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Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on October 24, 2010, 01:11:06 AM
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Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on October 24, 2010, 09:44:30 AM
Don't know if this the right thread... but how do I add this metronome marking?
Concerning medleys... does every song need it's individual tempo marking?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on October 24, 2010, 10:10:21 AM
I think I wrote something about this in a previous thread somwhere.

Yup, found it.
Btw, You know you can actually create tempo markings that play back correctly as opposed to just text boxes?
In the expressions pop up box, go click on Tempo Markings on the list on the left. Then click the create tempo marking button that has appeared somewhere on the tight side. Then it's pretty self explanatory.
Insert Note, lets you insert a note, the Tempo tab at the top lets you control playback (just tick the one that says to match the text or something like that).

If two successive songs have the same tempo, you don't need to rewrite the tempo for the second song but for every song that has a different tempo to the previous one, then yes it does need an individual tempo marking.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on October 26, 2010, 08:54:30 AM
Alright thanks.

This is just a suggestion: It would be great (at least for me) if there would be a deadline, that way I know when the update will take place.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on October 26, 2010, 09:08:58 AM
I'd like there to be a weekly deadline but for that, I think there needs to be a steady stream of good arrangements. Also, I have end of school exams in 2 weeks so I can't necessarily promise that I will be able to keep to a deadline for the moment.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on October 26, 2010, 09:25:03 AM
Alright! When will this update take place?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on October 26, 2010, 09:27:53 AM
When we get some submissions :P Ideally, I'd like each update to have at least 15 songs (20 would be preferable) but if I end up waiting to long, then I guess it doesn't really matter.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on October 29, 2010, 02:00:49 PM
Another question: I have downloaded finale 2011. Is that a problem? Since most of the members haven't updated their finale readers yet.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on October 29, 2010, 07:33:17 PM
I just downloaded Finale Reader 2011 yesterday, so I won't have a problem, but we could have someone with an earlier version test it for you, I guess.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Ruto on October 29, 2010, 09:47:26 PM
Don't know if this the right thread... but how do I add this metronome marking?
Concerning medleys... does every song need it's individual tempo marking?

Here (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=2223.msg76362#msg76362). Allegro should make it easier =__=
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on October 29, 2010, 10:47:44 PM
Another question: I have downloaded finale 2011. Is that a problem? Since most of the members haven't updated their finale readers yet.

I can't think why there'd be a problem. Commander6 has already submitted a couple of sheets in Finale 2011.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 01, 2010, 11:48:56 AM
Can no-one read? It quite clearly says that you post all questions here or via pm,  NOT IN THE SUBMISSION TOPIC.

I think it would be really great if there would be a deadline... Is that possible?^^
As for deadlines, not for the moment. I'm busy with exams and revision up until the 17th of November so I can't guarantee when I'll have time to look through submisisons or to do the update. But I seem to be averaging about 10 or so days between updates. After exams, I'll set a proper deadline.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 07, 2010, 10:30:22 AM
Nevermind the previous post, we now have a deadline system.

The Deadline For Submissions Is 10 Days After The Topic Is Made.
(That gives 3 updates a month which seem pretty good to me)

I changed the topic title for the submissions topic to match this.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on November 07, 2010, 12:21:47 PM
Alright! That's a very good idea, Deku! Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on November 07, 2010, 04:36:55 PM
Sorry for doubleposting:

The version I currently use is finale (full) 2009. And when I try to create a tempo marking I cannot find the "insert note" button... What shall I do?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 07, 2010, 10:11:20 PM
Really? There's no drop down menu or anything? Hmm, that's weird, there's a button in Printmusic '09. I'd suggest asking Brassman388 seeing as he uses Finale 2009.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on November 07, 2010, 11:03:57 PM
Alright! I have recently used the 2011 version, but it was just a free trial version. There was this insert note button.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 09, 2010, 01:10:45 PM
I know how-- go to insert text, and assign the text to a measure. If you put the font as "Maestro" it's all notes and you can press q for a quarter note, etc. After the note, change the font back to Times new roman and you can type = whatever.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on November 09, 2010, 01:25:31 PM
I use the expressions tool and edit the "adagio quarter note = 40" to whatever I need.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 09, 2010, 01:28:08 PM
Finale Notepad 2011 doesn't let me do that. Dx
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on November 09, 2010, 08:54:29 PM
When EXACTLY will the submission thread be closed?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 09, 2010, 11:03:26 PM
Oh, that... I probably should work something out :P. Maybe the day before? Yeah that seems good, which I guess makes it today sometime.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on November 09, 2010, 11:15:01 PM
today  :o. Hmmmm don't know I still haven't figured out how to create the metronome marking  :-[.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 09, 2010, 11:20:22 PM
If you can't, just put a text box indicating what speed you want and I'll put one in for you.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on November 09, 2010, 11:21:33 PM
thanks a bunch! it's quarter past 11 pm but I think I will do it now, otherwise I will miss this update again :/.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: sipan1234 on November 17, 2010, 03:32:37 PM
Deku I have a question for you.
about. Update 12 July 2009
you know there are''The End of a Thought''from Tales of Symphonia on ninsheet.
but you may also be a new ''The End of a Thought'' accept if allowed by your
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on December 05, 2010, 08:47:05 PM
would it be alright if I sent all these PDFs and Replacements in one file? and if not, if I could put them in one folder in mediafire and link to that folder.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 06, 2010, 01:24:10 AM
I'm a little lost here. ???

Also, you don't need to provide PDFs for Submissions. I'll just make them myself.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 11, 2010, 11:34:25 PM
I'm away for a week, so I can't check submissions. Although I believe I'll still have access to the internet, I won't have access to Finale. Because of this, the next update may be pushed back a few days but I'll work that out next week. I still put up a submission topic anyway.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 20, 2010, 10:33:05 AM
Alrighty, I'll try to look through as many submissions I can in the short time I've got now, but to be honest, I really can't bothered. This update will most likely end up being done after Christmas.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: dahans on January 16, 2011, 04:59:11 PM
I have a question :D!
If there's a duet version on the site (for 2 pianos!), is it possible to submit this particular arrangement for one piano? So that there are 2 versions of one song on the site?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 16, 2011, 10:30:55 PM
There are two versions of Magma Flows from Kirby Air Ride and Spiral Mountain from B-K so I think the answer would be yes.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: fingerz on February 25, 2011, 05:58:57 AM
One of your songs are like that too, aren't they Deku? "Dark World" from LoZ: ALTTP. Love those two arrangements!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on June 17, 2011, 08:22:23 PM
if I was to arrange guitar's serenade (http://youtu.be/sRd4jfZ9hZQ) could I submit a version with separate vocals along with a solo piano version?
e.g
vocal
piano r.h
piano l.h
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: nacho2420 on June 30, 2011, 10:55:12 AM
How could I submit a song that's already on the site? like, is it possible to ever have 2 versions of a song or could I possibly dispute that mine is better and could replace an older one?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on June 30, 2011, 11:01:58 AM
dispute that mine is better and could replace an older one?
Yup.

is it possible to ever have 2 versions of a song
Nope.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Box Man on August 09, 2011, 02:48:46 AM
I need help! I want to play these songs on trumpet, but I don't think it's in the right key.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on August 09, 2011, 02:52:01 AM
they're not going to be in the right key because it's you're playing a transposing instrument and the sheet music is for piano which isn't. if you want, you could make a thread in the music board and post songs that you'd like a transposition of and i'm sure most of the arrangers will be glad to help.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Box Man on August 09, 2011, 03:04:27 AM
Thanks a ton. I just signed up, so I'm still figuring out stuff. Haha.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on December 22, 2011, 05:52:28 AM
how do i set up a dropbox account so i can put arrangements on my submissions thread?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on December 22, 2011, 06:07:08 AM
Go to dropbox.com...... ?

Then copy the link you're given after uploading files
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on December 22, 2011, 06:24:52 AM
how do i set up a dropbox account so i can put arrangements on my submissions thread?
1) create a dropbox account
2) install the program
3) Locate the dropbox folder that it creates
4) copy/cut the MUS into the publilc folder in dropbox
5a) right click on the file and navigate to "dropbox-> copy public link"
5b) you can also do this when signed in on the dropbox website when clicking on the down arrow on the file
6) paste the link in the first post of your arrangement thread

I could make a more in-depth tutorial tommorow for the NSM Resources.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on December 22, 2011, 05:24:35 PM
k great. now how do i make a midi and a pdf of my arrangements?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on December 22, 2011, 05:30:22 PM
Exporting a MIDI is easy. When you go to "Save As", instead of saving as an ".mus", click ".mid".

Making PDF is a bit trickier. What you're going to need to do is download a PDF creator such as "PrimoPDF" (that's what I use [it's free]). Once installed, in Finale, go to Print and set up the printer as the PDF creator you downloaded, then print. It should send the Finale score to the PDF creator and make a PDF of the score.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on January 14, 2012, 06:52:22 AM
Are we still doing the featured arranger?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 14, 2012, 06:54:51 AM
Not this time, maybe next time.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 24, 2012, 03:10:21 PM
When I submit something, how should I structure the post?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Cobraroll on March 24, 2012, 03:44:17 PM
^Are you talking about how to make your arrangement thread?

First, you could have a short introduction. A welcome message to the thread is always nice. Call the thread "(username)'s arrangements" or something similar.

As long as you keep it tidy, it doesn't matter much how you format the thread. You can sort your sheets in whatever way you like, either by date uploaded, by game, alphabetically, etc. Just be consistant with the format.
A generally recommended trick is to use [ url ] tags to shorten links to the site you've uploaded your sheets to. Please don't use any uploading site that has a "waiting time" before downloads, though. MediaFire or yet better, Dropbox, work wonderfully.

You can provide a .mus, a .pdf and a .mid-file for each arrangement. Only the .mus is required to have in your thread, the other two are required as well when submitting sheets for upload.


As for posts in the uploading thread, just names, links (MUS, MID and PDF) are required. Just keep it tidy, the uploaders are (generally) smart enough to figure it out.

Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 24, 2012, 05:55:34 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on April 06, 2012, 06:51:31 PM
Is there a file size limit on submissions? cuz the arrangement i'm doing now is gonna be like, over 12 pages D:
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 07, 2012, 01:51:33 AM
Piano solo?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on April 07, 2012, 02:01:26 AM
Ya. (it's in my thread. Take a look!)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 07, 2012, 02:15:31 AM
Which one is 12 pages?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on April 07, 2012, 02:38:14 AM
I hate to do this. I really do. I'm usually a proponent of patience. However, we're fast approaching 2 months on this update. Is there any way to get, like, a projected date even if it's really general? Otherwise the update ends up just sitting here for a long time. Nakah has offered to do the actual uploading part if that means anything... Idk. I know you guys are busy. Just hoping to hear what the plan is :-X
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on April 07, 2012, 05:29:38 AM
When I submit something, how should I structure the post?

Like every single post in the first page of the submissions topic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on April 10, 2012, 06:18:52 AM
Hey are iPod touch game sheets accepted? I'ma do the angry birds theme :D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 10, 2012, 07:50:13 PM
Well I don't see why not!  :D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on April 10, 2012, 08:08:16 PM
Cool. My next arrangement = done by next weekend!

mebbe i'll start wednesday...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on April 11, 2012, 03:37:48 AM
Hey are iPod touch game sheets accepted? I'ma do the angry birds theme :D

Is it a game? Can you play it?

YES!!!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on April 11, 2012, 03:44:22 AM
Is it a game? Can you play it?

YES!!!
Lol. I'ma be a trendsetter :D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 11, 2012, 03:58:00 AM
Lol. I'ma be a trendsetter :D
??? Howso?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 11, 2012, 04:08:12 AM
He thinks he influences us...like when he said he brought back story telling to NSM... basically a toned town hipster attitude XD
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on April 11, 2012, 04:20:34 AM
He thinks he influences us...like when he said he brought back story telling to NSM... basically a toned town hipster attitude XD
I heard that D: it kinda hurt my feelings for some reason  :'(
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on April 11, 2012, 04:25:19 AM
I meant "toned down" not toned town. But it wasn't intended to hurt your feelings. :P it just strikes people as a bit arrogant sometimes. I'm worse so no worries.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on April 11, 2012, 04:36:00 AM
Okay. Well I like to keep upbeat thoughts about myself so I can feel like I'm doing something worthwhile lol. I know you didn't mean it the way i thought you did at first. I overreacted lol :3
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: porygons on April 15, 2012, 06:29:02 PM
I have a question about deleteing your own submission topics because i think you (deku tromboneist) or winter told me delete them,but i don't know how?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on April 15, 2012, 08:55:42 PM
I think they can just merge them all into one topic. Or they can delete them. Just ask a mod, like Winter or DekuTrombonist.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on April 15, 2012, 09:36:56 PM
I can merge them.

If someone would do me the liberty of sending me a link to each of them, that'd save me the effort of searching.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on April 17, 2012, 05:49:19 AM
http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=4308.0
http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=4317.0
http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=4315.0   <-you can probably delete this one
http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=4307.0
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: LonelyHaven on June 29, 2012, 08:06:16 PM
So what are we supposed to do after we get feedback on our submissions? Fix it up and stuff?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on June 29, 2012, 09:04:12 PM
Yah. Fix it up and reupload it. Then edit your submissions post to say

LonelyHaven: Fixed Deku

Or something like that so he knows you've fixed it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sir Awesomesauce on August 22, 2012, 04:31:50 PM
I have a question about submissions.

Why on earth do they take so long? Its been well over two months, and it looks like less than half the songs in this topic (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=4509.0) have comments, and even fewer have approval.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Mashi on August 22, 2012, 04:33:59 PM
omg hi bird
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on August 22, 2012, 05:35:52 PM
That's everyone's question Bird. Look here (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=4509.60). Pages 5-7 we had a bit of a discussion.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sir Awesomesauce on August 22, 2012, 05:57:18 PM
Yeah, I saw. There was a lot of discussion on who a new updater should be, or how new updates should be handled. I agree with those ideas, but the only way they'll get implemented (or even taken seriously) is if we directly address the people in charge of submissions. Hence my previous post here. If I still don't get a response in the next day or three, I'll PM them. Or email them, if possible.

And hi Mashi.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on August 22, 2012, 10:12:25 PM
Yeah, I saw. There was a lot of discussion on who a new updater should be, or how new updates should be handled. I agree with those ideas, but the only way they'll get implemented (or even taken seriously) is if we directly address the people in charge of submissions. Hence my previous post here. If I still don't get a response in the next day or three, I'll PM them. Or email them, if possible.

And hi Mashi.

Deku is aware of this problem, he posted in the thread after the discussion.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on November 13, 2012, 04:56:40 AM
So are shadowkirby's daily updates still going to happen?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 13, 2012, 05:51:39 AM
1)Any other posts will be deleted. (We have a general questions topic)
Please read, but I'm feeling nice so I merged them.

No, we're all pooling together to make weekly updates happen.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on November 13, 2012, 05:55:03 AM
But the daily updates were an ingenious idea. And shadowkirby already posted the promise on the site news -.-

Can you at least let this week's daily updates go through?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 13, 2012, 06:05:07 AM
But the daily updates were an ingenious idea. And shadowkirby already posted the promise on the site news -.-
This is coming from the man upstairs, the mighty supreme overlord Jamaha  :P

Can you at least let this week's daily updates go through?
Hmmm.... They'll have to be checked over again cos they weren't approved by 2 updaters. But ok.

Juuuust to make it clear, if you've had submissions approved in the previous daily update thread, you won't have to submit them again. But they will be gone over again. I dunno, we might do it via PM or something.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on November 14, 2012, 04:24:09 AM
Zelda Pianist your links in the submission thread do not work

EDIT: Also @ Deku, I would recommend making a post on the site news about the return of old mods and a return to weekly updates. Or else everyone till Sunday will be like "wat they promised me an arrangement a day *sob*"
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on November 14, 2012, 10:57:41 AM
hi!this is wolf.I believe some people in the internet want maple treeway from mario kart wii.And also porky's theme.(from super smash bros brawl)
fortunately.I arranged the sheet.Should I upload it?(If yes.than how do I upload it?)
And also.....I want to request someone to arrange cheetamen main theme.(Even though I know that cheetamen isn't a
licensed nintendo game.....But still!I thought it is a great song.)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on November 14, 2012, 11:22:35 PM
There's a requests board here (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?board=15.0). Read the guidelines first or you will be publicly humiliated. It might be beneficial to make your own submissions thread to have people comment on your arrangements before you try to submit them.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bubbles on November 14, 2012, 11:24:26 PM
Also, remember to follow the Formatting Guidelines (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=1626.0) while making your request.

EDIT: Haha wow I completely skipped over you saying that Zunawe unless you edited it::)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on November 15, 2012, 04:09:25 AM
To our new updaters, we need the enthusiastic work you were putting into in the previous threads to journey into the new thread! :]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on November 16, 2012, 03:56:10 AM
My job is just to get the sheets on the site. I wouldn't notice HALF the errors Deku does.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 16, 2012, 04:16:51 AM
I would just like to make sure that my submissions for the next update are being reviewed, because although Olimar's post says that submissions will close after ten replies and mine is the fourteenth, mine is only the ninth with actual submissions. The rest are just conversation.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on November 16, 2012, 04:20:19 AM
I would just like to make sure that my submissions for the next update are being reviewed, because although Olimar's post says that submissions will close after ten replies and mine is the fourteenth, mine is only the ninth with actual submissions. The rest are just conversation.

I believe that submission page has been canceled....
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 16, 2012, 04:21:08 AM
What? Why would it be canceled?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 16, 2012, 04:22:47 AM
nvm I missed the new topic
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on November 16, 2012, 04:52:47 AM
Slow, we're just doing 2 submissions for Deku's topic
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on November 17, 2012, 06:16:03 PM
So... who does second approvals?  Cuz if this update goes up tomorrow, we're going to have a very dull update.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on November 17, 2012, 09:49:05 PM
If Deku approves it, I feel like it almost shouldn't need a second approval.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on November 18, 2012, 12:39:45 AM
Wait wait so are the updates for this week going up today/tomorrow?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on November 18, 2012, 03:09:15 AM
This (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=4983.0) update will be going up tomorrow. All other updates (Olimar's and Shadowkirby's) have been trashed. To get the items that are in those threads submitted, you'll need to put them up again next time.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on November 18, 2012, 03:16:52 AM
So what's the deal?  Who else can approve?  Does it have to be a mod?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on November 18, 2012, 03:21:30 AM
This (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=4983.0) update will be going up tomorrow. All other updates (Olimar's and Shadowkirby's) have been trashed. To get the items that are in those threads submitted, you'll need to put them up again next time.

Is it too late to submit now? I think it's sort of unfair for the trashed updates.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on November 18, 2012, 03:25:53 AM
I mean, I guess you could post them. I doubt they'll get to them though.

Winter and Olimar have looked at mine. I would imagine something similar will happen before the update tomorrow.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: BonusPwnage on November 18, 2012, 04:49:01 AM
I put mine up earlier today, just in case they did get to them. You could post yours, they might see it. Worst case scenario, they don't and you just submit it again for the next update.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 18, 2012, 07:45:39 AM
Just so you know, I might not get time to look at the last 3 posts before this update goes up. Maybe if I get time tonight, but otherwise, just resubmit them on Monday on I'll definitely look at them properly for the next update.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on November 18, 2012, 08:06:59 AM
The second sheet has been fixed
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 19, 2012, 12:25:46 AM
Just because I'm pretty sure no-one's going to bother to read the topic properly:

3) Put all of your files (MUS, Midi, and PDF) for each of your sheets in a seperate ZIP file for each sheet.

I just think it'll be easier to check individual sheets this way
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on November 19, 2012, 12:55:56 AM
THANK YOU. I like this so much more than making zip files for my zip files :D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: BonusPwnage on November 19, 2012, 02:57:48 PM
Just in time, too. Am I the only one who couldn't figure out for the life of me what all these ZIPs and MIDs were when people told you you had to put them in that format?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Musicman21 on November 25, 2012, 09:34:46 PM
What all file types need to be uploaded for a submission, and how do I upload them?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on November 25, 2012, 09:38:06 PM
Mus, Midi, PDF, Dropbox. Read the submissions thread.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bubbles on November 25, 2012, 09:39:04 PM
For the submissions to the site, you can look on the individual submissions thread for each week, but basically you need a MUS file (Finale file), a MIDI, and a PDF. You put those all together in a Zip file or whatever the specific thread requires. For the site submissions you must use dropbox as of now. For your own submissions thread you can basically use any program, but its best to have those 3 types of files with dropbox if you ever want to get them on the site.

This all sounds really confusing but if you have any specific questions I can answer those

EDIT: Ninja'd
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Musicman21 on November 25, 2012, 09:53:53 PM
Would it be possible for me to get the MIDI file online and have someone else get it onto .mus and .pdf? I'm not a huge fan of Finale (I do have it and have tried it), but I have a program called Musescore, which can save as .mid and (unreliably) .pdf. It would be a huge help to me if this were possible, but, if not, I can use Finale.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on November 25, 2012, 10:33:42 PM
If you can use finale, please do so. If someone else were to make the MUS and PDF even though you have all the resources yourself, it wouldn't be fair to that person.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 25, 2012, 10:52:07 PM
Sorry about last weeks update, I had rehearsals and a concert for 4 nights of the week so that cut down my time to check and fix things properly. I'm more free this week, so please re-post/re-submit  ;)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on November 25, 2012, 11:41:49 PM
I do have a question, Deku.  Are you going to be running the updates every week?  Cuz I feel really bad for you.  Don't we have two new team members who could help?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on November 25, 2012, 11:52:42 PM
I woke up slightly late... I think he should give me a chance to do my job!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: BonusPwnage on November 26, 2012, 12:04:47 AM
I think that the Updaters would have an easier job if they:
1. Took turns handling the updates every week.
2. Set up a schedule and all worked together efficiently.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bloop on November 26, 2012, 01:54:49 PM
I think it has been asked/said before, but I don't feel like searching for it:
What platform do you give your sheet if it is released for multiple platforms? (In my case 11 platforms (The Sims 3))
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Cobraroll on November 26, 2012, 03:17:17 PM
^[MUL]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bloop on November 26, 2012, 04:39:08 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 02, 2012, 01:21:49 PM
Methinks we'll postpone this update till next week, we need accepted sheets to have an update  :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on December 02, 2012, 05:11:04 PM
You should post that on the site news thingy so people don't freak out.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dudeman on December 10, 2012, 04:25:12 AM
So...two weeks of no weekly updates.
...
Isn't this exactly why we modded Olimar and Shadowkirby?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 10, 2012, 07:52:07 AM
I'll be updating again once finals are over! We're almost there!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on December 10, 2012, 08:49:34 AM
All the power in the world, none of the ambition.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 10, 2012, 09:48:30 AM
So...two weeks of no weekly updates.

Woah, ease up. I had things to do. I'm doing it now.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on December 10, 2012, 06:28:20 PM
I thought I was responsible simply for updating... if there had been a list of accepted sheets on Sunday, I would've updated on Sunday.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on December 10, 2012, 07:33:50 PM
Just repeating what's already been said, but @Dudeman

1) no update last week cause there weren't enough sheets fixed up
2) we got the update yesterday yay
3) Olimar said he'd be out for a few weeks for school (almost over now)
4) shadowkirby was only hired to upload, not critique


Also does we have a new submission thread coming
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 11, 2012, 02:04:48 AM
Also does we have a new submission thread coming

Whoops, I'll just make it...very slowly :P
Dunno, who's gonna check the sheets though
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dudeman on December 11, 2012, 04:22:41 AM
Just repeating what's already been said, but @Dudeman

1) no update last week cause there weren't enough sheets fixed up
2) we got the update yesterday yay
3) Olimar said he'd be out for a few weeks for school (almost over now)
4) shadowkirby was only hired to upload, not critique
Sorry. I was being a bit of a grumpies. :P No offense intended. I just love seeing new sheets on site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on December 16, 2012, 12:14:18 AM
So what's happening with this weeks update?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 16, 2012, 12:49:46 AM
Bak.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on December 19, 2012, 07:31:42 AM
Are my Sheets formatted correctly?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on December 19, 2012, 07:39:21 AM
Are my Sheets formatted correctly?
If there is something wrong, they'll tell you.
Usually not hearing from them is a good sign..
Assuming they haven't forgotten about the update or something. :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on December 21, 2012, 04:41:04 AM
I think it's about time the Duets section of our Guidelines (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=481.0) get updated for clarification. I haven't seen enough published sheet music to know the exact proper formatting but here's my best guess based on the few duet music I've seen and what we have on the site.
Feel free to offer additions or changes.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on December 21, 2012, 05:31:47 AM
"Duet" always meant to me by default, "one piano".
Only in the case of it actually being specifically called "Two pianos", did I assume it to be such.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on December 21, 2012, 05:38:47 AM
I think it's about time the Duets section of our Guidelines (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=481.0) get updated for clarification. I haven't seen enough published sheet music to know the exact proper formatting but here's my best guess based on the few duet music I've seen and what we have on the site.
  • What we are currently labeling as Duets has "(Duet)" appended. e.g. [Console] Game - "Song (Duet)" - Arranger(s)
  • The Grand Staff names should be "Primo" and "Secondo" with "I" and "II" in the abbreviations, respectively.
  • Generally, duets will have Primo use two Treble Clef staves and Secondo will use two Bass Clef staves. These can deviate based on the song.
  • Two Pianos arrangements have "(Two Pianos)" appended. e.g. [Console] Game - "Song (Two Pianos)" - Arranger(s)
  • The Grand Staff names should be "Piano 1" and "Piano 2" with "Pno. 1" and "Pno. 2" in the abbreviations, respectively.
  • Generally, both parts will use the same Grand Staff as a solo arrangement but can deviate based on the song.
  • The type of duet is not put in the song title on the sheet. Amber Valley > Amber Valley (Duet)
  • Scores should be landscape as opposed to portrait to reduce pages, plus it makes better use of the paper. Parts will remain in
    portrait as they would with solo arrangements.
  • I propose that we change (Duet) to (Four Hands).
  • Duets should not be visible on the site until there is a solo version. Arrangers can still submit them and if they are accepted, they'll be put into limbo.
Feel free to offer additions or changes.

