:26:31 PM
haha i meant i was gonna start on aroma lady, and i had big doubts about it, but im so happy tht u will transcribe it next!! and thnx again!! (and nawwww gambler is a song i like, but it's wayyy too hard for me for now ;))
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Metroid Other M (6/12/12)
Post by: DonValentino on June 14, 2012, 10:33:40 PM
haha i meant i was gonna start on aroma lady, and i had big doubts about it, but im so happy tht u will transcribe it next!! and thnx again!! (and nawwww gambler is a song i like, but it's wayyy too hard for me for now ;))

Done!  ;D
Hope you like it!

EDIT: Oops! Forgot to put that it's not a duet. Nope, strangely this time wasn't necessary at all.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Metroid Other M (6/12/12)
Post by: MoboMoga on June 15, 2012, 04:56:21 AM
Done!  ;D
Hope you like it!

EDIT: Oops! Forgot to put that it's not a duet. Nope, strangely this time wasn't necessary at all.

...oh wow, its so MAGNIFICENT!!! wonderful job!!  ;D ;D this is much MUCH more than i expected! keep up the great work, and thnx!!  ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: MoboMoga, it's done! (6/14/12)
Post by: DonValentino on June 15, 2012, 02:31:53 PM
...oh wow, its so MAGNIFICENT!!! wonderful job!!  ;D ;D this is much MUCH more than i expected! keep up the great work, and thnx!!  ;)

You're welcome. Also, I think I'm going to finish all the Spotted! themes before I continue with other songs.
I have a lot of works in progress too.  :P
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Metroid Other M (6/12/12)
Post by: insaneintherain on June 16, 2012, 07:03:09 AM
Done!  ;D
Hope you like it!

EDIT: Oops! Forgot to put that it's not a duet. Nope, strangely this time wasn't necessary at all.
Since it's not a duet, you might want to change "Piano 1" as the instrument name to "Piano". Also might want to consider using the time signature as cut time, rather than 4/4, as your metronome mark is in half notes anyway.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Metroid Other M (6/12/12)
Post by: DonValentino on June 16, 2012, 11:54:27 AM
Since it's not a duet, you might want to change "Piano 1" as the instrument name to "Piano". Also might want to consider using the time signature as cut time, rather than 4/4, as your metronome mark is in half notes anyway.

Oh, yes. Everything is corrected now. Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/21/12) Only 3 to go!
Post by: DonValentino on June 21, 2012, 07:51:08 PM
2 new additions! "Spotted! Youngster" and "Spotted! Lass".

Only Spotted! Black Belt, Ace Trainer and Team PlasmaGalactic left!  :D

And yes, now I'm doing solos because I'm a bit lazy these days.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/21/12) Only 3 to go!
Post by: SlowPokemon on June 21, 2012, 09:53:40 PM
Continue to be lazy because no one plays the duets. Also, Team Plasma is Black and White; if you're talking about the Black and White soundtrack, I have already done the "Eye Contact! Shorts Youngster" and "Eye Contact! Miniskirt" themes. I'm guessing you probably just meant Team Galactic though.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/21/12) Only 3 to go!
Post by: DonValentino on June 22, 2012, 04:38:48 PM
Continue to be lazy because no one plays the duets. Also, Team Plasma is Black and White; if you're talking about the Black and White soundtrack, I have already done the "Eye Contact! Shorts Youngster" and "Eye Contact! Miniskirt" themes. I'm guessing you probably just meant Team Galactic though.

Of course, Team Galactic! What was I thinking? Sorry.  :-X
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/24/12) Only 1 left! :D
Post by: DonValentino on June 24, 2012, 05:34:46 PM
2 new additions! "Spotted! Black Belt" and "Spotted! Ace Trainer".
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/24/12) Only 1 left! :D
Post by: pumpy_heart on June 25, 2012, 01:23:19 AM
Are you interested in doing the "Trainer Appears" themes from the original RBY? I don't believe anyone has done them and they're not on the site.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/24/12) Only 1 left! :D
Post by: DonValentino on June 25, 2012, 12:17:21 PM
Are you interested in doing the "Trainer Appears" themes from the original RBY? I don't believe anyone has done them and they're not on the site.

Yeah, why not? I might start with some Trainer Encounters from Pokemon Black/White too.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/24/12) Only 1 left! :D
Post by: pumpy_heart on June 25, 2012, 04:03:41 PM
Cool deal! I think there's only 4 in RBY. Rival Appears has already been done. Boy, Girl, Rocket left.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: The last "Spotted!" and "Spotted! Arr. Collection"!!
Post by: DonValentino on June 25, 2012, 10:59:47 PM
Now that you say Rocket, I remember that there's another one! In Pokémon Yellow, there's a special theme when Jessie and James appear. But yes, only those 4, I guess.

And I've finally completed the "Spotted!" project!  ;D
Now you can download a collection made by me of every single Spotted! theme with a nice cover that includes every battle sprite of every trainer class, excluding leaders, elites and Cynthia, because those aren't their themes.

Download it on the section below my arrangements.

Consequently... New addition! "Team Galactic Enters! (Spotted! Team Galactic)"

That's all for now.  :)
Title: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on June 30, 2012, 05:08:09 PM
Cool deal! I think there's only 4 in RBY. Rival Appears has already been done. Boy, Girl, Rocket left.

Done.

Also, I'm not sure if I'll do the Rocket theme from Yellow. I mean, the song is catchy, but I don't like it a lot.  :P

By the way, I'm kinda undecided about the key signatures and the enharmonic spelling, specially in the "Male" and "Bad Person" ones.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/24/12) Only 1 left! :D
Post by: SlowPokemon on June 30, 2012, 08:19:34 PM
Yeah, why not? I might start with some Trainer Encounters from Pokemon Black/White too.

As long as you check my thread to make sure I haven't already done them, cause I've done several... so don't do any of mine unless they need a replacement ^_^
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! 2 "Spotted!"s (6/24/12) Only 1 left! :D
Post by: DonValentino on June 30, 2012, 08:33:22 PM
As long as you check my thread to make sure I haven't already done them, cause I've done several... so don't do any of mine unless they need a replacement ^_^

Oh, hadn't noticed you did some. EDIT: Whateeeever, I'll do the ones from RSE first then and leave the BW ones for later, k?
EDIT 2: And I won't do the ones you did unless I think they need a replacement...
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: SlowPokemon on June 30, 2012, 08:34:48 PM
....you can't promise anything? XD just don't do the ones I already did unless you think it's a bad arrangement and needs a replacement. Seriously.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on June 30, 2012, 08:40:34 PM
....you can't promise anything? XD just don't do the ones I already did unless you think it's a bad arrangement and needs a replacement. Seriously.

See my previous post.  :-X
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: pumpy_heart on June 30, 2012, 11:36:10 PM
Wow! Quick turnaround. I better get to finishing my end, finishing up this soundtrack.

Just downloaded Bad Guy Encounter. Some of the chromatic spelling are really odd/wrong. In the pickup, you go B-Bb then back to B. This would make more sense as B-A#-B to show that the B is the real note being highlighted, since the A# moves to the B. That's called a neighbor note.
Surprise, surprise, they come back in the left hand in measure 1. D-Db should be D-C#, F#-E# likewise. The spelling you use are more common for passing tones, saying if a note goes from B-A with a chromatic note in between, the spelling B-Bb-A would make sense.
And you do spell the passing notes correctly in the right hand of measure 1 and measure 5! Now to fix a few more minor spelling errors. Since we've already introduced the pitch as A#, not Bb, it would make more sense to spell it like this in 2-5. Either spelling creates the desired chord, but using A# shows that there's really not two B's, but rather one B and one other clearly distinct pitch, A#.
In measure 3, since the chromatic line moves upwards, you should use sharps. When a chromatic line falls, flats. So the line should be G-G#-A(natural)-A#

Using these spelling will lead to a very quick reading for the performer. Use these tips whenever you encounter chromatic music again as they'll hold true to a lot of techniques employed by composers.
Good job!
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on July 01, 2012, 12:14:38 PM
Wow! Quick turnaround. I better get to finishing my end, finishing up this soundtrack.

Just downloaded Bad Guy Encounter. Some of the chromatic spelling are really odd/wrong. In the pickup, you go B-Bb then back to B. This would make more sense as B-A#-B to show that the B is the real note being highlighted, since the A# moves to the B. That's called a neighbor note.
Surprise, surprise, they come back in the left hand in measure 1. D-Db should be D-C#, F#-E# likewise. The spelling you use are more common for passing tones, saying if a note goes from B-A with a chromatic note in between, the spelling B-Bb-A would make sense.
And you do spell the passing notes correctly in the right hand of measure 1 and measure 5! Now to fix a few more minor spelling errors. Since we've already introduced the pitch as A#, not Bb, it would make more sense to spell it like this in 2-5. Either spelling creates the desired chord, but using A# shows that there's really not two B's, but rather one B and one other clearly distinct pitch, A#.
In measure 3, since the chromatic line moves upwards, you should use sharps. When a chromatic line falls, flats. So the line should be G-G#-A(natural)-A#

Using these spelling will lead to a very quick reading for the performer. Use these tips whenever you encounter chromatic music again as they'll hold true to a lot of techniques employed by composers.
Good job!

Got it! Thanks a lot, really, this is exactly what I needed. I'd be great if you could also take a look at the other two, please.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: pumpy_heart on July 01, 2012, 05:15:50 PM
Sure, no problem.

Male Trainer Appears - There's chromatic spelling mistakes in the left hand in measure 1 and 2. I think you could fix those now. The biggest fault in this one is the tempo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLexeBHPLk8 Very noticeable. Quick fix though. I would guestimate it being around 148-152.

Female Trainer Appears - Some chromatic misspellings again. Measure 1 right hand and measure 3 right hand in the first beat.

Not a bad job at all, quick turnarounds! I have 2 of the 3 victory themes done. Will work on finishing the third either today or tomorrow, leaving only the quick sound cues to arrange to have finished the whole soundtrack!
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on July 01, 2012, 05:34:42 PM
Sure, no problem.

Male Trainer Appears - There's chromatic spelling mistakes in the left hand in measure 1 and 2. I think you could fix those now. The biggest fault in this one is the tempo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLexeBHPLk8 Very noticeable. Quick fix though. I would guestimate it being around 148-152.

Female Trainer Appears - Some chromatic misspellings again. Measure 1 right hand and measure 3 right hand in the first beat.

Good, thanks.

Not a bad job at all, quick turnarounds!

lol

Also... someone voted the fourth option of my poll... *sniff* Excuse me while I cry in a corner.

I have 2 of the 3 victory themes done. Will work on finishing the third either today or tomorrow, leaving only the quick sound cues to arrange to have finished the whole soundtrack!

The RB soundtrack? Nice. Still, there are some sheets on site that need to be reformatted and corrected like this one (http://www.ninsheetm.us/sheets/Pokemon/PokemonBlueRedYellow/Gym.pdf). Hope the next Fixing the Sheets project is Pokemon.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: pumpy_heart on July 01, 2012, 06:33:51 PM
Oh yeah, totally. Some need to be reformatted. I thought about doing that, but eh. Doesn't sound like fun.

Also, you never need a project title to just do something. If you do something well enough, in the past the site admins have rewarded those people by giving them their own update. Fixing all of Pokemon would easily warrant that, even if just one generation at a time.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: NEW! Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow (6/30/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on July 01, 2012, 07:50:58 PM
Oh yeah, totally. Some need to be reformatted. I thought about doing that, but eh. Doesn't sound like fun.

Also, you never need a project title to just do something. If you do something well enough, in the past the site admins have rewarded those people by giving them their own update. Fixing all of Pokemon would easily warrant that, even if just one generation at a time.

Well, I might reformat some.

Yeah! I wonder what happened with those updates.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: Jompa on July 19, 2012, 03:21:51 PM
Why can't I open .rar-files? :(
I haven't been able to see any of your arrangements because of it. Could someone tell me WHy? D:
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on July 19, 2012, 03:28:59 PM
Why can't I open .rar-files? :(
I haven't been able to see any of your arrangements because of it. Could someone tell me WHy? D:

You have to open them with WinRAR. If you don't have it, you can download it here: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar420.exe
And how nice of you for wanting to see my arrangements! Thanks. Also, if you see anything wrong with them, please tell me, I like constructive feedback, like Pumpy's.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: Jompa on July 19, 2012, 03:34:31 PM
You have to open them with WinRAR. If you don't have it, you can download it here: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar420.exe
And how nice of you for wanting to see my arrangements! Thanks. Also, if you see anything wrong with them, please tell me, I like constructive feedback, like Pumpy's.
Ayay! :)
btw I have a question for you in my thread ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: MoboMoga on July 24, 2012, 09:30:32 PM
are you planning to do the encounter themes for pokemon bw 2? then can  you do colress first?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on July 25, 2012, 10:59:16 AM
are you planning to do the encounter themes for pokemon bw 2? then can  you do colress first?  ;D ;D

Colress? I guess you mean Corless. And no, sorry, I'm not interested in BW2's soundtrack yet. But don't worry, I'll consider it.  :)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: Jompa on July 25, 2012, 11:23:34 AM
That'd be really cool actually - especially Corless' encounter.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on July 25, 2012, 03:29:52 PM
Airytale Castle is pretty solid.  Not sure what the protocol is on this, but you could use fermatas instead of changing the time sig every other measure.  Also, to provide some of the 'echoey' feel, you could make a note for pedal or half-pedal for the entire song.  Good job!  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: MoboMoga on July 25, 2012, 06:11:36 PM
Colress? I guess you mean Corless. And no, sorry, I'm not interested in BW2's soundtrack yet. But don't worry, I'll consider it.  :)

oh haha, i thought it was colress since the people in the video said so  ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: Cobraroll on July 25, 2012, 09:18:09 PM
Colress? I guess you mean Corless.

Colress (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Colress)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: FSM-Reapr on July 28, 2012, 02:53:46 PM
Who idiot said that you shouldn't arrange if you don't know how?! Seriously, who is the idiot?
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on July 29, 2012, 08:38:28 PM
Airytale Castle is pretty solid.  Not sure what the protocol is on this, but you could use fermatas instead of changing the time sig every other measure.  Also, to provide some of the 'echoey' feel, you could make a note for pedal or half-pedal for the entire song.  Good job!  :D

Thanks for your feedback.  :D
I guess the fermatas are also an option, but I'm not sure if it would look good. I mean, sometimes the fermata is not long or short enough.
Completely agreed on including a pedal note.  :)

oh haha, i thought it was colress since the people in the video said so  ;D
Colress (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Colress)

Oh. Colress then.  :P I still prefer Corless, though...

Who idiot said that you shouldn't arrange if you don't know how?! Seriously, who is the idiot?

Thanks.  :P
I just put that as a joke, I never thought that someone would actually vote for it.  :-\
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: blueflower999 on July 29, 2012, 08:46:50 PM
Probably some troll. Disregard it. Your arrangements are amazing.  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: FSM-Reapr on July 31, 2012, 07:44:21 AM
You have proven me that age doesn't affect arranging! :D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on July 31, 2012, 11:06:20 AM
Probably some troll. Disregard it. Your arrangements are amazing.  :D

Thanks! I try to do my best.  :D

You have proven me that age doesn't affect arranging! :D

I have?
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: Jub3r7 on August 12, 2012, 05:51:00 PM
Oh, I think FSM got you mixed up with a different user.

http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=3290
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: FSM-Reapr on August 12, 2012, 08:26:23 PM
WarioMan98=14 years old? ???
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: Wario Land ~ Shake It! "Airytale Castle" (7/6/2012)
Post by: DonValentino on August 28, 2012, 05:28:41 PM
WarioMan98=14 years old? ???

Sorry I missed your post.  :(
No, actually the 98 is a random number. Only "WarioMan" sounds strange, so I just added the 98. But I started arranging when I was 13! So... 2 years and a bit more arranging.  :)



Ok, so fixed Airytale Castle (well, just added a "half pedal" mark though), added "Secure Place" from RE2 (the Save Room theme) and "Credits" from MM: Dr. Wily's Revenge.
Anyways, now I want to submit at least 3/4 of my arrangements to the site before I continue adding more arrangements so I don't "abandon" here a lot of them.

And if someone is wondering, yes, all this time I've been working, but I just didn't put my work here yet.

Additions from now on until I reach my goal will be 1 or 2 arrangements and with less frequency, but don't think I've stopped arranging! Just wanted to make this clear.  :)

As always, hope you like them! And any feedback is always welcome!  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: wariopiano on September 11, 2012, 04:04:14 PM
I love your arrangements!!
I hope u dont quit arranging!
I havent seen u update in a while ;)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: DonValentino on September 11, 2012, 08:01:58 PM
I love your arrangements!!
I hope u dont quit arranging!
I havent seen u update in a while ;)

Thanks!  :)
And don't worry, the time to leave hasn't come yet. xD
I added a new poll, just in case.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: wariopiano on September 13, 2012, 04:31:16 PM
Okay!! ;D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: DonValentino on September 13, 2012, 10:47:16 PM
No votes for Black 2/White 2? I'm surprised.  :o
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: Jompa on September 14, 2012, 04:09:39 PM
BW2 music sucks - it's all techno n' shit.. DPP has the greatest music
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: DonValentino on September 14, 2012, 08:27:03 PM
BW2 music sucks - it's all techno n' shit.. DPP has the greatest music

Agreed! lol
The only ones that can be nicely arranged are "Eye Contact! Clown", "Plasma Frigate" and some few more. I was surprised because always a new game generates more requests, but yeah, you're 100% right.  :P

C'mon game freak, where are those beautiful, memorable and great themes from Generations I, II, III and IV?  >:(
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: Bespinben on September 14, 2012, 08:31:26 PM
C'mon game freak, where are those beautiful, memorable and great themes from Generations I, II, III and IV?  >:(

N's Castle music in BW2 is good. In fact, a two-movement arrangement showcasing both versions of the song from BW and BW2 would be pretty awesome.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: Cobraroll on September 14, 2012, 10:58:11 PM
I actually think the DPP music is the worst of the series. Apart from a few gems, it's all just a jumbled mess of instruments playing at the same time. Where are the melodies?
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: DonValentino on September 15, 2012, 10:16:51 AM
N's Castle music in BW2 is good. In fact, a two-movement arrangement showcasing both versions of the song from BW and BW2 would be pretty awesome.

Agreed, but anyways N's Castle from BW2 is basically N's Castle from BW.  :P
Oh, and is that a request?  ::)

Alright, so DPP are winning, any requests?
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: Jompa on September 15, 2012, 10:34:26 AM
Bicycle theme!
Solaceon Town (day/night)
Route 210 (day/night)
Sunyshore City (day/night)
:D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: DonValentino on September 15, 2012, 02:11:45 PM
Bicycle theme!
Solaceon Town (day/night)
Route 210 (day/night)
Sunyshore City (day/night)
:D

All accepted! But I'm afraid it will take some time, you know, I'm currently focused on the CIAB. btw, how's your work going Jompa?  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: Jompa on September 15, 2012, 04:14:59 PM
All accepted! But I'm afraid it will take some time, you know, I'm currently focused on the CIAB. btw, how's your work going Jompa?  :D
Wow, i didn't expect you to take them :3 awesome. Take your time - these songs are complicated - I know - I did route "203 (day)" - and that was almost mentally devastating (soo much key change), so don't push yourself :P
Yeha, the CIAB. As you may have noticed - I practically don't have free time anymore, because of school, but every minute of what's left of it I spend to arrange - I'm just finished with two jazz arrangements of "Tank!" and "Too Bad Too Good" for my Big Band, so NOW I can help you and Aamir again :) See ya there
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: MoboMoga on September 15, 2012, 05:24:23 PM
Bicycle theme!

YESSSS!!!

I was about to do it, but I don't think I'll be able to do it...not as skilled to arrange Bicycle.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: DonValentino on September 15, 2012, 09:38:01 PM
Wow, i didn't expect you to take them :3 awesome. Take your time - these songs are complicated - I know - I did route "203 (day)" - and that was almost mentally devastating (soo much key change), so don't push yourself :P

Yeah, you're right, DPP songs actually need a lot of work. And you're welcome.  :)
Ah, yeah, I've seen your arrangement of Route 203, and it's awesome! Nice job!
Oh, also, do you mind if I choose the version? I mean, day or night. Or do you want to choose yourself?

I'm planning to do: Solaceon (Night), Route 210 (Night) and Sunyshore (Day). :)

Yeha, the CIAB. As you may have noticed - I practically don't have free time anymore, because of school, but every minute of what's left of it I spend to arrange - I'm just finished with two jazz arrangements of "Tank!" and "Too Bad Too Good" for my Big Band, so NOW I can help you and Aamir again :) See ya there

Oh I see. Don't worry, I've been busy lately too, so I didn't arrange a lot these days. Well, see ya there too!  :D
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: wiizombie on September 16, 2012, 02:23:38 PM
I also agree that your arrangments are great!
Will u please finish the world map 5 from
new super mario bros wii for me?
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: MoboMoga on September 17, 2012, 02:07:22 AM
Solaceon Town (day/night)

Solaceon Town has the same theme as Pastoria City, just a heads-up.
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: DonValentino on September 23, 2012, 11:13:15 AM
I also agree that your arrangments are great!
Will u please finish the world map 5 from
new super mario bros wii for me?

Ugh... :-\
Ok, ok, alright. I might finish it someday.

Solaceon Town has the same theme as Pastoria City, just a heads-up.

Yeah, I know. But in the official soundtrack its called Solaceon Town.  :)
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: wariopiano on October 06, 2012, 05:49:41 PM
Ugh... :-\
Ok, ok, alright. I might finish it someday.
Might? or wont
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: Sir Dino on March 07, 2013, 02:44:15 AM
But I'm afraid it will take some time, you know, I'm currently focused on the CIAB.