I agree with most of what you said, but I think that landscape shouldn't be forced--rather it should be a suggestion. The last part is the thing I don't agree with. This means that if someone has an arrangement that a lot of people like, but a solo piece hasn't come out for, what, 4 years, then it would be just inconvenient to postpone the update of the duet. I agree to some extent that we need to make our sheets formal, but we don't have updaters to look at formality, we have them so they can review our arrangement.  :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on December 21, 2012, 05:45:56 AM
One Piano Duet: Piano Four Hands - Title (Four hands)
Two Piano Duet: Piano Duo - Title (Piano Duo)

If you are going to be publishing duets in any form, you must indicate how the duet is arranged. This can be extrapolated for larger combinations of instruments/players. I agreethat there needs to be a solo version of all duets on the site, because that is the primary goal of this site; to produce sheet music that anybody can print out a play. They shouldn't have to need somebody else in order to play their favorite piece of VG music.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on December 21, 2012, 05:50:56 AM
However, things have changed in NSM. Like how there aren't always Nintendo Sheets up on site. Jamaha says this in the main page: "Of course, we're called NinSheetMusic, so when we founded this site we were only focussed at Nintendo sheet music. These days, however, NSM is just the name and we don't really pay much attention to its origin anymore. So in short: yes, we do accept music other than Nintendo systems."
Things have to change, advance. Like if there weren't advancements in human history, we would still be living in caves.

I agree that there needs to be solo, but that shouldn't restrict the uploads of duets.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on December 21, 2012, 05:59:36 AM
However, things have changed in NSM. Like how there aren't always Nintendo Sheets up on site. Jamaha says this in the main page: "Of course, we're called NinSheetMusic, so when we founded this site we were only focussed at Nintendo sheet music. These days, however, NSM is just the name and we don't really pay much attention to its origin anymore. So in short: yes, we do accept music other than Nintendo systems."
Things have to change, advance. Like if there weren't advancements in human history, we would still be living in caves.
That has nothing to do what we are talking about. Yes we accept non-Nintendo music now, how does this relate to organizing how duets are labeled? The fact that we started accepting duets was a huge step, now that they are getting some attention, we want to try and keep them organized. Most enthusiasts come because they want to be able to play a piece; they, solo. Duets are a nice option, but they shouldn't be the first and only option.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on December 21, 2012, 06:41:27 AM
I agree that there needs to be solo, but that shouldn't restrict the uploads of duets.

Duets are a nice option, but they shouldn't be the first and only option.

Of course not. That's absurd.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: CLBGM on December 21, 2012, 04:55:35 PM
I think it's about time the Duets section of our Guidelines (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=481.0) get updated for clarification. I haven't seen enough published sheet music to know the exact proper formatting but here's my best guess based on the few duet music I've seen and what we have on the site.
  • What we are currently labeling as Duets has "(Duet)" appended. e.g. [Console] Game - "Song (Duet)" - Arranger(s)
  • The Grand Staff names should be "Primo" and "Secondo" with "I" and "II" in the abbreviations, respectively.
  • Generally, duets will have Primo use two Treble Clef staves and Secondo will use two Bass Clef staves. These can deviate based on the song.
  • Two Pianos arrangements have "(Two Pianos)" appended. e.g. [Console] Game - "Song (Two Pianos)" - Arranger(s)
  • The Grand Staff names should be "Piano 1" and "Piano 2" with "Pno. 1" and "Pno. 2" in the abbreviations, respectively.
  • Generally, both parts will use the same Grand Staff as a solo arrangement but can deviate based on the song.
  • The type of duet is not put in the song title on the sheet. Amber Valley > Amber Valley (Duet)
  • Scores should be landscape as opposed to portrait to reduce pages, plus it makes better use of the paper. Parts will remain in
    portrait as they would with solo arrangements.
  • I propose that we change (Duet) to (Four Hands).

y y, I need all these rules or any "formal" stuff posted BY a moderator, administrator, or any authorized personal asap. Everytime I post some stuff, appears people talking about rules, rules that I can't find in this topic (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=481.0), which it's supposed to be "Da Rules".

  • Duets should not be visible on the site until there is a solo version. Arrangers can still submit them and if they are accepted, they'll be put into limbo.

What? That's ridiculous! So, I need to wait for someone to do the piano solo version, to post my work? This is NinSheetMusic, not NinPianoSoloSheetMusic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on December 22, 2012, 04:33:04 AM
I agree with Maestro and I'm a moderator!
Also, he's completely right about a solo needing to be put up first.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on December 22, 2012, 05:44:35 AM
So even if people are satisfied with duets that are up in NSM, we'll still prohibit the updates for them in order to get solos that may never even be arranged?
...
I dunno, I think it's common sense: it's not like people even think about the goals of NSM, they just think of it as a video game music sheet site like any other site. They want sheet music, not extra-special stuff. I am extremely picky about quality, but at this rate we're not going to have that many updates.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on December 22, 2012, 05:54:05 AM
Actually it's quite simple: If you have a duet you want on the site, arrange a solo version to submit along side it; if not you, then ask a friend to do it for you.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on December 22, 2012, 06:00:01 AM
I see your reasoning. But still, it shouldn't be enforced. It should just be encouraged.
If it was a problem here, then sure go right ahead.
But as far as I can see, there weren't really any complaints about the duet updates. We should just keep the regular system.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: CLBGM on December 22, 2012, 07:38:23 PM
Actually it's quite simple: If you have a duet you want on the site, arrange a solo version to submit along side it; if not you, then ask a friend to do it for you.

There should be no priority. If someone doesn't find the desired sheet, then just go to the request forum and ask for it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ALPRAS on December 27, 2012, 01:20:27 AM
So... when's the next update? :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: CLBGM on December 27, 2012, 01:31:51 AM
So... when's the next update? :P
LOL, I wonder the same.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on December 31, 2012, 04:21:19 PM
How do you make a sheet as the formatting rules say.
Like is there a program to draw sheets or something.
Somebody please tell me!!!!!! :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on December 31, 2012, 05:05:56 PM
There is a "text" button at the top if Finale that can bold or italicize text or change size. Other than that it seems like everything is pretty self-explanatory. What are you struggling with?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on December 31, 2012, 11:53:43 PM
I believe he's talking about PDFs. Too lazy to find the page.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 01, 2013, 02:13:33 AM
Oh.

http://www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 01, 2013, 02:36:01 AM
Well so much for weekly updates.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: CLBGM on January 01, 2013, 02:48:30 AM
Well so much for weekly updates.

It should be monthly update lol
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on January 01, 2013, 04:01:05 AM
If Deku and Olimar get some work done tonight, (i.e., there are 10+ sheets ready), I'll update tomorrow.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 01, 2013, 04:39:53 AM
-__- I was just thinking that. Why were daily updates cancelled again?
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 01, 2013, 09:08:14 AM
It was too revolutionary. Twas scary.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 01, 2013, 05:40:04 PM
Well, weekly updates have stopped again....  I think we need to think of something else.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 03, 2013, 12:20:13 PM
Can I put rock versions too????
Like for an example, corneria rock version or maple treeway guitar version or corneria g major anything like that. :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 03, 2013, 12:26:14 PM
No.
Title: Re: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 03, 2013, 12:29:20 PM
Okay.......
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 05, 2013, 08:55:26 AM
NSM as a business discussion is now in the Feedback Board.

http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5207.0 (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5207.0)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ALPRAS on January 05, 2013, 12:55:22 PM
NSM as a business discussion is now in the Feedback Board.

http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5207.0 (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5207.0)

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 12, 2013, 07:27:36 AM
Just wondering, do people prefer it if I fix up things for them or would you rather I left it up to you? I'm talking about smaller things like enharmonic spellings, key signatures, time signatures, minor transcription errors, formatting etc

Even if it is slower, I tend to prefer to tell people how to fix it and so they might learn and some people don't like their arrangements being edited.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 12, 2013, 07:34:48 AM
I actually prefer your fixing it because 1) it's faster and 2) I know it will be most ideally changed to the standards you're looking for.

My only request is that you tell me what you do fix, so I can compare the two and actually learn from it.
I figured that updaters fixing our sheets was much more tedious for them. I never would have guessed that you preferred it ???
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 12, 2013, 07:45:41 AM
Also, if a piece isn't formatted propely, could you please tell us what's wrong with it instead of leaving it alone?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 12, 2013, 07:47:44 AM
I think the idea is that if it's not formatted properly, you can click on the formatting guidelines link on the first post and compare the two. Or else it would make having formatting guidelines redundant.

I can tell you what needs to be changed if you'd like.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on January 12, 2013, 07:51:24 AM
Just wondering, do people prefer it if I fix up things for them or would you rather I left it up to you? I'm talking about smaller things like enharmonic spellings, key signatures, time signatures, minor transcription errors, formatting etc

Even if it is slower, I tend to prefer to tell people how to fix it and so they might learn and some people don't like their arrangements being edited.
You can fix musical errors and note inaccuracies, but don't be messing with my formatting.

People really should be using a template, whether mine or their own, instead of doing formatting on a sheet-by-sheet basis.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 12, 2013, 08:04:00 AM
I figured that updaters fixing our sheets was much more tedious for them. I never would have guessed that you preferred it ???
It means I don't have to think about that sheet/those problems again. Also means I don't have to check again that those probelms were fixed, so it can save time.


Also, if a piece isn't formatted propely, could you please tell us what's wrong with it instead of leaving it alone?
Formatting is the least of my worries as far as checking sheets goes
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 12, 2013, 11:35:02 AM
I fixed the Formatting Errors.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 14, 2013, 08:35:27 AM
What error was it???
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bubbles on January 17, 2013, 08:25:04 PM
My only request is that you tell me what you do fix, so I can compare the two and actually learn from it.
I figured that updaters fixing our sheets was much more tedious for them. I never would have guessed that you preferred it ???

I agree :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 20, 2013, 06:20:57 AM
We already have starwolf in ninsheetmusic.
But what about starwolf theme on starfox assault???
It's the same title but a little bit deferent then the 64 version.
Can I post it???
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 20, 2013, 06:32:38 AM
Yes you can
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 20, 2013, 06:36:22 AM
Ok.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 20, 2013, 08:49:27 AM
Sorry about not getting many sheets checked for this update. I've had about a dozen rehearsals in the past fortnight for a once off performance of Mahler 1. And Olimar has been busy too. But I might just move this update along for the sake of attempting to keep to a schedule  :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on January 20, 2013, 02:55:29 PM
Ooh, Titan. Take your time then.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 20, 2013, 04:44:52 PM
Yeah, we had the performance tonight. Sooo good!!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on January 21, 2013, 03:55:13 AM
Wow, I actually forgot about the submissions.  O_o

But glad the performance was good!  And Deku, I just wanna say thanks again for everything you do here. :D You're the best.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on January 21, 2013, 04:26:15 AM
Pssh, forget about us, go play more Mahler. Resurrection is next!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 21, 2013, 08:32:00 AM
So.... When do you think you will come back and check the sheets???
Because about 5 days later, about 4 to 6 sheets will be done for me.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 22, 2013, 12:02:03 PM
What about mario and sonic at the olympic games???
do they go in super mario file, or sonic file???
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 22, 2013, 04:20:26 PM
Can anyone answer please???
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 22, 2013, 04:25:08 PM
STOP BUGGING. It's been four hours, the least active hours of the day too.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on January 22, 2013, 07:50:42 PM
What about mario and sonic at the olympic games???
do they go in super mario file, or sonic file???
Good question... I don't actually know.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on January 22, 2013, 08:51:02 PM
I would say Mario, as his name is billed first and they are Nintendo exclusive.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on January 22, 2013, 09:21:26 PM
I would say Mario, as his name is billed first and they are Nintendo exclusive.
I agree.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 22, 2013, 11:32:08 PM
Errrr so there was a bit of a hiccup in the pipeline and no update (obviously), so it'll definitely go up this Sunday and I'll get some more sheets accepted in the mean time.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 22, 2013, 11:51:47 PM
I changed one of my submissions from Edgar and Sabin to Kuja's theme. Please tell me if there are any errors.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on January 23, 2013, 12:01:38 AM
so it'll definitely go up this Sunday and I'll get some more sheets accepted in the mean time.
Great!!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on January 23, 2013, 01:15:38 AM
Great!!
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on January 23, 2013, 01:26:33 AM
I changed one of my submissions from Edgar and Sabin to Kuja's theme. Please tell me if there are any errors.
I know you are probably just being OCD/paranoid about the sheet being perfect, but you really don't have to ask about this. Updaters' jobs are to look for errors.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 26, 2013, 11:07:30 AM
DON'T SPAM
What did he do?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on January 26, 2013, 03:59:35 PM
He made two posts instead of editing his other one.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on January 28, 2013, 05:27:20 AM
Oh...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: danjvelker on January 29, 2013, 04:21:22 AM
Kind of a (really) dumb question, but how would I upload a file on here directly from my computer? These forums are foreign to me...the format of them is quite strange.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 29, 2013, 04:23:12 AM
Use dropbox or mediafire

I recommend dropbox.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on January 29, 2013, 04:26:15 AM
Kind of a (really) dumb question, but how would I upload a file on here directly from my computer? These forums are foreign to me...the format of them is quite strange.
It takes a while to get used to them, but the format is one of the best and most organized, yet accessible, I've seen.

Also, yeah, I'd recommend Dropbox to upload the file, then post the Download URL here using the [ url ] [/ url ] tags (minus the spaces).
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: danjvelker on January 29, 2013, 04:31:39 AM
Thanks for the quick and detailed response!
I've been meaning to get into Dropbox for a while. Here's a good excuse. :)
Title: Re: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on January 29, 2013, 04:34:56 AM
Kind of a (really) dumb question, but how would I upload a file on here directly from my computer? These forums are foreign to me...the format of them is quite strange.

How to Dropbox (Like a Boss)

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36661985/Pictars/How%20to%20Dropbox%201.jpg)
Place your file(s) into the public folder.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36661985/Pictars/How%20to%20Dropbox%202.jpg)
Right click on your file and navigate to "Dropbox -> Copy public link"

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/36661985/File.txt
Paste the link to your thread.

Walk away.
Also http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5209.0
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 31, 2013, 05:09:07 PM
We are approaching the four week mark on the two week update. Just nudging.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FSM-Reapr on January 31, 2013, 05:25:59 PM
I think we need Season Updates. ::)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on January 31, 2013, 05:37:41 PM
Guys relax, Deku's working on something really cool.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Clanker37 on January 31, 2013, 06:53:52 PM
Guys relax, Deku's working on something really cool.
:O Now, I really want an update.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on January 31, 2013, 11:31:44 PM
:O Now, I really want an update.
Happy birthday. (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5343.msg195417#msg195417) (Sort of...)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: zymeth1130 on February 01, 2013, 09:36:40 AM
Uhm, hello everyone!  :)
I don't know if this was actually answered, or if ever it is in the FAQs, but as a lazy guy, I didn't dig much into the forum topics.
Well, anyways, I just wanted to ask something. Right now, I'm planning to try and make some transcription/s, but the problem is, I'm not very good at making music sheets. I can put up the notes, but I'm not excellent at making the "formal music language." Stuff like: should this be a sixteenth note or eighth note, or what tempo should I use, or what the hell is the key signature of this, or put a crescendo/diminuendo, etc.
So, I would just like to clarify: will there be anyone who would clean up the music sheet I would make (if ever I get to make one and hopefully will)? Meaning, I'll go figure out the notes in a piece, and this certain person will make the "write-up" of the piece for me (do all the formal music sheet stuff).  :)
TL;DR - Will someone make an actual music sheet for me and for the benefit of everyone else, if I get to figure out the notes?
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on February 01, 2013, 09:53:01 AM
So you want somebody to write the actual sheet if you figure out the pitches?

Do me a favor: Try transcribing an actual sheet first. Don't just come here asking us to do all of the work for you, try it first. If you need help or get stuck, then come ask us for help. We'll be glad to help you along if you get struck with an arrangement.

You appear to have some basic understanding of pitch and rhythm, so just try to do it first.

Finale Notepad 2012 is a free, lite notation program; the Finale line of products are what we use here. We have resources here to help you along, so please use them.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Clanker37 on February 01, 2013, 10:06:12 AM
Right now, I'm planning to try and make some transcription/s, but the problem is, I'm not very good at making music sheets. I can put up the notes, but I'm not excellent at making the "formal music language." Stuff like: should this be a sixteenth note or eighth note, or what tempo should I use, or what the hell is the key signature of this, or put a crescendo/diminuendo, etc.
First of all, welcome to the forums! :D And don't worry. Most of our newcomers have no idea about the nitty gritty theory side of things.

However, from what I can gather, are you having problems with rhythms? E.g the length of the notes and percussive stuff. Because that's like, have the basics of arranging. Do you do musical classes? Private or in school? Or have done?

In terms of tempo, use this (http://www.all8.com/tools/bpm.htm) to tap along with the song's main beats. It will tell you the average tempo.

Key Signature is kinda difficult to explain. Basically, try counting along with the song using the main beats. It should all fit together evenly using the same number, usually. Mostly it's 4/4, but some times you get crazy ones -_-"

I wouldn't worry about dynamics just yet. Once you have the song completely arranged, or a section, then worry about dynamics.
So, I would just like to clarify: will there be anyone who would clean up the music sheet I would make (if ever I get to make one and hopefully will)? Meaning, I'll go figure out the notes in a piece, and this certain person will make the "write-up" of the piece for me (do all the formal music sheet stuff).  :)

Post your song in a new Arrangement thread under your name. This will become your base for all your arrangements. I will have a look at it and see if I can help you at all. By the way, what song do you think will be your first arrangement?

I hope this helps a bit! I hope you enjoy NSM!

EDIT: God damn it Maestro
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: zymeth1130 on February 01, 2013, 10:55:40 AM
Finale Notepad 2012 is a free, lite notation program; the Finale line of products are what we use here. We have resources here to help you along, so please use them.
Oh goody! Thanks for this program! Exactly what I needed.  :)

However, from what I can gather, are you having problems with rhythms? E.g the length of the notes and percussive stuff. Because that's like, have the basics of arranging.
Hmmm. Yeah, it's one of the problems, but not a major one. I have even more problems on figuring out the accompanying bass notes, since I find it easier to play just the lead notes (right hand). But, my real problem is putting all of the notes I played by ear into a music sheet. I wanted to make a music sheet out of the notes I played, but the process of making the music sheet is killing me. In short, I can play it by ear, but when I look at my music sheet and start to write, it's like: AH -MAH -FREAKIN-GAHD, what am I supposed to do with this? 'Cause even when I read music sheets, I just care about the key signature (just the flats/sharps of it) and the notes, and estimate the actual length of the notes (like when moving from 16th to 8th note, I just play like: oh, this must go slower than the previous one; it's like notes, for me, are named as slow, slower slowest  :P)

Do you do musical classes? Private or in school? Or have done?
I do, with myself. Haha. ;D Haven't gone to music classes, except for the ones that are school-sanctioned (those that are part of their curriculum). But how I wish I could actually attend to music classes. The internet and books are my best friends for learning music stuff. Oh, and also my peers from school.  :)

Post your song in a new Arrangement thread under your name. This will become your base for all your arrangements. I will have a look at it and see if I can help you at all. By the way, what song do you think will be your first arrangement?
Will do! (As soon as I get to finish one, if ever  :) ) First song, eh? I'm trying to work on an OST off a DS game, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors called "9 Years" (That game was plain awesome  :D)

EDIT: God damn it Maestro
HAHAHA.  ;D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Clanker37 on February 01, 2013, 12:17:13 PM
Hmmm. Yeah, it's one of the problems, but not a major one. I have even more problems on figuring out the accompanying bass notes, since I find it easier to play just the lead notes (right hand). But, my real problem is putting all of the notes I played by ear into a music sheet. I wanted to make a music sheet out of the notes I played, but the process of making the music sheet is killing me. In short, I can play it by ear, but when I look at my music sheet and start to write, it's like: AH -MAH -FREAKIN-GAHD, what am I supposed to do with this? 'Cause even when I read music sheets, I just care about the key signature (just the flats/sharps of it) and the notes, and estimate the actual length of the notes (like when moving from 16th to 8th note, I just play like: oh, this must go slower than the previous one; it's like notes, for me, are named as slow, slower slowest  :P)
Oh, I see. Yes the process of putting the notes in takes time. A lot actually. But it's worth it is you can create a wonderful masterpiece! :D

Also in my previous post I confused Key signature with Time Signature. Whoops. So basically if you can't find a Key signature, just write it out and then look through and if there are prominent accidentals through it, change the Key accordingly. E.g if there's an F# in every bar, add it in. It's confusing at first, but if you know your scales and Key signatures, it's a breeze.

Basically it all comes down to practice. The more you arrange, the better you will become. We all start out bad (Well, most of us), but over time we improve. We learn easier ways to do things, etc. etc.

First song, eh? I'm trying to work on an OST off a DS game, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors called "9 Years" (That game was plain awesome  :D)

I have yet to play that. I should probably pick it up. I know that there a couple of people who have played, like Slow. I'm sure he will be a great asset to you! :D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: zymeth1130 on February 01, 2013, 01:24:09 PM
Basically it all comes down to practice. The more you arrange, the better you will become. We all start out bad (Well, most of us), but over time we improve. We learn easier ways to do things, etc. etc.
I really hope I do so. I will definitely do my best to make a really good arrangement.  :)

I have yet to play that. I should probably pick it up. I know that there a couple of people who have played, like Slow. I'm sure he will be a great asset to you! :D
You must. I swear. Then follow that with Virtue's Last Reward (which I have to play still). That's gonna be one epic experience.  ;D

BTW, what qualifies one to be on the main page? I mean, are those the pinnacle of excellence here in NSM?   :D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on February 01, 2013, 01:26:18 PM
VLR is fantastic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Clanker37 on February 01, 2013, 04:57:53 PM
You must. I swear. Then follow that with Virtue's Last Reward (which I have to play still). That's gonna be one epic experience.  ;D
Let me just finish Layton and Paper Mario first :I
BTW, what qualifies one to be on the main page? I mean, are those the pinnacle of excellence here in NSM?   :D
There's a submission topic, stuck in this board. It should be under the title 'Fortnightly Update #1' or some thing. Just post your arrangements there, after following the correct guidelines of course ;) and your arrangement will be picked and plucked (By you of course) into NSM material. Then it will be posted on the site with all the other sheets.

All of the current ones are the most accurate and fantastic arrangements we can offer, ever since we introduced the new critiquing system. However, there are still a few, older, more utterly horrific arrangements on the site we haven't found yet.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dudeman on February 03, 2013, 03:18:15 AM
So, since we're using the same Submission topic for the next update, can those who got their arrangements accepted post new ones? Or would that be too much work for the updaters?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on February 03, 2013, 12:58:30 PM
I just finished arranging bowsers star reactor smg mode, but it turns out there was a same one on the super Mario 64 file. Both (super Mario 64 version and mine) sound similar, but mine sounds a little bit more to the smg or Mario and sonic at the Vancouver Olympics. Can I post it???
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on February 03, 2013, 07:59:07 PM
Technically, they are different songs. Because there are people who will hear that song for the first time while playing SMG, I would say you should be able to.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on February 03, 2013, 08:00:47 PM
Yep, it's just like how HeartGold and SoulSilver arrangements differ greatly from the arrangements in Gold and Silver.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dudeman on February 03, 2013, 11:46:15 PM
*ahem*
So, since we're using the same Submission topic for the next update, can those who got their arrangements accepted post new ones? Or would that be too much work for the updaters?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on February 04, 2013, 01:59:35 AM
Not this time.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 04, 2013, 02:03:50 AM
I'm a little bit intrigued by this new thing Deku's working on....
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on February 04, 2013, 02:04:48 AM
Hehehehe.

It's pretty amazing really.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 04, 2013, 02:28:37 AM
When will it become publicly known?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on February 04, 2013, 02:29:25 AM
I'm not at liberty to discuss that.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 04, 2013, 02:29:41 AM
Boo.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on February 04, 2013, 02:31:25 AM
I know xD
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on February 04, 2013, 02:38:36 AM
Hehehehe.

It's pretty amazing really.
(Mystery) Sounds so amazing. @_@
Title: Re: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on February 04, 2013, 02:41:22 AM
.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on February 04, 2013, 03:04:27 AM
Is it going to happen in 2 years? 3? Is that much information classified?
I'd just like to know if I'm still going to be around to enjoy it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on February 04, 2013, 03:05:13 AM
You will.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on February 04, 2013, 03:09:24 AM
You will.
That's reassuring. :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on February 13, 2013, 11:07:27 PM
So are submission critiques on hold until Deku finishes his thing?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 14, 2013, 04:42:54 AM
IT sure is taking a long time, especially since Deku told me himself that it was essentially done...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on February 14, 2013, 05:02:44 AM
[Redacted]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on February 14, 2013, 06:07:03 AM
I'll start looking again tonight......

Dunno why it's up to me, there are more updaters out there  ::)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on February 14, 2013, 02:38:18 PM
^This.  Didn't we just get two new ones?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 14, 2013, 05:01:02 PM
Wish I knew what IT was... :J
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on February 14, 2013, 06:15:28 PM
Same here!

Also, computer virus, remember?
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on February 14, 2013, 06:57:39 PM
Dunno why it's up to me, there are more updaters out there  ::)

That's what I was trying to insinuate ::)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 14, 2013, 07:00:34 PM
Well since you were inquiring about critiques and Shadowkirby doesn't do that, you referring to me, am I right?
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on February 14, 2013, 08:50:41 PM
... And Winter since he's back and still has fancy stars above his avatar
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on February 15, 2013, 05:05:00 AM
Same here!

Also, computer virus, remember?
Security Shield?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FSM-Reapr on February 15, 2013, 02:00:04 PM
... And Winter since he's back and still has fancy stars above his avatar
That reminds me of that shadowkirby and Olimar went from fancy 3 green stars to 2 blue stars.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: blueflower999 on February 15, 2013, 05:58:43 PM
That reminds me of that shadowkirby and Olimar went from fancy 3 green stars to 2 blue stars.
It depends on what board you're under. Because Olimar and Shadowkirby and submission moderators, they get blue stars under their board, but green stars everywhere else.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FSM-Reapr on February 15, 2013, 10:37:01 PM
:O
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on February 24, 2013, 05:25:27 AM
Changed both of my submissions for the next update.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on February 24, 2013, 08:03:29 AM
Would someone mind giving an update? What's going on? There's this thing and then there's the update and the update needs to wait cause the thing is gonna be cool and the thing is almost done but it needs bug-testing.

Just feel like we're in the dark right now, and it's been 3 weeks since anyone's submission post has been edited by a mod. Unless the thing is going to help out updaters in a big way, I don't know why it would have to set submissions on hold for so long.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 24, 2013, 08:42:17 AM
Idk what "it" is either, nor why it would take this long to complete, but it had better be worth the wait :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on February 24, 2013, 09:10:33 AM
You know, this thing sounds like it's been planned out for a while now.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on February 24, 2013, 12:18:53 PM
Planned? Not really, I couldn't plan a thing if my life depended on it :P I just started it on a whim about a month and a half ago....

"It" is a forum-integration submission system. I thought I'd try and finish it in my summer holidays so I have more of a chance of keeping up with things through the year, when things get busier. It's got a pretty form for arrangers to submit and edit their submissions, so it *should* be more organised than this current mess we're in now. Accepting is one-click, after adequate checking of course. And, in keeping with the theme, updating is also one click. Yay, automation :) It probably shouldn't have taken that long, but I'm not on the computer all that much and I haven't done any programming since high school. Anyway, learning curves are good  :D
Jamaha has it now, so bug him to add finishing touches...

I don't understand why there's no sheet checking if I'm not around though. I believe there are 7 others who can check sheets apart from me. I know a few of them are inactive, but there are at least 3 who are active. I never said submissions are on hold. It's just me that was doing this.

Having looked at the current thread, I have no idea what's going on. I suppose I'll just remove the ones that have been accepted and keep going as before. It might not be till Thursday though. I think I'm busy tomorrow night, and I have rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday (actually, those are for pretty much the whole year).
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on February 24, 2013, 03:25:58 PM
So....... When will there be another update???
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on February 24, 2013, 04:19:46 PM
Right, excatly what I suspected.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 24, 2013, 05:35:09 PM
So....... When will there be another update???

Didn't you leave?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: BlackDragonSlayer on February 24, 2013, 08:27:07 PM
Didn't you leave?
That does seem rather suspicious... :P Though some people just don't want to leave!! :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on February 24, 2013, 10:49:20 PM
You're too good at this game maestro  :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on February 25, 2013, 07:29:12 AM
I'm lost.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Wolf on March 01, 2013, 06:44:38 AM
Didn't you leave?

I don't know how many times I'm telling this but I said I will often visit. And now, all the stuff that kept me from visiting is now gone so I am basically back.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Cobraroll on March 01, 2013, 10:21:35 AM
And THAT is why "farewell threads" are usually a terribad idea, and the reason why we have the "leaving/returning" thread in the first place.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mastersuperfan on March 03, 2013, 02:01:28 AM
How do you submit an arrangement?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on March 03, 2013, 02:45:37 AM
How do you submit an arrangement?
First, make sure your sheet follows these (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=481.0).
Then, make a Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) account. (If you don't already have one)
Using dropbox, post an MUS file, a MIDI file, and a PDF file of your sheet in the next submissions thread. (Here's a link to the current one (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5211.0))
Complete these procedures carefully and in order to ensure a positive submitting experience!

Do NOT post in the current submissions thread. Submissions for now are CLOSED. You'll have to wait until the next update. (Which, you'll be happy to know, is almost done)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 21, 2013, 12:26:28 AM
Guys, I'm sorry, but this is crazy.  How soon till next submissions?  Is there anything I personally can do?  When will Deku's new thing be ready?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on March 21, 2013, 01:08:16 AM
We would stop pestering you guys if this update were actually finished with Deku's project on hold, submissions put on hold until this magical new method is completed, and then submissions re-opened.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on March 21, 2013, 01:11:29 AM
Can someone please answer my question on wether I can change my songs?
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on March 21, 2013, 03:29:42 AM
Also, Yugi-If someone has already reviewed that sheet, no. If not, then sure.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on March 24, 2013, 11:14:11 PM
1. I looked through some sheets, check your posts, I'm working my way down.

 2. I dunno if this is being a pain, but is there a chance people could have separate links for PDF and midi files? It would mean I can look at sheets when I'm not at the computer
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: DonValentino on March 27, 2013, 03:17:32 PM
Ha! Fortnightly update...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on March 28, 2013, 01:39:49 AM
We need a new update, and fast. It's been almost three months since we had one.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on March 28, 2013, 04:43:13 AM
I'm checking sheets. Bug the other updaters so we can move on the sheets needing second approval.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on March 31, 2013, 03:25:26 PM
Submissions are now open and will stay open. You can have a max of one post in the thread at a time, I'm working my way from the earliest posts downwards.

I want to encourage request fulfilment, so if you submit a fulfilled request, I will look at yours first. Just make sure you put a link to the relevant request topic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on March 31, 2013, 08:06:58 PM
Submissions are now open and will stay open. You can have a max of one post in the thread at a time, I'm working my way from the earliest posts downwards.

I want to encourage request fulfilment, so if you submit a fulfilled request, I will look at yours first. Just make sure you put a link to the relevant request topic.

Can we post more than two songs?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on March 31, 2013, 10:35:44 PM
Nah, otherwise it gets a bit much for me.

Edit: No one has posted in the topic yet so maybe I didn't make it clear. I'm recycling the same topic so once you've had both of your submissions dealt with, your post will 'magically' disappear and you're free to make another one.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on April 01, 2013, 12:16:24 AM
Would it be possible to change an uploaded song magicially into another one?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 01, 2013, 12:25:07 AM
No
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheZeldaPianist275 on April 01, 2013, 12:30:23 AM
Don't panic yet, Deku.  I've got some hw to do but mine will be up shortly after that.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on April 01, 2013, 12:33:51 AM
So if you've posted already with two submissions, and neither one has been accepted/uploaded yet, do you have to take one out?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 01, 2013, 02:44:23 AM
Nah, it's still 2 arrangements per post.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: DonValentino on April 01, 2013, 11:47:23 AM
The new update system is perfect!

I have a question, even if you have submitted two arrangements for the last update, can you submit two more now?

Edit:
Edit: No one has posted in the topic yet so maybe I didn't make it clear. I'm recycling the same topic so once you've had both of your submissions dealt with, your post will 'magically' disappear and you're free to make another one.

Sorry, didn't read it earlier. Never mind then.
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on April 01, 2013, 04:49:21 PM
TZP if you have arrangements that were fulfilled requests, give the link to the thread

Just make sure you put a link to the relevant request topic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: DonValentino on April 03, 2013, 03:56:33 PM
http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5211.msg199634#msg199634

JValjean
Posts: 1 (0.023 per day)
Date Registered: February 18, 2013, 12:42:23 AM
Last Active: February 18, 2013, 05:27:00 AM

I don't really think he's still around...
Besides, Deku, you've already done a flawless arrangement of the same song... :P
You should submit it to yourself! ::)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 07, 2013, 01:04:48 AM
Sorry I haven't checked many sheets this week, I've been out every night this week with end of term rehearsals and concerts and things. Next week won't be too much better but I have 2 weeks of break after that.

Edit: wow my spelling sucks on phone.....
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on April 07, 2013, 01:54:22 AM
*marks calendar*
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on April 15, 2013, 06:37:16 AM
Good news, deku should have some time now, it's school holiday's down here.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mastersuperfan on May 14, 2013, 12:45:31 PM
How do I insert a hyperlink that says [ZIP]? I'm new here.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on May 14, 2013, 03:10:01 PM
Code: [Select]
[url=url.com][ZIP][/url]
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on May 24, 2013, 08:53:23 AM
Are you sure you want us to post more than 2 submissions Olimar?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on May 24, 2013, 01:28:26 PM
He only told that to one person -.-
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on May 24, 2013, 05:39:13 PM
That doesn't make a single drop of sense
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FireArrow on May 24, 2013, 07:35:51 PM
It does... he went over a lot of arrangements with Echo in Tiny Chat, so he probably thought "Hey, might as well take all these arrangements and put them on-site."
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on May 24, 2013, 11:33:17 PM
Alright, now that I am finally home I can answer these questions.

Are you sure you want us to post more than 2 submissions Olimar?

Yes. Those of you who come by the tinychat (http://www.ninsheetm.us/smf/index.php?topic=5596.msg212156#msg212156) may post any arrangements we worked on. It is much faster than the normal "post-comments-then-wait-a-couple-days" thing.

Anyone can do it, all you need is your computer. (no webcam/mic necessary)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on June 11, 2013, 11:19:19 PM
Did I not fix the things we talked about on Boss Theme Medley? ???
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on June 13, 2013, 01:38:02 AM
Hello.

If you have looked in the Dropbox Folder, I have put some songs from the BW/W2 Arrangment project into a folder, so that they can be fixed, then uploaded to the site. The Only ones I put in were the ones on my Dropbox Account, so if someone could do me a favor and put the other songs on there, I would be grateful.

(Also, if we do an update with only B2/W2 Songs, could I please do the update?)
Title: Re: Submissions for All Updates
Post by: SaturnV on August 15, 2013, 02:24:04 AM
Hi, I'm new to the site, but have been wanting to share my arrangement for some time. Would it be possible to submit only a single file, as one just happens to be all that I've prepared?
Title: Re: Re: Submissions for All Updates
Post by: Sebastian on August 15, 2013, 04:02:44 AM
yes, thats fine
Title: Re: Re: Submissions for All Updates
Post by: SlowPokemon on August 15, 2013, 04:44:01 AM
yes, thats fine

LMAO xD

No, you actually need MUS, MIDI, and PDF. If you don't have any of those, you need to either make them or find someone to make them for you.
Title: Re: Re: Submissions for All Updates
Post by: MoboMoga on August 18, 2013, 01:22:23 AM
LMAO xD

No, you actually need MUS, MIDI, and PDF. If you don't have any of those, you need to either make them or find someone to make them for you.

Actually I've been wondering about the MUS part. Please excuse me for my ignorance, but what's the purpose of putting up MUS files on the site? Is it for people to edit, or..?  :-\
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on August 18, 2013, 01:32:49 AM
Only one post, please.
But there only is one post???
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on August 18, 2013, 02:43:37 AM
Actually I've been wondering about the MUS part. Please excuse me for my ignorance, but what's the purpose of putting up MUS files on the site? Is it for people to edit, or..?  :-\

It's an archive.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on August 18, 2013, 03:03:24 AM
It's an archive.

I'm sorry, but could you please elucidate?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 18, 2013, 03:15:32 AM
But there only is one post???

Yes, now there is. :J
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on August 18, 2013, 03:44:05 AM
An archive is a database where you store things. People use the PDF's so they can print them out of view them in a browser. They use the midi's to upload them to other programs to do things with. I personally use the MUS's so that I can watch the sheet as I hear it being played. It also allows me to make quick and easy changes to the sheet if something was incorrect on the site. and I would never have to go looking for the MUS file to fix it, because it's in our archive. If it wasn't there, and we credited the wrong composer, it's have to be re-written, or uploaded through midi again. It just helps to have all the files that an updater, arranger, member, or fan could ever need. Just cause you don't need one file does not mean it's not extremely useful, of in this case, necessary.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on August 18, 2013, 04:08:00 AM
Yes, now there is. :J
And before you posted that, there was one post as well.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 18, 2013, 04:19:43 AM
Yugi, it wasn't you I was talking about. Look at the topics of the posts above. -___-
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FireArrow on August 18, 2013, 04:38:50 AM
Hello.

If you have looked in the Dropbox Folder, I have put some songs from the BW/W2 Arrangment project into a folder, so that they can be fixed, then uploaded to the site. The Only ones I put in were the ones on my Dropbox Account, so if someone could do me a favor and put the other songs on there, I would be grateful.

(Also, if we do an update with only B2/W2 Songs, could I please do the update?)

Your arrangement project folder still needs to follow the same rules as the others.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on August 18, 2013, 04:46:42 AM
An archive is a database where you store things. People use the PDF's so they can print them out of view them in a browser. They use the midi's to upload them to other programs to do things with. I personally use the MUS's so that I can watch the sheet as I hear it being played. It also allows me to make quick and easy changes to the sheet if something was incorrect on the site. and I would never have to go looking for the MUS file to fix it, because it's in our archive. If it wasn't there, and we credited the wrong composer, it's have to be re-written, or uploaded through midi again. It just helps to have all the files that an updater, arranger, member, or fan could ever need. Just cause you don't need one file does not mean it's not extremely useful, of in this case, necessary.

Oh I see; I forgot about the users using them as well. I just thought they slowed down, in a way, the number of sheets that are published on the site because other sheet sites usually don't require MUS files. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on August 18, 2013, 06:56:33 AM
It takes probably 3 extra seconds to have to upload MUS's :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on August 18, 2013, 08:08:41 AM
It takes probably 3 extra seconds to have to upload MUS's :P

No what I meant was for those who don't use the program.  :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ALPRAS on August 20, 2013, 06:24:06 PM
What do you need to do to be a "Veteran arranger"? I'm in NSM for 5 years and I arrange a bunch of musics, am I a veteran?... :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on August 20, 2013, 06:32:16 PM
All of that will be determined if we ever implement the new upload system.

However, the Veteran's group will have some very, very strict criteria every arranger will be held to. You can't just be one because you've been here for many years.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ALPRAS on August 20, 2013, 06:40:54 PM
All of that will be determined if we ever implement the new upload system.

However, the Veteran's group will have some very, very strict criteria every arranger will be held to. You can't just be one because you've been here for many years.

Yeah, I understand that... Well, when you have some more news about how it's going to work just warn me :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on August 20, 2013, 06:45:34 PM
Well things are done in the shadows, covered in great secrecy...

I'm ultimately left out of the loop of my own idea.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Jamaha on August 20, 2013, 07:13:17 PM
While I'm not the one actually making the call here, I'd expect it to be something like having the ability to constantly produce quality sheets. So if the updaters are going through your submissions and don't find any significant errors after a while, I assume that would qualify for a veteran status.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ALPRAS on August 20, 2013, 07:15:20 PM
While I'm not the one actually making the call here, I'd expect it to be something like having the ability to constantly produce quality sheets. So if the updaters are going through your submissions and don't find any significant errors after a while, I assume that would qualify for a veteran status.

Ok, now I have an idea of how its going to be like :)
Unfortunately, I think nobody checks my arrangements anymore lol
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on August 22, 2013, 12:51:02 AM
3) Put separate links for all your files (MUS, Midi, and PDF) for each sheet.

This has changed back and forth again and again. Are ZIPs really that inconvenient?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on August 22, 2013, 01:56:04 AM
WOAH. What happened to the submission page?! Where are all the individual arrangement threads??

EDIT: Oh wait nevermind. Found them.
Title: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on August 27, 2013, 01:07:12 AM
I don't understand the point of the "Submissions for all updates" thread. Isn't that obsolete now?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on August 27, 2013, 01:10:43 AM
I think that's the system we'll be using for the time being, until the new system is ready for use.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on August 27, 2013, 03:51:10 AM
I don't understand the point of the "Submissions for all updates" thread. Isn't that obsolete now?

Oh yeah, I think that got forgotten about, whoops.

Maestro: We're already on the new system I think
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on August 28, 2013, 12:08:32 AM
Idea for the veteren submissions choosings or something?

In order for you to be able to access the far faster submission process, you must fufill these criteria.

1. Your arrangments must be formatted correctly.

2. Your (more recent arrangments) must be considered of quality.

3. Your arrangments must be considered playable for someone with skill.

4. Your arrangments must be considered suitable for someone playing piano.

5. You must be considered an active member of the forum, and to have registered for more than two months.

I'll put reasons up later.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MoboMoga on August 28, 2013, 12:47:56 AM
Idea for the veteren submissions choosings or something?

In order for you to be able to access the far faster submission process, you must fufill these criteria.

1. Your arrangments must be formatted correctly.

2. Your (more recent arrangments) must be considered of quality.

3. Your arrangments must be considered playable for someone with skill.

4. Your arrangments must be considered suitable for someone playing piano.

5. You must be considered an active member of the forum, and to have registered for more than two months.

I'll put reasons up later.

Then wouldn't almost everyone be one, and all the arrangements in site considered as veterans'?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on August 28, 2013, 12:48:40 AM
In order for you to be able to access the far faster submission process, you must fufill these criteria.

1. Your arrangments must be formatted correctly.

2. Your (more recent arrangments) must be considered of quality.

3. Your arrangments must be considered playable for someone with skill.

4. Your arrangments must be considered suitable for someone playing piano.

5. You must be considered an active member of the forum, and to have registered for more than two months.
I think those are already given. Neither Olimar nor Winter will deliberately let a sheet through that lacks one of the first four rules, and therefore they're mandatory for newbies and veterans. I'd say only the last one holds any water with regard to special criteria.

Ultimately I say that we leave it to the moderator's discretion. They're perfectly capable of doing the same job, but without putting "unalienable guidelines" in.
Long story short, I think the purpose of such guidelines is obsolete, and therefore there is no point in making any.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on August 28, 2013, 01:08:26 AM
Sorry guys, I just realised my Finale 2012 doesn't work for some reason. I'll get back to fixing submissions as soon as I redownload it etc
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: DonValentino on August 28, 2013, 09:15:14 AM
Idea for the veteren submissions choosings or something?

In order for you to be able to access the far faster submission process, you must fufill these criteria.

What JDMEK5 said, let's leave that to the mods.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on September 01, 2013, 09:36:57 PM
If your two arrangements on submissions for next update have been accepted, does that mean you're clear to put two new ones up, or...?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on September 01, 2013, 11:28:46 PM
I won't answer for Deku and Olimar, but it would be polite to not do that and let everyone else have their stuff looked at first.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on September 02, 2013, 03:25:22 AM
Good point. Thanks, haha.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on September 02, 2013, 04:21:56 AM
By the way, we don't have any plans to start tossing people into veteran submissions in a hurry. It wouldn't mean anything if we did. We are still working out a definite acceptance process. We want this to be fair. So, definitely strive for quality during your current submissions, I am watching!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on September 02, 2013, 04:29:08 AM
*bows* Yes, Master Winter! :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on September 05, 2013, 09:35:22 AM
If my arrangments have been put through Olimar's live feedback, does that mean it needs one more approval, or two?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on September 06, 2013, 01:34:59 AM
You've still gotta submit it and it still needs one mod's approval whether him or me or Winter.

Basically it doesn't change anything, but it means Olimar can instantly approve it if he wants seeing as he's already fixed it up.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on September 28, 2013, 03:25:17 AM
If possible. could someone please approve my sheets in the Submissions topic?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on September 28, 2013, 03:48:24 AM
This thread is Not for:
  • Asking me to look at your submissions. I will get to them when I have time now that I have a properly organised system in place.
If I were you, I'd just indicate on your post in the submissions topic that Olimar already went over them in live feedback. Either way it's 2 submissions per update, and it's not like they're gonna do the next update without approving/going over things he's gone over that are being submitted.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on September 28, 2013, 03:50:10 AM
Ninjad'
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: yoshiregan on October 14, 2013, 09:45:03 PM
Hi, I'm new here. I've used NSM to read the music posted, and I'm ready to post my own arrangements. However, for some reason, I'm unable to do so. How do I post my arrangements for the next update? I couldn't find an FAQ and don't know how to add an attachment. May I get instructions?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on October 14, 2013, 10:09:47 PM
Welcome! (Sorry if I seemed upset before; I really wasn't)
As I said there, make a topic for yourself in the Personal Arrangements board, and put your arrangements in it.

Use Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) for all your file hosting needs.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 03, 2013, 02:11:12 AM
Hi, I'm back again. Sorry about the disappearance, but rehearsals 6 days a week + uni + orchestra work ate up all my free time. I've still got my recital to go in like 2 weeks, so I'll be practicing heaps but I've got no classes or stuff so I'll be around a little bit.

In other words, if you're somewhere near the start of the current thread and haven't been uploaded yet, start checking your posts!  :) (soonish)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on November 03, 2013, 02:14:48 AM
Oh, if my two submissions got uploaded with the live feedback thread update, does that mean I'm free to submit two more, or...
Not like I didn't get enough sheets up with that update, but still :3
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 03, 2013, 11:27:17 PM
Umm no.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on November 03, 2013, 11:33:26 PM
Ok haha, just making sure.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 04, 2013, 01:15:04 AM
We'll try and get through with the current thread quicklytm though.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on November 04, 2013, 04:37:07 PM
Hey Deku, I fixed that mistake in Goomba Village and Wifi Waiting Room is updated :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on December 13, 2013, 02:44:25 PM
So.  Since today is the last day of the semester and next week is finals week and after that is winter break, it means I might be able to probably have a chance to try arranging!  It would probably be pieces from skyward sword, etc., but hey, I have 2 weeks so I might as well try. :D  Do you guys have any tips for effective arranging?

Also bump I guess.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on December 25, 2013, 11:10:52 PM
so is anyone ever going to get veteran status?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FSM-Reapr on December 25, 2013, 11:17:23 PM
FierceDeity has it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on December 26, 2013, 04:31:10 PM
so is anyone ever going to get veteran status?
How do you get it?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on December 26, 2013, 06:14:40 PM
Bribes
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on December 26, 2013, 08:36:12 PM
Currently trying to figure out how the Veteran arranger will fit into the new updating system, I was thinking we may permit those users to have more open sheet submissions at a time or something. We'll see. To become a Veteran Arranger, btw, just submit sheets like normal, when an updater decides that the quality of your sheets meets our standards, formatting, accuracy, etc... When it gets to the point where the Updater has little to say about an arrangement, ot only has to work with it for a short time, you're likely to be promoted to Veteran Arranger. ^^
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on December 26, 2013, 09:56:59 PM
ok  Thanks :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on December 31, 2013, 11:39:55 PM
Hoping to revive this discussion (I know it happened at some point but I couldn't find it)...