:') I didn't know you guys had put attention to it when I had it going; this makes me happy :)

and le bump, sorry~
Title: Re: WarioMan's Arrangements: (I'm back. Kinda.) NEW! Resident Evil and Mega Man
Post by: Jompa on March 07, 2013, 07:23:39 AM
;)
Title: Re: lolwut Wario arranged something?! O_o
Post by: DonValentino on March 17, 2013, 01:01:19 PM
Meh, it's still a WIP that has been around my computer for a long time, but I thought that maybe I should put it here so you guys can tell me what you think of it so far. And please, remember it's a WIP! It's far from finished yet!

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - "Peach's Castle" (Two Pianos) MUS (http://db.tt/eoGqCKcc)

EDIT: Oh yeah! And don't use earphones if you don't want to become deaf. Yeah, I exaggerated the volume, specially the main melody. Sorry! :P
Title: Re: lolwut Wario arranged something?! O_o
Post by: FSM-Reapr on March 17, 2013, 01:18:04 PM
EDIT: Oh yeah! And don't use earphones if you don't want to become deaf.
Challenge Accepted
Title: Re: lolwut Wario arranged something?! O_o
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 17, 2013, 03:36:24 PM
^Intelligence o_-
Title: Re: lolwut Wario arranged something?! O_o
Post by: Taser9090 on March 17, 2013, 08:34:01 PM
Oh wow, I didn't notice you arranged Miror B's theme! That's one of my favorite Pokemon themes! :D
Title: Re: lolwut Wario arranged something?! O_o
Post by: DonValentino on March 20, 2013, 08:37:15 PM
Yeah, it's awesome right?! ;D
I bet any champion would love to have Miror B's theme for themselves. You know what...? Miror B for Orre Champion! 8)



Also, I didn't forget the Pokemon PDPt requests, its just that I just keep procrastinating. :P
Title: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 24, 2013, 02:10:28 PM
Hah! Another one finished!

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle" MUS (http://db.tt/CHJ0hFGE)

This was kind of a personal challenge; I wanted to put the correct accidentals, with no mistakes, attending to the chords and such. Hope I
did! :-\ Way to say "please take a look at it and give feedback, please".
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 24, 2013, 03:26:24 PM
Amazing WarioMan!
I was planning on doing this one, now that I have a week of, but your arrangement makes me proud!

About the accidentals:
Measure#19 - the G natural should be an A double flat
Measure#37 - the A natural should be B double flat
Measure#40 - the F flat should be E natural
Measure#41 - in the right hand the A natural should be B double flat, and in the left hand the C natural should be B double flat, as well as the A natural in the left hand should be B double flat
:)
Other than that, amazing work on the accidentals!

Here's a suggestion:
In the original, at measure#42, the mood of the song changes, into this pop rock kinda feel.
I have an idea of how to capture that in your arrangement:
So far the rythm in the left hand has been I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I
I think you should change that at measure#42 to #50 to I..--..-.I..--..-.I..--..-.I..--..-.I
I think that would sound amazing!

On a different note:
This is just my opinion:
I think the 8va is unnecessary.
I don't think the notes are high enough to make it worth it, if you know what I mean.
This is just me though..

And about the hidden layers:
It is good that you include stuff in the audio that can't be included on the sheet(in my opinion anyways), but in the cases of measure#1 #10 and #14 I don't think hiding them is neccesary. They are playable in these cases, and therefore shouldn't be hidden.
At best they could be optional, but they should be visible.
If someone were to play this, the hidden layer wouldn't be audible (ofc), and that would be too bad when they could have been played :P

Great work!!!

Also, I finished my arrangement of "Morning Glory"! Go check it out! :D
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 24, 2013, 04:04:12 PM
Amazing WarioMan!
I was planning on doing this one, now that I have a week of, but your arrangement makes me proud!
Thank you!
BTW, I don't really like WarioMan now. :-\
You can call me better Wario or even Don here too. ;)

About the accidentals:
Measure#19 - the G natural should be an A double flat
Measure#37 - the A natural should be B double flat
Measure#40 - the F flat should be E natural
Measure#41 - in the right hand the A natural should be B double flat, and in the left hand the C natural should be B double flat, as well as the A natural in the left hand should be B double flat
:)
Other than that, amazing work on the accidentals!
Gah! Still made mistakes... Well, it's ok. At least I made less than I thought I would have done.
One question, on measure 41, you say that the C natural should be Bbb? I don't really know what you meant there, because C is not Bbb. ???

Here's a suggestion:
In the original, at measure#42, the mood of the song changes, into this pop rock kinda feel.
I have an idea of how to capture that in your arrangement:
So far the rythm in the left hand has been I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I
I think you should change that at measure#42 to #50 to I..--..-.I..--..-.I..--..-.I..--..-.I
I think that would sound amazing!
No doubt! But the thing is that I would like it to be like the original, which is I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I
I could make another version perhaps...?

On a different note:
This is just my opinion:
I think the 8va is unnecessary.
I don't think the notes are high enough to make it worth it, if you know what I mean.
This is just me though..
Yeah, now that I realize it is. That G made me thought it was necessary.

And about the hidden layers:
It is good that you include stuff in the audio that can't be included on the sheet(in my opinion anyways), but in the cases of measure#1 #10 and #14 I don't think hiding them is neccesary. They are playable in these cases, and therefore shouldn't be hidden.
At best they could be optional, but they should be visible.
If someone were to play this, the hidden layer wouldn't be audible (ofc), and that would be too bad when they could have been played :P
Hmmm... I see. At first I had them all visible, but decided to hide all of them. Gotta fix it.

Great work!!!

Also, I finished my arrangement of "Morning Glory"! Go check it out! :D
Thanks a lot for your feedback! Exactly what I needed. :)
And yeah, I already checked it out. ::)

EDIT: Check again the MUS and please tell me if there's still something I should correct.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 24, 2013, 05:03:28 PM
When I said that the C natural should be B double flat, I meant that it should be D double flat :P
So you still have to fix that...

Other than that, it's perfect!!
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 24, 2013, 05:50:50 PM
Ohhh, makes perfect sense. Now I see the correct chord. :P

Thanks again! :)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 24, 2013, 09:52:45 PM
Why does it sound like there are notes playing where there are whole notes? I'm wanna say that it's an error by Finale, but it sounds like it fits perfectly in the song.

I dunno, haven't listened to the original recording yet.

Also, if you have the many flats and are going into using double flats, why not just use a key with sharps? Like, F sharp major or something, that way, instead of using double flats, you use naturals.

Just a suggestion.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 24, 2013, 10:29:22 PM
Why does it sound like there are notes playing where there are whole notes? I'm wanna say that it's an error by Finale, but it sounds like it fits perfectly in the song.

I dunno, haven't listened to the original recording yet.
Haha, no, there are hidden notes in layer 3! ;D
Didn't you read the little text I wrote in the upper left corner of the first page? ;)

Also, if you have the many flats and are going into using double flats, why not just use a key with sharps? Like, F sharp major or something, that way, instead of using double flats, you use naturals.

Just a suggestion.
As a matter of fact, I started arranging it in F sharp major, but changed it to Gb major later on because I thought it fitted better the song. Either way, F sharp major is a valid option as far as I've seen. I'll try in F sharp and see what looks best.
And thanks for your feedback!
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 24, 2013, 10:30:43 PM
Also, if you have the many flats and are going into using double flats, why not just use a key with sharps? Like, F sharp major or something, that way, instead of using double flats, you use naturals.

Just a suggestion.
Yeah, but where there now are naturals --> there would be double sharps, y know ;)

And everyone hates sharps anyways...
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 24, 2013, 10:35:06 PM
No, there would be flats, which would be much easier to read rather than double flats.

Just a suggestion, nothing more.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 12:12:18 AM
No, because you don't use flats when the key is full of sharps, besides, i am right anyways; they do become double sharps.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 25, 2013, 12:48:47 AM
I'll show you in a sec. Hold on, cool?

...

This is how it should look. It was in the wrong key to begin with, anyways.

I don't mean to offend, but just take a step back once in awhile and ask yourself if a sheet is meant to look like that. I do it all the time, which is the reason I always edit my sheets. I always feel that it could look better and sound better.

Honestly, it's not a bad mantra to live by.

Bicycle (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36750916/Bicycle%20Copy.mus)

I feel that this is a much, much cleaner version to look at. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 09:26:28 AM
I'll look at it later, when I have access to my Mac again, sometime this afternoon.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 25, 2013, 12:24:50 PM
But Brassman, isn't that B major? Sure looks clean, but the key is not Bmaj. :-\
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 03:14:50 PM
Oh, you know what? Brassman is correct!
You see Don, the key you chose, Gb, isn't the right key signature at all!
Tonika in this song is B (5 sharps).

Sorry I didn't understand earlier Brassman, but I though you meant to change it into F#, and that wouldn't make sense, if one would get rid of accidentals :P

Don, you have to change it into B major, (without changing the pitch of any notes of course,) and then you will have to take a good look at the loose accidentals again! I can help of course!! :)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 25, 2013, 03:39:17 PM
If you're looking for something to do, I noticed you mentioned Mario and Luigi in the poll. What about "Dance With Babies" which is the end title from Mario and Luigi Partners in Time?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 25, 2013, 04:13:18 PM
But Brassman, isn't that B major? Sure looks clean, but the key is not Bmaj. :-\

Listen for when it modulates into its relative minor key. What note does it do so in? If your answer is G#, then it should be correct.

As for accidentals, there's quite a bit of bluesy stuff going on, which usually, requires the use of flats. Just be careful where you place them and that they make sense both visually and tonally.

Glad I could help, guys.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 25, 2013, 06:00:44 PM
If you're looking for something to do, I noticed you mentioned Mario and Luigi in the poll. What about "Dance With Babies" which is the end title from Mario and Luigi Partners in Time?
Sure! But wasn't it already done by someone...? Well, never mind, I'll do my own arrangement. Besides, it's one of my favorite songs from PiT! :D

Oh, you know what? Brassman is correct!
You see Don, the key you chose, Gb, isn't the right key signature at all!
Tonika in this song is B (5 sharps).

Sorry I didn't understand earlier Brassman, but I though you meant to change it into F#, and that wouldn't make sense, if one would get rid of accidentals :P

Don, you have to change it into B major, (without changing the pitch of any notes of course,) and then you will have to take a good look at the loose accidentals again! I can help of course!! :)
Listen for when it modulates into its relative minor key. What note does it do so in? If your answer is G#, then it should be correct.

As for accidentals, there's quite a bit of bluesy stuff going on, which usually, requires the use of flats. Just be careful where you place them and that they make sense both visually and tonally.

Glad I could help, guys.
Ohh! Now I see it! It really is in B major!
Thanks a lot guys! Any help or feedback is always welcome.

I'll ask again to see if I placed the right accidentals later on then. :)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 06:06:02 PM
Listen for when it modulates into its relative minor key. What note does it do so in? If your answer is G#, then it should be correct.
As I said, it is in B major so there shouldn't be a discussion about this anymore..
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As for accidentals, there's quite a bit of bluesy stuff going on, which usually, requires the use of flats. Just be careful where you place them and that they make sense both visually and tonally.
Sorry, but that's bullshit. You don't use flats in B, that's a terrible idea, really!!!!
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 25, 2013, 06:10:41 PM
^sorry, but that's bullshit. It's perfectly acceptable to use flats in the key of B.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 06:20:07 PM
In what way would that be a good idea to get rid of unnecessary and annoying accidentals, as well as getting correct intervals in chords?
Please explain.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 25, 2013, 07:38:27 PM
As I said, it is in B major so there shouldn't be a discussion about this anymore..Sorry, but that's bullshit. You don't use flats in B, that's a terrible idea, really!!!!

Dude, calm down. That was for Warioman.

Also, from what I understand about blues theory, it's totally acceptable to use any kind of accidentals as the piece sees fit. I could be wrong about using flats, perhaps it could be naturals. Should I go into depth about it or are we cool? I'll be two for two if that be the case. I guarantee it.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 07:52:37 PM
I don't see what you mean by blues theory, and yeah sure, you could use whatever accidentals you want, but that is just a terrible idea in B major, because you already have all these sharps, right? You aren't supposed to make things harder for the guy who'll read it and play it. And by adding these accidentals that have NOTHING to do there is probably the most efficient way of making things harder to read.
Besides, even if you could come up with cases where this would be somewhat ok to do, then there is not a single one of these cases in WarioMan's arrangement where one should use flats, anyways.

This discussion started from you suggesting to change the key into shaprs, because then the double flats would become flats, but that is totally wrong. They would become naturals. And yeah, sure, naturals are better than double flats, but what would happen to the naturals that were already there (and there are quite some of them)? They would become double sharps, so you wouldn't win anything from it at all.
That is the whole discussion.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 25, 2013, 08:08:14 PM
You're right about one thing and one thing only. I did suggest that changing the key from Gb major to F# major would clear up some of the double flats. Which, it did, quite successfully I might add. The one thing I didn't account for which you agreed upon, was the fact that the key was completely wrong.

I have a question for you. Have you even looked at a piece of music written for piano before? I'm not talking about like, something written here. I'm talking about a professional looking sheet, maybe, one written by the greats. They warrant accidentals according to theory and rules that justify those accidentals. I'm not saying that's how everyone writes, but it's clean, efficient and much easier for someone to follow once they have an idea of what they're playing.

You're justifying accidentals on an idea that I find just plain ridiculous. "It's in a key with sharps, accidentals need to stay as sharps." There's no theory or merit backing that idea up. None that I can see, anyways.

That's my discussion.

On another note, I would like to apologize to Warioman for using his thread as a verbal battle ground. If it goes longer than a couple more posts, I will kindly move it to my thread where we can duke it out and you can delete these posts.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 08:24:40 PM
On another note, I would like to apologize to Warioman for using his thread as a verbal battle ground. If it goes longer than a couple more posts, I will kindly move it to my thread where we can duke it out and you can delete these posts.
That won't be necessary because this discussion will be over soon:
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They warrant accidentals according to theory and rules that justify those accidentals. I'm not saying that's how everyone writes, but it's clean, efficient and much easier for someone to follow once they have an idea of what they're playing.
^That, Brassman, is EXCACTLY why I am correct.
You know, I could just repost my last post. As long as you would understand what you would read this time.
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You're justifying accidentals on an idea that I find just plain ridiculous. "It's in a key with sharps, accidentals need to stay as sharps."
I never said anything that remotely suggests that.
Don't forget that we aren't talking about "any key with sharps" here! It's B major. Don't forget again, now.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 25, 2013, 08:36:28 PM
Oh my goodness. Instead of talking about it, why not just show me, dude.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 25, 2013, 08:40:38 PM
show you?

Edit: Ahh, screw this, I don't wanna quarrel anymore - if you still want to learn some music theory, just read my posts so far.

Edit 2: And shit... Don, sorry for this pile of spam, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 26, 2013, 12:07:00 AM
Yes, show me. You seem confident enough to know what you're talking about. Why don't you put your dollar where your dime is?

Or is that metaphor too difficult to grasp?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 12:58:32 AM
Ok, what am I going to show you?
Why flats are stupid in B major? Is that it? 'Cause if that's all, then you could just read the stuff I have already written, you know. Or you could use common sense, either way is fine.
Or is it something else?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: FireArrow on March 26, 2013, 02:14:37 AM
Ok, what am I going to show you?
Why flats are stupid in B major? Is that it? 'Cause if that's all, then you could just read the stuff I have already written, you know. Or you could use common sense, either way is fine.
Or is it something else?

I think think he means to actually show him via sheet music (what it looks like when you arrange it your way.)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 02:48:32 AM
But that is what WarioMan did!! And that's what any sane person writing in B would do!
And the point about this whole thing is that you don't use flats in B. How am I supposed to come with an example of when to not use flats, when I'm saying that you don't do that? That's just silly! If anything, he should come with an example to me, where he does use flats..
Anyone, come with an example of where you would use flats in B major!
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Dudeman on March 26, 2013, 03:03:25 AM
Oh my gosh. GUYS. Can you continue this discussion over, like, PM or something? I'm sure WarioMan doesn't appreciate having his thread being filled up by quarrel-posts.

And can I just say, how about we arrange our pieces the way we like? Jompa, you can leave flats out of B Major if you want to, and Brassman, you can put sharps and flats where you want to. You don't need to argue over Wario's arranging style (or anyone else's, for that matter).
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 26, 2013, 03:05:08 AM
^Yep, that's exactly right.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Yugi on March 26, 2013, 03:06:15 AM
Oh my gosh. GUYS. Can you continue this discussion over, like, PM or something? I'm sure WarioMan doesn't appreciate having his thread being filled up by quarrel-posts.
What?

I would pay people to post in my arrangments thread and give critique.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 26, 2013, 03:08:46 AM
yeah thanks for that totally subtle hint. The problem is, this is no longer critique; it has turned into a debate that is no longer relevant to either the arranger or the arrangement.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 26, 2013, 03:44:28 AM
That's exactly what I meant, Firearrow.

Alright, fine. Check my thread at the break of dawn and we can duke it out there.

I apologize again, guys. I didn't mean for this to get this messy. I was just hoping I could enlighten all of you of kinda-proper theory.

I'll give you a critique after I'm done patching your sheet up. Cool, Warioman?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 11:58:42 AM
Sorry for spamming your thread WarioMan.
I'll make up for it with an "Aru ame no hi"-arrangement for you...
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 26, 2013, 01:04:22 PM
That's exactly what I meant, Firearrow.

Alright, fine. Check my thread at the break of dawn and we can duke it out there.

I apologize again, guys. I didn't mean for this to get this messy. I was just hoping I could enlighten all of you of kinda-proper theory.

I'll give you a critique after I'm done patching your sheet up. Cool, Warioman?
Of course. :)

Sorry for spamming your thread WarioMan.
I'll make up for it with an "Aru ame no hi"-arrangement for you...
Oh c'mon guys you don't have to apologize, really! It's ok! :D
But I want that arrangement anyways, aro.



Oh and Slow I started "Dance with Babies". Here's what I've got so far: http://db.tt/jnsvRkLY
Any comments, anyone?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 26, 2013, 01:53:23 PM
Ok, so changed Bicycle to B maj and checked the accidentals:

Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle" MUS (http://db.tt/CHJ0hFGE)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 01:59:57 PM
I'll look at it soon.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 03:29:09 PM
Ok! Here are the accidental fixes you have to do:
(Measure# - wrong note - right note)

4 - C natural - B sharp
7 - D natural - C double sharp
16 - C natural - B sharp
17 - D natural - C double sharp
17 left hand - D natural - C double sharp
18 - D natural - C double sharp
18 left hand - C sharp - parenthesized  C sharp ;)
24 - D natural - C double sharp
28 - G natural - F double sharp
29 - D natural - C double sharp
32 - C natural - B sharp
33 - D natural - C double sharp
33 left hand - D natural - C double sharp
36 - G natural - F double sharp
37 left hand - C natural - B sharp
44 - D natural - C double sharp
46 left hand - C sharp - parenthesized  C sharp
48 - A natural - G double sharp

No fucking flats!

--------------

Also;
I still think this would make the arrangement better: Of course, it is up to you, but I just want to suggest it again:
Quote
In the original, at measure#42, the mood of the song changes, into this pop rock kinda feel.
I have an idea of how to capture that in your arrangement:
So far the rythm in the left hand has been I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I-..-..-.I
I think you should change that at measure#42 to #50 to I..--..-.I..--..-.I..--..-.I..--..-.I
I think that would sound amazing!

-----------------

Great work!
<3
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 26, 2013, 07:33:35 PM
Be that as it may, there also shouldn't really be any use of the double sharp either. The only one you can get away with is probably the F double sharp, and that's based in its relative minor.

Alright, here it goes. Enclosed in this post is the final version of Bicycle that I feel is visually appealing. Here's why.

Measure 1 - The chord that is built in the bass is a F# Augmented 5th chord in the 2nd inversion. You could write that D natural as a C double sharp or leave it as is. Honestly, I think emphasis on the D natural really brings out the tension in the intro.

Measure 3 - Melody built on a B blues scale.

Measure 4 - Melody built on a D# blues scale.

Measure 7 - Melody built on a G# blues scale.

Measure 11 - Melody built on a G# blues scale.

Measure 16 - Melody built on an F# blues scale.

Measure 17 - This on you may want to write out with a C double sharp. Because the chord that's being built here is a F# diminished 7th chord. If you have that D natural clash with the E natural it can end up looking a little messy. To mimic that, I would also change the D natural in melody to a C double sharp, just so there's no confusion.

Measure 18 - Melody built on a G# blues scale.

Measure 19 - Melody built on a C# blues scale.

Measure 21 - Melody built on a B blues scale.

Measure 24 - Melody built on a G# blues scale.

Measure 28 - Melody built on a C# blues scale.

Measure 29 - Melody built on a G# blues scale.

Measure 32 - Melody built on a D# blues scale.

Measure 33 - Same thing here with the D natural, except this time, instead of a 7th being on top of this diminished chord, it's replaced with a 6th. E had taken the bass notes in this measure to ready our ears for the modulation that happens in the next measure.

Measure 34 - This entire section is kinda a switch between E major and our original tonic, B Major. It switches between the two constantly from here to the end. It starts us off with a nice E major chord, nothing too fancy.

Measure 35 - It expands on the idea of E being the only chord that exists turning the E major chord into a minor and placing a 6th on top of it and then switching it to it's 3rd inversion. G natural is considered a safe choice because its spelling makes sense to the chordal spelling.

Measure 36 - Melody built on a C# blues scale.

Measure 37 - This section is by far the most interesting in regards to tonal theory. Simple, yet elegant. What you're looking at is a G#7 chord. This is accomplished by turning the minor relative G# into a tonic function for a moment raising the B, then placing a D# blues scale on top of it. This relationship between 5th's is what gives these tones its unique sound characteristics.