Just had a friend ask me why we didn't have the "Woods of Mystery" theme on Ninsheet. As most of you know, this is the same song as "Lost Woods." He's only ever played Majora's Mask, not OoT, so he actually thought that the Lost Woods theme originated with MM.
This sort of thing likely happens a lot. I really think it would be helpful to be able to go to any game and find the song you're looking for, even if if the only difference between it and another is the title.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on January 01, 2014, 02:02:18 AM
Maybe we could give it a sort of "jump to" function instead of the PDF, MUS, and MIDI links?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bubbles on January 01, 2014, 02:05:10 AM
Or make it look like theres a normal sheet, but when you click the link it brings you to the other version? Maybe even a list somewhere of the repeated songs and which you should look for
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: InsigTurtle on January 01, 2014, 04:19:40 AM
That might be slightly confusing. Maybe listing the alternate names and games in the sheet music would help?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 01, 2014, 11:28:40 AM
@rosa you still wouldn't know where to look to find the original though.
Idk, unless we're worried about them taking up space on the site or something it seems like it would make sense to just make a copy of everything, change the titles on the top of the sheets, and reupload them under the other game. They're technically their own song in both.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on January 02, 2014, 11:34:42 PM
That might be slightly confusing. Maybe listing the alternate names and games in the sheet music would help?

Take this example: Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74TqfTxkP30) | Song again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngHw7R3NYGw) | Song yet again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAoby7QUC6k)

Want to list all those alternate names and games on a sheet while still making it look nice and not crammed?

I agree with this problem though. I actually remember bringing it up myself in the past..

But I think the best thing to do would be -as Spit said- to just repost it as if it was a different song. It may seem rather redundant, but it really doesn't happen too much (outside the kirby franchise at least) and it would help clear a lot up. I was one of those people who couldn't find songs because I didn't know where they originated. In fact, if anyone's seen my old arrangement of "Achievement!" under Ocarina of Time on the main site (I have no idea why it's still up there; I requested it be taken down), that's a direct result of this issue. I knew next to nothing at the time of the earlier Zelda games and the music/sfx therein.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 02, 2014, 11:51:39 PM
That sounds like a good idea. Can someone post a list here of necessary duplicates and I'll do the files and formatting etc

JDMEK5: Do you still want it taken down?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on January 03, 2014, 12:07:28 AM
JDMEK5: Do you still want it taken down?
I think I do. It appears in every single game (besides the CDi) in different ways sometimes but in this case it's literally the same as yours under the first game.
I think mine should be switched for yours honestly. Because you were the first one to arrange it. And the song piece name should probably stay the same. (As "Uncover Secret")
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 03, 2014, 12:41:46 AM
I'm off to work right now but I'll make a list tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks Deku.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: bvisness on January 03, 2014, 11:46:48 PM
I've never submitted a sheet here before, so I was wondering: if I think I have a better arrangement for a song than one already published on the site, is that ok to submit? Do I submit that somewhere else?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 04, 2014, 12:34:22 AM
"Lost Woods" in OoT --> "Woods of Mystery" in MM

"Guru Guru" in MM --> "Windmill Hut" in OoT

"Zelda's Theme" in OoT --> "Zelda's Theme" in MM (WITHOUT the "zelda entrance" part)

"Uncover Secret" in LoZ --> "Uncover Secret" in... almost all of them (maybe we can skip this one... everyone knows it's a Zelda thing)


... leaving again. I'll do more later.



@bvisness, yes just submit it like normal. Just put signify somewhere in your submissions post that it is a replacement.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on January 06, 2014, 04:20:16 AM
Um, what are we doing right now as far as the next update?..
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on January 06, 2014, 05:02:42 AM
Submissions will reopen again shortly. Just hang tight.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on January 06, 2014, 05:39:24 AM
Ok cool.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 06, 2014, 06:39:59 AM
Submissions will reopen again shortly. Just hang tight.
Either when Olimar comes back or when I feel good enough to get off the couch. Whatever happens first I guess.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 12, 2014, 01:14:03 AM
Are we doing a new thread, or using the old one? Cause I just edited my old post.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 12, 2014, 11:46:43 AM
Just hang tight until Friday guys. All will be revealed!
I hope...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on January 12, 2014, 07:46:23 PM
So, are we gonna be aloud to submit more than 2 songs?? Because Live Feedback is shut down.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on January 12, 2014, 11:53:21 PM
1. Not sure why you're asking this on multiple threads, haha
2. ALLOWED***********
3. Getting a shitload of sheets onto the site wasn't really the purpose of the live feedback thread, to my understanding (even if it did work out that way)
4. Hey uh, olimar, just out of curiosity, why is it closed indefinitely?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on January 13, 2014, 12:11:00 AM
1. Not sure why you're asking this on multiple threads, haha
2. ALLOWED***********
3. Getting a load of sheets onto the site wasn't really the purpose of the live feedback thread, to my understanding (even if it did work out that way)
4. Hey uh, olimar, just out of curiosity, why is it closed indefinitely?

1. Just wondering because I really want to get a lot of sheets on the site
2. ?
3. Your right....I guess :)
4. Yeah...why Olimar??
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 13, 2014, 12:33:39 AM
You originally spelled "allowed" as "aloud." He was correcting the eggcorn.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on January 13, 2014, 01:06:05 AM
oh
I guess I type so fast i dont think :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on January 14, 2014, 03:11:11 AM
so if fiercedeity is a veteran arranger, how come he doesn't get his thread on that board?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on January 14, 2014, 03:13:10 AM
And if FierceDeity is a veteran arranger, why am I not one yet?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on January 14, 2014, 03:17:15 AM
^this
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on January 14, 2014, 03:37:30 AM
Cmon maestro, we all know that taking video game music and actually doing something creative with it takes no talent. Transcribing the few parts that will fit into a piano arrangement and leaving them virtually unchanged, now THAT takes some musical ingenuity.
I swear to god, if somebody doesn't realize this is sarcasm...

And I'm fine with not getting to use the veteran arranger system yet haha, it's not like it was made for me.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on January 14, 2014, 03:47:05 AM
Oh I was just saying that to give Olimar a hard time.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on January 14, 2014, 04:04:22 AM
Haha yeah, I know XD
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 23, 2014, 11:42:00 PM
I'll go through the thread soon and reopen submissions. If you had sheets in the last update, I'll move your posts to give other people a fair go. Also, no guarantees on when the update will happen because I'm not entirely sure of the working status of the uploader but I'll try and build up a bunch of accepted sheets.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 24, 2014, 03:06:52 AM
Deku can you please move my submission posts from the "old stuff" thread and back onto the current submissions topic? I think I was the 3rd or 4th poster. It was already updated with new stuff.

Edit: Didn't see that earlier post. If it gets moved to the bottom that's fine too. I just need it moved over pwease.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 24, 2014, 04:09:29 AM
Can't you copy and repost?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 24, 2014, 04:31:06 AM
My stuff is all new and unlooked.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on January 24, 2014, 04:43:01 AM
Well since it's locked it's kind of inconvenient ::)

Nah I got it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 24, 2014, 07:23:58 AM
Aside from the last 3 posts, can everyone who is here edit their posts with a nice I'm Here! so I know where to look.
done
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on January 24, 2014, 03:07:15 PM
So last time I got one arrangement through but not the other. Can I change them/one?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on February 14, 2014, 03:28:17 AM
If I don't do anything for a while (like recently), can someone give me a good kick in the pants? :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: K-NiGhT on February 14, 2014, 03:58:54 AM
If I don't do anything for a while (like recently), can someone give me a good kick in the pants? :P
*kicks*
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on February 14, 2014, 03:00:10 PM
If I don't do anything for a while (like recently), can someone give me a good kick in the pants? :P
*swiftly kicks*
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on February 14, 2014, 03:19:08 PM
That was less than 24 hours
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on February 14, 2014, 03:38:09 PM
That was less than 24 hours
So?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on February 15, 2014, 11:03:57 PM
I edited my shit in submissions.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: McDucky on February 23, 2014, 08:49:31 AM
If the composer is unknown, can the sheet still be submitted?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on February 23, 2014, 11:53:00 AM
Yep, it can. Obviously try to find out if you can though.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on April 11, 2014, 05:27:22 PM
If I don't do anything for a while (like recently), can someone give me a good kick in the pants? :P

I think the kick is actually justified now. Come baaaack to us Deku.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on April 11, 2014, 09:24:38 PM
I think the kick is actually justified now. Come baaaack to us Deku.
Ditto
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: braix on April 11, 2014, 09:41:02 PM
...*kick*
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 15, 2014, 12:07:45 AM
I think the kick is actually justified now. Come baaaack to us Deku.

Zzzzzzzzz...Who?!.....what?!!?........ *frantically waves arms pretending to work*


I'm still here.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on April 16, 2014, 08:17:21 PM
Success.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 16, 2014, 10:54:10 PM
I'll be helping out once I'm done with the semester of school. Just a few more weeks of hell. -___-
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on April 16, 2014, 11:11:52 PM
Can't wait :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 17, 2014, 12:07:52 AM
We need you back!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on April 17, 2014, 03:45:12 AM
We need you back!
Agreed!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on May 06, 2014, 11:12:30 PM
If anybody has any idea how to make an accelerando work properly with the smart shape stuff, please tell me. I've used their help and fiddled with it, but it sounds exactly the same no matter what I do to it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on May 07, 2014, 01:09:09 AM
The accel. expression usually works for me... huh.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: InsigTurtle on May 07, 2014, 03:38:43 AM
Are you guys OK with having more than two staves in some parts of the sheet music to help remove clutter? I can't think of any other way to clear up the overlapping voices.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on May 07, 2014, 04:00:16 AM
Hard to be sure without seeing your arrangement, but I'm pretty sure you have more pertinent issues than visual clutter, haha. I would strongly advise against writing in any way a pianist would be unaccustomed to reading, and I don't know too many used to reading more than two staves at once :P

Check if it's playable (without extreme difficulty), and check if it sounds good (just because you got all of the parts in, doesn't mean they work that way in a piano arrangement. Clashing voices are especially problematic with piano music, because it's all the same timbre). It may turn out that you actually have to take out a voice or two, do something creative with the layers, or simplify one or more voices (for example, as long as the harmony is still clear and present somewhere, harmonizations of individual voices may not be necessary).

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on May 07, 2014, 04:13:33 AM
The accel. expression usually works for me... huh.
See, it accelerates, but not nearly enough, so I started fiddling with the custom shape stuff (which is ridiculously inefficient) and it's not having an effect. It's not a big deal. I'll explain in tinychat next time I see you.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: InsigTurtle on May 07, 2014, 04:24:52 AM
Here, I'll post an image to help clarify what I'm doing.
http://imgur.com/dGBwrBT
It's playable, but it requires some control and both hands would need to share the middle staff. The melody is in the bottom staff, and I believe there's a countermelody in the upper staff. I could mess around with cross staff notes, but I'm not sure if that's the best decision here.

EDIT: I've also done a version crossing staves. It's not as neat as the first one, but it doesn't confuse people with multiple staves.
http://imgur.com/rT0rZeB
I don't want to get rid of the ostinato, and the top voice is still slightly important.

@Zunawe
Are you using executable shapes (with the time scale and level scale)? I
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on May 07, 2014, 04:51:45 AM
Yes. I've made a positively sloped line going one eighth note right and one bpm up. Then I messed with the level and time ratios. I've also just tried making the increase directly. Nothing I change seems to affect the magnitude of the increase.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: InsigTurtle on May 07, 2014, 07:30:34 AM
Have you already checked the tutorial here? (https://www.finalemusic.com/UserManuals/Finale2014Win/Content/Finale/DYEXEDLG.htm) I can't really tell what's going on with your situation. =
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on May 07, 2014, 09:26:58 AM
Zunawe: Fixed. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84117653/Assistance/Song%20of%20Soaring.mus) The accel. expression works by having a tempo which it needs to end up at, so by not having one it accelerates super slowly. I just made an invisible tempo marking for 260 and put it over the last bar.

rosabellis: Ravel uses 3 staves at times in his music, as do others so it's not unheard of but his music is incredibly complex.
Looking at the pictures you posted, I think the 2 staff option would be better (with some readjusting) for the sake of presentability. I haven't listened to it though, so as Fierce said, the key is how it sounds.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on May 07, 2014, 07:23:56 PM
Thanks. They need to make the system better. Is it too hard to just set a starting and ending tempo with a number of beats?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on May 09, 2014, 02:54:19 AM
I'm curious what the reasoning was for removing the solo arrangement requirement. If we're talking about appealing to our audience as a site, solo arrangements are pretty important. There's nothing worse than finding a song you want to play and discovering you can't do anything with it without another performer / another piano.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on May 09, 2014, 03:08:58 AM
I never really heard the reasoning for it, other than depriving duet arrangers' rights, but I was unanimously outvoted so whatevs xD (I'm sorry Shado! T~T)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on May 11, 2014, 11:17:34 AM
Guys if all the sheets in this update get accepted ther'll ge 44 new songs this update!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: braix on May 11, 2014, 03:51:50 PM
Guys if all the sheets in this update get accepted ther'll ge 44 new songs this update!
But if zey zont, zey will noht be fohtee foh sohngz
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on May 11, 2014, 05:16:24 PM
Good work, you two! Your basic math skills are impressive, to say the least xD
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: braix on May 11, 2014, 06:21:01 PM
Good work, you two! Your basic math skills are impressive, to say the least xD
Lol zank yu
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on June 23, 2014, 11:03:47 PM
olimar look at submissions thread plz
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on June 23, 2014, 11:04:38 PM
A quick heads up: I'll be working with the arrangement project for a while, and won't review sheets here until the project is done. Go ahead and post your submissions here though.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 23, 2014, 11:06:30 PM
This thread is Not for:
  • Asking me to look at your submissions. I will get to them when I have time now that I have a properly organised system in place.
  • Talking about your submissions for the next update, just edit your post in the Submisison for Next Update topic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 24, 2014, 06:28:16 PM
Silliness aside, I will try to get through submissions sometime after all of these Fourth of July gigs are over (two down, four more to go. Plus I just found out that I will be playing lead trombone tonight. Lovey xD ).
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on June 25, 2014, 01:48:33 AM
I hope you're playing it on your bass  :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 25, 2014, 03:52:06 AM
^I did, btw lol. (Just got back!)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: spitllama on June 25, 2014, 04:42:35 AM
ooommmgeee unrelated conversation in this thread!!!!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on June 25, 2014, 10:38:25 AM
Damn! How'd your chops hold out?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: universe-X on July 11, 2014, 10:44:06 PM
How acceptable are ossias?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on July 12, 2014, 02:17:59 AM
How acceptable are ossias?

It really depends on the scenario. PM me with details and I'll help you out.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on October 22, 2014, 12:22:56 AM
Just letting you know, I won't be able to give much feedback or accept sheets until Friday as I have opera rehearsals until then. Looks there's lots of feedback-ing going on so keep up the good work everyone!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: DonValentino on October 22, 2014, 10:49:29 AM
Quote
Congratulations, first sheet accepted!

Yay :J
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on October 22, 2014, 10:33:12 PM
Oh wait, am I supposed to resubmit my sheets from the last thread even though they were already accepted, or
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on October 22, 2014, 11:07:48 PM
Not if they were already accepted. Olimar saved the ones that were accepted
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Cobraroll on October 26, 2014, 03:20:47 PM
So... with this new (great) system, it seems like sheets are accepted one at a time, resulting in a steadily growing backlog of accepted sheets. How many sheets do you plan to have accepted before it's update time? I currently count six accepted sheets using the new method, as well as those accepted using the old, however many that might be.

At any rate, the system appears to work quite well. Every posted submission seems to get feedback, the arrangers are actively present in the feedback threads and update the sheets as required, and the uploaders participate actively too, resulting in a very transparent and visible feedback-and-approval process.

Last, a couple suggestions for improvement:
1) A line of text somewhere in the NSM panel, asking the arranger to keep an eye on the thread for the submitted sheet. This to prevent people from doing "hit-and-runs", AKA submitting a sheet and then leaving. I guess feedback will be most active for the first couple of days after submission, after which the thread might fall to the second page if nobody tries to follow up the critique and improve the sheet.

2) This is cross-referring to the Abandoned Arrangements project: Clarifying the "legal" stuff, or at least our sort of code of conduct. If a sheet is arranged, submitted, critiqued, but not improved and abandoned, are other members free to take matters in their own hands and re-format and re-submit it? Or is the sheet considered the property of the arranger until it is accepted? Should there be a time limit? I just want this to be clarified, to prevent the forum from being filled with near-finished arrangements that are just not good enough to make it to the site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on October 26, 2014, 04:23:37 PM
When it comes to editing another person's work our policy has been (as far as I know) that the original arranger still gets credit for the work, but the editor adds an "Edited by X" line underneath the other authors.

This only applies if small/minimal edits are made (minor changes like formatting, a few wrong notes, etc.)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on October 26, 2014, 09:27:39 PM
I never thought it was that way, if that was the case, every sheet on the site would say "Edited by DekuTrombonist"

I thought it was that if they were minimal changes, they keep the original arranger, and if they were extremely significant - like you re-wrote the sheet in another format- then you can either put both, or just your own name, depending on how much material was used by the original arranger.

I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on October 27, 2014, 01:54:07 AM
Winter is correct. Refer to the "Guide to Making Replacement Arrangements" (http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?topic=6238.0) topic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on October 27, 2014, 07:09:54 AM
1) A line of text somewhere in the NSM panel, asking the arranger to keep an eye on the thread for the submitted sheet. This to prevent people from doing "hit-and-runs", AKA submitting a sheet and then leaving. I guess feedback will be most active for the first couple of days after submission, after which the thread might fall to the second page if nobody tries to follow up the critique and improve the sheet.
The little bit of text shouldn't be too hard to add. As for hit and runs, I'd say the problem would be the opposite. We will look at older submissions first so newer ones might sit for a while before we get to them.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: InsigTurtle on November 02, 2014, 06:44:56 AM
Is there a topic for posting unfinished arrangements? I don't mean to sound like a lazy ass, but I just don't know where to go with some of the stuff I'm working on.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on November 02, 2014, 07:04:57 AM
There's your personal arrangement thread: http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?topic=5707.0
(speaking of which, you should revive some of those links dude! [especially the PMD ones  ::)])
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Baka94 on November 02, 2014, 06:57:45 PM
I was just about to submit my first sheet, but the game was not listed on the submission page. Does this mean that sheets from that game are not allowed or just that no one has submitted sheets for that game? If it's the latter, how do I submit sheets for a game that is not listed?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on November 02, 2014, 07:11:47 PM
Just choose "other" in the first menu, and check "Can't find what you're looking for?", and type in the name of the game.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Baka94 on November 02, 2014, 10:58:23 PM
Just choose "other" in the first menu, and check "Can't find what you're looking for?", and type in the name of the game.

And somehow I completelly missed the "other" option. Even though I tried to look if it was there.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SlowPokemon on November 03, 2014, 12:05:37 AM
Just make sure you spell it correctly...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Baka94 on November 03, 2014, 05:42:22 AM
Just make sure you spell it correctly...

Should I write the game's name (it's a Japan only game) in Kanji, Romaji or do I translate it to english? If it's Romaji, do I leave in the "ū", or do I convert it to "uu"?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on November 03, 2014, 05:43:48 AM
Romaji will do. And use the ū if that's a more common use.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bubbles on November 03, 2014, 06:09:23 AM
Idk about the specifics in romaji but I personally prefer uu. I know that in the case of ō it could be either ou or oo and it just makes it clearer (anyone feel free to correct me here)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Baka94 on November 03, 2014, 06:19:45 AM
Romaji will do. And use the ū if that's a more common use.

With the game I'm talking about uses "uu" more commonly. I'll use that.

Idk about the specifics in romaji but I personally prefer uu. I know that in the case of ō it could be either ou or oo and it just makes it clearer (anyone feel free to correct me here)

As far as I know the way you pronounce "ō" is usually word specific. word like ōkami turns to ookami and dōshite turns to doushite. With words like tōhō, some turn it to touhou (which is more common) and some turn it as touhoo.

Anyway, my question is that can I write the tempo marking as BPM = 100 or q = 100. Finale Notepad doesn't seem to like the ♩ symbol.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 03, 2014, 07:45:32 AM
If there's something your version of Finale can't do, feel free to ask other arrangers or an updater to do it for you.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Baka94 on November 03, 2014, 12:21:01 PM
If there's something your version of Finale can't do, feel free to ask other arrangers or an updater to do it for you.

Where should I ask this? I tried to look if there was a thread for this, but couldn't find one.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Waddle Bro on November 03, 2014, 05:09:40 PM
Here man

http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?topic=685.0
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on November 04, 2014, 05:17:23 AM
so

is jewel temptation accepted or do I have ot repost it
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 04, 2014, 05:48:20 AM
That one is accepted.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 09, 2014, 04:15:03 PM
I'll basically be gone until December, but then I'll be on holidays so there will be updates galore!!!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on November 09, 2014, 04:47:04 PM
there will be updates galore!!!

Mark this day, fellas. And ladies too.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bloop on November 09, 2014, 05:54:34 PM
is this the real life
or is this just fantasy
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on November 10, 2014, 05:29:23 AM
caught in a landslide
no escape from reality
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bloop on November 10, 2014, 07:54:45 AM
open your eyes
look up to the sky and seeeeeee


There was a topic this I guess I'll stop before people get angry
So uh yay updates :D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on November 19, 2014, 10:24:23 PM
Not 100% sure if this is the best topic but for Coconut Mall when it switches to Eb from D should I just use a key sig change or is it okay to keep using accidentals (what I'm doing right now)?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on November 20, 2014, 05:31:25 AM
Not 100% sure if this is the best topic but for Coconut Mall when it switches to Eb from D should I just use a key sig change or is it okay to keep using accidentals (what I'm doing right now)?
I'd use a Key Change.  Thats probably the correct thing to do. :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on November 20, 2014, 06:12:35 AM
I'd use a Key Change.  Thats probably the correct thing to do. :)
I forgot to mention it's only for like 8 or so measures.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FireArrow on November 20, 2014, 07:48:48 AM
I forgot to mention it's only for like 8 or so measures.

I can't say for sure without seeing it, but it doesn't sound like a key sig change is necessary.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on November 22, 2014, 12:08:32 AM
Idk, I've been studying a lot of pieces with similarly brief chromatic modulations and they tend to use key changes a lot. If you're modulating from Eb major to D major (which is what I assume actually happens in the piece), even for just 8 bars that'd be a bitch and a half to read using accidentals.

EDIT: Oh right, the reason I came to this thread in the first place. How possible/likely is it that we could get youtube/audio file links for the originals in the actual submissions threads? Like, just as an added (possibly optional) field for the submission form, could we include the url and have that incorporated in the post?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on November 22, 2014, 12:57:04 AM
Is the intent of that suggestion for the updaters to be able to easily access the original song while reviewing, or is it for the main site to have a link to the original song with each arrangement?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on November 22, 2014, 01:01:14 AM
First one (that and for the convenience of anyone else giving feedback)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on November 22, 2014, 01:25:54 AM
Is the intent of that suggestion for the updaters to be able to easily access the original song while reviewing, or is it for the main site to have a link to the original song with each arrangement?

I'm thinking it would be your first guess, and to be honest that sounds extremely convenient. Although I remember a discussion somewhere about the possibility of it being on the main site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on November 22, 2014, 04:08:01 AM
Idk, I've been studying a lot of pieces with similarly brief chromatic modulations and they tend to use key changes a lot. If you're modulating from Eb major to D major (which is what I assume actually happens in the piece), even for just 8 bars that'd be a bitch and a half to read using accidentals.
I've seen both a fair bit, even one bit of Chopin with A# major (I think it was A#, it's been a while) notated with accidentals in order to maintain correct spellings of key relationships connected by major thirds.

As an updater, I tend to leave short modulations to personal preference.


EDIT: Oh right, the reason I came to this thread in the first place. How possible/likely is it that we could get youtube/audio file links for the originals in the actual submissions threads? Like, just as an added (possibly optional) field for the submission form, could we include the url and have that incorporated in the post?
That's on the to-do list for when holidays come around.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bubbles on November 26, 2014, 03:36:23 AM
This (http://forum.ninsheetm.us/index.php?topic=6523.msg261590#msg261590) got archived so I can't reply there haha

The note is missing from your version of the arrangement, but its not a huge deal so it can probably just be ignored. Basically, where the rest is in measure 4 is actually another CEb chord (and I'm sure some other timing is moved around too but I can't eyeball it).
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FireArrow on November 26, 2014, 03:46:01 AM
Idk, I've been studying a lot of pieces with similarly brief chromatic modulations and they tend to use key changes a lot. If you're modulating from Eb major to D major (which is what I assume actually happens in the piece), even for just 8 bars that'd be a bitch and a half to read using accidentals.

EDIT: Oh right, the reason I came to this thread in the first place. How possible/likely is it that we could get youtube/audio file links for the originals in the actual submissions threads? Like, just as an added (possibly optional) field for the submission form, could we include the url and have that incorporated in the post?