Measure 40 - Melody built on a B blues scale.

Measure 41 - Chords in left hand and melody in the right built on a D# blues scale.

Measure 43 - F double sharp enharmonically spelt to G natural to fit chordal spelling.

Measure 44 - Melody built on a G# blues scale.

Measure 45 - Another case where the G# minor is turned into a tonic function, making it G# Major. Melody line built on a B blues scale.

Measure 47 - F double sharp enharmonically spelt to G natural to fit chordal spelling.

Measure 48 - Melody built on a D# blues scale.

Measures 51 and 52 - Melodies built on a F# blues scale.

...

Well, there's the logic behind the madness. I hope this is enough theory for all of you out there watching. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. That's what I'm here for.

MUS (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36750916/Bicycle.mus)

You'll find all the changes I made in this version. You may need to correct some document things about it.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 08:26:37 PM
These are my critiquing against Brassman's suggestions:

Measure 1 - What Brassman says is true.

Measure 3 - You're calling it blues, but this is in major, Brassman..
Besides, that doesn't mean that it has to be F natural. In fact - F natural is incorrect, because the steps of the notes are escalating.
If Brassman needs an example:
You wouldn't write the notes Gb right before a G in C minor. You would obviously use a F#.
It's the same with B minor.
So what Brassman says here is wrong, and WarioMan is right.

Measure 4 - No. That is totally wrong.
Here you use a B sharp.

Measure 7  -.- Brassman..? When you go chromatically from a C sharp to a D sharp, what do you think is most visually appealing? An extra accidental, or an elegant glide from only one accidental that you don't even have to worry about afterwards?
Here you use a damn C double sharp, no D natural.


Also, I'm starting to get tired of this whole "built on a X blues scale"-stuff...
That is just not right at all...
Who thought you that? Seriously, I want to know!


Measure 11 - You did put the right accidental, but again - stop with the "built on a X blues scale"-stuff..
D natural is right here.

Measure 16 - Here you use a B sharp!

Measure 17 - To avoid unnecessary Accidentals you use C double sharp, and parenthesize in the left hand of the next measure. -.- Use your head.

Measure 18 - C double sharp, instead of D natural.

Measure 19 - Correct, but again; you obviously don't get why!

Measure 21 - Bullshit! You use E sharp.

Measure 24 - OMG that's so bullshit!!
C double sharp here.

Measure 28 - Wrong.
you use F double sharp.

Measure 29 - Here you use C double sharp.

Measure 32 - Wrong, you use B sharp.

Measure 33 - Brassman, when writing in actuality, you don't need to pay attention to music theory in chords. You really don't.
In this case you could actually choose, either D natural or C double sharp, but if you were to choose D natural it would be smart to parenthesize the D sharp of the next measure.
Therefore to prevent extra accidentals, I'd suggest C double sharp. It's the most appealing to the eye.

Measure 34 -
Quote
This entire section is kinda a switch between E major and our original tonic, B Major. It switches between the two constantly from here to the end. It starts us off with a nice E major chord, nothing too fancy.
Brassman -.- it doesn't change tonic!!!!!!!!
Is this why you've been writing all these "based on X blues scale"-things!?? because you believe it changes tonic every time it changes chords??!?
I think I've found the source. You believe that a song changes tonic when it changes chords. That's it.
You know what? It doesn't! It is still B major throughout the whole song.
Do you want to know what it means to go over to E from B?
You just go overt to the subdominant chord! You don't change key!?!!
It is still B major.
The melody doesn't base on anything else <-- it's B major!

Measure 35 - You keep up with the same weird ass theory...
Here you do use G natural.

Measure 36 - NO.
here you use F double sharp.

Measure 37 -
Quote
This section is by far the most interesting in regards to tonal theory. Simple, yet elegant. What you're looking at is a G#7 chord. This is accomplished by turning the minor relative G# into a tonic function for a moment raising the B, then placing a D# blues scale on top of it. This relationship between 5th's is what gives these tones its unique sound characteristics.
I was just about to write a HUGE text about how this is wrong, but I realized that it doesn't affect the accidentals anyway, and that's what we're here for..
Here you use B sharp.

Measure 40 - Stop with the "built on"-crap - it's E sharp here!

Measure 41 - Brassman, now you are contradicting yourself AND common sense:
Here you use C natural and A natural.

Measure 43 - Well, yeah, that's right. And this "rule" does apply other places as well, but there you have been against it  ???

Measure 44 -
-.- Here you use C double sharp.

Measure 45 -
Quote
Another case where the G# minor is turned into a tonic function, making it G# Major. Melody line built on a B blues scale.
OMG, you are soo wrong, damn.... D:
Here you use E sharp in the right hand!!!
In the left hand you can choose 100% on your own, but you should parenthesize the next measure!

Measure 47 - Correct accidental, wrong theory.

Measure 48 - No.
Here you use G double sharp.

Measures 51 and 52 - No. but right accidentals



As anyone could obviously see, I am indeed suggesting to not listening to Brassman's suggestions.
His view of music theory is drastically incorrect.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 26, 2013, 08:43:20 PM
You guys, this is getting absurd.  We both know neither one of you is going to budge.  Both of you need to calm down, specially you, Jompa.  Just cool it, and let it die.

And Jompa, whatever you say, Brassman is extremely qualified, more than most people on this site.  You can disagree with him, but for crying out loud don't insult him. -__-
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 08:58:50 PM
BUT HE IS 90% WRONG DAMMIT!!!!! That's all I'm saying!!!
You can't possibly agree with him about this weird "blues-theory"-delusion!?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 26, 2013, 09:03:22 PM
Drop it. Both of you. This is really getting absurd.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 26, 2013, 09:13:28 PM
BUT HE IS 90% WRONG DAMMIT!!!!! That's all I'm saying!!!

No, it's not.  You're insulting him too.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 09:22:39 PM
Fine, then without insulting him:

What he is saying is not correct. This is the case 90 % of the time.

^There.

And yes, I do realize I have insulted Brassman, so I want to take the opportunity of this post to apologize.
Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 26, 2013, 09:25:14 PM
Haha. It's really not a big deal anymore. I tried to explain as best as I could, but I guess there's some people that choose not to listen. It's a sad fact, really.

For the record, a blues scale is a pentatonic built on the of the relative minor scale. For example; If we're trying to figure out what scales we would use for, say, a song in C major. There are 4 that you can directly use. We'll start with the ones in the relative minor, that would be A and its mixolydian, E.

We'll start with A. You start with A, C, and E - 1, 3, 5. You "lower" the fifth and add the 4th. So then, your scale would look like this; A, C, D, Eb, E - 1, 3, 4, b5, 5. You finish it off with adding the 7, which is added to lead back into the 1.

Your final scale would look like this: A, C, D, Eb, E, G. If you notice that the scale is again, built on C major's pentatonic and is altered using the flatted fifth rule as explained before.

Pretty cool, huh?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 09:49:59 PM
Haha. It's really not a big deal anymore. I tried to explain as best as I could, but I guess there's some people that choose not to listen. It's a sad fact, really.

For the record, a blues scale is a pentatonic built on the of the relative minor scale. For example; If we're trying to figure out what scales we would use for, say, a song in C major. There are 4 that you can directly use. We'll start with the ones in the relative minor, that would be A and its mixolydian, E.

We'll start with A. You start with A, C, and E - 1, 3, 5. You "lower" the fifth and add the 4th. So then, your scale would look like this; A, C, D, Eb, E - 1, 3, 4, b5, 5. You finish it off with adding the 7, which is added to lead back into the 1.

Your final scale would look like this: A, C, D, Eb, E, G. If you notice that the scale is again, built on C major's pentatonic and is altered using the flatted fifth rule as explained before.

Pretty cool, huh?
A blues scale isn't defined like that.
A blues scale is a scale that moves with the specific interval steps of 1.5 - 1 - 0,5 - 0,5 - 1.5 - 1. That's all there is to it.
What you are starting to talk about here is how some songs are written in more specific scales than just major and minor.
In music theory, these are called church keys. (well, in Norwegian it is called that, I couldn't find what it's called in English)
An example is the well-known samba rock song, "Tequila". It is obviously a song that goes in mixolydian, because the seventh as good as always appear minor.
But wether or not this is the case with WarioMan's arrangement is something else - in fact, it doesn't apply to it.
There isn't a specific step that always appear specifically, making it belonging to one of these church keys (like for example always sharped 6th), so no church key rules apply here. That's totally basic!

Why would you focus on minor blues anyways, this is in B major.

^I is very possible that I just misunderstood whatever subject you were trying to blend in here, so if I'm talking about something else, please tell me.

Anyways:
Not any of the things you are saying should even affect the accidentals. Neither should the church keys do (but lets not talk about those).
If you look at your suggestions - you can clearly see that almost every choice of accidentals you did, only creates more accidentals.
And for what? Removing double sharps? Double sharps are the obvious choice instead of natural and an extra unnecessary sharp, that even was there from the key signature.
You are making it harder for the reader.

If you want to change it that way because of making the complete chords correct (which actually is the only valid reason you could possibly present), then that wouldn't even apply to a quarter of these accidentals, besides, they would still be wrong.
It wouldn't be the worst idea to do this in the left hand, but it would still be hard to read. <- And that's just the left hand.
In the right hand it is just plain incorrect!

Since you insisted on an example earlier (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/75726060/example.pdf)

Do you see how your way makes this totally random melody in B major extremely hard to read?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 26, 2013, 10:34:57 PM
Aaaaalright! Guys, enough! Here's what I think:

1. Brassman is right: The great majority of notes with accidentals are grace notes!
I think that a natural fits better the grace notes in my arrangement, even if the next note needs a sharp. They're just grace notes, they don't have to specifically follow the strict music theory! In addition, the naturals make the grace notes look more "spontaneous", more "natural"; don't know if I'm explaining it right... Well, a grace note doesn't look good with a double sharp, for example.
May not be that clean, but as I say, makes the grace notes look more spontaneous and natural.

2. Jompa is also right: For notes that are actually part of the song (not grace notes) a double sharp looks cleaner and better, so Jompa is right too.

Again! That's what I think, I may be wrong or right and I may not know hundreds of things about music theory that you both know, but I will do as I think now.

I'll put the final version tomorrow. And sorry if I am harsh, but I won't listen to any more feedback for this arrangement.

And truthfully, thanks a lot to both of you, for your patience, time and for your feedback; but seriously, this is just crazy. :(
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 26, 2013, 10:40:00 PM
1. Brassman is right: The great majority of notes with accidentals are grace notes!
I think that a natural fits better the grace notes in my arrangement, even if the next note needs a sharp. They're just grace notes, they don't have to specifically follow the strict music theory! In addition, the naturals make the grace notes look more "spontaneous", more "natural"; don't know if I'm explaining it right... Well, a grace note doesn't look good with a double sharp.
May not be that clean, but as I say, makes the grace notes look more spontaneous and natural.
This is very correct WarioMan - You seem to have developed a rule that you can follow for yourself,
and that will make your arranging style more unique, to some degree. ;D

But... that is by no means what Brassman was trying to say though ???
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 27, 2013, 04:52:07 AM
Again! That's what I think, I may be wrong or right and I may not know hundreds of things about music theory that you both know, but I will do as I think now.

I'll put the final version tomorrow. And sorry if I am harsh, but I won't listen to any more feedback for this arrangement.

And truthfully, thanks a lot to both of you, for your patience, time and for your feedback; but seriously, this is just crazy. :(

I hope what I have explained thus far was informative enough for you to gain a bit of knowledge. That's all I'm here for, really. Other than to make some sweet arrangements.

And sorry again, man. Get a bit carried away at times, Hehe.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 27, 2013, 12:51:03 PM
I hope what I have explained thus far was informative enough for you to gain a bit of knowledge. That's all I'm here for, really. Other than to make some sweet arrangements.

And sorry again, man. Get a bit carried away at times, Hehe.

I think I have to apologize; you were right, Brassman. See, Jompa, he's correct with the blues scales and everything he pointed out. All he said makes perfect sense. So yeah, I keep Brassman's version.

Maybe you were referring to different things, I don't know, but the truth is that Brassman was right after all! I'm not saying that Jompa may not be right either. But Brassman is right, that's for sure.

Sorry guys, I should have realized that earlier. :-X
Thanks again to both of you and hope you continue commenting on my arrangements! :)



Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle" MUS (http://db.tt/CHJ0hFGE)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 27, 2013, 01:30:11 PM
I think I have to apologize; you were right, Brassman. See, Jompa, he's correct with the blues scales and everything he pointed out. All he said makes perfect sense. So yeah, I keep Brassman's version.
Oh, god no.
You see, Brassman believes that a song changes tonic every time it changes chord, and that is not right. It is always B major throughout the entire song.

But because of this he also thinks that there's a specific scale that the melody is built on to each of the chord changes.
And because of this his other theory, that you can only use a flattened fifth for each blues scale and not a sharped fourth, makes the accidentals naturals instead of double sharps <-- and that is correct when the notes are descending, however in this case they are escalating almost 90 % of the time, making the accidentals completely wrong.
WarioMan, your arrangement is now full of wrong accidentals.

Don't forget that the main objective is to make it easier to read:
The main objective is to reduce accidentals, and that is not what you are doing right now. That is very obvious when you just look at the arrangement.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 27, 2013, 01:35:39 PM
Can we just get olimar over here to settle this if no one will step down.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 27, 2013, 01:37:38 PM
I'm PM'ing Brassman about this, so hopefully it's fine..
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Deku Trombonist on March 27, 2013, 01:40:50 PM
They're just accidentals. Stop fighting.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 27, 2013, 01:55:02 PM
Yeah, that's another thing:

Nothing Brassman says, should affect the accidentals anyway - If anything, the accidentals he put are contradicting to both music theory itself and the idea of making things easier to read.

Deku, we aren't fighting. This is a discussion for the sake of WarioMan's arrangement, where Brassman so far has been coming with his view of music theory and his suggestion of accidentals based on his theory, and me trying to convince WarioMan that Brassman's view is wrong, and that Brassman's suggestion has wrong accidentals in it.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Deku Trombonist on March 27, 2013, 02:03:44 PM
I said stop.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 27, 2013, 03:15:54 PM
Ok, now I'm really confused... Who's right, dammit?! :'(

They're just accidentals. Stop fighting.
Well, Deku's right! :P
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 27, 2013, 04:46:49 PM
Deku's ALWAYS right.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Jompa on March 27, 2013, 04:58:27 PM
Yeah, he is yet to disappoint isn't he?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 27, 2013, 08:41:19 PM
I think I have to apologize; you were right, Brassman. See, Jompa, he's correct with the blues scales and everything he pointed out. All he said makes perfect sense. So yeah, I keep Brassman's version.

Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle" MUS (http://db.tt/CHJ0hFGE)

Aw, you're making me blush.

Real quick, though. About the overall look of the document. I see you know how to use the resize tool, that's good. But one of the real important tools that I love to use after I'm done with all the nit-picky music stuff is: the Page Layout Tool. This is every documenter's best friend and really adds a nice touch of professionalism in everyone's work.

Alright, so, Your page margins. If you go to the page layout tool, you have a little drop down menu at the top. Click on it, then hover over Page Margins, then select Edit page margins from the extended drop down menu. You'll see that there are margin numbers for the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right margins for your document. Further down, you'll notice that there are options to where you want this rule to apply. Pretty self explanatory.

I usually don't mess with the top or bottom margins. It's always the left and right margins that have problems, mainly the left. You have it set right now to one inch, go ahead and change that to match all the other margins: to half an inch. (.5) Apply it to all pages and baddaboom! Now that space on the left had condensed and everything looks nice and even.

Okay, now that that's over. Lets take a look at the copyright dude, down there and where all your systems are placed. If you look around while you have the Page Layout tool, you'll notice that everything has a margin. The page, and all the systems that contain a grand staff of music. Alright, back to the copyright dude. Notice how he's in between a margin. Bump him down till he clears it. It may seem a bit low, but you'll see why. Once he's below the margin, let's go back to the menu on top for the Page Layout Tool. You'll see that there's an option called Space Systems Evenly. Go ahead and click on that. A nice little box with a few options will pop up. You'll notice the page selection, but more importantly are the options below it.

Distribute Systems - You have for the first option, "Distribute X amount of systems of each page." For the second option, "Place max amount of systems on each page." Which I feel works, but it's as customizable and specific as the first option. And then finally, "Don't changed the amount of Systems on each page." Which works great if you're in a rush.

We'll use the first option. So, if you take a look, you'll notice that each group of grand staves have a number to the left of them. These are systems and the numbers are labels. Keep in mind how many systems you have on each page, This is very important if you wanna keep your page looking nice and neat.

On the first page, there are 6 systems. So we'll go ahead and put a '6' on the first option. Make sure above that on page one is selected. Hit okay and watch what happens. Cool, huh? Now it just became much, much easier to read. Do this to the second page. (Space systems evenly on: page "2", Distribute Systems: Place "7" Systems on each page. Each page being the page you selected in the first set of options.

If you noticed, not much changed with the second page, but that's okay. That just means you planned properly and didn't over or undershoot how many systems you were going to have.

Well, that's the end of my tutorial I guess. Hope this helps and let me know how it works out.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 27, 2013, 09:24:14 PM
Thanks a lot for that tutorial! I never wanted to mess up with the layout tool because I thought it was complicated, but now I think it's pretty simple! I updated "Bicycle" and also tried with my new arrangement (check it out below plz!). :)



K guys! Done with "Staff Credits" (checked the official soundtrack and it's not "Dance with Babies" after all). Please take a look at it and comment!
Also, pick your favorite song and vote on the poll! Gogogo!

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - "Staff Credits" MUS (http://db.tt/sklk69RK)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 27, 2013, 10:15:57 PM
http://vgmdb.net/album/14666

^According to that album (the only thing like an official soundtrack Partners in Time ever got) it is, but it's not a big deal since more people will recognize it by this name anyway.

This (https://www.dropbox.com/s/j19avowf5sssrg6/Staff%20Credits.mus) is the file with my changes, see what you think. Also it's up to you, but I think the decrescendo in measures 91-92 should be a crescendo.

Nice work. I might be printing this one.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/24/13 - Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Bicycle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 27, 2013, 10:46:23 PM
So this is not official? (http://www.videogamescrapbook.com/download/mario_luigi_2_partners_in_time_nintendo_ds.php) Sorry then! I always thought it was. The cover is so well made it looks practically official! :P
I'll change it again then.



Your version is not very accurate, but if you like it it's ok.
Just some comments: Those Cs, for example on measure 2, do not exist. Really, complete silence in the song.
From measure 37 and so on I don't agree with the removal of octaves. Doesn't sound very good and in the original it is an octave higher.
Measure 91-92... Well not quite, listen carefully to the song in that part. The melody actually fades out, the percussion or whatever it is is what grows. I do agree though that a crescendo fits that better, but as I said, it's not the melody the one which grows.
And well, I wanted to imitate the ending as accurately as possible, but the ritardandos ritard too much in Finale... So yeah, I understand that you got rid of all those kind-of-fixes I tried to apply. :)

Thanks for your reply and glad you liked it!



Oh yeah, and forgot to say that I'll be probably using "Don Valentino" instead of "WarioMan98" as a nickname for my arrangements from now on. So if you see "Don Valentino" don't think I've stolen the arrangement or something.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies" MUS (http://db.tt/jnsvRkLY)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/27/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies"
Post by: spitllama on March 28, 2013, 01:08:10 AM
You can request a username change, you know.

Oh and lovin' that bicycle arrangement.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/27/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies"
Post by: DonValentino on March 28, 2013, 12:45:35 PM
Yeah, I know, but I don't think it's necessary. It would only be confusing. I'll just put Don Valentino on my arrangements, I think it's enough. :)

And glad you liked it! :D

Also removed the options of the poll that weren't voted. Please vote, I need something to do! :P
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/27/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies"
Post by: DonValentino on March 28, 2013, 05:55:18 PM
Elder Princess Shroob Battle                                    2 (33.3%)
Elder Princess Shroob Appears                                2 (33.3%)
Gritzy Desert                                                            2 (33.3%)

Oh c'mon. :P
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/27/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies"
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 28, 2013, 05:56:34 PM
Elder Princess Shroob Battle                                    2 (33.3%)
Elder Princess Shroob Appears                                2 (33.3%)
Gritzy Desert                                                            2 (33.3%)

Oh c'mon. :P

XD
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/27/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies"
Post by: FSM-Reapr on March 28, 2013, 06:02:38 PM
solution

DO THEM ALL
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/27/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies"
Post by: DonValentino on March 28, 2013, 06:12:12 PM
solution

DO THEM ALL

Finally! :P

I WILL XD

New poll then. Since I don't know how to remove it, I'll use it for something useful, don't you think?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/27/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies"
Post by: blueflower999 on March 28, 2013, 08:04:30 PM
Mega Man plz  ;)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/27/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Dance with Babies"
Post by: DonValentino on March 28, 2013, 10:21:44 PM
I'll only do as the poll says. ;)



Alright, guys. Another one done.
Did it quickly because it only has 8 measures, haha.

Either way, I'm still unsure if the key signature is right, so the accidentals. After thinking it for a while, I concluded it was F minor and then G minor. But still unsure as I said... Could you guys please enlighten me? :)

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears" MUS (http://db.tt/Pmpv5jbb)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 28, 2013, 10:36:14 PM
I believe you are correct.  Not a bad arrangement.  Keep it up!
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Jompa on March 28, 2013, 10:46:10 PM
I haven't listened to the original - but from your arrangement I would say it is in Bb major at the beginning, and then changes into C major.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 28, 2013, 10:48:23 PM
I'm still unsure if the key signature is right, so the accidentals. After thinking it for a while, I concluded it was F minor and then G minor.

First of all, it doesn't begin in F minor. And the key signature you have there isn't even F minor, it's D minor, which ALSO is not correct. XD It's in B-flat minor. And then at measure 3 it changes to C minor for the remainder of the piece.

Out of curiosity, and if I sound rude I apologize because that isn't my intention, but why is it so hard to figure out what key the piece is in?

edit: ninja'd. Jompa, I think C minor would be more accurate as the lingering tone is the minor one, but C major I suppose might be acceptable due to the random chords in the second measures of each section.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Jompa on March 28, 2013, 11:51:56 PM
Slow, the think that determines which tone-gender (minor/major) a song is in, regardless of modes, is the third.
In this piece the third is in action a lot - and it is clearly a major third.
As we can see in the Bb part - the melody goes to a D, right? Which is the major third to Bb.
And in the C part - it goes to an E, the major third here as well.
So I definitely believe it is major.

I didn't really understand what you meant with "the lingering tone"? It is my english, so it is not your fault.

Out of curiosity, and if I sound rude I apologize because that isn't my intention, but why is it so hard to figure out what key the piece is in?
I don't really see why either - I don't wanna sound rude, so sorry if I do...
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: DonValentino on March 29, 2013, 12:29:52 AM
I haven't listened to the original - but from your arrangement I would say it is in Bb major at the beginning, and then changes into C major.
You're right! I don't know why but I was obstinate that it had to be minor compulsorily. Gosh, why didn't I consider the possibility of a major key before? I feel so stupid now. :P

First of all, it doesn't begin in F minor. And the key signature you have there isn't even F minor, it's D minor, which ALSO is not correct. XD It's in B-flat minor. And then at measure 3 it changes to C minor for the remainder of the piece.

Out of curiosity, and if I sound rude I apologize because that isn't my intention, but why is it so hard to figure out what key the piece is in?

edit: ninja'd. Jompa, I think C minor would be more accurate as the lingering tone is the minor one, but C major I suppose might be acceptable due to the random chords in the second measures of each section.
Oops, sorry, meant D minor before.
No, you don't sound rude. It's not hard to figure out what key a piece is in, but sometimes it can be confusing.

I really think it's not B flat major. I have to agree with Jompa here. It's a major third in both cases, so that means they're both major.
Yeah, the lingering tone can make you think is minor, but again, look at the third.

I believe you are correct.  Not a bad arrangement.  Keep it up!
Well thank you! :D



Thanks a lot to all of you for your feedback! :)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Jompa on March 29, 2013, 12:48:54 AM
I really think it's not B flat major. I have to agree with Jompa here. It's a major third in both cases, so that means they're both major.
Sorry, but did you write something wrong here?
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 29, 2013, 12:57:09 AM
Jompa also said the beginning was B-flat minor XD but yeah. It's a good arrangement, too bad this song never made it into the American game (the dialogue scrolls automatically, so you can only hear it for a second or two)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Jompa on March 29, 2013, 01:04:43 AM
Jompa also said the beginning was B-flat minor XD
Wait, what, I did?

Also still kinda curious to what "lingering tone" means :P
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 29, 2013, 01:20:41 AM
Wait, what, I did?

oops.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Brassman388 on March 29, 2013, 07:37:40 AM
Wait, what, I did?

Also still kinda curious to what "lingering tone" means :P

I think he means a note that can't quite fitted into any key, really. Since you guys are talking about minor keys, it could just be one of the raised 6th's or 7th's.

I haven't looked at it so I wouldn't know. Unless someone wants verification, I'm not gonna look at it.

You guys got it covered.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Jompa on March 29, 2013, 12:27:26 PM
Case closed, then.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 29, 2013, 12:28:58 PM
Yeahhhh we can handle it :P
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: DonValentino on March 29, 2013, 12:34:40 PM
Argh! I meant minor! What's wrong with my fingers that don't type what I want?! :P
So yeah, both major.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears" MUS (http://db.tt/Pmpv5jbb)



Ok, so M&L:PiT and Zelda Twilight Princess are winning so far.
The first one which reaches 5 votes will be the one that I'll do. So vote! :D
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Jompa on March 29, 2013, 12:47:15 PM
I'll be nazi about the accidentals now:

In the B major part: I'd suggest changing the Db into C#, just because that will clear up any confusion when you are going to a D natural in the next measure. Either that, or parenthesize the D naturals!
It's the same in the C major part, of course: Eb into D#, or parenthesize the E naturals where necessary.
The rest seems fine! :)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: DonValentino on March 29, 2013, 01:23:12 PM
I'll be nazi about the accidentals now:

In the B major part: I'd suggest changing the Db into C#, just because that will clear up any confusion when you are going to a D natural in the next measure. Either that, or parenthesize the D naturals!
It's the same in the C major part, of course: Eb into D#, or parenthesize the E naturals where necessary.
The rest seems fine! :)
Alright, alright, mein fuhrer... :P

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears" MUS (http://db.tt/Pmpv5jbb)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/29/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Gritzy Desert"
Post by: DonValentino on March 29, 2013, 02:48:28 PM
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - "Gritzy Desert" MUS (http://db.tt/fouxWHvC)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Jompa on March 29, 2013, 03:11:21 PM
Alright, alright, mein fuhrer... :P
What a terrible joke, but don't worry, I still love you.

Now, it's all well and fine that you chose parenthesize the D naturals and the E naturals, but now you have parenthesized the G naturals and the A naturals as well, which is unnecessary - I don't know if you wanna bother, but those should be removed.

And your newest arrangement is great! :)

On something else:
I'll probably finish an arrangement of "Honest Feelings" from The Melancholy soon, that I've been working on for like three weeks or so, so check that out later when I upload it! :)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: DonValentino on March 29, 2013, 10:04:08 PM
What a terrible joke, but don't worry, I still love you.
;D

Now, it's all well and fine that you chose parenthesize the D naturals and the E naturals, but now you have parenthesized the G naturals and the A naturals as well, which is unnecessary - I don't know if you wanna bother, but those should be removed.
Aye, aye, captain! (better? xD)
Updated it in the last post.

And your newest arrangement is great! :)
Thanks! But I'm a bit disappointed with it. I would have liked the part from measure 29-30 all over the song too. Sounds a little bit empty. But oh well, that's the only way it could be arranged and be playable! :)

On something else:
I'll probably finish an arrangement of "Honest Feelings" from The Melancholy soon, that I've been working on for like three weeks or so, so check that out later when I upload it! :)
Just checked it out. Magnificent as always! :D
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/28/13 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Appears"
Post by: Jompa on March 30, 2013, 12:00:36 AM
Thanks! But I'm a bit disappointed with it. I would have liked the part from measure 29-30 all over the song too. Sounds a little bit empty. But oh well, that's the only way it could be arranged and be playable! :)
I get what you mean, that is always an issue when arranging for piano..
Quote
Just checked it out. Magnificent as always! :D
Thanks! :D
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/29/13 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Gritzy Desert"
Post by: DonValentino on March 30, 2013, 01:57:17 PM
"FOOLISH MUSHROOM HEADS... YOU MAY HAVE BESTED ME, BUT SHROOBS WILL LIVE ON... ONE DAY, THE SHROOBS WILL DANCE ON THE BURIED REMAINS OF THIS PATHETIC KINGDOM..."

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - "Another's Requiem" (Elder Princess Shroob Battle) MUS (http://db.tt/gXGnM073)
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Battle"
Post by: Jompa on March 30, 2013, 03:37:11 PM
Very epic!
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Battle"
Post by: DonValentino on March 30, 2013, 04:40:10 PM
Indeed! Mario & Luigi games have incredibly epic final battles, but I don't want to go into spoilers. I just hope that M&L Dream Team has as good music and final battle as the other games! :D

Let's see the poll... Hmm... More from PiT? Well, why not?
I think I'll do "Ending" and "The End", and then leave PiT songs for a while.

By the way, next week I will be very busy again, so don't expect me to arrange as fast as I did this week! :P
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: PiT - "Elder Princess Shroob Battle"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 30, 2013, 05:17:23 PM
Sound selection's name is "Another's Requiem"--you don't need to use it, the only reason I would is that it avoids spoilers with the final boss's identity. Of course, the game is eight years old so it's not that big of an issue.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Another's Requiem"
Post by: DonValentino on March 30, 2013, 05:39:45 PM
Thanks, Slow! I never knew the existence of that album until now.

I'm glad it has another name, I wasn't really convinced with "Elder Princess Shroob Battle", sounded too random and technically it just plays when you fight her 2nd form, so it's not accurate either.

Hope you liked it and thanks again!
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Another's Requiem"
Post by: FSM-Reapr on March 30, 2013, 06:28:17 PM
Aaaand again I bring this up

Almost nobody searching for "Elder Princess Shroob Battle" will know that it and "Another's Requiem" are the same thing. That's why I'd prefer "Elder Princess Shroob Battle".
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Another's Requiem"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 30, 2013, 06:50:46 PM
Yep that's the one reason against using it. I think either name is acceptable.

You could also just put "Final Battle" if you wanted.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Another's Requiem"
Post by: DonValentino on March 30, 2013, 07:05:46 PM
Aaaand again I bring this up

Almost nobody searching for "Elder Princess Shroob Battle" will know that it and "Another's Requiem" are the same thing. That's why I'd prefer "Elder Princess Shroob Battle".
The same happens with "Staff Credits" and "Dance with Babies". I don't think it's a big deal. Besides, it's the official name, and it's hard to go against that.

Either way, I can put the file name as "Another's Requiem (Elder Princess Shroob Battle)", if that clarifies things.

Yep that's the one reason against using it. I think either name is acceptable.

You could also just put "Final Battle" if you wanted.
I'm not very convinced with titles like "Boss Battle", "Final Boss" or "Final Battle" either. They sound too generic and random.
If there is another valid option, I go with that one.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Another's Requiem"
Post by: SlowPokemon on March 30, 2013, 07:11:33 PM
You c an probably keep "Another's Requiem" for now, I think it's most concise.
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Another's Requiem"
Post by: DonValentino on March 30, 2013, 07:17:31 PM
Yeah, agreed.

BTW, new poll, everyone!
Title: Re: Wario's Arrangements - 3/30 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Ending"
Post by: DonValentino on March 31, 2013, 09:10:57 PM
Last arrangement for a (probably not little) while. I think I may not be able to do "The End" either...

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - "Ending" MUS (http://db.tt/wJBfr5xC)

I'll leave the poll for a while too and when I have enough time I'll be back arranging.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 3/31 - M&L: Partners in Time - "Ending"
Post by: DonValentino on April 06, 2013, 11:04:34 PM
Winning poll option: Pokemon



Had some little time to spare and arranged this. Not much, but it's something, right? :P

Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald - "Rope Way" MUS (http://db.tt/CDmM1ATw)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/7 - Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald - "Rope Way"
Post by: Jompa on April 06, 2013, 11:29:24 PM
Good arrangement!

Oh god, Don!!
You don't know what happened to me after I saw your sheet:
When I first saw it I was like "hey, haven't I arranged this before?", because over a year ago (before I joined here) I arranged pokémon songs for piano, just for the fun of it.
So I searched through my Mac to find this arrangement, and then I found a folder called "Pokémon Piano Arrangements" (that actually was on my desktop, haha). Well, in that folder I found lots of piano arrangements (from my super-noob-days) - they needs fixing but now I have lots of RSE arrangements that I just need to get ready ;D so I guess I should thank you! :D
Also, this (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/75726060/Kanon%202006/GAMMELKoi%20no%20Mikuru%20Densetsu%20Piano%20Duett.mus) was also in that folder :P haha, I can't even remember arranging it, it dates back to March 30th 2012 :P I didn't even have the right key signature, that's how noob I was back then XD
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/7 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "St. Anne"
Post by: DonValentino on April 07, 2013, 01:35:01 PM
Oh I see. But that Haruhi Suzumiya arrangement is very good one nonetheless! Hope to see it around ASM soon... ::)

Found my arrangements of ThePianoCat too btw. I'll fix them and put them here, since TPC is now dead. :P
First one then! Saint Anne!



Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "S.S. Anne" (Replacement) MUS (http://db.tt/hfNo8fUx)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/7 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "St. Anne"
Post by: Jompa on April 07, 2013, 04:18:12 PM
Oh God, I also have a lot of TPC arrangements that are just lying in their folder :P Thanks again, for reminding me:
Now I have 30 arrangements that just need some fixing!! :D ...I just need the time to do it...

And isn't it "S.S. Anne"? :)
Good arrangement!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/7 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "St. Anne"
Post by: DonValentino on April 07, 2013, 04:45:32 PM
And isn't it "S.S. Anne"? :)
Good arrangement!

Thanks! Well it's the same. But if you think S.S. Anne is better I'll change it. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/8 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 12"
Post by: DonValentino on April 08, 2013, 02:36:03 PM
Another one fixed and ready! Expect the other route themes soon. Fixing doesn't take as long as arranging, thankfully. :P

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 12" (Replacement) MUS (http://db.tt/s7JGhnqk)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/7 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 12"
Post by: FireArrow on April 08, 2013, 08:49:05 PM
Dat nostalgia...
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/7 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 12"
Post by: Nebbles on April 08, 2013, 10:04:41 PM
You did my favorite route theme justice! It sounds wonderful!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/7 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - Route 12 and 3
Post by: DonValentino on April 08, 2013, 10:09:23 PM
Dat nostalgia...

Yeah, I enjoyed a lot arranging these songs. Brought me back good memories!

You did my favorite route theme justice! It sounds wonderful!

Thank you! :)
Next one will be... maybe Route 23 (the Indigo Plateau) or Route 24. Tell me which one do you want first! ;)



New one! Another route theme, this time, Route 3.

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 3" (Replacement) MUS (http://db.tt/memFXAjv)

Edit: Also, don't know why Finale saves this songs with a louder volume than the usual. If it bothers you very much, tell me and I'll turn it down a little.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/8 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - Routes 12 and 3
Post by: Nebbles on April 08, 2013, 10:19:34 PM
Ooh oh route 24, please :3 It's my 2nd favorite!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/8 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - Routes 12 and 3
Post by: DonValentino on April 08, 2013, 10:40:41 PM
Count on it! ;)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/8 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - Routes 12 and 3
Post by: FireArrow on April 09, 2013, 12:16:50 AM
I'm really enjoying all of your arrangements! The funny part is, I get nostalgia even though I was way to young when I played them to remember any of it (I was about 4 when my dad introduced me to r/b and g/s.)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 24"
Post by: DonValentino on April 09, 2013, 10:01:26 PM
How 'bout this one, Nebbles? Did I do it justice too? ;)

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 24" (Replacement) MUS (http://db.tt/WhSGxnss)



I'm really enjoying all of your arrangements! The funny part is, I get nostalgia even though I was way to young when I played them to remember any of it (I was about 4 when my dad introduced me to r/b and g/s.)

Thanks! Well, my first game ever was Pokemon Yellow, and I was 4 too. But anyways, I still can't forget this wonderful melodies. I just hope they go back to this music with Pokemon X and Y: catchy, memorable and lovely!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 24"
Post by: Nebbles on April 09, 2013, 10:57:07 PM
Absolutely! :D Another job well done!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 24"
Post by: Jompa on April 09, 2013, 11:05:30 PM
I just hope they go back to this music with Pokemon X and Y: catchy, memorable and lovely!
You've got some high hopes there, sport ;)

good arrangement, though I have probably already told you that, if I know myself correctly;)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 24"
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 10, 2013, 12:16:27 AM
I just hope they go back to this music with Pokemon X and Y: catchy, memorable and lovely!

So you don't think the music since Pokemon Red and Blue has been catchy, memorable and lovely?

In my opinion Red and Blue had the worst music of the series. Note that "worst" here only means "least amazing"--it was wonderful of course, but it just doesn't stand to the other games' music in my opinion.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9 - Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Route 24"
Post by: Jompa on April 10, 2013, 12:40:16 AM
I agree with Slow that the RBY music is the least amazing, but on the specific values in discussion (catchy, memorable and lovely), Red, Blue & Yellow definitely are superior.
I mean, if I start humming to Route 24's theme for instance, you guys will automatically join almost instantly. I don't think this is the case with for example Aspertia City - it just isn't catchy enough.
Some songs are just extremely catchy, like Itsumo no Fuukei (God, I love that song),
and there just happens to be a rather large concentration of these catchy songs in the RBY games. The later Pokémon games haven't managed to achieve this overall catchy OST again - in my opinion.

But I like the DPP soundtrack the most - because it fits my personal flavor the most - this was where it took a greater turn into jazz. And the themes are very catchy, though not as catchy and memorable as RBY OST.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9- Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow- Last Road (Route 23)
Post by: DonValentino on April 10, 2013, 04:21:38 PM
So you don't think the music since Pokemon Red and Blue has been catchy, memorable and lovely?

In my opinion Red and Blue had the worst music of the series. Note that "worst" here only means "least amazing"--it was wonderful of course, but it just doesn't stand to the other games' music in my opinion.

Of course not! What I wanted to say is that I prefer something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-B-7XX-jfg)/this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a-piSoOv8) to something like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCwNvnOyunA) in a Pokemon game.



New poll and arrangement!

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow - "Last Road (Route 23)" (Replacement) MUS (http://db.tt/g3zrjFSl)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9- Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow- Last Road (Route 23)
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 10, 2013, 04:37:00 PM
Idk, I thought the rival battle in B2W2 music was absolutely fantastic. XD but I can see where you're coming from.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9- Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow- Last Road (Route 23)
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 10, 2013, 04:41:11 PM
As to the poll--What about something random like Pokemon Ranger? What about the School Road theme, or Vientown, or Ranger School from Shadows of Almia?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9- Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow- Last Road (Route 23)
Post by: DonValentino on April 10, 2013, 05:59:45 PM
Hm, sure, why not. I think I'll take the Ranger School.

Do you want the "Day" version? http://youtu.be/83nhbdl00V8
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9- Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow- Last Road (Route 23)
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 10, 2013, 06:28:18 PM
You know I'm not talking about the Ranger Schoolhouse--the Ranger School piece that plays outside the schoolhouse
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/9- Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow- Last Road (Route 23)
Post by: DonValentino on April 10, 2013, 06:51:13 PM
Oh. :P
This one right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDMyJFT_wtc
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements 4/13 - Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald: "Dewford Town"
Post by: DonValentino on April 13, 2013, 05:25:48 PM
Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald - "Dewford Town" (Replacement) - [urlhttp://db.tt/EvCqg3oc]MUS[/url]



Alright, here's the plan: no more Pokemon for a while after doing Slow's request and fixing a few more arrangements from RBY. I really want to change to something else now.

Either way, hope you like this one!

Also, Nebbles, I'm doing "Ghostly Piano" and it could be done for tomorrow, but I can't promise anything right now. It's way easier than I thought btw!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements 4/13 - Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald: "Dewford Town"
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 13, 2013, 05:50:15 PM
Whenever you say "Ghostly piano" I think of the distant piano piece you hear during that mission.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements 4/13 - Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald: "Dewford Town"
Post by: Jompa on April 13, 2013, 06:00:03 PM
Good to see a not-so-intimidating Dewford Twon arrangement - I mean, Dahans' is nuts! :)
GJ
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements 4/13 - Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald: "Dewford Town"
Post by: Nebbles on April 13, 2013, 07:57:43 PM
Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald - "Dewford Town" (Replacement) - [urlhttp://db.tt/EvCqg3oc]MUS[/url]



Alright, here's the plan: no more Pokemon for a while after doing Slow's request and fixing a few more arrangements from RBY. I really want to change to something else now.

Either way, hope you like this one!

Also, Nebbles, I'm doing "Ghostly Piano" and it could be done for tomorrow, but I can't promise anything right now. It's way easier than I thought btw!

Oh, hooray! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/14 - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - "Ghostly Piano"
Post by: DonValentino on April 14, 2013, 06:42:19 PM
Good to see a not-so-intimidating Dewford Twon arrangement - I mean, Dahans' is nuts! :)
GJ

I know right?
Thx!



Nebbleeees~~~! I finished it! ;)
Hope you like it! :D

[3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - "Ghostly Piano" MUS (http://db.tt/GuqDDSvV)

Well, now that I did it, back to study. >.<
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/14 - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - "Ghostly Piano"
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 14, 2013, 06:45:03 PM
....nice job locking the poll, now you can never edit it again XD
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/14 - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - "Ghostly Piano"
Post by: Nebbles on April 14, 2013, 06:50:43 PM
I love it!! :D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4/14 - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - "Ghostly Piano"
Post by: Dudeman on April 14, 2013, 07:19:36 PM
Very nice job, DonWario! I do have a couple of suggestions:

- The right hand needs more staccatos in measures 1, 2, 3, 5, and 13. It doesn't sound bouncy enough when compared to the original.
- You might want to double-check the left hand in measures 9 and 10, and the first two octaves in measure 18. They don't sound quite right.

Other than that, excellent work!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/13 - 2 new, Pokemon Ranger and Zelda: The Minish Cap
Post by: DonValentino on May 13, 2013, 09:09:34 PM
^Yes, yes, I'll take a look at that someday.

Good news everyone! I have (some) free time (for today)! At least is awesome news for me...

I apologize too Slow because I had the Pokemon Ranger arrangement finished for a long time but didn't put it here earlier. But hey, if you don't have time, you don't have time!
Anyways, today I feel generous and I added a special Coda just for you. Hope you like the entire arrangement though!



Well, enough talk:

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - "Ranger School (Outside)" MUS (http://db.tt/B0LW9HCV)
  I know the original has a lot of voices, but I tried to do it as complete as possible for a piano arrangement.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - "Picori Festival" (Duet) MUS (http://db.tt/Wa1zVkXf)
  I wanted to see this song arranged correctly for ages!! So I ended up doing it. And yes, it's an actual duet, not that two piano thingy...