Most of my experience with modulations comes from baroque music, so I pretty much never key sig changes.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on November 26, 2014, 03:49:23 AM
OH!!! I finally hear it. Thanks for your scruple Bubbles. I dismissed it initially because there is indeed a rest after the first one, but, thanks to your importunity, I now realize there is supposed to be another triplet eighth, or four C-Eb chords altogether.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on November 26, 2014, 02:06:24 PM
I've decided to just throw in accidentals, that way I won't have to send it to a computer at school and can just finish it at home :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on November 26, 2014, 08:41:02 PM
Convenience and apathy are rarely the reasons behind good decisions. Again, if for 8 bars there will be accidentals written on every note except for D and G, that will be a bitch and a half to read.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on November 26, 2014, 09:15:00 PM
Convenience and apathy are rarely the reasons behind good decisions. Again, if for 8 bars there will be accidentals written on every note except for D and G, that will be a bitch and a half to read.
There should only be an Eb, E natural, and f# as far as I can think of offhand
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on November 26, 2014, 09:24:16 PM
Then it doesn't really sound like you're changing into D major...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on November 26, 2014, 10:05:14 PM
to Eb from D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on November 26, 2014, 11:07:32 PM
My bad, I was going from memory there. The fact remains that it doesn't at all sound like you're changing into what you think you're changing into. While I wouldn't necessarily expect to see every note of the scale used (different ones being Eb, F natural, Ab, Bb, and C natural), the fact that you say there's no Bb gives me some serious doubts. I was about to say that an Eb major chord in D major could just be indicative of the neopolitan six chord, but if there's no fifth, then I have no idea. If you could show me where in the piece you're talking about, I could probably be a lot more helpful.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on November 27, 2014, 03:25:02 AM
It's not actually in D, it's in F, but you're playing on a D then you go to an Eb is what I mean.  And as far as I know you don't actually play a Bb for that little section; it's just not there.
I didn't say modulating for a reason :P but I guess I could have been WAY more specific in my first post.
How about when I'm done you can look at it lol
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on November 27, 2014, 03:38:31 AM
It's not actually in D, it's in F, but you're playing on a D then you go to an Eb is what I mean.

I have never had less of an idea what you're talking about than I do now.
And yes, I'll just look at it then, haha.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SaturnV on November 30, 2014, 10:11:06 PM
Didn't know if my last plea was received or not, but to begin (again) with, I have tried multiple times to upload an arrangement of my own to the site, but even though I have selected a M.I.D.I. (also have an Mp3, could I use that instead?), it keeps saying I haven't. Anyone know what I could try to solve this?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on November 30, 2014, 10:23:48 PM
Didn't know if my last plea was received or not, but to begin (again) with, I have tried multiple times to upload an arrangement of my own to the site, but even though I have selected a M.I.D.I. (also have an Mp3, could I use that instead?), it keeps saying I haven't. Anyone know what I could try to solve this?
Try closing it and restarting the submission. Make sure you are putting the correct file in the right place. If all else fails, borrow someone else's computer or use a different browser. The problem is probably on your end.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on November 30, 2014, 11:02:50 PM
Didn't know if my last plea was received or not, but to begin (again) with, I have tried multiple times to upload an arrangement of my own to the site, but even though I have selected a M.I.D.I. (also have an Mp3, could I use that instead?), it keeps saying I haven't. Anyone know what I could try to solve this?

Sorry, we can't accept mp3's in place of midis. every file has to be of exactly the type that it asks for.

btw, are you using ".midi" instead of ".mid"?

If so , try uploading a .mid instead.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 01, 2014, 01:09:28 AM
Can you upload the files to dropbox or something and post them here or PM me? Then I'll look into it
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on December 01, 2014, 03:50:22 AM
Can you upload the files to dropbox or something and post them here or PM me? Then I'll look into it
Can I do that too....for now? As some people know my computer cord was ripped and I could send you the Dropbox files with my iPad
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 01, 2014, 04:44:43 AM
That's what I told you to do...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on December 01, 2014, 05:05:51 PM
Ok :)
Just this time I'd like to do that because I'm getting my cord Wednesday at the earliest.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on December 08, 2014, 04:54:52 PM
Is it okay to do eighth-eighth-eighth-half note-eighth?  I don't think I've ever seen that before while playing so I'm guessing there's something else you gotta do.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on December 08, 2014, 05:23:31 PM
Is it okay to do eighth-eighth-eighth-half note-eighth?  I don't think I've ever seen that before while playing so I'm guessing there's something else you gotta do.
I think it would be eighth x 3, eighth tied to a dotted quarter, eighth.
Or the dotted quarter is a quarter tied to an eighth
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 08, 2014, 06:16:41 PM
I think it would be eighth x 3, eighth tied to a dotted quarter, eighth.

Correct! If we're talking about 4/4 time, that is!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 18, 2014, 12:11:03 AM
Just a reminder that you get one post in the in progress topic and any updates should be edited into that one post.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on December 30, 2014, 11:42:40 AM
Hey, what was the policy on duet arrangements again?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on December 30, 2014, 05:04:08 PM
I think that might of changed.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on December 30, 2014, 05:11:10 PM
They must be submitted separately.
Which I don't like one bit.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 30, 2014, 06:07:02 PM
More than one arrangement per topic doesn't work with the new system. You can still submit a duet without a solo, though.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on December 30, 2014, 06:08:39 PM
Then it is my suggestion that that be changed.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 30, 2014, 06:15:43 PM
Noted. Would you like fries with that?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on December 30, 2014, 08:23:40 PM
I guess you could say olimar is getting salty with maelstrom
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on December 31, 2014, 01:08:34 AM
Just because a duet/solo pair might be based on the same song doesn't mean they're evaluated in the same way. The approach for both is quite different and whichever way you look at it, they are still separate arrangements.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on December 31, 2014, 03:49:06 AM
Noted. Would you like fries with that?
Hahahahah! Nice one :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 12, 2015, 03:59:01 PM
I'll update the formatting guidelines picture tomorrow, but from now on, due to the domain name change, the URL on sheets should be as follows:


http://www.NinSheetMusic.org/


There are currently no plans for a fixing the URLs project (although depending on time, that may come), it can just be a part of Fixing the Sheets for now.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bloop on January 12, 2015, 04:25:26 PM
does it have to be with capitals NSM?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on January 12, 2015, 04:28:13 PM
does it have to be with capitals NSM?
last time I checked URLs weren't case sensitive
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bloop on January 12, 2015, 04:34:46 PM
No but maybe it looks better or more pro or something
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on January 12, 2015, 04:46:23 PM
[Redacted]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 13, 2015, 01:00:43 AM
It's more than just a URL, it's a chance to display and highlight the name of our awesome site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on January 13, 2015, 01:12:48 AM
[Redacted]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on January 13, 2015, 01:14:34 AM
True, NinSheetMusic isn't necessarily the first word grouping people hear in their heads when they read it in all lower case. I think it's more professional to capitalize each initial.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 13, 2015, 01:18:37 AM
did you want the url capitalized?
Yep

This finalescript thing sounds useful, I'll have to check it out sometime.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on January 13, 2015, 02:09:09 AM
[Redacted]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 13, 2015, 02:20:23 AM
That's pretty neat. What sorts of things do you use it for during general use?

Also, don't forget http://
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on January 13, 2015, 02:29:48 AM
[Redacted]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Cobraroll on January 15, 2015, 10:01:37 AM
Just now looked through the "Archive" subforum, and noticed we've built up three full forum pages of accepted sheets since mid-October. That's 60 in three months, which is actually a quite good pacing (on average, it's one accepted arrangement every 36 hours). Looks like the new system works great!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Lowend Lover on January 24, 2015, 05:15:53 AM
Hey everyone. I'm new here and have multiple arrangements I would like to post from different games. I've looked at the requirements for the correct format of the actual score so I don't think there will be much of an issue there.

However, I have used MuseScore for all my arrangements. Is that going to be a problem? I know Finale is popular but I would like to avoid paying lots of money for software. It doesn't have to be free but $100 and up seems a bit steep.

Also, any helpful advice on posting arrangements would be greatly appreciated. 
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on January 24, 2015, 05:16:41 AM
Finale Notepad is free. You can switch/copypaste from that if needed.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on January 24, 2015, 05:24:43 AM
$100+ is steep? Try $650
But, in all seriousness, it is expensive. However, there are ways to get it considerably cheaper.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Lowend Lover on January 24, 2015, 05:55:15 AM
Thanks! I will try final notepad.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Xaoz on January 24, 2015, 01:34:33 PM
Thanks! I will try final notepad.

There are also cheaper version like Finale SongWriter. It does not have all the Finale-features, but you can try all of them for 30 days to see how much you really need. I would not recommend Finale NotePad... It is horrible...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on January 24, 2015, 01:44:52 PM
People around here who have higher versions of Finale will generally be quite happy to add things into your sheets that Notepad or other versions might not be able to do. So feel free to ask around for help if you decide to go with a cheaper option.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on January 24, 2015, 05:13:15 PM
I'll give you some help if you need it!
Finale Notepad = The Devil's Handbook.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Lowend Lover on January 24, 2015, 11:29:13 PM
Xaoz, you are quite correct. Finale Notepad is horrible! I cannot change clefs which is essential for one of the pieces I've transcribed. Also, for a different piece I completed the actual notation but I cannot get those stupid pno. abbreviations removed or get the quarter note symbol inserted for the tempo marking. I even followed the directions on the Finale website's help section but to no avail!

So, can anyone give me a ballpark estimate on the cheapest version of finale that will allow me to get my transcriptions up to site standards? I am not paying $650 unless:
A. There are copious amounts of sexual favors involved.
or
B. I get to choose a day when all the major symphony orchestras in the world perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.3. They all have to use authentic harpsichords, all the double bassists have to play with the German bow cuz reasons, the conductors have to state that Bach is the greatest architect of music of all time, and finally, at the end of the performance there has to be a moment of silence where the harpsichordist farts loud enough for the audience to hear.

Mariolegofan, I might just have to take you up on your offer if it still stands.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on January 24, 2015, 11:31:29 PM
Sure!
Shoot.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on January 24, 2015, 11:56:54 PM
Academic price (just asks if you are a student/teacher):
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Finale-2014-Music-Notation-Software-Academic-Education-Teacher-Student-Edition-/261711198253?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cef33f82d

Normal price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MakeMusic-Finale-2014-Music-Notation-Software-MIDI-Music-XML-Full-Edition-/251519450536?pt=US_Image_Video_Audio_Software&hash=item3a8fba3da8

There are other cheaper products, but they do not include all the features
http://www.finalemusic.com/products/compare-finale-products/
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on January 25, 2015, 02:02:37 PM
I am not paying $650 unless:
A. There are copious amounts of sexual favors involved.

I like you already
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Lowend Lover on January 25, 2015, 08:46:36 PM
Thanks for the links Maelstrom! At the very latest I'll upgrade after I get my taxes done haha.

And thanks FierceDeity. It's nice to know that at least one person was not offended by that comment.  ;D

Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Xaoz on January 25, 2015, 11:20:30 PM
It's nice to know that at least one person was not offended by that comment.  ;D

Wait a few weeks... Then you will be very careful about making comments about anything that could possibly offend anyone!
Title: Need a template for duet sheet music.
Post by: King Sammer on February 03, 2015, 11:28:31 PM
I'm trying to create a song with two pianos following the rules, but I can't do it. My program, Finale Notepad 2012 can't bold the composer part or shrink the text. How do I do it? Please give me a template! I'm a new user who can't do anything except ask.
Title: Re: Need a template for duet sheet music.
Post by: Maelstrom on February 04, 2015, 01:29:02 AM
It's in this thread (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=481.0)

Btw, notepad CAN do that.
Select text tool. (The big A) Click on the small box above the text you want to format.
Then, from the bar on the top, Text>Style>Bold/Italicised.

edit: Did not see the "Two Pianos" part
You want this thread (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=685.0) for that.
Title: Re: Need a template for duet sheet music.
Post by: Bespinben on February 04, 2015, 04:24:44 AM
I would also recommend, in addition to the two links Maelstrom gave, to create an index of people's arrangements that have different formats. For example, if you wanted to work in landscape instead of portrait in Notepad, you can just import someone else's arrangement that is formatted like that into your program. But, you'd have to find it first. So if you create a list you can use for templates, that would help you be more self-sufficient rather than always asking for templates. Fortunately, I know fingerz has made quite a few duet arrangements, as well as myself. This method could really be used for almost anything that Notepad can't produce, like repeat signs, ottava (e.g. 8va/8vb), page sizing -- the works!

Also, seriously, I'm very pleased that you've started trying to do some real arranging. Keep it up.
Title: Re: Need a template for duet sheet music.
Post by: King Sammer on February 04, 2015, 04:35:47 AM
I would also recommend, in addition to the two links Maelstrom gave, to create an index of people's arrangements that have different formats. For example, if you wanted to work in landscape instead of portrait in Notepad, you can just import someone else's arrangement that is formatted like that into your program. But, you'd have to find it first. So if you create a list you can use for templates, that would help you be more self-sufficient rather than always asking for templates. Fortunately, I know fingerz has made quite a few duet arrangements, as well as myself. This method could really be used for almost anything that Notepad can't produce, like repeat signs, ottava (e.g. 8va/8vb), page sizing -- the works!

Also, seriously, I'm very pleased that you've started trying to do some real arranging. Keep it up.
Thank you! Now I've got to make some arrangements!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: King Sammer on February 12, 2015, 01:44:42 AM
How much is an octave? I'm arranging Flint Cragley, Cragtrotter and the beginning is high-pitched. I'm having trouble with the part that has high-pitched notes and I can't lower it and put a 8vb in it!!! Help! Help me...help...  :'(
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on February 12, 2015, 02:01:33 AM
8 notes
(select a note and push Shift+Up/Down to move a note up or down an octave
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: King Sammer on February 12, 2015, 02:06:48 AM
...And now I can't stop the 8va- It's making ALL the notes higher! I don't know how to put that broken line above my notes that I want! Heeeeeeeeeeeelp!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on February 12, 2015, 02:17:18 AM
You need to end it. Or buy finale.
Or just ask someone to fix it when you are done.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: King Sammer on February 12, 2015, 02:29:14 AM
You need to end it. Or buy finale.
Or just ask someone to fix it when you are done.
Maelstrom, I DO have Finale 2012. I don't know how to create that broken line.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on February 12, 2015, 02:33:03 AM
[Redacted]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on February 12, 2015, 02:34:06 AM
Use the Smart Shape tool
Not the articulations.
And I'm pretty sure you have Notepad 2012
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: King Sammer on February 12, 2015, 02:48:42 AM
And also, the tempo is always 100, when it's supposed to be 140. Any help would be appreciated.

(http://simmerskingdom.createaforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=86.0;attach=122;image)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ThatGamer on February 12, 2015, 09:27:21 PM
I'm curious to know if anyone will ever help me with my arrangement, Piranha Creeper Creek?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on February 12, 2015, 10:10:49 PM
I'm curious to know if anyone will ever help me with my arrangement, Piranha Creeper Creek?
Don't post here. Try pming a updater or simply post in the thread.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ThatGamer on February 12, 2015, 10:21:09 PM
Alright. But I thought thread bumping was bad?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on February 12, 2015, 10:31:58 PM
PMing usually does the trick, but I would also justify bumping the thread if you made a significant improvement to the sheet ;)

...I'm assuming you're still referring to the fact you can't change the clef right? I suggested this to King Sammer and I will suggest this to you:

create an index of people's arrangements that have different formats. For example, if you wanted to work in landscape instead of portrait in Notepad, you can just import someone else's arrangement that is formatted like that into your program. But, you'd have to find it first. So if you create a list you can use for templates, that would help you be more self-sufficient rather than always asking for templates. Fortunately, I know fingerz has made quite a few duet arrangements, as well as myself. This method could really be used for almost anything that Notepad can't produce, like repeat signs, ottava (e.g. 8va/8vb), page sizing [CLEFS] -- the works!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ThatGamer on February 12, 2015, 10:37:38 PM
Arg, I just can't get the clef changes to work. Even with this help and stuff.

Is there a way I can pull the arrangement from submissions so I can upload a different one?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: King Sammer on February 23, 2015, 02:44:51 AM
Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc Thread

This thread is for:
  • All General questions and comments about Updates, Posting Submissions, The Formatting Guidelines and anything else really.
  • If you've got any suggestions, feel free to also post those here.

This thread is Not for:
  • Asking me to look at your submissions. I will get to them when I have time now that I have a properly organised system in place.
  • Talking about your submissions for the next update, just edit your post in the Submission for Next Update topic.
You misspelled Submission. I fixed it to you
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: blueflower999 on February 23, 2015, 02:52:33 AM
Wha-

Yeah please don't do that.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: King Sammer on February 23, 2015, 07:00:56 PM
What if the bass line is very hard to hear?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on February 23, 2015, 07:18:16 PM
Slow it down, use headphones, and mess with an equalizer.
Use google if you are not sure how to do any of these things.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on February 24, 2015, 01:40:49 AM
Slow it down, use headphones, and mess with an equalizer.
Use google if you are not sure how to do any of these things.
This is exactly what I do. I have a slow down thing built into my MP3 player.
There are apps for this though.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: King Sammer on February 24, 2015, 09:26:55 PM
Slow it down, use headphones, and mess with an equalizer.
THANK YOU!

 :D
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Xaoz on February 24, 2015, 10:00:56 PM
Slow it down, use headphones, and mess with an equalizer.
Use google if you are not sure how to do any of these things.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+use+headphones

Now I finally understand!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on February 24, 2015, 10:38:31 PM
I could see an equalizer working well
Cars usually have them so you could get the song onto an mp3 player and plug it into your car
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: King Sammer on February 25, 2015, 12:28:45 AM
I could see an equalizer working well
Cars usually have them so you could get the song onto an mp3 player and plug it into your car
I don't have a car!

However, the ONLY tool I have is Audacity...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Shadoninja on February 28, 2015, 03:53:37 PM
[Redacted]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on March 06, 2015, 12:30:18 PM
Question time!

Are you allowed to submit a variety of small tunes from one game as one sheet? (Example, PMD1 Fanfares by Bespinben)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on March 06, 2015, 06:25:19 PM
I was thinking the same thing. I think they should be individual sheets though. Examples: 1-Up fanfare by Deku; Super Mario Bros., Wii Channel Fanfare by Wiiman96; New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Open Note Door by me; Banjo-Kazooie, etc. I think they should be individual sheets. Maybe the sheet count (for submissions) can be increased if the song is like 5 bars or less. Because who wants to submit a sheet that is really really short that counts as a full sheet/song? If you know what I mean :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on March 06, 2015, 06:53:58 PM
I wouldn't mind combining things like that into one arrangement if it's from the same game or something. I did with some pikmin arrangements on my page.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on March 07, 2015, 12:19:59 AM
^what Olimar said. As long as it's from the same game and it makes sense to group them together, sure go for it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: cashwarrior1 on March 07, 2015, 06:58:48 PM
I have no idea how to change a .mus file into a .midi or a .pdf I am using Finale NotePad 2012 Because i have no money to get the 2014 edition. :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on March 07, 2015, 08:27:23 PM
To change to pdf, get PDF Creator.

To change to midi, click "save as" midi.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: cashwarrior1 on March 07, 2015, 09:35:55 PM
I tried to "save as" midi, but when i ran the file it said it didn't work. I'm using a Mac BTW.

NVM! I found out a way
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yug_Guy on March 20, 2015, 04:25:34 AM
Question:
So I noticed the complete utter lack of Pokemon Stadium songs and I thought I could maybe try some. I for sure want to get the minigame songs done, but a thought occurred about all the other songs:

The battle songs are either remixes of battle themes from R/B/Y like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Dl2rkmydk which sound the same as the original, and some are battle songs remixed from non-battle themes like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngyleisbQtE that essentially sound different from their original inspirations.

So, which songs could I arrange from Pokemon Stadium that don't sound exactly the same as from our R/B/Y section on the site? This has been bothering me for some time.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on March 20, 2015, 04:31:55 AM
It should be okay to do the arrangement even if it's identical as long as you don't copy the one already on the site, at least from what I understand
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on March 20, 2015, 05:01:39 AM
Oh trust me, even a song like "Free Battle" has enough new material to rightfully deserve its own arrangement. Heck, even some of the harmonies are expanded (like the string backings in the first 13 seconds). Also, that timpani/drum combo? Oooh would I love some of that deliciousness in an arrangement.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: cashwarrior1 on March 22, 2015, 02:00:49 AM
Why do I have a feeling I have to ask for my arrangement to be submitted?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on March 22, 2015, 02:15:42 AM
The process is slow and we only have so many updaters
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on March 22, 2015, 02:27:45 AM
The process is slow and we only have so many updaters
Unfortunetly
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on March 22, 2015, 07:06:47 AM
Why do I have a feeling I have to ask for my arrangement to be submitted?

Why do I have a feeling I have to ask you to check your topic? (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6880.msg284015#msg284015)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on March 24, 2015, 09:05:35 PM
If a song's key is in D Dorian, is the key signature C major?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on March 24, 2015, 09:22:32 PM
If a song's key is in D Dorian, is the key signature C major?

Yes, but it's up to you to decide whether to write the key signature as C major or use D major key signature and "borrow" accidentals from C major (that is, naturalizing the B and E). I usually use the mode-specific key signature if a song never deviates from that key (ex: Temple of Time), whereas I usually just "borrow" accidentals for songs that flip-flop back and forth (ex: my PMD GtI Ragged Mountain arrangement).

http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6652.0
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on March 24, 2015, 09:35:58 PM
The song I'm arranging is in D minor, so will it still be in D minor or C major?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on March 24, 2015, 09:44:52 PM
The only difference between D minor and D Dorian is whether the 6th is raised or not (Bb or B natural). If you see Bb's in the piece, I would write it as D minor (1 flat) key signature.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on March 24, 2015, 11:39:08 PM
My preference is to have the key signature reflect the mode, in this case I personally would keep the flat out, especially if there are no Bb's.  It's probably more correct to have the Bb in the key signature though, naturaling all the Bb's
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on March 25, 2015, 12:39:02 AM
Its theoretically correct to keep the key signature of D in this example, since that is tonic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on April 02, 2015, 07:53:22 AM
Anyone know how to hide rests in Finale 2014?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on April 02, 2015, 07:59:06 AM
Highlight the rest, then press "H"
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on April 02, 2015, 08:19:02 AM
Thank you! I am annoyed that the rest of the Internet can't even answer a simple question, so I'm happy to be here!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on April 02, 2015, 08:24:58 AM
I'm highlighting the rest and pressing R but nothing happens! I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong...
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: InsigTurtle on April 02, 2015, 10:25:57 AM
You might have misread his reply, since H is the key that hides. R is supposed to change a note to a rest and vice versa.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on April 02, 2015, 10:51:50 AM
Another typo, I mean I pressed H :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on April 02, 2015, 02:19:06 PM
Don't highlight it. Select it like you would a note, then press H
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on April 02, 2015, 02:29:33 PM
And if that doesnt work, make it go off the page.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on April 12, 2015, 11:55:29 AM
More question from me, yay...
For some reason, for example, the right hand is mezzo-forte and the left is piano but all the hands are piano. Anyone know how to fix the problem? Finale 2014 btw.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on April 12, 2015, 12:09:17 PM
You need to program the upper and lower staffs to have separate MIDI channels. To do this, don't use the preset "add instrument --> piano", rather, add two blank staves, and then combine them into a group manually (with brace and all). This will let you have separate dynamics.

You could also just write in some invisible articulations to quiet down one hand and strengthen the other. Either works.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on April 13, 2015, 09:35:51 PM
Asking this in a more public place.

Finale 2014 has an export function that can put files into .mus, .mid. and .pdf form. This effectively makes the .musx file the "master file". Is this acceptable when there are no major formatting issues? Or, for consistency, should we export to a .mus, open that in 2012, and create the .mid and .pdf from there?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on April 13, 2015, 10:10:36 PM
As long as there is a .mus gile, I don't see any problem with that.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 13, 2015, 10:58:06 PM
Mus midi and PDF. Idk how you go about creating these files, just as long as they are consistent with one another.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 14, 2015, 03:07:19 AM
I'm working on adding an optional .musx file slot for sheet uploads. We probably won't make use of it right away but we'll need it for the future.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: JDMEK5 on April 17, 2015, 06:22:00 PM
.musx is?..
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on April 17, 2015, 06:36:17 PM
Finale 2014 files. Supposedly "Backward and forwards compatible," but the next version of finale has not yet been released.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on April 17, 2015, 07:58:49 PM
Not backward compatible. But you can export from a .musx to a .mus, which can result in a small change in formatting and a loss of any features 2014 has that 2012 does not.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on April 17, 2015, 08:13:50 PM
Not backward compatible. But you can export from a .musx to a .mus, which can result in a small change in formatting and a loss of any features 2014 has that 2012 does not.
Backwards compatible from 2014 on, iirc.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on April 17, 2015, 08:39:54 PM
Ah. How about "compatible with versions after 2014". Which isn't really a breakthrough, but okay.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on April 18, 2015, 01:45:08 AM
It means that, for example, if you edit the file in Finale 2016 or whatever the next version is going to be, you'll still be able to edit the file in 2014.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: treblesnail on April 25, 2015, 06:04:01 PM
Hey guys, I'm a newbie to this forum and hopefully I'm posting to the right section!  :P
I have a few Qs about submissions and other stuff

1. I have a score that I did that could be posted to this site, but I made it on Musescore because I feel like it has more features than Finale Notepad does. By any chance you guys don't accept Musescore PDFs, do you?
2. When submitting, is it compulsory to add all 3 files (PDFs, midi, and .mus)?
3. I'm trying to find a way to add a swing playback in Finale Notepad 2012, (free, Windows version btw). I tried finding tutorials on it but I can't seem to find the options they talk about

Thanks guys ^^;
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on April 25, 2015, 06:13:04 PM
Yes, Yes, No

Notepad is a free version meant to convince you to pay an excessive sum for the fully featured version. It's not cheap.

Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on April 25, 2015, 10:44:34 PM
You could export the Musescore into a MUSX file then import into Finale Notepad.
Also, for 3.) Just replace the "quaver-quaver" with a "dotted quaver-semi quaver" if you know what I'm saying.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on April 26, 2015, 01:35:39 AM
Wats a quaver
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on April 26, 2015, 01:37:31 AM
Eight note, just look it up on google.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on April 26, 2015, 04:27:41 AM
there's no such things as quavers
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: treblesnail on April 26, 2015, 04:33:29 AM
Alrighty, thank you Maelstrom and AwesomeYears! AY, I get what you're talking about with the dotted quaver and semi quaver thing :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on April 26, 2015, 05:27:32 AM
there's no such things as quavers
Hmm, what if I say

...

...

...

...

...

AUSSI
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on May 11, 2015, 01:40:07 AM
When converting finale files to PDFs, the tutorial thread mentions filling in tags for the pdf (i.e. author, subject, and keywords). The export function of Finale 2014 leaves these fields blank. Should they be filled in manually, or is it not such a big deal?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FierceDeity on May 11, 2015, 02:08:20 AM
I'd go with "not such a big deal", I think
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on May 11, 2015, 02:11:29 AM
*Obligatory didn't know tags existed post*
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on May 11, 2015, 02:44:11 AM
I'd go with "not such a big deal", I think
Yeah that one. It's more of a thing to do if you're using a PDF printer. We certainly never check for tags anyway.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on May 11, 2015, 12:53:58 PM
Wait, we can submit musx files now?
Whoops, I forgot to mention this one.

YES! You can now submit .musx files. They're only optional and we still require a .mus for now but we'll need them in the future.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on June 03, 2015, 03:10:21 PM
What's the site policy on games not localized, but have official names?
E.g. FE 1 through 6 and 12
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on June 03, 2015, 06:02:35 PM
I believe it's to go with whatever the official name is. If there's an official English name for a track then use it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SimcityTiles on June 09, 2015, 09:30:22 AM
Please do Animal Crossing: New Leaf 1PM ;) i think you guys had it before but your URL changed and i was gonna print it now with my new printer but the url no longer works. I want to perform it at my piano exams.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on June 09, 2015, 01:49:52 PM
You mean this?
http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/download/pdf/2260
It's at ninsheetmusic.org now, not ninsheetm.us
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yug_Guy on June 13, 2015, 01:27:42 AM
Okay, naming question for ya:
I'm not sure what to name this song. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQuK6nwq__E&list=PLB62C78B36CFCA127&index=10) I could either name it "Palm Tree Paradise," which is the level it appears in, BUT it's also a secret unlockable within the sound room and has a couple names there. It goes by "Karaoke" (the only English name given), "Medamayaki" (the official Japanese name), or "Sunny-Side Up" (a translation of the official Japanese name). My question is: Which one should I use? (Super Mario Wiki page for reference (http://www.mariowiki.com/Karaoke_(Medamayaki)))

Also: I'm for sure going to write the lyrics in here, so should I do Japanese, English, or both?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Winter on June 17, 2015, 06:37:33 AM
"The song itself it an extended version of the Palm Tree Paradise theme."

So don't name is Palm Tree Paradise unless you are only arranging the shorter part from the level itself. If you've arranged the extended one from the sound room then I'd go with Karaoke
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on June 18, 2015, 12:37:46 AM
Here's a good question:
If a game debuted in Steam early access last year, but had the full release this year, which year should I use as the copyright date?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 18, 2015, 12:42:01 AM
Check the credits of the game and use what they put. If you can't find anything, just use this year.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on June 18, 2015, 03:16:10 PM
If the song is an extended version of Palm tree Paradise(haven't listened to it), you could write, under the tile as a subtitle,:(extended version of "Palm tree Paradise").

And as for lyrics, I'm not sure if it's a smart idea of writing it out, I mean it's a piano arrangement so it's rather unnecessary. But if you really want to I'd recommend using the English lyrics.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yug_Guy on June 18, 2015, 05:22:18 PM
If the song is an extended version of Palm tree Paradise(haven't listened to it), you could write, under the tile as a subtitle,:(extended version of "Palm tree Paradise").
And as for lyrics, I'm not sure if it's a smart idea of writing it out, I mean it's a piano arrangement so it's rather unnecessary. But if you really want to I'd recommend using the English lyrics.
Okay, having listened to it, the two versions are exactly the same. One isn't longer than the other. I'm thinking of having it as "Palm Tree Paradise," since the Karaoke version is just an "extra."

In regards to lyrics, I'm probably going to put the romanized versions similar to this. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5SnVnN3-JE) The only reason I'm doing this is because "Still Alive" and "Want You Gone" have lyrics in their arrangements.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Pianist Da Sootopolis on June 26, 2015, 04:57:06 AM
Is the submission form still a thing? Or is it just all through the forum post now?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on June 26, 2015, 04:47:36 PM
Submit through the NSM Panel, and a forum post is automatically created ^o^
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yug_Guy on June 27, 2015, 03:02:48 AM
Does anyone have a swing plugin for Finale Notepad 2012? The song I'm currently doing is in swing, and Notepad doesn't have automatic swing playback.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on August 11, 2015, 12:48:51 PM
http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6421.0

The pictures needs to be updated to actually be viewable plus a few sentences needs changing due to updates to the system.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 12, 2015, 05:42:45 PM
Fixed, as well as the guidelines pic. Thank Jamaha next time you see him ^^
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on August 12, 2015, 08:29:00 PM
Fixed, as well as the guidelines pic. Thank Jamaha next time you see him ^^

Good job, but there are a couple of things that needs to be edited:

6. - Files
You need to upload a .mid file, a .mus file (no .musx at this stage, if you need one converted, PM me) and a .pdf file.

Should be something like:

6. - Files
You need to upload a .mid file, a .mus file, a .pdf file and optionally a musx. file.

Same with point 3. in replacement

I think the pictures are a bit wrong also since they doesn't include the musx. option.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 13, 2015, 02:54:41 AM
That's because musx isn't required.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on August 13, 2015, 03:33:59 AM
Curious, are we gonna require musx in the future?
And where are musx on the site?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 13, 2015, 04:14:17 AM
Curious, are we gonna require musx in the future?

Probably eventually. Not sure, really. There doesn't seem to be a need for it at the moment. Maybe if they become more useful we'll start requiring them.

And where are musx on the site?

There are no musx files on the site. Any files accepted stay in the database, but currently aren't hosted on the site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on August 13, 2015, 05:57:53 AM
Probably eventually. Not sure, really. There doesn't seem to be a need for it at the moment. Maybe if they become more useful we'll start requiring them.
Ok

There are no musx files on the site. Any files accepted stay in the database, but currently aren't hosted on the site.
I was wondering cause I didn't see any on the site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on September 03, 2015, 08:16:49 PM
We really need to put links to the what should your sheet look like when people submit arrangements, or at least some sort of thing when they do it for the first time.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on September 03, 2015, 08:23:20 PM
I second this^
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on September 04, 2015, 07:41:56 AM
Yo, if a song has lyrics, should I include them in a separate instrument (a vocal line) or try and put it into the piano?

And if its the latter, what if the song is rap and has literally no pitch?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on September 04, 2015, 07:56:45 AM
Put in on top of the treble stave (example: http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/download/pdf/2483)

I suppose you could put the rap words and beats in a separate stave.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on September 04, 2015, 11:40:43 AM
Yo, if a song has lyrics, should I include them in a separate instrument (a vocal line) or try and put it into the piano?

And if its the latter, what if the song is rap and has literally no pitch?

I think it's easier if you show us the song your trying to arrange, so we can give a good answer. It's a bit difficult to answer to your question as it is now. Personally I don't think it's such a smart idea to transcribe rap vocals, I think it would only sound weird on piano. But it might depend on the case.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: InsigTurtle on September 04, 2015, 11:46:15 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't do it on piano. I'd do a separate vocal staff using ghost notes, since just having the lyrics wouldn't really give any hints to the rhythm. This would also allow you to notate the occasional pitched vocal part, too.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: WandringMinstrel on September 11, 2015, 05:03:44 PM
Under the "NSM Panel", I have two submissions from Shin Onigashima in (the max at one time, as I understand).  One was accepted last week, the other hasn't been, but hopefully should be soon since I recently made the updates requested by the mods.

My question is mainly about the timeframe: how long does the submission/acceptance process usually take, and when will I be able to submit more sheets?

Sorry if these questions are redundant, I'm new to the forums and still figuring things out. I appreciate the help!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on September 11, 2015, 05:20:20 PM
How long: very different. Some just takes a few days, while other stay for month.Ddepends how much there is to be done in the arrangement, some needs a lot of editing while others are almost good to go, and also how complex the song is.

"when will I be able to submit more sheets?": When your sheet has been uploaded to the main site in an update. Since one of your sheet has been accepted it will be uploaded in the next update. When the update happens is unclear but we try to make 1 update/month. But since we got some other fixing projects, performance update and also school start, the process is a bit slow at the moment.
Title: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: WandringMinstrel on September 13, 2015, 05:09:49 PM
Has anyone done the Famicom Disk System startup theme yet? I don't see it on the site anywhere.

Followup question: For songs from hardware, do we need to add "BIOS" to the end of the system name? ("Famicom Disk System BIOS" vs. just "Famicom Disk System"). I noticed someone did that for the GameCube jingle and was wondering if that was standard.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e0lcrv2sv9kz8rd/FamicomDiskSystemNSM.pdf?dl=0
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Brawler4Ever on September 13, 2015, 11:42:18 PM
These would be good questions for Don, since he arranged the GameCube Intro anyway. You might want to send him a pm; I'm not sure how often he would look here. :P
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: WandringMinstrel on September 17, 2015, 05:40:33 PM
Oops, accidentally posted in the "In Progress" thread instead of this one. Looks like it got sorted out anyway. I think Olimar12345 was the one who caught that, thanks.
And I talked to Don, he says adding BIOS is a good idea. Thanks for the lead.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on September 19, 2015, 05:14:59 PM
Mlf brought up an intressting question in another thread so I though this might be the place for it:
I didn't know where to post this, but Deku has some great arrangements on his page still. Could we get some of those submitted/on site?
There are 2 in particular: The Story Begins (replacement) from Super Mario Galaxy & Koopa Cape (replacement) from Mario Kart Wii.

This raises an interesting question: What do we do with those arrangers who'd arranged a lot of songs but after a while left? I seems like a waste to just ignore the songs they have on their arrangement thread especially if they are well-made and ready-to-go. But who'd submit those sheet?
Should we implement some auto-submit system for them, so they'll automatically submit 2 arrangements, and have people here take care of the small fixing that may be needed?
Obviously I'm only thinking about the arrangements that are in great quality that only needs minor fixing, not arrangements with lot's of errors, that would take to much effort.   
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bespinben on September 19, 2015, 05:46:39 PM
History answers most of this question.

What did NSM do with my arrangements during my 2-year hiatus? Well, I had spitllama submit them for me in my absence:
http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=4966.msg176629#msg176629

How did he know which to submit? Well, I made a list:
http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=4781.msg172341#msg172341


The difference with Deku's stuff is that we don't know if he wants his stuff submitted. This is a non-issue however, because a quick Skype PM can uncover his mind on the matter. As for which of his arrangements to submit, remember, only the items on MY list that were already NSM standard went through (my Primal Dialga solo never got on site, for example). Same would be true fo Deku's stuff.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on September 19, 2015, 05:50:17 PM
The difference with Deku's stuff is that we don't know if he wants his stuff submitted. This is a non-issue however, because a quick Skype PM can uncover his mind on the matter. As for which of his arrangements to submit, remember, only the items on MY list that were already NSM standard went through (my Primal Dialga solo never got on site, for example). Same would be true fo Deku's stuff.
I don't know why Deku wouldn't want his stuff on.....he has 300+ arrangements on site. I wouldn't know why he wouldn't want the others on. Could you ask him, Bespinben?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on September 19, 2015, 06:10:42 PM
I would love to see new arrangements on site by Deku's ghost
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on September 19, 2015, 06:32:01 PM
For example:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84117653/Submissions/Mario%20Kart%20Wii%20-%20Koopa%20Cape.zip
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on September 19, 2015, 08:21:24 PM
History answers most of this question.

What did NSM do with my arrangements during my 2-year hiatus? Well, I had spitllama submit them for me in my absence:
http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=4966.msg176629#msg176629

How did he know which to submit? Well, I made a list:
http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=4781.msg172341#msg172341


The difference with Deku's stuff is that we don't know if he wants his stuff submitted. This is a non-issue however, because a quick Skype PM can uncover his mind on the matter. As for which of his arrangements to submit, remember, only the items on MY list that were already NSM standard went through (my Primal Dialga solo never got on site, for example). Same would be true fo Deku's stuff.

So someone will have to use 1 or 2 of their submissions in order to submit Deku's arrangements, or?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on September 19, 2015, 08:40:02 PM
The process of submitting them won't be a problem, it's just the permission we need.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on September 20, 2015, 10:12:21 PM
I don't know why Deku wouldn't want his stuff on.....he has 300+ arrangements on site. I wouldn't know why he wouldn't want the others on. Could you ask him, Bespinben?
The issue is, what if he doesn't want his stuff on the site and we put it up anyway. Sure, he happens to be a fairly specific case as a mod where that's probably not an issue, but we've already mentioned many times that this site is in a legal grey area. No matter how mundane the action might seem, we should always comply with somebody's request concerning their own work and efforts, and we should strive to never use their work without explicit permission first (i.e. in the form of a submission).
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FruityCabbage on September 23, 2015, 07:53:11 PM
Can it be a single lined piece? I'm not great at arranging just yet and would like to start simple.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheMarioPianist on September 23, 2015, 09:54:51 PM
Can it be a single lined piece? I'm not great at arranging just yet and would like to start simple.
Can you explain what you mean by "single lined?" It depends based on what you mean.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on September 23, 2015, 10:20:54 PM
He/She probably means this (http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/download/pdf/895). There are very few of those on the site, and they tend to only exist because the original pieces are simple enough to easily play with one hand. Given that the goal is accuracy and playability, you would probably be directed to having somebody collaborate on something with you. Perhaps create a topic for your arrangements so you can transcribe what you feel comfortable with, and then see if you can find somebody to complete the transcription. Over time you'll get enough practice to feel more comfortable with two hands. The people here will be happy to help you improve too.
Title: Re: The Next "Fixing The Sheets" Project Thread
Post by: Cobraroll on September 30, 2015, 02:55:09 PM
^Well... yeah.

At least, nice to miss a thread like this by just a little over a week, and then see that the Fixing Project in question is almost finished. Just had a look at the SM64 Fixing thread and saw most of the sheets were finished, with only a few in progress. That's remarkable! I know many users feel nostalgic for the "good old days", but really, things have never been as fast-paced around here as it is now. And the quality of the work... well, have you ever seen some of the older sheets? What we take as minimum requirements nowadays would have been a rare gem of excellent quality back then.

By the way, for the next project: Can I nominate something other than a game? If there's one set of sheets I feel should be given extra care, it would be Main Themes. The representative piece of music for the game as a whole should really be given a sheet of good quality. That's especially true for the "classics".

Then again, it's been a while since I've browsed the site archives thoroughly, so I'm not that sure on the need for a major fix for most of them. Still, just throwing suggestions out there.
Title: Re: Re: The Next "Fixing The Sheets" Project Thread
Post by: Sebastian on September 30, 2015, 05:25:22 PM
*Cobraroll's paragraph
Long time no see, Cobraroll!

I actually think that is a pretty neat idea. Doing Main Themes instead a game.
Title: Re: Re: The Next "Fixing The Sheets" Project Thread
Post by: Tobbeh99 on September 30, 2015, 05:31:37 PM
As you can see we allowed multiple games, if the amount of sheet was small enough. That way we can also fix up popular sheet from different games.
Title: Re: Re: The Next "Fixing The Sheets" Project Thread
Post by: Sebastian on September 30, 2015, 05:34:12 PM
Yeah^
We could pick an extremely small game (consisting of approx. 5 songs) and do all the Main Themes.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on September 30, 2015, 05:40:00 PM
I moved this discussion so that the old topic may be archived.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on September 30, 2015, 05:40:49 PM
Cool. Thank you, Olimar.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on September 30, 2015, 05:41:48 PM
Yeah^
We could pick an extremely small game (consisting of approx. 5 songs) and do all the Main Themes.

Or a section, I'm thinking about Metroid and Castlevania, Starfox for example.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on September 30, 2015, 05:44:28 PM
Section for Main Themes or for the game. Dragon Quest and Metal Gear are very short sections.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yugi on October 01, 2015, 06:18:23 AM
If a game has DLC and I'm arranging a track from the DLC, should the game name be the name of the game or the name of the DLC.

Example: If I am arranging "Brokentooth March" from Lisa: The Painful RPG's Lisa: The Joyful expansion, should I name it after the name of the game? (Lisa: The Painful RPG) or the name of the DLC (Lisa: The Joyful)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FruityCabbage on October 05, 2015, 07:16:20 PM
Can you explain what you mean by "single lined?" It depends based on what you mean.

Sorry, I wasn't very clear.

I meant a 'single line' as in one staff (as opposed to a grand staff)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on October 05, 2015, 07:49:45 PM
@Yugi: Game name, not dlc name.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bloop on October 19, 2015, 11:53:55 AM
I can't submit replacements. I tried changing a former submission to a replacement, but it didn't work, so I deleted the submission and tried resubmitting it. I typed in the name of the sheet and uploaded the files but after submitting I get the error message "You need to select a sheet to replace." Maybe there's something wrong with the sheet name box thingy?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on October 19, 2015, 03:02:22 PM
Are you doing it exactly like this?

(http://s4.postimg.org/lb40c3xq5/image.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

[game] - [title]?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Bloop on October 20, 2015, 01:13:35 PM
oh


no
woops
it worked
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MomoQca on October 21, 2015, 06:05:03 AM
Hi! Would it be possible for me to publish my own sheets using someone else's arrangements from YouTube? I've already asked the owner for permission and am waiting for his response. I will of course give him all the credit for his arrangements.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on October 21, 2015, 06:05:54 AM
Hi! Would it be possible for me to publish my own sheets using someone else's arrangements from YouTube? I've already asked the owner for permission and am waiting for his response. I will of course give him all the credit for his arrangements.
Nope. They must submit them themselves.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MomoQca on October 21, 2015, 06:08:57 AM
That's unfortunate. I wish I could share them somehow.  :-\
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: BrainyLucario on October 23, 2015, 01:43:45 AM
Will fan songs about games ever be on the site...? I havr been dying to get sheet music of Mandopony songs
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TheMarioPianist on October 23, 2015, 01:46:26 AM
Will fan songs about games ever be on the site...? I havr been dying to get sheet music of Mandopony songs
Not on the main site. However, if you ask around the site someone might be willing to arrange them anyway. Heck, if I caught up on all my other stuff I could possibly do some.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: YuichiTuba on October 27, 2015, 02:03:39 AM
Do you accept non-piano arrangements?  :o

I have a handful of arrangements for either woodwind quartet or brass quintet from Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on October 27, 2015, 02:08:14 AM
Do you accept non-piano arrangements?  :o

I have a handful of arrangements for either woodwind quartet or brass quintet from Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy.
I'm sorry. We don't :/
We only accept Piano Solos, Piano Duets, or Piano Duos from Video Game Music.
Feel free to post any of your non-piano arrangements here:
http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?board=39.0
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: YuichiTuba on October 27, 2015, 02:21:54 AM
I'm sorry. We don't :/
We only accept Piano Solos, Piano Duets, or Piano Duos from Video Game Music.
Feel free to post any of your non-piano arrangements here:
http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?board=39.0

Cool. Thanks so much for the link! :D
I'll see how I can contribute piano arrangements in the future!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on October 27, 2015, 02:24:53 AM
I'll see how I can contribute piano arrangements in the future!
Awesome! If you ever need any help, just throw me a pm!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Oronoco on October 27, 2015, 05:41:57 PM
I've been getting along fine with the NSM Panel, except that it has never accepted my MUSX files. Not from Day One. When I try, it says that I did not upload a MUSX file. Everything else has been working.

Does anyone know if there's a silly mistake I'm making?  I use my MUSX files to create all my other files, so it surprises me that the MUSX would be the one to have problems uploading. I have them, so I'd like to include them!

Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on October 27, 2015, 07:29:28 PM
I've managed to upload every musx file I've submitted with no issues.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: braix on October 27, 2015, 07:35:20 PM
I've also never had issues with it
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on October 27, 2015, 08:36:46 PM
I've been getting along fine with the NSM Panel, except that it has never accepted my MUSX files. Not from Day One. When I try, it says that I did not upload a MUSX file. Everything else has been working.

Does anyone know if there's a silly mistake I'm making?  I use my MUSX files to create all my other files, so it surprises me that the MUSX would be the one to have problems uploading. I have them, so I'd like to include them!

Are you putting it in the correct place? There is a separate spot for both MUS and MUSX files. While MUS files are mandatory, MUSX files are not.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Oronoco on October 27, 2015, 09:53:35 PM
Are you putting it in the correct place? There is a separate spot for both MUS and MUSX files. While MUS files are mandatory, MUSX files are not.

I'll be sure to double-check next time. I'm going to try some other things, too, like uploading the file to the Panel from my Dropbox.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: YuichiTuba on November 04, 2015, 07:53:39 AM
Sorry to trouble you guys with a noob question but I've been looking around this site for a while and can't find this image when trying to submit under the Miscellaneous section:

(http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/images/guides/guide-submitting-01.png)

Can you help me how I can submit my brass quintet and woodwind quartet arrangement?
Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on November 04, 2015, 11:16:15 AM
You don't need to use the NSM panel to submit your Miscellaneous Arrangements. Just make a new topic under that Sub board and post some Dropbox links to it and wallah!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on November 04, 2015, 02:52:11 PM
We only accept piano solos onto the main site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: YuichiTuba on November 04, 2015, 04:02:24 PM
You don't need to use the NSM panel to submit your Miscellaneous Arrangements. Just make a new topic under that Sub board and post some Dropbox links to it and wallah!

Thanks so much! Once I submit these to the Miscellaneous Arrangements section, I'd like to start doing piano arrangements as well.
Cheers!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: braix on November 04, 2015, 04:09:55 PM
Just remember that those aren't able to get on the main site ;)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on November 04, 2015, 07:06:28 PM
2nd page title is just a Finale default. It's not mandatory. Looking at the majority of published sheet music both modern and classical, I would say NSM is in the minority for favoring this practice.

Being a finale default is not a bad thing. Second+ page titles have always been mandatory, as seen by literally every sheet accepted since quality controls have been in place. It has been a sort of blanket policy, common-sense sort of rule. And ofc. You won't find second+ page titles on works published in a book, because they're bound.

The second page title isn't mentioned in the style guide though...I'm sure I've submitted sheets that lack it.

Since it is in question, I will add it to the guidelines. Later I will go through the onsite pieces and add them in.

Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on November 05, 2015, 12:48:24 AM
Double post. The Formatting Guidelines have been updated to include the material mentioned above. In addition, I have expanded upon the "finale defaults" section for those of you who needed it in writing.

Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: zorori on November 11, 2015, 09:05:24 PM
The answer to this question is probably obvious, but is access to full Finale software a requirement for submission?  Based on the fact that a .mus file is required for arrangement submission, I am assuming that access to the full version of Finale software is required to submit any scores to this site.  I could not find this requirement explicitly stated anywhere, but it seems like it is an implicit requirement.

I.e., I can write arrangements in Sibelius 7 (the only annotation SW that I have access to).  But there is no way I know of to convert a .sib score into .mus format unless one owns a copy of Finale.