I have some more in the oven, but they'll have to wait a little more.
That's enough for now...

Feedback (if any) always welcome.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/13 - 2 new, Pokemon Ranger and Zelda: The Minish Cap
Post by: SlowPokemon on May 24, 2013, 07:57:49 PM
(I did miss this, idk how)

The Ranger one is near-flawless. I can't find anything wrong with it, and it's perfectly accurate. Excellent job, and I like what you did with the ending. I mean, measure 38 is near impossible but still
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/13 - 2 new, Pokemon Ranger and Zelda: The Minish Cap
Post by: Jompa on May 24, 2013, 08:24:13 PM
Weird, I missed it too.. :o
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/13 - 2 new, Pokemon Ranger and Zelda: The Minish Cap
Post by: DonValentino on May 24, 2013, 08:46:40 PM
(I did miss this, idk how)

The Ranger one is near-flawless. I can't find anything wrong with it, and it's perfectly accurate. Excellent job, and I like what you did with the ending. I mean, measure 38 is near impossible but still

Don't worry. :)
Thanks a lot! Lately I like to make up endings to practice harmony and chord stuff. And well, to try to be more creative too, because I realized that when I'm arranging a song I'm not really putting anything mine. So yeah. :D
I'm also doing some piano duets. They're very fun to arrange!

Yeah, sorry about measure 38, but I really wanted the ending to sound as epic as possible.

If you have any other good request, feel free to tell me.


Weird, I missed it too.. :o

Ha, don't worry, it's ok. ;)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/13 - 2 new, Pokemon Ranger and Zelda: The Minish Cap
Post by: FireArrow on May 24, 2013, 08:55:29 PM
Woah, that was awesome! Why is the base clef have a cross through it in some measures though? (For the pokemon ranger one.)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/13 - 2 new, Pokemon Ranger and Zelda: The Minish Cap
Post by: DonValentino on May 24, 2013, 09:41:54 PM
Woah, that was awesome! Why is the base clef have a cross through it in some measures though? (For the pokemon ranger one.)

Nah, they're not crossed, there are hidden "f"s. ;D
It won't affect the document if you print it, btw.

You see, there are two separate tracks for staff 1 and 2, so I have to put both in staff 1 and 2 the "f" to make them sound with the correct volume proportion.

But good eye! I thought that if I hid them with the clef nobody would notice.  :o

And thanks!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/13 - 2 new, Pokemon Ranger and Zelda: The Minish Cap
Post by: FireArrow on May 24, 2013, 10:05:59 PM
Oh, that's a good trick! I always run into volume problems when I'm arranging thus forcing unnecessary articulation.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/13 - 2 new, Pokemon Ranger and Zelda: The Minish Cap
Post by: DonValentino on May 24, 2013, 10:42:25 PM
Yeah! As a matter of fact, I'm working on "Snow Land" from Mario Kart Super Circuit and had some trouble with volume proportion with the second part of the song.
It's a very common problem, and frustrating, because as you say, it forces you to put unnecessary articulations.

But thankfully if you have 2 different sound channels for each staff you don't have that problem.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/1 - Zelda Navi Trackers
Post by: DonValentino on June 01, 2013, 10:16:54 PM
Alright people, little addition.

[GC] The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures - Navi Trackers - "The Terrace of the Two People" MUS (http://db.tt/zznqY66E)

I really hope Nintendo includes Navi Trackers in Wind Waker HD somehow. Looks pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/18 - Two new duets (M&L:SS and Mario Kart SC)
Post by: DonValentino on June 18, 2013, 01:13:03 PM
[GBA] Mario Kart: Super Circuit - "Snow Land" (Duet) MUS (http://db.tt/yUcpZiIe)

[GBA] Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - "Teehee Valley" (Duet) MUS (http://db.tt/GYXGV5iv)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/18 - Two new duets (M&L:SS and Mario Kart SC)
Post by: SlowPokemon on June 18, 2013, 02:39:28 PM
I love Superstar Saga--I'll check this out as soon as I'm home on Thursday!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/18 - Two new duets (M&L:SS and Mario Kart SC)
Post by: FireArrow on June 18, 2013, 08:16:05 PM
Wow - very nice! They almost look playable as a solo.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/18 - Two new duets (M&L:SS and Mario Kart SC)
Post by: DonValentino on June 18, 2013, 08:45:38 PM
I love Superstar Saga--I'll check this out as soon as I'm home on Thursday!

Who doesn't? It's my favorite M&L yet (let's wait for Dream Team). :D
Hope you like them!


Wow - very nice! They almost look playable as a solo.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/18 - Two new duets (M&L:SS and Mario Kart SC)
Post by: Dudeman on June 19, 2013, 05:34:50 PM
Nice job on snow land! I love the bouncy, upbeat feeling of the song, and you captured it perfectly. Plus it's a great game!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/18 - Two new duets (M&L:SS and Mario Kart SC)
Post by: DonValentino on June 19, 2013, 09:21:16 PM
Nice job on snow land! I love the bouncy, upbeat feeling of the song, and you captured it perfectly. Plus it's a great game!

Thanks! Yeah, Snow Land is one of my favorite songs in MK Super Circuit. I always loved that happy and bouncy feeling of the song, as you say. :)

Glad you liked it!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: DonValentino on June 24, 2013, 02:35:17 PM
An underrated classic:

[N64] Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"  MUS (http://db.tt/Six1YOOb)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on June 24, 2013, 07:34:52 PM
ahhhhhh don ilu
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: DonValentino on June 24, 2013, 10:28:42 PM
Haha, thanks! Glad you liked it. I feel loved! (http://24.media.tumblr.com/e4c534d9d7a56be4c9cb4552bf16b384/tumblr_mh8jvrByUB1r7ctb2o1_500.gif) ;D



Jokes apart, I changed my modus operandi. From now on I'm going to make a Dropbox folder public where you can find all my newest arrangements.

Some old arrangements might be corrected and polished and also uploaded. If you want me to upload a specific old arrangement, tell me and I'll try to correct it first.

Nevertheless, I will continue posting and notifying the new additions here as I have been doing lately. This way it's better to keep everything organized. :)

You can find the link either on page 1, first post; or below, in my signature.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: FireArrow on June 24, 2013, 11:05:46 PM
I didn't know Super Mario 64 had such a good soundtrack, or is it just the awesomeness of your arrangement.  ;)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: Yugi on June 24, 2013, 11:40:26 PM
Pretty good arrangment!

BTW, the name of the song is "Ultimate Koopa"
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: Deku Trombonist on June 25, 2013, 02:14:04 AM
Ab's -> G#'s
Db's -> C#'s

Other than it's pretty schweet
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: Jompa on June 25, 2013, 11:21:48 AM
Measures where there should be C# instead of Db in the right hand:
Measures#21, 23, 25, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 51, 55, 58, 61

Measures where there should be C# instead of Db in the left hand:
measures#43, 47, 51, 55

^no other measures than these should be changed.

Other changes:
Measure#43: There should be G# instead of Ab (both hands)
Measure#51: There should be G# instead of Ab (both hands)
Measure#28: The G should be parenthesized
Measure#34: The A# should be Bb

Other than that it's magnificent!!! :D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: DonValentino on June 25, 2013, 02:33:30 PM
I didn't know Super Mario 64 had such a good soundtrack, or is it just the awesomeness of your arrangement.  ;)

Thank you! :D


Pretty good arrangment!

BTW, the name of the song is "Ultimate Koopa"

Thanks! Well actually, Koopa is Bowser's japanese name. And yeah, I know it's "Ultimate Koopa" in one of the official soundtracks (http://vgmdb.net/album/4869).

BUT! http://vgmdb.net/album/2301

I prefer "Ultimate Bowser" anyways. Putting "Ultimate Koopa" is like putting "Pakkun Flower Lullaby" instead of "Piranha Plant Lullaby". :P


Ab's -> G#'s
Db's -> C#'s

Other than it's pretty schweet

Thank you.
Either way I don't think all Ab's should be G#'s. For example, at measure 21 it's descending from A to Ab, makes sense it's flat.

Now you're absolutely right with the Db's. I just followed the same rule as with A --> Ab (descending --> flat). My bad!


Measures where there should be C# instead of Db in the right hand:
Measures#21, 23, 25, 37, 39, 41, 43, 47, 51, 55, 58, 61

Measures where there should be C# instead of Db in the left hand:
measures#43, 47, 51, 55

^no other measures than these should be changed.

Other changes:
Measure#43: There should be G# instead of Ab (both hands)
Measure#51: There should be G# instead of Ab (both hands)
Measure#28: The G should be parenthesized
Measure#34: The A# should be Bb

Other than that it's magnificent!!! :D

Thank you! Damn I always forget the parentheses...
And at measure 34 I doubted, but yeah, maybe Bb9 fits better. ;)

Thank you all again for your feedback and kind words. Really appreciated. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: Deku Trombonist on June 26, 2013, 01:38:09 PM
Bar 24, 35-> Ab should be G# as it's taken from the opening (insert some garbage about dominant key relationships...)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/24 - Super Mario 64 - "Ultimate Bowser"
Post by: DonValentino on June 26, 2013, 06:55:25 PM
Bar 24, 35-> Ab should be G# as it's taken from the opening (insert some garbage about dominant key relationships...)

Oh my, you're right. I really have to put more attention when arranging. :-\
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 7/12 - Stuff
Post by: DonValentino on July 12, 2013, 09:11:19 PM
Fixed old arrangements:

   [GB] Ghost'n'Goblins: Gargoyle's Quest - "Hell Field"
   [GBA] Mother 3 - "Monkey's Love Song"


New:

   [GBC] The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons - "Din's Dance"
   [GBC] The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons - "Subrosian Market"
   [GBC] The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons - "Sunken City"
   [GBC] The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons - "House"
   [GBC] The Legend of Zelda Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons - "Skull Pirates" (Recommended)
   [GB] Wario Land II - "Anyone for B-Ball?"
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 7/12 - Stuff
Post by: JDMEK5 on July 30, 2013, 05:13:48 PM
I'm not sure if you've noticed yet, but I've redone the "Fixing the Sheets" project" (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5732.0). The current focus is Pokémon R/B/Y and you've done a few of those. Replacements I assume.
I was wondering if you'd care to pop in with your arrangements and help us out with that.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 7/12 - Stuff
Post by: DonValentino on July 30, 2013, 07:17:43 PM
Yeah, why not. I also have some older ones which I haven't yet uploaded here.

But just to make things clear, I made these arrangements note by note all by myself, I didn't use anything as a template, so no "Altering the original arranger's name on a sheet without just cause is strictly prohibited.".

Obviously, the arrangements will be somehow similar, because the song is what it is.

But these arrangements were specifically made for the Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow "Cat in the Box" project, led by MaestroAamir, abandoned before completion; so I didn't want to waste them and I uploaded some here. In fact, the point of the "Cat in the Box" project was to make our very own arrangements.

So technically they are not replacements, nor by any means fixed arrangements made by someone else. At first, they weren't even made for this site at all.



All that said, if you still want my arrangements, I'm in. Otherwise, I'm sorry, but I'm not.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 7/12 - Stuff
Post by: JDMEK5 on August 01, 2013, 11:59:01 PM
Yeah, why not. I also have some older ones which I haven't yet uploaded here.

But just to make things clear, I made these arrangements note by note all by myself, I didn't use anything as a template, so no "Altering the original arranger's name on a sheet without just cause is strictly prohibited.".

Obviously, the arrangements will be somehow similar, because the song is what it is.

But these arrangements were specifically made for the Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow "Cat in the Box" project, led by MaestroAamir, abandoned before completion; so I didn't want to waste them and I uploaded some here. In fact, the point of the "Cat in the Box" project was to make our very own arrangements.

So technically they are not replacements, nor by any means fixed arrangements made by someone else. At first, they weren't even made for this site at all.



All that said, if you still want my arrangements, I'm in. Otherwise, I'm sorry, but I'm not.
I see. Well I'll have a look and if any are close to completely accurate. If I find some, mind if we bring them in?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 7/12 - Stuff
Post by: DonValentino on August 02, 2013, 03:57:11 PM
If you are ok with the conditions, I'll post what I have then.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 7/12 - Stuff
Post by: FierceDeity on August 02, 2013, 10:00:02 PM
ARRANGEMENTS FROM THE ORACLES GAMES?!?!?!?! :D
...ugh I need to get a newer version of finale so I can actually read them, haha.
Any chance you'll get the MIDIs/PDFs up on your dropbox any time soon? :D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 7/12 - Stuff
Post by: DonValentino on August 02, 2013, 11:16:54 PM
No, sorry. Since Finale Notepad 2012 was free (http://www.finalemusic.com/products/finale-notepad/), I haven't even bothered to create PDFs or MIDIs, and I don't plan to anymore. :(

I was really sick of having hundreds of files, everything was a complete mess. And if I had to correct something, I would have to create all over again the PDF and MIDI, and upload them again. But with just one .mus file and one link per arrangement everything's a lot more simple.

I also removed all the links from my main post and put a direct link both there and in my sig to the Dropbox folder instead. Easy, fast and efficient for everyone. ;D


Anyways, if someone wants PDFs or MIDIs of some particular songs, I wouldn't mind to generate them, so feel free to ask if you want something in particular. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/6 - "Canalave City" (Pkmn DPPt), Mega Man 9, and more
Post by: DonValentino on August 06, 2013, 09:48:22 PM
New:

   [DS] Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Canalave City (Day)" MUS (http://db.tt/znAJfhz4)


Fixed old arrangements:

   [GB] Ghost'n'Goblins: Gargoyle's Quest - "Village" MUS (http://db.tt/qo2qRr1V)
   [WiiWare] Mega Man 9 - "Flash in the Dark" MUS (http://db.tt/nRcMEo7g)


Fulfilled requests:

   [GC] Resident Evil - "Safe Haven" MUS (http://db.tt/OtD6RygA)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/6 - "Canalave City" (Pkmn DPPt), Mega Man 9, and more
Post by: FireArrow on August 06, 2013, 10:11:44 PM
Yay, I love 8 bit music! For "Flash in the dark" your getting the voices messed up around measure 21. the second voice is playing on top of the bass half way through the measure rather than under the melody. From measure 25 onward, you bass is actually the second voice, the bass is holding whole notes there.

Other than that it's good! :3
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/6 - "Canalave City" (Pkmn DPPt), Mega Man 9, and more
Post by: DonValentino on August 06, 2013, 10:29:04 PM
Thanks for the feedback, but I know, I had to to make the arrangement playable.

And well, I didn't want to add those bass notes to keep it as playable as possible, but yeah, I suppose I could.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/6 - "Canalave City" (Pkmn DPPt), Mega Man 9, and more
Post by: FireArrow on August 07, 2013, 12:56:10 AM
The base notes are really important, I'd recommend sustaining them with the pedal.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/6 - "Canalave City" (Pkmn DPPt), Mega Man 9, and more
Post by: DonValentino on August 07, 2013, 11:48:21 AM
It's obvious that the performer would have to put the pedal a little bit to sustain them, but I don't really think it has to be put in the sheet. Take Brassman's "Castle Pandemonium" (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36750916/Castle%20Pandemonium%20Copy.mus) as another example.
When I was learning it, I put the pedal even if it wasn't in the sheet.
Arrangements are meant to be performed (at least that's why I arrange), and when performing, everything depends on the how the player wants it to be, so putting every single thing in the sheet is not that important.

And thanks again for the feedback. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: DonValentino on August 08, 2013, 07:32:00 PM
So yesterday I was improvising and I ended up playing a nice "New Bark Town" from Pokemon GSC, with some "Route 29" on it. I decided to transcribe it into Finale and work on it.

btw, sounds a lot better played on a real piano. Hope you like it!

The links will also be found in the first post.



[GBC] Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal - "A New Beginning"  PDF (http://db.tt/NHly0rgE)  MP3 (http://db.tt/5I0bnhli)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: Sebastian on August 08, 2013, 08:03:56 PM
hey don, great job on your arrangment!

I was wondering, could you put a pdf and/or midi of ghostly piano from luigis mansion dark moon? I dont have 2012 finale
thx!!!

Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: Sebastian on August 08, 2013, 08:08:00 PM
I was going to do this song, but I saw that you did it!  :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: Jompa on August 08, 2013, 08:47:18 PM
Don that was brilliant!!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: DonValentino on August 09, 2013, 12:14:10 PM
Thanks a lot guys! :D

And sure! Here you go, mariolegofan: http://db.tt/8JsxzGZ7
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: Sebastian on August 10, 2013, 03:02:27 PM
Thx.  Sorry for being a bother, but can I have a midi/mp3 of it please?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: DonValentino on August 10, 2013, 09:56:45 PM
Sure, don't worry, it's ok. ;)

MIDI: http://db.tt/OPPkJQwu
MP3: http://db.tt/dNI1uMfz
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: Sebastian on August 10, 2013, 10:04:33 PM
Thx, nice arrangment by the way! :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: Brassman388 on August 11, 2013, 06:01:04 PM
No mus?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: DonValentino on August 11, 2013, 08:01:11 PM
Right here. (http://db.tt/b1Jq9CH3)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: Yugi on August 12, 2013, 02:05:22 AM
Don, are you still fixing Splash Woman, or can someone else arrange it?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: DonValentino on August 12, 2013, 12:39:42 PM
I'm fixing all of my old arrangements, including Splash Woman, of course, but even if I am, nothing prevents other arrangers to arrange the song they want.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/8 - "A New Beginning" - Pokemon GSC
Post by: Brassman388 on August 12, 2013, 11:45:54 PM
Right here. (http://db.tt/b1Jq9CH3)

That's great! I wish I could say more about it.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: DonValentino on August 13, 2013, 08:33:44 PM
Thank you very much! :D
Really, thanks a lot for the feedback, guys. It really motivates me.



And... little update:

New arrangements

[3DS] Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance - "Xigbar" MUS (http://db.tt/yWtHdCZO)


Fixed old arrangements

[WiiWare] Mega Man 9 - "Splash Blue (Splash Woman's Stage)" MUS (http://db.tt/7Pq9XncX)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: Yugi on August 14, 2013, 01:13:36 AM
Xigbar had a theme??????

I'll look at these later.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: NasiDe on August 14, 2013, 01:54:19 AM
Yeah, Xigbar got a theme in KH3D. It's like a waltzy remix or something of the original Organization XIII theme. Here it is. (http://youtu.be/inoHA4rChM0)

Something about the arrangement for his theme felt kinda weird and off to me. Like it was more or less just Organization XIII sped up when there's more to his theme than that. Might be the base/left hand that seems wrong...
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: DonValentino on August 14, 2013, 11:39:27 AM
I didn't know this is a version of another song. Sorry, only played KH3D. :P

After listening to that "Organization XIII" song you talk about (this one right?) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ydhcIhLbM), I see that "Xigbar" is the same except for the speed and the strings in the background that play G's, sometimes Ab's and F's too. The "more to it" is just the strings, and I feel they're not really necessary in the arrangement.

Sorry it sounded weird to you though. :-\
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: NasiDe on August 14, 2013, 02:51:51 PM
Ahh, I see. Yeah, that's the song.

Don't worry about it. It is pretty much the same song and they aren't hugely significant and would be just a huge mess to try and include into the arrangement. I understand their exclusion (though I imagine I'll end up trying to include them if/whenever I try to arrange it).
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: FireArrow on August 15, 2013, 12:53:24 AM
I'd double check splash woman - I'm pretty sure you've got the rhythm wrong in the bass, and your omitting a voice that could easily be added. I could show you what I've got if your curious.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: DonValentino on August 15, 2013, 11:01:57 AM
I'm pretty sure you've got the rhythm wrong in the bass...

I know, I just don't like those 16ths in the middle. Measures 8 and 16 are different from the original too. It's an arrangement after all, and you have to put what you think it fits best for piano and you like most.


...and your omitting a voice that could easily be added.

Not really necessary, and it would just make the arrangement look way too messy.


I could show you what I've got if your curious.

Even better, do your own version of it. :D
Thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: MoboMoga on August 17, 2013, 10:20:26 PM
Hey Don!
Did you arrange Pokemon DPPt - Aroma Lady? I tried looking for it in the Dropbox section but couldn't find it. I'm thinking about possibly arranging it. ^-^
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: DonValentino on August 18, 2013, 11:35:15 AM
Yeah, I arranged all the "Spotted!" themes from Pokemon DPPt. Currently fixing them. :)

Here it is:

[DS] Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Spotted! Aroma Lady" MUS (http://db.tt/pWXbehfu)


And a little extra bonus:

[GCN] Pokemon Colosseum - "Mt. Battle" MUS (http://db.tt/a1zRPyE0)  ;D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: FireArrow on August 19, 2013, 12:03:24 AM
It almost feels pointless giving feedback knowing that you've probably done this on purpose, but:

3 things for Mt. Battle:
-See if you can change your accented notes to chords.
-In measure 13, the lower voice is stretto (how do you use this word in a sentence? lol)
-Move the R.H. from measure 21+ up an octave.

Other than that good job!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: DonValentino on August 19, 2013, 02:29:15 PM
1-See if you can change your accented notes to chords.
2-In measure 13, the lower voice is stretto (how do you use this word in a sentence? lol)
3-Move the R.H. from measure 21+ up an octave.

1- yeah, that could work.


2- True, the second voice is stretto, but the bass line, which really is the base of the song, is the same throughout the entire song. I tried to put the second voice as a second layer of the right hand, but I decided to stick with the main melody because at measure 15 it becomes unplayable. http://db.tt/azNGl9EA

However, I suppose I could add it in measure 16, because it remains playable and it's the place where it's more noticeable.


3- mhmm... right, I guess it's more accurate.


[GCN] Pokemon Colosseum - "Mt. Battle" MUS (http://db.tt/a1zRPyE0)


And Fire, feedback is never pointless. It's not that I do things on purpose just because I want to, and if you want to point something out, I'll gladly explain why I did it like that and the reason behind it. I learnt a lot these 3 years of arranging thanks to the feedback of the arrangers here, and I want to keep on learning. So thanks for your feedback. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: FireArrow on August 19, 2013, 11:37:20 PM
Ok.  :) I just don't wanna go around spouting nonsense, so stop me if I do.

2- True, the second voice is stretto, but the bass line, which really is the base of the song, is the same throughout the entire song. I tried to put the second voice as a second layer of the right hand, but I decided to stick with the main melody because at measure 15 it becomes unplayable. http://db.tt/azNGl9EA

However, I suppose I could add it in measure 16, because it remains playable and it's the place where it's more noticeable.

You can always move the unplayable notes up an octave. While it still won't sound like the original, you won't have that annoying effect of a voice playing on and off.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: DonValentino on August 20, 2013, 11:51:42 AM
Ummm... ^.^'' http://db.tt/ZY4PyU0z

Nope.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/13 - 2 new: Mega Man 9 and Kingdom Hearts 3D
Post by: MoboMoga on August 22, 2013, 01:58:50 AM
Yeah, I arranged all the "Spotted!" themes from Pokemon DPPt. Currently fixing them. :)

Here it is:

[DS] Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum - "Spotted! Aroma Lady" MUS (http://db.tt/pWXbehfu)


And a little extra bonus:

[GCN] Pokemon Colosseum - "Mt. Battle" MUS (http://db.tt/a1zRPyE0)  ;D

Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/24 - 2 new from "Bomberman Tournament"
Post by: DonValentino on August 24, 2013, 10:00:08 PM
Anytime. :D



2 new arrangements from the great and underrated Bomberman Tournament. I'm working on more, but these were the first ones to be completed. The best ones are yet to come.

[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Fantasy Castle"   MUS (http://db.tt/ajgk4yWr)
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Karabon Colosseum Battle"   MUS (http://db.tt/3L1xvCaD)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/26 - 3 more from "Bomberman Tournament"
Post by: DonValentino on August 26, 2013, 09:07:38 PM
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Title Screen"  MUS (http://db.tt/jptgkO29)
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Ending"  MUS (http://db.tt/bielzqVh)
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Town"  MUS (http://db.tt/Fn7C04nu)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 9/1 - (Again,) 3 more from "Bomberman Tournament"
Post by: DonValentino on September 01, 2013, 10:32:01 PM
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Dastardly Bomber Base"  Solo MUS (http://db.tt/vQ634FQu)  Duet MUS (http://db.tt/VtEDpM53)
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Bomb Shop"  MUS (http://db.tt/5QzMWeSc)
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Inside a House"  MUS (http://db.tt/AjcBg8Ce)

Also updated the OP with all the arrangements I've ever done, so there's no more confusion.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 9/1 - (Again,) 3 more from "Bomberman Tournament"
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on September 02, 2013, 10:03:25 PM
You have impeccable taste, Don.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 9/1 - (Again,) 3 more from "Bomberman Tournament"
Post by: Sebastian on September 06, 2013, 03:25:19 PM
Can I have Hyrule castle courtyard please from legend of zelda ocarina of time? (pdf and midi please)
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 9/6 - Update: "Hyrule Castle Courtyard" (Zelda OoT)
Post by: DonValentino on September 06, 2013, 07:30:59 PM
Sure, here you go: MIDI (http://db.tt/sfxTUctW)  PDF (http://db.tt/JbrMF7e2)


Also re-arranged the .mus:

[N64] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - "Hyrule Castle Courtyard" MUS (http://db.tt/7fJH3LWR)


You have impeccable taste, Don.

Oh how could I miss this post? Thank you very much. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 9/6 - Update: "Hyrule Castle Courtyard" (Zelda OoT)
Post by: Sebastian on September 07, 2013, 07:34:40 PM
Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 9/6 - Update: "Hyrule Castle Courtyard" (Zelda OoT)
Post by: DonValentino on September 07, 2013, 09:23:43 PM
You're very welcome. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 10/19 - 2 new: Bomberman Tournament and Breath of Fire
Post by: DonValentino on October 19, 2013, 12:09:00 PM
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Dastardly Bomber Battle"  MUS (https://db.tt/r6iO1KFX) (one of the best from BT!)
[SNES] Breath of Fire II - "Please God"  MUS (https://db.tt/DbTH52kb)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 10/19 - 2 new: Bomberman Tournament and Breath of Fire II
Post by: Jompa on October 19, 2013, 11:35:44 PM
On "Please God":
For esthetic reasons you should avoid suddenly going over to five voices in the ending - according to counterpoint rules (which I think is good to apply to this piece) there should always be consistency to how many voices there are. When the entire song is for three voices, and you suddenly go over to five, it's pretty notable, and it does not sound good - It's an unpleasant way to end the piece, is what I'm trying to say :)
So you should cut out notes in the five-note chords at the end, so they are left with three notes each.

On "Dastardly Bomber Battle":
The way you manage the accidentals is ok, but there are still a couple of places you will have to parenthesize. There are a few places where I'd use different accidentals (descending and ascending and all that stuff), but there's nothing wrong with the way you do it as long as you parenthesize.

They are very good arrangements!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 10/19 - 2 new: Bomberman Tournament and Breath of Fire II
Post by: DonValentino on October 20, 2013, 11:49:43 AM
Good point with "Please God". Fixed it. :)

Argh, you're right, I always forget to parenthesize some notes. ^^''
Thanks for the feedback!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/7 - Wicked Child (Castlevania)
Post by: DonValentino on December 07, 2013, 12:09:55 AM
Had some free time. c:

[NES] Castlevania - "Wicked Child" MUS (https://db.tt/xenOlwBe)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/7 - Wicked Child (Castlevania)
Post by: Yugi on December 07, 2013, 12:14:47 AM
When does this play in the game?

also why does this sound like wily stage 1
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/7 - Wicked Child (Castlevania)
Post by: DonValentino on December 07, 2013, 12:58:39 AM
Stage 3, the Upper Yard.  :)



And I have no idea. xD
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/27 - 2 from Bomberman Tournament
Post by: DonValentino on December 27, 2013, 10:45:35 PM
Yes, BT again...

[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "Big Ocean" MUS (https://db.tt/5PJygzCw)
[GBA] Bomberman Tournament - "VS Brain Bomber" MUS (https://db.tt/I2S0zM9i)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/27 - 2 from Bomberman Tournament
Post by: hecr on December 28, 2013, 05:04:00 PM
I just came here for this: Metroid Other M - "Samus' Theme"

Can you reupload please? :D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: DonValentino on December 30, 2013, 06:48:28 PM
Sorry it took so long, but I was so unsatisfied with the old arrangement because it was so inaccurate that I decided to arrange it all over again. Anyways, this time I'm happy with the result. Enjoy! :D

Metroid Other M - "Samus' Theme" MUS (https://db.tt/Tq4xeWiX)

By the way, if you want a PDF just ask. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: hecr on December 30, 2013, 11:45:11 PM
It's ok with the mus file :)
thank you, have a happy new year
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: DonValentino on December 31, 2013, 02:53:18 PM
You're welcome, and happy new year too! ;)

Well, happy new year to everyone. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: fingerz on January 04, 2014, 01:12:32 AM
Don! Beautiful arrangement of []Samus' Theme[/i], might I say! Just like the original. There's nothing I could comment on to make it any better. Keep up the great work! :)

*smirk* Zero Punctuation changed my view of this game COMPLETELY after watching his review of it. Check it out if you haven't seen it. Oh, I do have something to ask you though...

Question: Why DO you arrange? What makes you want to arrange? Think hard on that and let me know. :D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: DonValentino on January 04, 2014, 10:21:29 PM
Thanks. :)

Just watched his review of Other M, but I haven't changed my mind. I don't really care for reviews of games I've played and I like, even if they say they're bad. And while Other M wasn't that good, I still liked it a lot. :D

Well, I arrange because it's enjoyable and useful for a music student, and I love learning how composers composed their compositions. Not much to say. It's just fun. :D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: DonValentino on January 06, 2014, 08:31:53 PM
Just re-arranged the Map song from Wario Land and compared it with my first arrangement ever, of that same song, and wow. Not to be cocky or anything, but sincerely, I never thought I'd arrange like this back then.

Old arr. (http://www.ninsheetm.us/sheets/SuperMario/WarioLandSuperMarioLand3/MapScreen.pdf)

New arr. (https://db.tt/ghISSWtE)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 06, 2014, 08:36:19 PM
One of the greatest things about practicing an art is looking at how much you improve. Your new arrangement is far and away the better one.

Unrelated, but should I buy this game on the eShop? I really enjoyed Super Mario Land 2, if that says anything.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: DonValentino on January 06, 2014, 08:40:23 PM
You're absolutely right, and thanks.

If you enjoyed SML2 you'll like Wario Land even more imo. Yeah, I'd recommend you to give it a try. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: fingerz on January 07, 2014, 09:52:47 AM
Well, I arrange because it's enjoyable and useful for a music student, and I love learning how composers composed their compositions. Not much to say. It's just fun. :D
Yup, I like to find out a composer's tricks too! It's nice to see how they can make something sound so good! And, of course, it's a butt-tonne of fun. ;) Thanks for answering!

MUCH BETTER ARRANGEMENT! Don't worry, I'm the same too! I couldn't believe how bad some of my older ones were... I love the Wario Land series. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: DonValentino on January 07, 2014, 03:39:41 PM
Thanks! I love the Wario Land series a lot too, well, anything Wario tbh. I really wish this year Nintendo announces a new Wario Land game for Wii U or a proper WarioWare game.

btw, I'm uploading some rearranged old arrangements but not giving any notice. Busy again, I might not arrange in a while.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: hecr on January 25, 2014, 12:21:21 AM
Hello Don!, there's this version of zelda's lullaby a like a lot, could you make this on .mus?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAVn71rNImI
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: FierceDeity on January 25, 2014, 12:31:06 AM
Since this version is from Skyward Sword and not just a fanmade arrangement, you could actually ask for this in our requests board (http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?board=15.0) (following the request guidelines (http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?topic=1626.0)). You're still allowed to ask for it here, of course, if Don wants to do it.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 12/30 - Metroid Other M: "Samus' Theme"
Post by: DonValentino on January 25, 2014, 11:42:58 AM
Oh, it's ok, I like to receive personal requests sometimes.
Yes, I think I'll do it. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 3/8 - Mario Kart DS: "Delfino Square"
Post by: DonValentino on March 08, 2014, 12:56:28 PM
Mario Kart DS - "Delfino Square" MUS (https://db.tt/yKovA8u6)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 3/8 - Mario Kart DS: "Delfino Square"
Post by: JDMEK5 on March 21, 2014, 01:28:06 AM
... I'm literally arranging this song as we speak. I've already half finished it. XD Oh well.

Very good with it though! Although mine's better.. :P
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 3/8 - Mario Kart DS: "Delfino Square"
Post by: DonValentino on March 21, 2014, 04:28:39 PM
Thanks? xD That's nice. Hope to see it soon!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 5/1 - Even more Bomberman
Post by: DonValentino on May 01, 2014, 02:03:43 PM
Even more Bomberman. :J

[GBA] Bomberman Tournament

[DS] Bomberman Story DS


Oh, btw, here's the complete BT soundtrack list (mainly so I can remember which ones are left lol). Black is not done, green is done, blue is already done, orange is in progress/started.

1. It's Up to You, Bomberman!
2. Title Screen
3. Town
4. Inside a House
5. Bomb Shop
6. Karabon Selection
7. Karabon Colosseum Battle
8. Karabon Battle Won
9. You Lose
10. Wild Karabon Defeated
11. Lost Forest
12. Dastardly Bomber Base
13. Dastardly Bomber Battle
14. Game Over
15. Bomber Base Cleared
16. New Area Revealed
17. Big Ocean
18. Mountain Desert
19. Arctic Valley - Already done by Deku
20. Fantasy Castle
21. VS Max
22. VS Brain Bomber
23. Ending - Ultimate Weapon Destroyed
24. Battle Menu
25. Battle Mode GBA Mix
26. (Unknown song 1. I have to discover what it is.)
27. (Unknown song 2. Same.)
28. (Unknown jingle 1. Same.)

15/28
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/22 - SUPER MARIO 64
Post by: DonValentino on June 22, 2014, 04:18:17 PM
:D

[N64] Super Mario 64

Note: "Luigi's Casino" is basically Sunshine's "Casino Delfino" but without some parts that make the song less playable for piano.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/22 - SUPER MARIO 64
Post by: Sebastian on June 22, 2014, 05:54:24 PM
Excellent work on Bowser's Road!!
I've been looking for a good arrangement of that for ages :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 6/22 - SUPER MARIO 64
Post by: DonValentino on June 22, 2014, 06:12:04 PM
Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/3 - Shovel Knight: "Waltz of the Troupple King"
Post by: DonValentino on August 03, 2014, 09:52:18 PM
Shovel Knight looks like a pretty neat game, I should pick it up eventually! Oh waltzes are definitely my thing :J

[MUL] Shovel Knight
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/3 - Shovel Knight: "Waltz of the Troupple King"
Post by: Maelstrom on August 03, 2014, 10:08:34 PM
Nicely done! We need more shovel knight arrangements, but most are just not easy/possible. :( But good job! Sounds perfect!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/3 - Shovel Knight: "Waltz of the Troupple King"
Post by: MoboMoga on August 03, 2014, 11:45:20 PM
Great articulation, fantastic arrangement as always. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/4 - Shovel Knight: "Waltz of the Troupple King" + 1
Post by: DonValentino on August 04, 2014, 03:38:58 PM
Nicely done! We need more shovel knight arrangements, but most are just not easy/possible. :( But good job! Sounds perfect!

Thank you very much! Yeah what I feel when arranging these is that the counter-melody overlaps the main melody so you have to manage to include it somehow while maintaining it relatively playable. :J

Great articulation, fantastic arrangement as always. Keep it up!

Thank you very much too! Glad you like it :J



Grab ye shovels! I think we have another one!

[MUL] Shovel Knight
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/4 - Shovel Knight: "Waltz of the Troupple King" + 1
Post by: Maelstrom on August 04, 2014, 05:22:08 PM
Yet another flawless shovel knight arrangement that I'll never be able to play...
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/4 - Shovel Knight: "Waltz of the Troupple King" + 1
Post by: DonValentino on August 04, 2014, 06:19:27 PM
Yet another flawless shovel knight arrangement that I'll never be able to play...

Oh don't say that, everything is possible with practice. c:
Thank you btw c;
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 8/11 - Final Fantasy II - "Last Battle"
Post by: DonValentino on August 11, 2014, 03:04:36 PM
"You have braved the depths of Hell to reach me. But the hand of man, which deals in false justice and forsaken love, can never hope to defeat the lord master of Hell!"

[MUL] Final Fantasy II


Also, just noticed I haven't uploaded "Bodyguard Salon" to Dropbox yet... Well, it's on site anyways. :J

[NDS] Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - The great update! I
Post by: DonValentino on August 15, 2014, 05:57:33 PM
Ok, guys, so I finally started fixing my old arrangements! I've even re-arranged some that were specially bad, and every one has been correctly formatted and corrected!

I still remember when I started arranging 4 years ago. Back then, I was known as WarioMan98 and initially I only registered here to request. But eventually, I got tired of requesting and see my most wanted requests unfulfilled (I hear you, theblackgiantdoghead44!), so I decided to become an arranger myself. The thing didn't start that good, though... My first arrangements were awful, but I began learning and practicing and progressively they got better, however still not very good, and I always wanted to correct them sometime.

So here they are (at least half of them), 36 of my old arrangements! I wanted to upload them all at once, but they're a lot, so in two parts is better. If by chance you have any arrangement done by WarioMan98, please replace it with the new Don version! :J

Some even have individual comments! YARLY!



[NDS] Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

[NDS] Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

[GB] Gargoyle's Quest: Ghost'n'Goblins
[GBA] Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak

[NDS] Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

[GBA] Mother 3

[GCN] GameCube BIOS

[NDS] Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

[GBC] Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal

[GBC] Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow

[GBA] Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald

[NDS] Professor Layton and the Curious Village

[MUL] Resident Evil 2

[GBA] Super Mario Advance

[GBA] The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

[GCN] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

[GBA] Wario Land 4

[Wii] Wario Land: Shake It!

[NDS] Wario: Master of Disguise


More to come in Part II, soon! It will not only feature the rest of WarioMan98's arrangements, but also a bunch of unfinished arrangements I never uploaded!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - The great update! I
Post by: Sebastian on August 15, 2014, 06:10:42 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - The great update! I
Post by: Jompa on August 15, 2014, 11:41:11 PM
"Trainer's School"   MUS
 (https://db.tt/zrmmWYV0)
*prints out*
These are great. Looking forward to part two
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - The great update! I
Post by: DonValentino on August 16, 2014, 12:12:41 PM
Awesome!
*prints out*
These are great. Looking forward to part two

Thank you very much! (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pic4ever.com%2Fimages%2FJust_Cuz_13.gif&hash=134a5fd882b29ec3fce905a9422d71ef)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Quick update: Zelda Oracle of Seasons and Ages
Post by: DonValentino on August 26, 2014, 09:54:21 PM
Quick update! I've been replaying Zelda OoS and felt like arranging something more, so:

[GBC] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

[GBC] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

Man I love the Oracle games, if only Oracle of Secrets was released... Something's just missing.
I miss these kind of 2D Zelda games too. J:

Might do more, they're fun and easy to do! :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Quick update: Zelda Oracle of Seasons and Ages
Post by: Maelstrom on August 26, 2014, 10:19:39 PM
Again, nicely done! Remind me why you aren't a veteran arranger yet?  :P
And the Oracle games were OK in my opinion. Ages was much better than seasons, but I like Link's Awakening better than either, but that's just because it's the first video game I played.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Quick update: Zelda Oracle of Seasons and Ages
Post by: Sebastian on August 26, 2014, 10:57:57 PM
Remind me why you aren't a veteran arranger yet?  :P
I agree :)


Great awesome songs Don!!!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Quick update: Zelda Oracle of Seasons and Ages
Post by: DonValentino on August 27, 2014, 10:57:01 AM
Haha thanks guys! Well that decision is up to the mods, so I can't really do anything about it.

Anyways, as long as people like my arrangements I'll be happy, veteran or not. :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Tingle Time! - <3 Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love <3
Post by: DonValentino on August 31, 2014, 06:56:18 PM
More Zelda goodies! First of all, here's another from OoA:

[GBC] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages


Aaaand Tingle Time! Here are four from one of my personal favorites, the underrated gem Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love! Just noticed all of them are waltzes heh :J

[NDS] Color-Changing Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love


Ok, so these will be some of my last arragements before I start college. Unfortunately, it will keep me busy a lot, and I won't be able to arrange much or even arrange at all for quite some time.

Anyways... I have a couple more that I want to do before I start, so these will not be the last ones. Until the next ones, hope you enjoy these :J



Oh right and if someone is interested in playing CCTBToF translated in English, here's a translation project:
http://tingletranslation.blogspot.com.es/

It's not complete, but it's nice to see the overall progress nonetheless.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New: The Battle of Olympus
Post by: DonValentino on September 07, 2014, 01:15:32 PM
[NES] The Battle of Olympus

Good stuff!!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - K. Rool update - DKC, DKC 2, DKC 3
Post by: DonValentino on September 12, 2014, 05:09:50 PM
Spoiler
(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv295%2FPescado%2FMobile%2520Uploads%2Fimage-34.jpg&hash=c66c1d8e91d5c929f3b03bac8cfa492a)
[close]

I've been waiting until K Rool popped up in Smash 4 to upload these.

[SNES] Donkey Kong Country

[SNES] Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

[SNES] Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Sadly, it's not under the circumstances I've hoped: no DK newcomer, not even Dixie... Maybe K Rool hasn't prevailed this time, but I'll surely be supporting him for Smash 5. Until then, farewell, my King...
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - K. Rool update - DKC, DKC 2, DKC 3
Post by: DonValentino on September 27, 2014, 02:33:06 PM
I know nobody cares but stillAnnouncement! At first I was going to do the Great Update in 2 parts, buuuut... I also want to include all my unfinished arrangements of these 4 years, and they are A LOT more than initially expected.

So I think I'll be splitting it up in three parts. Though I don't know what to do for Part II, maybe I'll update all of my old arrangements and leave the unfinished ones for Part III or upload half old and half unfinished ones... Hmmm... I'll see.

Also, not only because of the unfinished songs, but also because of studying and attending to classes and stuff it'll take even more. So far I only have 13 fixed arrangements, and that since I did Part I... The fact that I even start over from scratch some of them doesn't help either :/
Title: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores!
Post by: DonValentino on December 07, 2014, 09:47:20 PM
To celebrate the release of Smash Bros. for Wii U, I thought I could do something fun: I'll arrange one song for each playable character! Yes, look at your very roster, from Mario to Sonic! I know there are multiple character per franchise in some cases, but I'll try to arrange a song that is as close as possible to each character.

I'll update the first post of this thread, so please take a look!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - K. Rool update - DKC, DKC 2, DKC 3
Post by: Maelstrom on December 07, 2014, 09:59:09 PM
To celebrate the release of Smash Bros. for Wii U, I thought I could do something fun: I'll arrange one song for each playable character! Yes, look at your very roster, from Mario to Sonic! I know there are multiple character per franchise in some cases, but I'll try to arrange a song that is as close as possible to each character.