Just double-checking before I give up completely.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mastersuperfan on November 11, 2015, 09:13:34 PM
The answer to this question is probably obvious, but is access to full Finale software a requirement for submission?  Based on the fact that a .mus file is required for arrangement submission, I am assuming that access to the full version of Finale software is required to submit any scores to this site.  I could not find this requirement explicitly stated anywhere, but it seems like it is an implicit requirement.

I.e., I can write arrangements in Sibelius 7 (the only annotation SW that I have access to).  But there is no way I know of to convert a .sib score into .mus format unless one owns a copy of Finale.

Just double-checking before I give up completely.  Thanks.

You can download Finale Notepad... Even though it's a pain to use.

I think that it'll be okay with another notation program; it'll just be a bit more of a hassle to get them accepted onto the site. I'm pretty sure there's an arranger or two in the community that doesn't use Finale. Then again, I don't know how that actually works.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Pippit on December 05, 2015, 08:33:52 PM
It's not accepting the midi file I had... what do I do?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 05, 2015, 08:57:53 PM
Care to elaborate a bit? Perhaps post a screenshot?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Trainer Ave on December 12, 2015, 04:03:58 AM
Can I submit songs from guitar hero? I know it is a game but the songs are copyrighted by people who have nothing to do with games.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on December 12, 2015, 04:14:33 AM
Nope
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on December 12, 2015, 11:58:47 AM
Can I submit songs from guitar hero? I know it is a game but the songs are copyrighted by people who have nothing to do with games.

No licensed songs are allowed to be submitted.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Trainer Ave on December 12, 2015, 02:53:26 PM
OK
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: GuildmasterMusic on January 03, 2016, 11:01:03 PM
I use Musescore and can't purchase Finale at the moment. My music can meet all of the guidelines for submissions except I can't get a .mus file, but I can get a .xml, .mxl and .mscx . I can get a .midi and .pdf, just not the .mus
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on January 03, 2016, 11:04:56 PM
pretty much anyone would be willing to put it in finale format for you
another thing you could do is get Finale Notepad (which is free) and import the XML into finale yourself
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on January 03, 2016, 11:14:39 PM
All three files must match, though. Once you have an mus file, you'll need to create a midi and PDF from it instead of what you were using prior.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: 12Mari0 on January 09, 2016, 03:13:21 AM
Can you use clapping, clicking etc. in your arrangements?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zeila on January 09, 2016, 03:18:14 AM
You can as long as you specify what it is. There have been some sheets with percussive notes that have been accepted as well. I don't think you are allowed to put invisible percussion in the midi file though
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Sebastian on January 09, 2016, 04:22:35 AM
Can you use clapping, clicking etc. in your arrangements?
Yes
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: 12Mari0 on January 09, 2016, 05:13:16 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on February 09, 2016, 05:10:10 PM
I looked at the submission menu, or whatever to call it, and found that there are some consoles missing. Notably ps3, ps4, XboxOne, Ps Vita etc. Maybe adding some consoles there would be wise.

(http://i.imgur.com/jjdXmnp.png)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Altissimo on February 09, 2016, 05:14:40 PM
also sega saturn, and anything atari
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on February 09, 2016, 06:15:01 PM
Ok so my comment above wasn't that detailed, wrote it down in haste.
Here's a more detailed list of notable consoles that are missing:

Atari:
Atari 2600
Atari 5600
Atari 7600
Atari Jaguar
Atari Lynx

Sony:
Playstation 3
Playstation 4
Playstation Vita


Microsoft:
Xbox One


Sega:
Master System
Sega CD
Sega 32X
Sega Saturn


Other:
TurboGrafx-16/ PC-Engine
Neo Geo
3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Mobile

you could obviously also add these to the request boards as well, and create suitable abbreviations for them. 
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on February 09, 2016, 06:15:31 PM
but the PSVita's only game is Teetris
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: braix on February 09, 2016, 06:34:19 PM
It wasn't worth it to buy that game with the deed to my house, a kilogram of pure gold, 40 cattle, and my firstborn son from a street vendor in the middle of South Africa, who promised that his magic beans would change my life forever.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TooFarGann on April 18, 2016, 01:47:51 AM
When uploading a submission there ought to be an option for Musescore files (.mscz). I have tried different notation software (Lilypond Musette Notepad ect.) and these pale in comparison to Musescore. Musescore has the not only best interface, but more options and it's free. Notepad (which seems to be the standard here) lacks even basic abilities such as to change time signature, which was extremely frustrating when I was trying to make a piano reduction of "Treasure Sleeping in the Sand". Another plus is that you can upload it to the Musescore website with links and credits to NSM which I think would widen the audience not only for your sheets, but bring more people to the site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dudeman on April 18, 2016, 01:55:33 AM
I'm sure there have been countless conversations about preferred notation program among the staff in the past, but NSM has always primarily used Finale and that's how it's going to be for a while. I personally use MuseScore so I agree with everything you're saying, but to switch notation programs at this point would be impractical and would require reskins of every single sheet on the site, not to mention require everyone to use two programs in general.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TooFarGann on April 18, 2016, 02:10:58 AM
Woah woah woah slow down there! I sign up here a month ago. I think that I would be a little presumptuous to think I was on a crusade trying to convert the format of the entire site. let me rephrase: is adding an additional format (such as .mus .pdf .midi) doable?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dude on April 18, 2016, 02:13:27 AM
It's doable, but ultimately unnecessary.

I mean finale already covers the scrolling sheet music format pretty well, so it seems overkill to add more.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TooFarGann on April 18, 2016, 02:17:29 AM
It's doable, but ultimately unnecessary.

I mean finale already covers the scrolling sheet music format pretty well, so it seems overkill to add more.
I would respectfully disagree; given the reason I have maintained.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dude on April 18, 2016, 02:19:07 AM
woop (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=685.0)

I mean like just ask someone to help.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TooFarGann on April 18, 2016, 02:28:11 AM
That is extremely problematic. If you needs someone to write an entire file for you each time you encounter an obstacle then it seems that Finale most certainly does not cover the scrolling sheet music format at all.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Altissimo on April 18, 2016, 02:38:34 AM
That is extremely problematic. If you needs someone to write an entire file for you each time you encounter an obstacle then it seems that Finale most certainly does not cover the scrolling sheet music format at all.

honestly i agree 100% but nobody here ever wants to listen so i suggest you save your energy
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on April 18, 2016, 03:57:31 AM
I mean, we added musx files, so obviously we can add another file in submissions
I just don't know if it would accomplish anything
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 18, 2016, 04:09:10 AM
Here's an older conversation on the matter for those interested:
http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=7335.msg299891#msg299891
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: TooFarGann on April 18, 2016, 05:28:18 AM
That's truly unfortunate. It's like having a website dedicated to the intricacies of the Microsoft Word program, but only producing plain text files. See ya' around  ;)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Altissimo on April 18, 2016, 05:37:19 AM
i wonder how many potential contributors have been driven away by the finale policies tbh :]
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on April 18, 2016, 01:17:20 PM
I wonder, how difficult is it converting xmls into finale? I though it was just to make the complete arrangement in musescore/sibelius or whatever, then export the xml into finale and in finale export the files again in their final shape. Is it so? Btw we should really make a tutorial on how to submit arrangements from non-finale softwares. Since we have Finale as a standard it we really need one of those tutorials to make it easier for users of other softwares to contribute.

Also has this been fixed??
Ok so my comment above wasn't that detailed, wrote it down in haste.
Here's a more detailed list of notable consoles that are missing:

Atari:
Atari 2600
Atari 5600
Atari 7600
Atari Jaguar
Atari Lynx

Sony:
Playstation 3
Playstation 4
Playstation Vita


Microsoft:
Xbox One


Sega:
Master System
Sega CD
Sega 32X
Sega Saturn


Other:
TurboGrafx-16/ PC-Engine
Neo Geo
3DO Interactive Multiplayer
Mobile

you could obviously also add these to the request boards as well, and create suitable abbreviations for them. 
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on April 18, 2016, 03:28:49 PM
Jester Musician (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6897.0) is a perfect example of a MuseScore user who's able to contribute. He makes some very polished sheets using MS that only need very minimal touch-ups in Finale.

That's truly unfortunate. It's like having a website dedicated to the intricacies of the Microsoft Word program, but only producing plain text files. See ya' around  ;)
If you're really drawing a comparison between sheets we've been put up and plain text files, you clearly haven't been looking at our sheets at all :3
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 18, 2016, 03:42:43 PM
It was a rather weak analogy.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on April 23, 2016, 11:44:35 PM
Also has this been fixed??

These consoles have been added. Thank Deku next time you see him.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on April 23, 2016, 11:51:33 PM
Nice! Thanks Deku!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 09, 2016, 04:36:11 AM
The formatting guidelines have been updated to include details on formatting for piano duets and two piano arrangements, as well as template files for both.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: PetrifiedLasagna on June 09, 2016, 05:34:50 AM
The formatting guidelines have been updated to include details on formatting for piano duets and two piano arrangements, as well as template files for both.

It's a NinSheetMusic miracle. Now I don't have to reinvent the wheel every time I need to do a duet/two piano sheet.

;  ;
<
 ~

^^^
Tears of joy

Thank you to all the updaters!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on June 09, 2016, 07:48:58 PM
How does one change the abbreviated name to simple roman numerals? I can't get rid of the 1 and 2, so it looks like "I 1" and "II 2." (Finale 2014)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on June 09, 2016, 08:22:15 PM
I think I know what you mean - under the Score Manager, uncheck the "Auto-number style" box.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on June 09, 2016, 09:17:48 PM
That be it. Thanks.
Title: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Pianist Da Sootopolis on June 18, 2016, 12:09:56 AM
Coolio! Let me know if you'd like to collab on this, I love the game and its soundtrack.
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Cutup on June 18, 2016, 12:30:26 AM
Coolio! Let me know if you'd like to collab on this, I love the game and its soundtrack.

Yooooo, that'd be awesome. It would be great if we had the whole soundtrack on the site, but some of those songs are really difficult to arrange.
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Dudeman on June 18, 2016, 12:34:31 AM
Hey, Cutup, welcome to the forums and all, but uh
RULES:
  • You are allowed ONE post only. Subsequent posts WILL be deleted. Edit your post as necessary.
  • I'm not going to make a limit on the number of songs, but be reasonable and don't go hoarding songs for yourself.
Yeah. I'll leave this here for a few hours so hopefully you (and PDS, I suppose) can see it; then I have to delete the extra posts.

EDIT: Actually there are quite a few redundant posts in here; I'll probably clean those up as well.
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Altissimo on June 18, 2016, 12:44:58 AM
is there any reason why this can't just be used as a general place to discuss in-progress arrangements?? Like why does it have to be one post per person, that seems to defeat the point, nobody in the world is going to look through this to see what edits people have made to their posts

this rule is 5 years old i mean i dont see any point for it to exist, there's no OTHER place where people can discuss what they're arranging, because nobody looks through arrangement threads regularly for that either
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Dudeman on June 18, 2016, 12:59:11 AM
You make a good point. I'll let it be, then.
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: mikey on June 18, 2016, 01:23:17 AM
maybe this thread is just outdated?  People don't seem to bother even looking at the earlier posts, which means it's not fulfilling its role...
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Altissimo on June 18, 2016, 01:54:16 AM
right which is why it might be worthwhile to have it be a general discussion topic for in-progress arrangements imo
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 18, 2016, 02:24:03 AM
is there any reason why this can't just be used as a general place to discuss in-progress arrangements?? Like why does it have to be one post per person, that seems to defeat the point, nobody in the world is going to look through this to see what edits people have made to their posts

this rule is 5 years old i mean i dont see any point for it to exist, there's no OTHER place where people can discuss what they're arranging, because nobody looks through arrangement threads regularly for that either

General submission talk goes here. (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=2482.0) Also, idk what you're talking about, I updated my post like yesterday.

Prepare for this place to be cleaned up here in a bit.

Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on June 18, 2016, 02:44:10 AM
I liked what people tried to do with this thread, but it's not easy going through all 5 or so pages to check if someone is doing one particular song. (I mean you could search but it's still annoying to check this thread every time you want to make an arrangement)

I rarely look at this thread. I didn't even know that's how it worked. I think it would be better for people to make a new post if they're arranging a bunch of stuff, so they can announce it so people know without having to check this thread for themselves.

I don't really know... My brain's not working as well as it normally does right now...
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 18, 2016, 02:48:03 AM
This topic is just here if you want to share what you're doing or are interested in seeing what others are up to. Nothing is preventing you from arranging whatever it is you want to do.
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: Altissimo on June 18, 2016, 02:54:41 AM
Also, idk what you're talking about, I updated my post like yesterday.

I meant that nobody else regularly crawls this topic to see what others are doing.
Title: Re: Re: The In-Progress Topic II
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on June 18, 2016, 02:55:46 AM
I almost never use this topic anyway, so I don't really care too much.
Besides, nobody's arranging Touhou music, so I don't have to care about that
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on June 18, 2016, 03:08:48 AM
I've moved the convo here.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Altissimo on June 18, 2016, 03:42:39 AM
Fair enough I spose lol
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: AwesomeYears on July 09, 2016, 01:33:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/o8pkIwD.png)

Is this a legitimate way to use crochets (or quarter notes) for the Db? I don't wanna look like a cheap-arse by taking the shortcut way if it is.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on July 09, 2016, 02:18:12 PM
It looks pretty weird. I'd separate it into two layers and make the D's quarter notes stemmed downwards.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on July 13, 2016, 05:51:41 AM
So, concerning Shadow of the Colossus arrangements, the game's soundtrack was officially released under the name Shadow of the Colossus: Roar of the Earth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_of_the_Colossus#Audio). The CD included 7 extra pieces not released with the original game. One of those (Memories, which is currently arranged and on the main site) was included in the PAL release a year after Roar of the Earth came out. So, now the actual questions:

1. Roar of the Earth was published by King Records, and is the official listing of the song titles and such. The game itself was published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Should the copyright be "King Records", "Sony Computer Entertainment", "King Records/Sony Computer Entertainment", or "Sony Computer Entertainment/King Records"? (The game and soundtrack came out in the same year, so that's not different)

2. When I put the first arrangement up, it was decided that Kō Ōtani was the best (or at least most common?) way to spell his name. Ryan McGaughey's arrangements are both Kow Otani.

3. I assume all pieces (including ones not in the game, but on the soundtrack CD) are fair game?

I just want to make sure there's consistency before too many more arrangements make it up on the site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on August 06, 2016, 04:11:47 AM
I move to have an official rule implemented that no sheet can be accepted without being uploaded through Zeta, and made available for public critique by the entire forum body.

It is unfair to the rest of us who are playing by the rules, and with such a large volume of sheets being involved in the unofficial project, he is taking time away from all of us.

Additionally, the public critique by Zeta posts enable a sheet to reach its maximum level of quality and accuracy, therefore adhering to the standards that users would expect from NinSheetMusic.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on August 06, 2016, 04:23:53 AM
I don't really understand what you mean :/
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on August 06, 2016, 04:29:00 AM
He's being anti-Unofficial Arrangement Project, because he thinks that:
a) The sheets will be of lower quality
b) It's unfair on everyone else
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on August 06, 2016, 04:30:02 AM
I move to have an official rule implemented that no sheet can be accepted without being uploaded through Zeta, and made available for public critique by the entire forum body.

It is unfair to the rest of us who are playing by the rules, and with such a large volume of sheets being involved in the unofficial project, he is taking time away from all of us.

Additionally, the public critique by Zeta posts enable a sheet to reach its maximum level of quality and accuracy, therefore adhering to the standards that users would expect from NinSheetMusic.
Even official arrangement projects?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on August 06, 2016, 04:31:45 AM
I haven't been involved in an official arrangement project, but that is also irrelevant to the issue at hand.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: MaestroUGC on August 06, 2016, 04:33:51 AM
The only problem I see with Unofficial Projects is there relative over abundance to everything else in Submissions. Unless the Updaters feel the need to change how they choose to operate, there' nothing to discuss about it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: EFitTrainr on August 06, 2016, 04:35:53 AM
Then perhaps we should have regulations imposed on updaters.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 06, 2016, 04:45:35 AM
I think I get what you're saying. Essentially, right now the updater's priority safe the submissions board and the official arrangement projects. Anything other than these things is deemed "unofficial" business, and maybe chosen to or to not be done at the updater's discretion. "Acceptance" in one of these miscellaneous fields should be (and has in the past) been a temporary thing that implies that it will just be easier to accept in the future; that it has been looked at by an updater already and it will be easy work in the future, not that it is already "accepted." Arrangers posting about their own arrangements being "accepted" will be disappointed.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on August 18, 2016, 11:16:27 PM
I've looked at the Guide to Making Replacement Arrangements (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6238.0). And it's pretty fine but I can see a sort of problem. For the first 2 replacement types (revised and revisited) it says that you've edited a sheet, either quite little (revised) or by a lot (revisited). And for "challenge replacement" it says that it's an arrangement you arranged completely from scratch and therefore you have the rights to all the credits for it. The big problem here is: how are you supposed to know if you arranged it from scratch or not?
That's why i'd like to purpose a change to the description of the replacements to be more based on the "amount of improvement" you've made in contrast to the one already on site. So revised could be like "only minor changes, mostly formatting", revisited could be "quite a lot of changes, both musically and formatting", and challenge replacement could be "either entirely new-arranged or changed entirely throughout the entire arrangement". The thing is that I want the different types to be based on the how big improvement it is in comparison to the one on site, rather than if you have arranged it from scratch or not. That way it will be a lot easier seeing what type of replacement it is.
The reason I'm concerned with this is because I've seen a lot of replacements, of which some I've thought "is that really an x replacement", and sometimes people seem to just want to do challenge replacements just to get all the credit while they doesn't necessarily deserves it.   
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: mikey on August 19, 2016, 01:01:19 AM
I don't think that's something we need to worry about like how much credit is your username on a piece of internet sheet music really worth
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 20, 2016, 07:08:41 AM
Don't worry, Tobbeh. Part of the updating duty is to review the replacement types and make sure that the appropriate type is selected. The Challenge Replacements are really only intended for the really old stuff that predates our quality-assurance, so if it comes up on something newer, it's seen as a red-flag.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on August 20, 2016, 12:30:50 PM
Don't worry, Tobbeh. Part of the updating duty is to review the replacement types and make sure that the appropriate type is selected. The Challenge Replacements are really only intended for the really old stuff that predates our quality-assurance, so if it comes up on something newer, it's seen as a red-flag.

Thanks! Sounds relieving!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dekkadeci on September 10, 2016, 03:59:46 PM
I don't think that's something we need to worry about like how much credit is your username on a piece of internet sheet music really worth
At one point, it was worth something to Bespinben, according to http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=8721.0. I personally suspect that cases like that are what Tobbeh99 is referring to.

Don't worry, Tobbeh. Part of the updating duty is to review the replacement types and make sure that the appropriate type is selected. The Challenge Replacements are really only intended for the really old stuff that predates our quality-assurance, so if it comes up on something newer, it's seen as a red-flag.
Perhaps it would be a good thing to encourage arrangers in submission threads for replacements to explain what and why they're rearranging to that degree in the post that contains the YouTube panel. I think any of the below are acceptable explanations:
It would also indirectly speed up the replacement evaluation rate.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on September 11, 2016, 06:40:44 AM
Perhaps it would be a good thing to encourage arrangers in submission threads for replacements to explain what and why they're rearranging to that degree in the post that contains the YouTube panel.
Maybe if they want to, but otherwise unnecessary. The three types of replacements discussed here, (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6238.0) which one must already specify when submitting, should explain enough.

I think any of the below are acceptable explanations:
  • Which bars and notes you edited for accuracy or severe playability issues
  • A justification of how the previous arrangement is inaccurate, flawed, etc.
  • A link to a request you did not post to replace the arrangement
Again, highly unnecessary. While it might be nice to see exactly what one did, the updating job is to evaluate EVERYTHING about an arrangement. This would mean that one would check even the things that weren't listed by the arranger as well, making it extra work for the arranger to type up.

It would also indirectly speed up the replacement evaluation rate.
Again, again, not at all due to what I said above.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on September 12, 2016, 05:01:31 AM
So, concerning Shadow of the Colossus arrangements... etc
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on September 12, 2016, 11:10:12 AM
So, concerning Shadow of the Colossus arrangements, the game's soundtrack was officially released under the name Shadow of the Colossus: Roar of the Earth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_of_the_Colossus#Audio). The CD included 7 extra pieces not released with the original game. One of those (Memories, which is currently arranged and on the main site) was included in the PAL release a year after Roar of the Earth came out. So, now the actual questions:

1. Roar of the Earth was published by King Records, and is the official listing of the song titles and such. The game itself was published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Should the copyright be "King Records", "Sony Computer Entertainment", "King Records/Sony Computer Entertainment", or "Sony Computer Entertainment/King Records"? (The game and soundtrack came out in the same year, so that's not different)

2. When I put the first arrangement up, it was decided that Kō Ōtani was the best (or at least most common?) way to spell his name. Ryan McGaughey's arrangements are both Kow Otani.

3. I assume all pieces (including ones not in the game, but on the soundtrack CD) are fair game?

I just want to make sure there's consistency before too many more arrangements make it up on the site.

1) comma

2) Kō Ōtani

3) sure, especially since they are from an official OST.

Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: nayuki on January 04, 2017, 10:49:23 PM
Hello, I have some Pokémon Game Boy sheet music to offer. I'm wondering if anyone can help translate the sheet music from my format to NinSheetMusic's format.

Recently I published a small collection of Pokémon Game Boy (Red/Green/Blue/Yellow, Gold/Silver/Crystal) song transcriptions on my own web page: https://www.nayuki.io/page/transcription-of-pokemon-game-boy-music
My work emphasizes on accuracy and completeness. Because the Game Boy has 4 audio channels that you can listen to separately, it was a straightforward effort to transcribe each channel and obtain perfect pitch, octave, and rhythm.

All the songs I transcribed overlap with the existing collection available at NinSheetMusic: http://www.ninsheetmusic.org/browse/series/Pokemon
But when I listened to and read the songs at NinSheetMusic, I noticed some of them had a few notes off, and some had entire melodic tracks missing. (Specific examples available)

I would be delighted to donate the content of my sheet music. But it was hard enough to make and publish one copy of the music; it pains me to do it a second time. Can anybody help with this? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on January 04, 2017, 11:05:15 PM
Feels really sad to say this but... We had a big Pokémon R/B/Y project some like some... month or maybe even a year back or so. And we, the NSM community, has basically arranged the entire soundtrack and in good quality as well. So it would be tough to make those transcriptions made into submissions to the main site as we already has arrangements in good quality.

But if your question is about the "NSM format" then this is a good topic to start with: http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=481.0
And later this topic as well: http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=7600.0

Those topics contains 1) the "NSM formatting standards" and 2) A topics with links to templates for various time signatures.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on January 04, 2017, 11:20:57 PM
Hang on a sec - different reply.

Your transcriptions sound terrific and I'm not noticing any inaccuracies when listening (comparing them to my memory lol). But while you can do a bunch of things with transcriptions, our site is tailored specifically for piano arrangements. In that regard, some of the source material has been altered or omitted for the sake of playability. Keep in mind the limitations of a solo pianist - hands can only stretch so far and move so fast. That's why you'll see many sheets differ from the exact sound you find in the game - they're written for the pianist, making them playable while maintaining as much of the notes and "feel" of the original as possible.

That said, mistakes do happen, so if you notice anything you think is an error, like an incorrect rhythm or pitch, please do let us know! We strive for accuracy at the same time as keeping sheets playable.

And I think your site is absolutely fantastic. There's a ton of cool stuff on there! (As a math/CS guy I really like it...)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: nayuki on January 05, 2017, 08:18:09 PM
Your transcriptions sound terrific and I'm not noticing any inaccuracies when listening (comparing them to my memory lol). But while you can do a bunch of things with transcriptions, our site is tailored specifically for piano arrangements. In that regard, some of the source material has been altered or omitted for the sake of playability. Keep in mind the limitations of a solo pianist - hands can only stretch so far and move so fast. That's why you'll see many sheets differ from the exact sound you find in the game - they're written for the pianist, making them playable while maintaining as much of the notes and "feel" of the original as possible.

That said, mistakes do happen, so if you notice anything you think is an error, like an incorrect rhythm or pitch, please do let us know! We strive for accuracy at the same time as keeping sheets playable.

And I think your site is absolutely fantastic. There's a ton of cool stuff on there! (As a math/CS guy I really like it...)

Thanks for your response and Tobbeh99's as well. Glad to hear that you're enjoying the math/CS content. I always love meeting new people in my field!

You're right about the NSM arrangements being piano-oriented. After browsing a couple of PDFs, I caught on that they are all structured around a bass and treble staff, which probably meant it is intended to be played by a solo pianist.

Some of the sheet music posted on NSM are quite faithful to the Game Boy original but appear hard to play because one hand is doing two non-chorded melodies. (I am not a pianist unfortunately and can't judge accurately.) Examples under the "Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version" heading include "Battle! (Gym Leader Battle)", "Cycling", "Road to Fuchsia City: Leaving Lavender Town", "Rocket Game Corner". These existing examples seem to violate the human playability guideline in favor of cold accuracy.