I'll update the first post of this thread, so please take a look!
Great idea! Will you only do songs someone here hasn't arranged yet? I look forward to Shulk's arrangement. Probably "you will know our names," right?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores!
Post by: Nebbles on December 07, 2014, 10:26:09 PM
Oh, I'm excited for this! I can't wait for Shulk's and the FE crew's arrangements.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - K. Rool update - DKC, DKC 2, DKC 3
Post by: DonValentino on December 07, 2014, 10:32:04 PM
Great idea! Will you only do songs someone here hasn't arranged yet? I look forward to Shulk's arrangement. Probably "you will know our names," right?

Yes, I plan to arrange new songs that haven't been done before. Well, I'm not sure what I'm gonna do for Shulk, since I haven't played Xenoblade Chonicles, but one song from it is guaranteed. Oh and glad you liked it :J


Oh, I'm excited for this! I can't wait for Shulk's and the FE crew's arrangements.

Glad you liked the idea too! I'll do my best ;J


On a side note, I don't know how much work I'll have or how much I'll have to study in the future, but I'll try to do them as quickly as possible.

OP is done btw. :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: DonValentino on December 08, 2014, 05:11:36 PM
Mario, Mr. Video Game Himself

We start off with the memorable credits theme from Super Mario 64. A great song to end a great adventure that now serves as the opening to the "Smashin' Scores" album.

Next fighter: Luigi, The Eternal Understudy
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: Nebbles on December 08, 2014, 10:42:00 PM
Wonderful! Brings me back to first beating Super Mario 64.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: blueflower999 on December 08, 2014, 10:51:45 PM
This is a really cool idea and I can't wait to see more.  :D

Some of the fighters are definitely going to be a challenge though, especially Duck Hunt and Mr. Game and Watch. Also, are you going to include Mewtwo?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: Sebastian on December 09, 2014, 01:09:38 AM
AWESOME idea!!  ;D
Keep up the amazing work! Btw Super Mario 64 is the first game I played :)
Great memories!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on December 09, 2014, 01:44:43 AM
Don, you are seriously the coolest guy ever.  This is great.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: DonValentino on December 09, 2014, 03:09:22 PM
Wonderful! Brings me back to first beating Super Mario 64.

AWESOME idea!!  ;D
Keep up the amazing work! Btw Super Mario 64 is the first game I played :)
Great memories!

This is a really cool idea and I can't wait to see more.  :D

Don, you are seriously the coolest guy ever.  This is great.

Thank you so much guys! (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pic4ever.com%2Fimages%2FJust_Cuz_13.gif&hash=134a5fd882b29ec3fce905a9422d71ef)


Some of the fighters are definitely going to be a challenge though, especially Duck Hunt and Mr. Game and Watch. Also, are you going to include Mewtwo?

Definitely, but that's the fun part too! Truth is I already have ideas for both G&W and DH. And yes, absolutely! How can I forget Mewtwo? But I didn't add him just yet, because he's not a fighter yet either ;J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: Maelstrom on December 09, 2014, 05:01:36 PM
But what about ROB?
He was never really in a game.  :P
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: mikey on December 09, 2014, 05:57:17 PM
Mario Kart DS lol
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: &quot;Staff Roll&quot; - Super Mario 64
Post by: Maelstrom on December 09, 2014, 06:08:13 PM
*that he had a theme in, or music specifically centered around him.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: mikey on December 09, 2014, 07:04:11 PM
maybe?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 2. LUIGI: "Haunting Hijinx", Nintendo Land
Post by: DonValentino on December 11, 2014, 07:05:44 PM
But what about ROB?
He was never really in a game.  :P

Yeah, Gyromite is a perfectly valid option.



Sorry for the delay! Here's Luigi's song, "Haunting Hijinx", from his Nintendo Land attraction "Luigi's Ghost Mansion". tbh I really had trouble choosing a song for him, I even started two more songs because I wasn't sure about this one, it was so easy to arrange that I felt it was a wayyy too lazy choice. Thing is the others didn't really convince me either... Oh well.

Next fighter: Peach
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 2. LUIGI: "Haunting Hijinx", Nintendo Land
Post by: Maelstrom on December 11, 2014, 07:13:29 PM
Personally, I can't wait till you get to the more interesting/uncommon/obscure ones.
Nice arrangement, and I can completely see why you said this was the lazy choice.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario
Post by: DonValentino on December 11, 2014, 07:56:43 PM
Personally, I can't wait till you get to the more interesting/uncommon/obscure ones.
Nice arrangement, and I can completely see why you said this was the lazy choice.

Yeah, but I didn't mean to choose anything lazy though...

ARGH, no, I can't stand it, I'll do another one! This is supposed to be an interesting and extended album, not a couple of little short and simple songs!

And thanks btw :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: Yugi on December 13, 2014, 10:17:20 AM
Sorry for the delay! Here's Luigi's song, "Haunting Hijinx", from his Nintendo Land attraction "Luigi's Ghost Mansion".
Where is it?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 1. MARIO: "Staff Roll" - Super Mario 64
Post by: Maelstrom on December 13, 2014, 02:58:55 PM
In the OP
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 2. LUIGI: "Staff Roll" - Luigi's Man
Post by: DonValentino on December 13, 2014, 08:43:51 PM
Where is it?

In the OP

I removed it since I have another one for Luigi and forgot to upload it as a normal sheet, sorry :p

Thanks for the heads up :J

[WiiU] Nintendo Land



Ahhh much better now. Here's another Staff Roll theme, this time from Luigi's Mansion. Personally, I regret having completely forgotten this song, it's so catchy! The percussion made it a real pain to arrange in some parts though, but luckily everything turned out well.

Next fighter (now really): Peach, Princess of Toadstools
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 2. LUIGI: "Staff Roll" - Luigi's Mansion
Post by: Sebastian on December 14, 2014, 05:05:51 AM
Great Work! :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 2. LUIGI: "Staff Roll" - Luigi's Mansion
Post by: Sebastian on December 14, 2014, 05:27:14 AM
Sorry for the double post...


I assume you have all the songs planned out for this Smash thing you're doing, but for Peach I'd like to recommend Peach's Castle from Super Mario 64.
Just a suggestion :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 2. LUIGI: "Staff Roll" - Luigi's Mansion
Post by: DonValentino on December 14, 2014, 02:23:47 PM
Great Work! :)
Sorry for the double post...


I assume you have all the songs planned out for this Smash thing you're doing, but for Peach I'd like to recommend Peach's Castle from Super Mario 64.
Just a suggestion :)

Thank you! Actually, for Peach I'm doing a song that I've been wanting to arrange for quite some time, but I'll add that one to my to-do list. Thanks for the suggestion, it would definitely be a great choice too :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! - 2. LUIGI: "Staff Roll" - Luigi's Mansion
Post by: Sebastian on December 14, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
Great! :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: DonValentino on December 15, 2014, 09:09:32 PM
Here's Peach's score, "A Glossary of Foes", from her first and only solo adventure so far, Super Princess Peach. Who would've though that an album with enemies could have such wonderful music? And catchy, too! I've wanted to do this song for a long time, and what better motivation to do it than this project?

Next fighter: Bowser, King of the Koopas
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: Maelstrom on December 15, 2014, 09:20:20 PM
That song is disturbingly catchy.
I'm looking forward to the next one a little more, though.
And I just realized, the song that is closest to Meta Knight is "The Halberd"....... Good luck. You'll need it.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: DonValentino on December 15, 2014, 09:32:33 PM
That song is disturbingly catchy.
I'm looking forward to the next one a little more, though.
And I just realized, the song that is closest to Meta Knight is "The Halberd"....... Good luck. You'll need it.

ikr?! I used to go to the Glossary, put down the DS and just listen to this song over and over :J

Hmm... The Halberd theme is close to MK, true, but there are others that are just as close to him. I still haven't decided his song yet though.

Also, just updated "A Glossary of Foes", I forgot the tempo and swing markings.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: Jompa on December 18, 2014, 02:45:04 PM
Hmm... The Halberd theme is close to MK, true, but there are others that are just as close to him. I still haven't decided his song yet though.
These are great!
Personally, I think Halberd definitely is the defining piece for MK, as it is the most famous one, and no other MK-theme has been re-used even nearly as much. So I hope you don't mind my opinion, but I think you should choose Halberd for MK:)
Shouldn't be very hard either.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: Maelstrom on December 18, 2014, 02:57:38 PM
Most importantly, it would remove yet another abomination from the site.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: Jompa on December 18, 2014, 03:04:18 PM
Oh my God that arrangement is absolutely terrible in every way possible. what the fuck.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: DonValentino on December 18, 2014, 09:28:00 PM
These are great!
Personally, I think Halberd definitely is the defining piece for MK, as it is the most famous one, and no other MK-theme has been re-used even nearly as much. So I hope you don't mind my opinion, but I think you should choose Halberd for MK:)
Shouldn't be very hard either.

Thanks! Well I was thinking on doing "Meta Knight Defeated" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8FBSl6Kczk), but I guess the Halberd is more iconic, and even was featured in Smash Bros, so yeah I'll do the Halberd for MK ;J


Most importantly, it would remove yet another abomination from the site.
Oh my God that arrangement is absolutely terrible in every way possible. what the fuck.

Yeah, those "arrangements" that are just midis dumped into a sheet without the slightest correction. I feel bad each time I come across one of them, specially when they get as bad as this (http://www.ninsheetm.us/download/pdf/1513)... :p


This looks pretty cool! Bet it'll take a few weeks or months though.

Thank you! Yes, you're not wrong, it make take a while... But I'll do it as fast as possible! Shortly I'll be able to arrange more during the Christmas break, so I plan to do a nice bunch of them. :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: Maelstrom on December 18, 2014, 09:33:15 PM
Personally, I'd like to make a list of such abominations and replace them, one by one.
I've got an Angry Bowser replacement, but it's stuck in the paper mario project right now.  :-\
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: DonValentino on December 18, 2014, 09:57:56 PM
Ok, sounds good! I wish I could arrange that many songs. I've only done two.

Oh don't worry, it's all about practice, in some time you'll be able to arrange faster and better you'll see :J


Personally, I'd like to make a list of such abominations and replace them, one by one.
I've got an Angry Bowser replacement, but it's stuck in the paper mario project right now.  :-\

Haha agreed, but it's difficult to find motivation in just fixing someone else's work... And yeah the PM project is sadly frozen atm J:
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: Maelstrom on December 18, 2014, 10:05:27 PM
*Replacing
Not fixing
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: Jompa on December 18, 2014, 10:42:10 PM
Yeah, those "arrangements" that are just midis dumped into a sheet without the slightest correction. I feel bad each time I come across one of them
if you take a look at the halberd arrangement you'll see that this isn't actually the case - the arranger barely has any of the notes right at all! It's just literally terrible.

EDIT: it's true that Meta Knight Defeated also is an iconic theme for MK - it's that one and Halberd that are his most "important" themes. Though, as for which one is more iconic/famous/most used: Halberd. imo ofc!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Smashin' Scores! 3. PEACH:"A Glossary of Foes", Super Pr. P
Post by: DonValentino on December 18, 2014, 11:05:51 PM
*Replacing
Not fixing

Both replacing and fixing tbh. It's harder to do a replacement "because the one already done is not good, to put it lightly" than "because I really feel like arranging this song, replacement or not". :J


if you take a look at the halberd arrangement you'll see that this isn't actually the case - the arranger barely has any of the notes right at all! It's just literally terrible.

EDIT: it's true that Meta Knight Defeated also is an iconic theme for MK - it's that one and Halberd that are his most "important" themes. Though, as for which one is more iconic/famous/most used: Halberd. imo ofc!

True, it's just awful xD
Yeah both are very close to MK... The more I think about it the more I doubt. Hmm...
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4. BOWSER: "The Grand Finale", M&L Bowser's Inside Story
Post by: DonValentino on December 28, 2014, 03:33:38 PM
How could Bowser's song not be "The Grand Finale" from M&L Bowser's Inside Story!? The tremendously epic climax to an amazing trilogy of chortles and fury! The decisive battle that will determine the fate of the entire Mushroom Kingdom! Fawful's last stand! All in all... "The Grand Finale"!!!!

Next fighter: Yoshi, Omnivore of the Year



Also, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! ;J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4. BOWSER: "The Grand Finale", M&L Bowser's Inside Story
Post by: Maelstrom on December 29, 2014, 06:30:15 PM
Not sure if anyone told you this, but that song is called "In the Final."
And it's on the site.
In both Duet and Solo forms, albeit titled incorrectly.
Yours is definitely more playable, though.
Solid arrangement. Are you planning on submitting these?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4. BOWSER: "The Grand Finale", M&L Bowser's Inside Story
Post by: DonValentino on December 29, 2014, 09:51:10 PM
Not sure if anyone told you this, but that song is called "In the Final."

Yes I know, but Smash Bros. lists it as "The Grand Finale", so I guess both are valid. (0:48)



And it's on the site.
In both Duet and Solo forms, albeit titled incorrectly.
Yours is definitely more playable, though.

True, but is there any better choice for Bowser? Another good one could be "Final Bowser" from Super Mario 64, but I've already done it and want to make new ones at the very least. Besides, the one on site is missing like 20 measures or so and it's in a wrong key, among other things.


Solid arrangement. Are you planning on submitting these?

Thanks :J
Dunno, for now I'll just focus on finishing all of them.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4. BOWSER: "The Grand Finale", M&L Bowser's Inside Story
Post by: Maelstrom on December 29, 2014, 09:56:14 PM
nvm, your title is correct.
And I didn't look at the one on the site.  :P
If it's that bad, definitely replace it.
And I won't ever deny this song's awesomeness.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4. BOWSER: "The Grand Finale", M&L Bowser's Inside Story
Post by: DonValentino on December 29, 2014, 10:14:16 PM
Well, there are worse ones, but it would definitely need an important clean-up. :/
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4. BOWSER: "The Grand Finale", M&L Bowser's Inside Story
Post by: Maelstrom on February 03, 2015, 08:32:30 PM
I know you have school and all, but how's the project coming?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4. BOWSER: "The Grand Finale", M&L Bowser's Inside Story
Post by: DonValentino on February 03, 2015, 08:46:49 PM
Good actually, thanks for asking! To motivate myself a bit more, I started doing them in no particular order, so I could do the ones I'd want to arrange the most first. So far I have 3 and a half done, and was going to do an update when I had 5 completed. Still, it's taking more time than expected to complete them, but I hope to have something for this weekend!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 4. BOWSER: "The Grand Finale", M&L Bowser's Inside Story
Post by: Maelstrom on February 03, 2015, 09:12:19 PM
YES!  I'll be sure to check back in then!  ;D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 16. GANONDORF (Ganon Battle ALTTP), 30. FALCO (SFComman
Post by: DonValentino on February 09, 2015, 09:53:18 PM
Ok, so in the end I couldn't finish the 5, and in fact I'm redoing one of them and have the other 2 like 80% done each one. Just that I said I'd have liked to have something for last weekend, and I don't really want to come empty-handed, so here are the remaining 2 (not what I'd wanted but oh well...):

16. GANONDORF

[SNES] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

NEVER AGAIN. No wonder why this hasn't been arranged before... I think I have all the accidentals... Also, could't do much more with the chords of the treble clef, I was limited by the upper voice, which is the most important... : /

The song is pretty awesome though. I was thinking on doing the Nintendo Land version of Gerudo Desert at first, but that one maybe in the future.



30. FALCO

[NDS] Star Fox Command

This was fun to arrange. Not my fave SF song but hey, this was the perfect match for Falco.


Sorry if it's not too much. But as I said, I have 3 songs in the works, and I hope to finish them soon.
Feedback is always welcome~




edit: Ah yes, I'll replace Luigi's song (once again, heh). I was never very convinced with it to begin with, and now that nacho2420 has recently done a better version overall, there's no excuse to keep it. It'll still be available just like "Haunted Hijinx" from Nintendo Land for those who want it though.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 16. GANONDORF (Ganon Battle ALTTP), 30. FALCO (SFCommand)
Post by: Maelstrom on February 09, 2015, 10:02:27 PM
Nice job with Ganon battle! I seriously can't imagine ever arranging that myself.

You should get your own update when you finish this!

And, will you be doing a replacement for "Together We Ride" from FE7?
If not, I might. The one on the site is missing half of the melody.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 16. GANONDORF (Ganon Battle ALTTP), 30. FALCO (SFCommand)
Post by: DonValentino on February 09, 2015, 10:18:28 PM
Thank you! And yeah that would be great! :J

Nope, I haven't decided FE's songs yet. Go ahead if you want.
Title: Don's Arrangements - 8. WARIO: "The Journey Home", from Wario Land II
Post by: DonValentino on March 16, 2015, 10:06:36 PM
I arranged something, see?
(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fvignette2.wikia.nocookie.net%2Ffantendo%2Fimages%2Fa%2Fae%2FPopple.gif%2Frevision%2Flatest%3Fcb%3D20140508183658&hash=0552310d78027df5852094755b7de3f2)

Jokes aside... I'm so frustrated, it's been forever since I last did something. Now I realize how time-consuming arranging really is. :p

Anyway, let's talk about the arrangement. So at first I was going to arrange it like a normal song, but some time ago Bespinben did his magnificent "Staff Roll" from SML2, and it inspired me a lot! So I thought that maybe I could do something more like he did, and after tweaking here and there, here it is, a spiced-up version of the Staff Roll theme from Wario Land II! Hope you enjoy it!

[GB] Wario Land II


Truth is I really enjoyed arranging it, and discovered how convenient the landscape view is! I really want to do more arrangements like this :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 19. ZSSAMUS: "Kraid's Lair", 8. WARIO: "The Journey Home"
Post by: DonValentino on March 19, 2015, 10:19:35 PM
Another one of the 3 that I had almost completed.

[GBA] Metroid: Zero Mission



Easily one of the most memorable themes of Metroid. I went with the Zero Mission intro because of the epic intro and because I felt it had more content to play with than the original NES version. To avoid repeating the same phrases over and over like in the original, I added some little variations that add life to the arrangement.

I'm just tired of doing boring arrangements, always sticking to the song as accurately as possible... Well screw that! Imma not studying music to copy-paste!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 19. ZSSAMUS: "Kraid's Lair", 8. WARIO: "The Journey Home"
Post by: Bespinben on March 19, 2015, 10:33:26 PM
[GB] Wario Land II
  • "The Journey Home"   MUS (https://db.tt/tA5lU3S2)
Lol, when I opened up the file, just the overall look of it made think for a second it was one of my sheets :o Isn't landscape just amazing? Solves all your spacing issues.

I received unfortunate news a few weeks ago from Jamaha via Deku that using pictures is no longer kosher for NSM. However, seeing as neither my SML2 Staff Roll or your equally daring Wario Land arrangement are never going on site anyway (unless NSM suddenly revives having a "easy" and a "hard" arrangement [see Dr. Wily Stage 1 on site]), we'll be just fine!
I think you hit the nail on the head with this one:
I'm just tired of doing boring arrangements... Well screw that!

Keep up the awesome!
(I'll check out the Kraid's Lair soon enough too -- you ninja'd me as I was writing this :P)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 19. ZSSAMUS: "Kraid's Lair", 8. WARIO: "The Journey Home"
Post by: DonValentino on March 19, 2015, 11:30:28 PM
It is omg, you have a way better overview of the pages, and no more scrolling up and down all the time!

Oh, bad news indeed, though to be honest I always doubted pictures were going to be accepted. Well it's not a big issue, here at the forums there are no rules regarding sheet etiquette, fortunately; otherwise we wouldn't have been able to enjoy Maestro's "Maestropieces" xD

Yeah, what's the deal with that? I always wondered why there was that one, and that one only, that had a "Simplified version" lol

Yes, I'm so happy to say that for once I actually really enjoy the arranging process! Previously, all I did was open Transcribe, slow down the mp3, pay some attention to harmonic progressions, and transcribe the exact same notes of the song to the sheet. A tedious and boring effort only compensated with the "satisfaction" of a completed arrangement.

I never dared to completely free myself from that, I thought it would result in an inaccurate work. However, when I saw your "Staff Roll" from SML2, I really started to rethink this again over and over, and finally dared to go beyond that and use my current knowledge and inspiration to arrange a song the way I feel I would play it if I had to play it on piano.

It really started when you did that version of "Kracko Battle" though, you added soooo much life and depth I couldn't believe it! Comparing the old arranging method of the other version and the result of your arranging philosophy really made me meditate about it. I remember you said that that way it paradoxically resulted and even more accurate arrangement, and you were absolutely right!

Thanks to you, now I realize that arranging is taking inspiration from an existing song and take it to an instrument the way you feel it, creating something new while maintaining the essence of the original; not just copy-pasting notes like a machine. And I really wish to apply that philosophy with all my future and maybe even old arrangements, and definitely will!

Thank you also so much for your comment and your feedback, I really appreciate it! Hope you like Kraid's Lair too btw! :J

Lol, when I opened up the file, just the overall look of it made think for a second it was one of my sheets :o

Oh yeah, and this made my day. There's no better feedback I could ever receive!!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 19. ZSSAMUS: "Kraid's Lair", 8. WARIO: "The Journey Home"
Post by: Latios212 on March 20, 2015, 12:02:31 AM
Wow.... I'm really enjoying you guys` new take on these tracks... this is awesome ^_^

I gotta work on my left hand jumping, because oh boy do I want to play these sometime. haha.

Great job! I really enjoyed this! ;D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - 19. ZSSAMUS: "Kraid's Lair", 8. WARIO: "The Journey Home"
Post by: DonValentino on March 20, 2015, 11:59:28 AM
Thank you very much! Glad you liked them!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 - "Inside the Castle Walls"
Post by: DonValentino on April 07, 2015, 09:56:40 PM
I've been frantically working on this one to finish it asap. I think I've never rushed an arrangement this much! lol
I really enjoyed doing this, is doing something fresh after just working on the SS project. I think I'll do this sometimes to refresh myself a little and keep my arranging skills "en garde".

Blabbering aside... To celebrate the release of SM64 on the Wii U VC, here's the castle theme, originally composed by Koji Kondo as a nice string quarter arranged here to piano.

[N64] Super Mario 64
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 - "Inside the Castle Walls"
Post by: Sebastian on April 07, 2015, 10:07:40 PM
Excellent work! I love it!
Just one thing.
Isn't it a little slow? My BPM thingy says 150.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 - "Inside the Castle Walls"
Post by: DonValentino on April 08, 2015, 12:39:04 PM
150? Really? Woah, that's too fast. I usually put the music on par with Finale's playback to check the tempo, and the closest thing I got is between 138-139. What "BPM thingy" are you using exactly?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 - "Inside the Castle Walls"
Post by: JesterMusician on April 08, 2015, 03:59:05 PM
-Those pizzicato fills in 2, 4, and 6...they sound like half an octave too high. I think it actually goes C-G-C-G-C, B-G-B-G-B, A-E-A-C-E, respectively.
-The Ab in 22 and 32 should be written as G#, because the underlying harmony is E(m) -> Am, and an E chord is spelled with a G#. Also gets rid of that courtesy natural.
-You can get rid of almost half the measures by writing the whole thing with two volta systems and writing D.C. at the end.
-The Bb in 21 and 31 should be written as A#, since it's a sort of passing tone for a melodic progression that B natural is a part of. (If it's a downward chromatic scale, then it's okay to use Bb, but here it's not)
-I might write the F in 4 with a natural, since it's used very similarly to the F# in 2 (just like what you did in 25).


Very nice!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 - "Inside the Castle Walls"
Post by: Sebastian on April 08, 2015, 04:28:09 PM
150? Really? Woah, that's too fast. I usually put the music on par with Finale's playback to check the tempo, and the closest thing I got is between 138-139. What "BPM thingy" are you using exactly?
I use this
Tap for Beats Per Minute BPM - ALL8.com
www.all8.com › tools
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 - "Inside the Castle Walls"
Post by: DonValentino on April 08, 2015, 05:32:18 PM
(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FRffMSIC.jpg&hash=249415e297e81aeb2fd61bd3fef0e57d)

Hmm, seems to work for me... Also, never heard of this tool, I think I'll have it in mind for the future. Thanks for sharing it! And for the feedback of course :J


-Those pizzicato fills in 2, 4, and 6...they sound like half an octave too high. I think it actually goes C-G-C-G-C, B-G-B-G-B, A-E-A-C-E, respectively.
-The Ab in 22 and 32 should be written as G#, because the underlying harmony is E(m) -> Am, and an E chord is spelled with a G#. Also gets rid of that courtesy natural.
-You can get rid of almost half the measures by writing the whole thing with two volta systems and writing D.C. at the end.
-The Bb in 21 and 31 should be written as A#, since it's a sort of passing tone for a melodic progression that B natural is a part of. (If it's a downward chromatic scale, then it's okay to use Bb, but here it's not)
-I might write the F in 4 with a natural, since it's used very similarly to the F# in 2 (just like what you did in 25).


Very nice!

Oh, almost missed this!

- Woah, you're right, I messed up with the notes and wrote each one one place ahead, it's C-G-C-G-C. Nice catch, I think I would have never noticed lol.
- *facepalm* Duh, correct. But it does create another courtesy accidental after all anyway xD
- I personally prefer having the whole song even if repeats passages if it's short instead, not that it has 10 pages if I don't put the repeats, but for people who prefer it the other way, I also just made it. I'll keep the other one for me though.
- Agreed.
- You mean parenthesize it? Well I honestly think it's clearly natural, but I guess it won't hurt. Courtesy accidentals are always appreciated after all.

Thank you very much for your feedback!


Here's the link again, just in case:  https://db.tt/GS6cuXNV
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 - "Inside the Castle Walls"
Post by: Sebastian on April 08, 2015, 05:43:04 PM
Hmmm ......maybe I'm listening to some weird fast version or something :p
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 & 31. PIKACHU - "Pikachu's Beach"
Post by: DonValentino on April 10, 2015, 10:45:36 PM
Hmmm ......maybe I'm listening to some weird fast version or something :p

lol it's ok



"Inside the Castle Walls" got in the way, but here's Pikachu's arrangement, "Pikachu's BitBeach" from Pokemon Yellow. I may do the other Yellow exclusive songs eventually too.

[GBC] Pokémon Yellow

FeEdBAcK wElcoME aS ALWayS, BoiNG
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 & 31. PIKACHU - "Pikachu's Beach"
Post by: Bespinben on April 10, 2015, 11:09:18 PM
Wait what.
I didn't even know this was a thing.
I don't even.

*looks up Bulpapedia*
GEE, HOW WAS 7-YEAR OLD ME SUPPOSED TO GET SURFING PIKACHU FROM STADIUM

Well Don, you just sentenced me to spend hundreds of hours replaying Stadium to experience this. Congratulations.

Beautiful sheet btw (I think portrait would've have worked nicer in this case though, with 4 measures per system)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 & 31. PIKACHU - "Pikachu's Beach"
Post by: DonValentino on April 11, 2015, 12:16:20 PM
Well Don, you just sentenced me to spend hundreds of hours replaying Stadium to experience this. Congratulations.

Have fun ;J

Beautiful sheet btw (I think portrait would've have worked nicer in this case though, with 4 measures per system)

Yeah that would be perfect if it had 20 measures, but with 22 I'm not so sure, given that portrait gives less space for each systems than landscape and two systems would have to have one measure plus each to fit the 22 in one page. On a side note, I updated the current layout because I noticed the last system looked a little cluttered, whoops.

YoU tHaNk muCH VeRy, zOOm! DriNk CoFFeE BeFoRE gO? (Yes, I've been playing EB :J)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 & 31. PIKACHU - "Pikachu's Beach"
Post by: JesterMusician on April 12, 2015, 06:09:45 PM
It's pretty much perfect. The only things I might change would be:

-The staccato'd RH note in 13 is so short (shorter than 1/2 the note value) that I would write it as staccatissimo.
-The RH second voice in 18 should have one more E (16th) just before the B.
-The bracket in 18 should only have a top end, and an ending bracket if the RH is to play the rest of the notes.

See the image for this last point ("Song of Storms" from The Legend of Zelda Series for Piano: Intermediate-Advanced Edition). Something to note is the positioning: It instructs the player to play just the top note with the right hand. In the first image, the note is on a line, so the brackets' ends are positioned in the middle of the staff-space between the two. In the second image, the note is on a space, so they are positioned just slightly after the the staff line between the two.

(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FeQYWyhfl.jpg&hash=44cbf1f2cc85694e6de99d34499d7426)
(https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FvU1g5RYl.jpg&hash=f609031c61ca2c9f3058e77bcb31639e)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Super Mario 64 & 31. PIKACHU - "Pikachu's Beach"
Post by: DonValentino on April 12, 2015, 07:54:49 PM
Well well, someone's being nitpicky lately... lol

-The staccato'd RH note in 13 is so short (shorter than 1/2 the note value) that I would write it as staccatissimo.

What can I say, it's totally correct, but I can't resist to think it's due to the limitations of the GB. Dunno, staccatissimo it is then.

-The RH second voice in 18 should have one more E (16th) just before the B.

So would measure 17, but ultimately decided to remove both because of playability. I already feel too guilty for leaving that 10th in m. 21 tbh ^^"

-The bracket in 18 should only have a top end, and an ending bracket if the RH is to play the rest of the notes.

Now is the most elaborate, intricate and utterly precise feedback I've ever received. Heck it's not even that easy to create a vertical bracket to begin with! I really can't disagree with this one though! xD

Please continue feedbacking, your suggestions are very helpful! Thank you very very much! ;)

Link updated!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - "Ganon, King of Evil" Updated! (Zelda OoSeasons/Ages)
Post by: DonValentino on April 21, 2015, 11:53:54 AM
Re-arranged my old "Ganon Battle"! You can find the old, hideous and totally outrageous version on the site for comparison! (http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/download/pdf/1690)

[GBC] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: DonValentino on July 11, 2015, 12:24:06 PM
Just to have the list up-to-date.

New:

Pokemon TCG 2 - To a New Island
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 - Wigglytuff's Guild
Super Mario Galaxy - Waltz of the Boos
EarthBound - Enjoy Your Stay
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: Tobbeh99 on July 11, 2015, 12:48:47 PM
Re-arranged my old "Ganon Battle"! You can find the old, hideous and totally outrageous version on the site for comparison! (http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/download/pdf/1690)

[GBC] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages
  • "Ganon, King of Evil" (https://db.tt/oMOXLr6F)

Nice done! I noticed that the song needed a replacement, and was going to do one myself. But now I don't need to, because your arrangement looks flawless. :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: DonValentino on July 11, 2015, 03:35:35 PM
Thank you tobbeh! Yeah, my first arrangements were... not... very good ._.



Here's a quickie:

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - "Seabed"  MUS (https://db.tt/5hE5aC2J)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: Sebastian on July 11, 2015, 03:49:59 PM
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - "Seabed"  MUS (https://db.tt/5hE5aC2J)
Hey! I actually did this one already^ :P
But feel free to submit your's.....it's better than mine. Btw, only thing I see wrong is the url which should be NinSheetMusic
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: DonValentino on July 11, 2015, 05:22:45 PM
Ah didn't know, sorry about that. Well don't worry about it, I wasn't planning on submitting it at all, so go ahead with yours. Fixed the url, thanks!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: Bespinben on July 11, 2015, 07:00:52 PM
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon 2 - Wigglytuff's Guild

Wow! You really overhauled things on this since the last time you showed me! I'm usually extremely skeptical of other peoples PMD arrangements, but you really took the cake home on this one. My only gripe is your choice of LH harmony for m. 29-30... it's not B7, if you look at the melody at it's characteristically flattened 3rd (the D natural)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: DonValentino on July 11, 2015, 09:18:31 PM
Thanks! Flattened D it is! :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: Latios212 on July 11, 2015, 10:01:15 PM
Ah yes, a listing of your arrangements! Much appreciated :) And very nice job on Wigglytuff's Guild!

But where's Smashin' Scores!??
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Updating
Post by: DonValentino on July 12, 2015, 10:47:05 AM
But where's Smashin' Scores!??

Ah I'll keep on doing it! Just that I changed the OP to the old formatting. But yeah, it's alive and kickin'.



New:

Pokemon Channel - "Smeargle's Art Study"  [MUS] (https://db.tt/ii9gVYxZ)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Johto Memories - III. "Trainer Tips"
Post by: DonValentino on August 02, 2015, 02:53:10 PM
To give a little life to the new boards, here is a link:

http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=7278.msg300338#msg300338
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Johto Memories - III. "Trainer Tips"
Post by: Sebastian on August 24, 2015, 08:13:28 PM
Hey Don!
I was wondering if we could have your permission to store your Super Mario 64 arrangements here (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=7338.0)?
(Ultimate Bowser, Looping Steps, Staff Credits & Inside the Castle Walls)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Johto Memories - III. "Trainer Tips"
Post by: DonValentino on August 24, 2015, 08:16:30 PM
Sure, go ahead.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Johto Memories - III. "Trainer Tips"
Post by: Sebastian on August 24, 2015, 08:22:34 PM
Thanks!
I didn't know if you wanted to fix em up or anything.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Johto Memories - III. "Trainer Tips"
Post by: DonValentino on August 24, 2015, 09:38:18 PM
Thanks!
I didn't know if you wanted to fix em up or anything.

np, and yes, but eventually, when we get to them I guess.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Johto Memories - III. "Trainer Tips"
Post by: Sebastian on August 24, 2015, 09:39:26 PM
np, and yes, but eventually, when we get to them I guess.
Ok *thumbs up*
Btw, I added them to the thread and changed their names to the official names.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! Super Mario Advance, 8/28 Update
Post by: DonValentino on August 27, 2015, 08:41:09 PM
May have a couple more down the road.



[GBA] Super Mario Advance

Edit: Updated with the Game Select and a revision of my old Bonus Stage.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! Super Mario Advance, 8/28 Update
Post by: Tobbeh99 on August 29, 2015, 04:43:30 PM
Great job with these new sheets! Super Mario Advance is one great game I used to play when I was young, having good memories from it. There are almost no sheets from that game on site too, maybe doesn't have such a big soundtrack being a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2.
Mario Bros. Classic - Maybe see if it looks better writing the lower part with a second layer from measure 3 and on.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! Super Mario Advance, 8/28 Update
Post by: DonValentino on August 30, 2015, 10:01:09 AM
Great job with these new sheets! Super Mario Advance is one great game I used to play when I was young, having good memories from it. There are almost no sheets from that game on site too, maybe doesn't have such a big soundtrack being a remake of Super Mario Bros. 2.
Mario Bros. Classic - Maybe see if it looks better writing the lower part with a second layer from measure 3 and on.

Thanks! Yeah me too, I love all the Super Mario Advance games, specially the first one, but as you say, aside from some jingles, it doesn't have a lot of new music unfortunately...

At first I was going to do it in two layers, but after doing a couple of measures, I saw everything just coincided sooo perfectly that I could easily merge it in one single layer. The melody is still very clear and it's notes values match perfectly with the other voices, plus no need to write two layers, win-win. :J
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: DonValentino on December 26, 2015, 05:20:17 PM
Well then, what does good old Santa Don have for this Christmas? Unfortunately, not much... Arranging is a very precious-time-consuming activity, truth to be told... Anyway, I managed to squeeze a little time aside from personal life and Updater duties:

[PC] Five Nights at Freddy's 3

"What? FNAF? How dare you!" Uhhh, yeah, about that... A friend introduced me to this series a week ago and while I hate the gameplay because of the numerous heart attacks it provoked me, I couldn't resist getting captivated by the story. Sooo, yeah... lol

Also, while I'm not a real fan of this kind of cheesy, no-brainer compositions made solely by two chords over and over, it's a nice tune, very appropriate for such a finale.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: Sebastian on December 26, 2015, 05:31:34 PM
FNaF music!
Any chance of a PDF? I'm not home.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 26, 2015, 08:18:42 PM
Cool pic on the last page! nice arrangement, too!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: BrainyLucario on December 26, 2015, 08:22:50 PM
You do know there's 4 (going to be 5) FNAF games out, right?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 26, 2015, 08:25:19 PM
Me or Don?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: BrainyLucario on December 26, 2015, 08:26:26 PM
Me or Don?
Don, I didn't want to include that whole quote for something that came at the end of it....and i was lazy!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 26, 2015, 08:28:36 PM
I think I understand what you were trying to say even less now ._. Why wouldn't Don know about the other FNAF games?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: BrainyLucario on December 26, 2015, 08:31:02 PM

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"What? FNAF? How dare you!" Uhhh, yeah, about that... A friend introduced me to this series a week ago and while I hate the gameplay because of the numerous heart attacks it provoked me, I couldn't resist getting captivated by the story. Sooo, yeah... lol

Also, while I'm not a real fan of this kind of cheesy, no-brainer compositions made solely by two chords over and over, it's a nice tune, very appropriate for such a finale
Didn't he call the third game the finale?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 26, 2015, 08:31:44 PM
His arrangement is the finale of that game. -_______-
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: BrainyLucario on December 26, 2015, 08:37:35 PM
Can you see how i would get that confused, at least?
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: DonValentino on December 26, 2015, 10:02:51 PM
FNaF music!
Any chance of a PDF? I'm not home.

Sure! https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/56815186/Untitled1.pdf


Cool pic on the last page! nice arrangement, too!


Thanks! Glad you liked the pic too btw, I spent like 15 minutes editing it with Gimp (the original's borders are not enough to do a complete grading, so I had to create more background myself xD).

Oh yeah, as a side note for anyone who wonders, the accents are hidden, because Finale playback would accentuate the tied 16th too much, so added them to compensate it a little.


You do know there's 4 (going to be 5) FNAF games out, right?
Didn't he call the third game the finale?

Chronologically, 3 actually is the finale. The children's spirits are freed and no longer haunt the animatronics. 4 is actually the first one that took place.

A 5 as a sequel to 3 could be indeed possible but just with Springtrap ("We still have a place for him", after all), because it's the only "animatronic" remaining along with the Puppet. That unless he manages to kill more children and stuff them into new animatronics, which I doubt in his current state... No sane child would get close to that anyways lol

I suppose you haven't seen Game Theory's final FNAF theory? It's really clarifying! Here: Part 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvpO8To1qFg), Part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1rX6Ay-vZo)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: BrainyLucario on December 26, 2015, 10:17:13 PM
Actually... I was talking about FNAFworld! I love Game Theory, and yes I have saw them... Trust me... I could talk about FNAF all day... but this is definetly not the place for it....so unfortunately...I can't
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: DonValentino on December 26, 2015, 10:23:02 PM
Oh ok then. And please don't haha! Let's keep fnaf discussions away from here ^^''
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: BrainyLucario on December 26, 2015, 10:27:00 PM
Nice arrangement by the way! It sound's great!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: Sebastian on December 26, 2015, 11:30:54 PM
"Composed by Composing the Score?"
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: DonValentino on December 27, 2015, 11:49:01 AM
Yup! https://www.neosounds.com/royalty-free-music/songs/184/dont-go-composing-the-score

Nice arrangement by the way! It sound's great!

Thank you! =D
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! ...Five Nights at Freddy's 3?!
Post by: Sebastian on December 27, 2015, 03:21:18 PM
Ah, that makes sense.
Good work, again!
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Under Maintenance
Post by: DonValentino on January 18, 2016, 09:55:09 PM
I'd like to start a new, prettier and more organized system to keep track of the arrangements I do. All links to my arrangements are temporarily unavailable. Please understand~~
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - New! Zelda: Twilight Princess
Post by: DonValentino on March 13, 2016, 03:10:36 PM
I was playing TP:HD a little and couldn't resist to squeeze some time between studies to arrange this simple yet very beautiful song!

[GC] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Hope you enjoy.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Zelda Oracle Series
Post by: DonValentino on July 03, 2016, 02:30:15 PM
For this Summer, I'd like to focus on the Zelda Oracle Series. It's not an actual arrangement project though, since the tracklist is just personal reference to know which songs are left. Without further ado, you can now find in the OP:

1. "Two Quests of the Triforce"
4. "Secrets of the Oracles"
43. "Fairy's Fountain"


I will follow the track order listed there, numbers 4 and 43 were special cases. Hope you enjoy.

Edit: Oh and for already done songs, I'll just fix them if they are decent or completely start them from scratch myself if they are, well, not good at all.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Zelda Oracle Series
Post by: Tobbeh99 on July 03, 2016, 03:18:14 PM
Eyy Don. I already made "Two Quests of the Triforce" (Even though it maybe needs some reviewing) and "Secrets of the Oracles" (same, needs some reviewing). And I also made a revisited arrangement of Fairies Fountain, also known as Fairies Fountain & Impa's Odd Arrival. Although I really like the way you notated it, looks better and more professional than mine. The way you notated the echo part at Two Quest of the Triforce is also better than mine in terms of playabilty. I really want to have the echo in mine, but at the moment, it's way too hard and I have to edit that part.

As you might know, I have already arranged pretty much the entire soundtrack, and it's in a decent shape as well, it does need some reviewing but it's still pretty good. The only remaining song from the Zelda Oracles series is "Level 3: Poison Moth's Lair". I apparently forgot that one when I did the entire soundtrack. Some of my arrangements are also a bit far from the original, I added to much stuff, like "The Pirate's Game" and "Credits and Staff Roll". 
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Zelda Oracle Series
Post by: DonValentino on July 03, 2016, 03:36:56 PM
Oh you already did the whole soundtrack? Well that's great! How about we join efforts on this one then? I'd really love to have a good quality Oracles sheet archive, so you're welcome to contribute with your sheets if you want. We could take a look at our sheets and fix possible mistakes. Also we could work together on a common tracklist to better organize everything. What do you think?

Hmm adding more things to the song it's good to an extent. With 8-bit songs, I wouldn't really do anything unless I plan specifically on doing a real piano piece out of the theme.

So only Poison Moth left then huh? Who does it, you or me? xD
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Zelda Oracle Series
Post by: Tobbeh99 on July 03, 2016, 03:47:41 PM
Exactly what I thought! We might even start a new topic to keep things organized and have a common place for it. 

Feel free to do Poison Moth's if you want. I'm going to focus on fixing my sheets, as they are quite a lot.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Zelda Oracle Series
Post by: DonValentino on July 03, 2016, 03:58:33 PM
Exactly what I thought! We might even start a new topic to keep things organized and have a common place for it. 

Feel free to do Poison Moth's if you want. I'm going to focus on fixing my sheets, as they are quite a lot.

Well sure why not? We should finish quickly since all songs are done and the ones on site already fixed.

Fear not, I'll take care of Mothula.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Zelda Oracle Series
Post by: Maelstrom on July 03, 2016, 04:41:52 PM
But...
But...
There's nothing in the OP.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Zelda Oracle Series
Post by: DonValentino on July 03, 2016, 04:56:20 PM
My bad, please check again :J

Edit: Poison Moth's Lair done.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Out of Order -
Post by: DonValentino on July 09, 2019, 02:56:37 PM
While this topic will remain to be a memento of times long past, I thought maybe someone would be interested in knowing that I will be uploading some new arrangements now and then to my Youtube channel, among other VGM and non-VGM related music stuff. Here's the newest, even if short, addition:


As a reminder, there are also other recent ones such as:

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Hope you like them. Also feel free to check out the rest of videos on the channel.
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Out of Order -
Post by: Onionleaf on July 28, 2019, 08:49:36 AM
Fantastic! I subscribed without hesitation, looking forward to seeing more arrangements.
Title: Re: Don's Arrangements - Out of Order -
Post by: DonValentino on July 29, 2019, 11:04:29 AM
Thank you Onionleaf :)

Gang-Plank Galleon coming soon.