Now I don't know if this is helpful, but here are a few minor inaccuracies I found in the NSM published scores:

(And thanks to cross-checking with NSM, I caught a critical flaw in my RGBY Route 1 music.)

As for entire channels being missing (i.e. having only 2 out of 3 melodic channels):

On the whole, the collection of music at NinSheetMusic is simply amazing. It's not something I can hope to match with my own efforts, even in the limited context of one or two games. As far as I can see, the Pokémon RGBY and GSC collections here have pretty much all the musical tracks that you can ask for. Plus, the accuracy is clearly above the average level of transcriptions posted online (e.g. YouTube, other sites - can name examples). Thanks again for this wonderful resource!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Tobbeh99 on January 05, 2017, 10:57:07 PM
As for "Pewter Town". I actually arranged it for the project, but it was rejected (I'm assuming) and edited or something by someone else (or mine was accepted but edited by someone else). Anyways, I think it was because of the Left Hand being very "cluttery" and difficult and uncomfortable to play. As you can see in the images in the spoiler.
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On the whole, the collection of music at NinSheetMusic is simply amazing. It's not something I can hope to match with my own efforts, even in the limited context of one or two games. As far as I can see, the Pokémon RGBY and GSC collections here have pretty much all the musical tracks that you can ask for. Plus, the accuracy is clearly above the average level of transcriptions posted online (e.g. YouTube, other sites - can name examples). Thanks again for this wonderful resource!

Y, it is a community-driven site, filled with free VGM sheet music. Being an arranger myself, I got to say that it is really impressive. Also nobody expects you to match it (the entire site) if you're interested in arranging, so you shouldn't feel discouraged if you want to. 
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on January 06, 2017, 04:51:24 AM
Haha this will be fun to talk about. Having reviewed all of the sheets from Red/Blue/Yellow/Gold/Silver/Crystal I can address all these issues. Though I only have time to speak to a few of them right now, here goes: (The rest will come later like maybe tomorrow or something.)

As for entire channels being missing (i.e. having only 2 out of 3 melodic channels):
  • Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version: Pewter City (a.k.a. Viridian City)
  • Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version: Rocket Hideout
  • Pokémon Gold Version & Pokémon Silver Version: New Bark Town
  • Pokémon Gold Version & Pokémon Silver Version: Goldenrod City: The third hand is pretty hard to play though, but it's what makes the song fun :)

~Pewter City: As Tobbeh showed above the left hand gets kind of messy if we go the transcription route. A lot of clashes and near misses between the two layers in that range - you get a bunch of small (major/minor second) intervals which don't really sound good. In the original the two LH voices are played using different soundfonts and volumes so there isn't any noticeable conflicting between the voices. But when playing for piano it's a considerable increase in difficulty without much reward. So the more prominent voice was chosen for this one.
~Rocket Hideout: [Intro reference] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ev6rmzehbv76jtp/Team%20Rocket%20Hideout%2B.pdf?dl=0) This part is a little ridiculous lol. Constant 16th note dyads is something I'm pretty sure no one wants to do. Sounds a bit emptier without that other layer, but... way more approachable. If you were going for m. 29-32, that's again because of constantly conflicting/overlapping voices.
~New Bark Town: [Intro reference] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/yc1cclnl8cn5na8/New%20Bark%20Town%2B.pdf?dl=0) Here, the middle layer isn't quite near the melody or the bass part - juggling it between hands to include it in the sheet would result in large intervals in the RH and more complicated rhythms in the LH. Ultimately I decided to go with a route that would make it easier to play, and specifically better articulate the rhythms. You'll see the bassline I created for this sheet is a combination of the bassline and the middle layer. Hopefully you'll agree this is a lot easier to play without much of a loss when listening. (Most of the middle voice is just an octave away from other existing notes anyway.)
~Goldenrod City: [Full transcription] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/9fbwnaag22rq2aj/Goldenrod%20City%20full.pdf?dl=0) Yeah, measures 9-16 are definitely playable (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDVgVre8ikQ) but... just speculating, most people wouldn't (be able to) put in the time and effort to pull it off as well as this guy did. We don't cater to a specific type of pianist around here, but keeping things relatively accessible is always looked upon favorably. Another thing I would like to point out is that this is not my sheet, and the arranger chose to omit the voice as such. You'll encounter some sheets that might seem easier than they should be and some sheets that might seem harder than they should be, and that is because leeway is granted for the arranger's own style and preferences. Different people weigh accessibility and inclusion of voices in different ways, and I highly respect arrangers` decisions to include or exclude certain voices. This isn't to say "you're wrong", far from it, I'm just explaining why these sheets are as they are!

Oh yeah feel free to add my on Skype lol I'm typing a lot here and these are only a few that you mentioned
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ilegi on February 27, 2017, 06:07:48 AM
Hello talented arrangers...

In TES4 Oblivion, is the piece Auriel's Ascension the same tune as what is posted here as "Title Screen"? I've found some seemingly good sheets for it by emailing a guy on Youtube.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zunawe on February 27, 2017, 06:37:46 AM
We can't post his arrangements unless he submits them himself. We have an errors thread if the title of the piece is wrong.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Trainer Ave on February 28, 2017, 04:01:46 AM
can unused or unreleased tracks be submitted to the site? Im specifically asking because i would like to submit the beginning deminsion music that was supposed to be used in the gen 4 arceus event.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Altissimo on February 28, 2017, 04:10:28 AM
I dunno, why not look for unused tracks on the site and find out
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 28, 2017, 01:26:19 PM
The answer is yes. Off the top of my head, we have beta music, trailer themes, and unused tracks sprinkled in on the main site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Trainer Ave on February 28, 2017, 07:03:24 PM
thank you
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yug_Guy on March 30, 2017, 03:38:47 AM
Here's a peculiar quandary I've run into: What do I do when the in-game version of a song is different than the one that plays on the official soundtrack?

Just to give you some idea of what I mean: The in-game version of a song has sections A & B which loop over and over indefinitely, but the version on the soundtrack includes A & B and an additional C section before looping back to the beginning.

Normally I'd just shrug it off and choose one or the other, but I'm arranging multiple songs on this soundtrack, and some I'd rather use the in-game version, and some I'd rather use the official soundtrack version. I'd like to use either one or the other for all arrangements for consistency's sake. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dudeman on March 30, 2017, 03:53:06 AM
That's a good question. Similar situations that come to my mind are Shadow of the Colossus (which features intros/endings to pieces which aren't played in-game) and Undertale (where the key of the piece is sometimes different than the key in the OST). Just thinking back to Undertale, I think the general rule for the project was to arrange what was on the OST and that's why we dropped the "Genocide" arrangements, so if it was me, I'd say arrange what's in the soundtrack. But that's just my two cents.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on March 30, 2017, 04:12:53 AM
Go on a case by case basis. I'm on mobile so I'm to lazy to give YouTube links, but Serpent Eating the Ground has an ending that isn't in the game, but it doesn't add anything to the song except making it impossible to play. That one is a good example of one to leave out
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on March 30, 2017, 01:42:51 PM
^that could also have been included. Like he said, case by case basis.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Yug_Guy on March 30, 2017, 05:57:48 PM
Go on a case by case basis. I'm on mobile so I'm to lazy to give YouTube links, but Serpent Eating the Ground has an ending that isn't in the game, but it doesn't add anything to the song except making it impossible to play. That one is a good example of one to leave out
^that could also have been included. Like he said, case by case basis.
Alright, thanks for the advice. For this song in particular, I personally like the extended OST version, so I'll probably end up including it in the final arrangement.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SkyriderRhythmic on August 15, 2017, 06:34:04 PM
I use Musescore, and it doesn't have the option for exporting .mus files. Is it okay if I just have a .mxl or .xml file? Or will someone be able to convert it?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Trasdegi on August 15, 2017, 07:00:59 PM
If you want to submit an arrangement to the site, you will need a .mus. You can convert it from musescore:
1. Download finale notepad 2012
2. Open any template from http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=7600.0
3. Export it to musicxml
4. Open the musicxml with musescore
5. Copy/paste everything in it
6. Save it as musicxml
7. Reimport it in finale notepad
8. fix all collisions and the other weird things than could happen in the process
9. save it as .mus
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Olimar12345 on August 15, 2017, 07:04:48 PM
^to add to this, once you create the .mus file, the midi and PDF files need to be exported from the .mus (and not from musescore). This keeps all three files consistent with one another.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ljhale on June 11, 2018, 09:37:30 PM
Howdy! New here, first post. I have a few arrangements I will be submitting after I have formatted them according to the guidelines. I have a couple of questions:

1. I don't have a PC, I have a Mac. I use MuseScore for my arrangements, and cannot run Finale Notepad as it is a windows-only product. Is the music XML file acceptable, or do I need to find a member who has Finale Notepad to do the conversion for me?

2. Regarding the formatting guidelines, are there any restrictions on (for lack of a better term) non-standard notation practices? As an example, I have one piece that uses three sixteenth rests in a row several times in lieu of the probably more correct eight rest + sixteenth rest. It's an intentional choice however, the entire piece is sixteenth notes and rests played in unison, and this is much more readable (to me) than the eight + sixteenth.

2b. Another example: I have a piece that doesn't have any pedal markings (they clutter up the page, and there's nothing all that unusual about how this one should be pedaled) however, the left hand in many measures has two 'voices', and one of the voices is written over the other (so I might have a whole note sustaining the measure, but also a half note and a quarter note to be played on the 2 and the 4). This isn't all that unusual for something with multiple voices, it is to illustrate that the one voice is to be held (by hand or with the pedal) and the other is to be played on top of it. On first glance though, it might not look correct. Would this be an acceptable editorial choice in a submission?

3. Lastly, for the copyright of the piece, is there a good resource? I assume the copyright of the game itself would be used, but I'm not sure.

Thanks, glad to have found this place! I hope to be a regular contributor.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on June 11, 2018, 11:37:21 PM
Hello, welcome to NinSheetMusic!

1 - You will indeed need someone to help you convert your XML file into a Finale file. There's no shortage of people willing to help you with that, though, so don't worry.

2 - The short answer is that it depends on the sheet and the original song. We'd be able to help you determine the best way to write something out once we have something to reference. Post your arrangements [here] (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?board=31.0) and we'll comment!

3 - Just look up the publisher and developer. For most games that aren't super obscure, should be easy to find on Wikipedia or something.

I also saw you had been thinking about submitting challenge replacements. Again, once you create a topic for your arrangements in the board I mentioned above, we can take a look and see if that'd be fitting.

Feel free to ask around for help with anything :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ljhale on June 12, 2018, 04:25:20 PM
Hello, welcome to NinSheetMusic!

1 - You will indeed need someone to help you convert your XML file into a Finale file. There's no shortage of people willing to help you with that, though, so don't worry.

2 - The short answer is that it depends on the sheet and the original song. We'd be able to help you determine the best way to write something out once we have something to reference. Post your arrangements [here] (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?board=31.0) and we'll comment!

3 - Just look up the publisher and developer. For most games that aren't super obscure, should be easy to find on Wikipedia or something.

I also saw you had been thinking about submitting challenge replacements. Again, once you create a topic for your arrangements in the board I mentioned above, we can take a look and see if that'd be fitting.

Feel free to ask around for help with anything :)

Thanks so much! Quick point of clarification, should I post my in-progress pieces on that page (the MuseScore format ones) and request that somebody help me with the conversion there, or do I need to have them converted first? Sorry, I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate around here.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on June 13, 2018, 01:49:10 AM
You're free to post whatever format stuff you want and ask for help on your personal arrangement thread - your space, you do whatever you want there. We just need files to be converted before you submit your arrangements officially through the NSM Panel.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Deku Trombonist on September 19, 2018, 11:53:38 AM
I made same behind-the-scenes changes to the submission form so if you have any issues with the form rejecting files, let me know and they should be easier to sort out now.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: BotW Link on February 18, 2019, 10:48:11 PM
Ok, where the heck do I go to submit an arrangement I made?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: cashwarrior1 on February 18, 2019, 10:57:59 PM
Under the tab "NSM Panel", go to the left bar and click "Create New Submission"
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Jack on April 01, 2019, 10:42:21 PM
Hello, I was just wondering - on the submission instructions, it says to post a link to the song that I'm trying to arrange.  Where should I post this, and is it necessary to get your sheet approved? Also, I'm not in any rush, but I was wondering how long it usually takes to get a sheet approved - just wondering.

Thanks,
Jack
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Libera on April 01, 2019, 10:52:00 PM
Replying to the submission thread with a youtube embed is usually what people do.  You can look at other submission threads to see that as well.

With regards to your other question, it can vary quite a lot depending on how good the arrangement is, how easy it is to check, how active the arranger is etc. The best thing that arrangers can do to shorten the time their arrangement is in submissions for is to make sure the arrangement is of high quality and to respond to feedback quickly.  Once again you can check out other submission threads in the archives to see how long it took them to be accepted.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Jack on April 02, 2019, 12:25:33 AM
Just a suggestion -
As I look through this site (I'm new here,) even in this thread, I see more and more people using Musescore for their arrangements, as I do.  I think accommodating for those folks would increase this site's appeal tremendously.  I don't hold grudges against those who use Finale, but it, especially Finale Notepad, is a pain to use for me.  Regular Finale is costly, and using the free version, even to just follow the current formatting guidelines is a chore, because of how limited it is.  To make it easy for users to use whatever software they prefer for their arrangements would be awesome.
Just a few changes to the formatting guidelines would be great - here are a few things that would help us Musescorers.

1.  Make formatting options Musescore friendly. Especially letting the site address be noted next to the copyright information, on the same line, separated by a slash because Musescore doesn't allow multiple-line copyright texts.

2.  Let arrangers submit a Musescore file instead of or along with a Musescore file

3.  Including samples and instructions for formatting with Musescore

The current system does work, however, and I am aware that this would be a lot of work on your end, but I think it would be worth it to improve the site.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on April 03, 2019, 11:38:46 PM
Valid points, but a couple of things:

- We have discussed this semi-recently here (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=10129.0) and you can read about some of the reasons why we decided not to for the time being.
- Right now we lack the manpower to go about an effort like that, as our staff members are largely preoccupied with other tasks. I don't know if that will change in the near future.

Don't mean to shoot you down, but there's some context for why I don't quite see it happening in the near future.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Jack on April 06, 2019, 02:30:30 PM
Hello, not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here's my question -
I'm working on a song from Donkey Kong Country 3 that has some heavy bongos and percussion to open the song - here it is right here.


How would I work this in a piano arrangement?  Should I skip the intro or work the percussion rhythms into notes on the piano?

Thanks,
Jack
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Maelstrom on April 06, 2019, 03:31:12 PM
Either work the intro into the piano or have like a "tap" section to imply that the performer should tap on the piano or something.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Jack on April 11, 2019, 10:55:46 PM
Hello,
     I'm working this tune here -

Around 0:36, there are some tenths.  I, personally, can reach them, but some may struggle.  I'm really not sure how to arrange this, as the left hand is busy with a baseline.

Any ideas?
 - Jack
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dudeman on April 12, 2019, 03:49:35 AM
You could feasibly turn the tenths into thirds, methinks
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Code_Name_Geek on April 16, 2019, 05:18:36 AM
What is the standard practice when arranging music from a game that has the same soundtrack as an earlier game in the series? Should it be submitted as the original game or as the version you based it on?

For instance, I'm arranging the Summer theme from Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town for GBA which can be found below:

But though Friends of Mineral Town isn't an exact port of Harvest Moon: Back To Nature for the PS1, it is set in the same town and uses mostly the same soundtrack! Here is the equivalent song from the original:

As you can see, the song itself is nearly unchanged though the instrumentation has been adapted for the GBA's sound chip, and I don't think they're different enough to warrant separate arrangements.

I also wonder whether most people are aware that these two differently titled games have the same soundtrack but altered for different systems, which could cause confusion if they're looking for a sheet from one of those games. (And let's not get into the confusingly titled Harvest Moon: Boy and Girl, which is the PSP port of Back To Nature...)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dudeman on April 16, 2019, 09:20:29 AM
The general rule is that the piece is credited to the original game it's from. If the differences between two versions are significant enough or if obscurity is a big factor, exceptions can be made. In this case, I personally think the differences made by the GBA's compressed sound quality (I was able to notice a missing instrument in the first 10 seconds) are enough that if you were specifically arranging the PSX version, the arrangement might turn out differently, in which case I'd say this arrangement should be submitted under the GBA title. But other opinions are welcomed!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Code_Name_Geek on April 16, 2019, 03:36:39 PM
The general rule is that the piece is credited to the original game it's from. If the differences between two versions are significant enough or if obscurity is a big factor, exceptions can be made. In this case, I personally think the differences made by the GBA's compressed sound quality (I was able to notice a missing instrument in the first 10 seconds) are enough that if you were specifically arranging the PSX version, the arrangement might turn out differently, in which case I'd say this arrangement should be submitted under the GBA title. But other opinions are welcomed!
Actually on a closer listen you might be right, there's also some note length differences that could be reflected in an arrangement. Thanks!

Obviously in this case I would list the original composer, but should I credit the composer/sound designer from the GBA version as well? I'm assuming they are the one who re-arranged and adapted it for the GBA.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Jack on May 06, 2019, 10:18:27 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here's an idea -

Lots of people would love to play the plethora of music on this site but are blocked off by the difficulty of some straight transcriptions.  What if people could submit "easy" versions of songs on the site?  I think that would increase the appeal of the site immensely.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Draco456 on October 24, 2019, 06:06:24 PM
I need help from someone.

I currently can't afford Finale at this time even as a college student, so I use MuseScore. The problem is, MuseScore can't export to .mus, which is required for submitting sheet music. I tried exporting to .musicxml and importing it into Finale Notepad so I can convert it to .mus, but only the first page showed up on the screen, even though I exported the whole thing.

Can someone use their version of Finale to convert my .musicxml file to .mus, export to PDF and MIDI, and send me all three? I really can't think of any other option.

Also, how do I even add the .musicxml file to this post?

Please reply ASAP.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on October 25, 2019, 12:08:46 AM
You can ask here for Finale help: https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=685.msg10072#msg10072 (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=685.msg10072#msg10072)

For link sharing, you can host your file on a file sharing site like Dropbox or Google Drive and link from there.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: GoobiGamer on December 11, 2019, 12:44:50 AM
I'm arranging a piece and NotePad is being difficult with the format. I need to vertically space the measures differently so the notes don't cover up all the text boxes I'm not supposed to move, but I can't figure out how to fix it for the life of me. Can NotePad even do it?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on December 11, 2019, 12:56:56 AM
Probably not. Feel free to ask for help with formatting here: https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=685.0 (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=685.0)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FinalLevel856 on January 07, 2020, 06:40:59 PM
I'm an amateur composer, and I'd like to arrange for this site, but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on Finale to do it.  Am I allowed to submit an arrangement through .MID? I mainly compose through Noteflight, so odd notation shouldn't be an issue.
 Thanks!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Code_Name_Geek on January 07, 2020, 08:41:25 PM
I'm an amateur composer, and I'd like to arrange for this site, but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on Finale to do it.  Am I allowed to submit an arrangement through .MID? I mainly compose through Noteflight, so odd notation shouldn't be an issue.
 Thanks!
In order to submit a sheet you will need at least a .mus, a PDF, and a .mid file. However, there are a few ways to get a .mus without the full version of Finale if you don't want to spend that much.

Option 1: Finale NotePad is a free version of Finale that allows you to create .mus files (though it's now Windows-only). It's functionalities are limited, however, so either you can ask someone with the full version of Finale to make more complicated formatting edits (we have an entire thread (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=685.0) dedicated to this), or another notation program which leads me to...

Option 2: You can use another notation program to create an .XML file (the universal music notation format) and ask someone else to input it into Finale to do the final edits (or do those yourself in NotePad). I'm not sure if Noteflight lets you export .XML files, but MuseScore is a free fully featured notation program that will let you get pretty close to the required formatting before exporting the .XML file. (If you're an amateur composer I would highly recommend MuseScore anyways, it's quite user-friendly and has a lot of community support, all while doing a significant amount of what professional notation programs like Finale can do.)

There are quite a few people around who manage to create arrangements without Finale, so you should be able to get around that through some combination of the options above. There are lots of people here who would be willing to help so feel free to ask if you need it.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: FinalLevel856 on January 07, 2020, 08:50:06 PM
I'm afraid that option 1 is out of the question for me, seeing on how I compose on my school chromebook. But I checked, and Noteflight does support export to MusicXML files.  I don't know a good way to test the quality of it, seeing as most programs are blocked, but it can't be as bad as importing XML, seeing as that doesn't even work.  Now all that's left is to figure out what to arrange...  Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Code_Name_Geek on January 07, 2020, 09:59:47 PM
I'm afraid that option 1 is out of the question for me, seeing on how I compose on my school chromebook. But I checked, and Noteflight does support export to MusicXML files.  I don't know a good way to test the quality of it, seeing as most programs are blocked, but it can't be as bad as importing XML, seeing as that doesn't even work.  Now all that's left is to figure out what to arrange...  Thank you so much!
Sorry yes, MusicXML is what I meant, it’s a certain type of XML file. If there is an option to export an uncompressed MusicXML I think that works slightly better, but either will work. If you check out the official NSM formatting guidelines (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?board=20.0) and follow them as closely as possible with Noteflight (you might not be able to get all the fonts and stuff but do what you can), it will make the conversion to Finale easier. Good luck with your arrangements!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Benjamin on February 12, 2020, 11:27:37 PM
There are some piano arrangements of game's full OSTs that I find that would be great for submissions. What are your thoughts? It would seem as a good convenience for some; having the full track to play or choose from.

SMB series:
https://musescore.com/user/152120/sets/1958566

Deltarune and Undertale
https://musescore.com/user/29625/scores/5340898
https://musescore.com/user/29625/scores/2075346

Touhou series:
https://musescore.com/user/29625/scores/5877294
https://musescore.com/user/29625/scores/5132512
https://musescore.com/user/29625/scores/4870106

On that I note, that might be a project that we can someday start on. Compiling a game's ost into a complete set.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Zeila on February 13, 2020, 02:43:16 AM
There are some piano arrangements of game's full OSTs that I find that would be great for submissions. What are your thoughts? It would seem as a good convenience for some; having the full track to play or choose from.

On that I note, that might be a project that we can someday start on. Compiling a game's ost into a complete set.
I personally don't think it is necessary to compile entire game OST's into one file as some type of sheet music book on the site itself, and anyone who wishes to do so themselves could put in the work to compile their favorites into one pdf if they so wish. As for arranging entire OST's to be displayed separately on site, there were a few Arrangement Projects in place for that very purpose (where Undertale is an example of one that's 100% complete), although interest and commitment levels tapered off with the Diamond and Pearl soundtrack so there are different official projects put into place now

However, if you want to organize your own unofficial arrangement project for a game then you are free to do so. There's already one that exists for Deltarune (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=10383), along with a few (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=8017) others (https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=8062) that have died out.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: The Happy Song Salesman on June 09, 2020, 03:49:41 PM
What file format should uploads be in? I have Musescore, not Finale.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Code_Name_Geek on June 16, 2020, 11:50:10 PM
What file format should uploads be in? I have Musescore, not Finale.
Submissions to the site should be in .mus, PDF, and midi formats. The .mus format is Finale only, but there are a few ways to convert MuseScore files to Finale that are used by many MuseScore users here. Probably the simplest way is to download the free program Finale Notepad and import an xml file exported from your MuseScore arrangement. Notepad doesn't have all the features of full Finale, but if you run into issues there are people here with the full program who can help. It's also Windows-only, unfortunately, so this won't be much help if you're on Mac or Linux.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: SageOfSpirit on June 26, 2020, 03:04:04 AM
So I finally have a PC and have the capability to submit things to this website... spent several hours learning how to make all the necessary conversions of my Musescore files into Finale files... only to find out that it is literally, completely, legitimately impossible to meet the submission guidelines with only Finale Notepad. I don't have $600 to drop just so I can indent the first system and add measure numbers.

I'm quite frustrated, as I was really looking forward to submitting a few things, and I don't understand why a) Finale Notepad lacks such BASIC functionalities when software like Musescore has them available for free, b) the admins of this open-source, free site would decide that its volunteer submitters can only use the software that locks basic functionalities behind a paid gateway (and excludes Mac and Linux users as well).

I'm sorry if I come off as short here, but I'm annoyed and confused. This website has brought me a lot of joy and entertainment over the years, and I wanted to contribute to it, but I'm feeling pretty excluded here.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Dekkadeci on June 26, 2020, 03:44:52 AM
So I finally have a PC and have the capability to submit things to this website... spent several hours learning how to make all the necessary conversions of my Musescore files into Finale files... only to find out that it is literally, completely, legitimately impossible to meet the submission guidelines with only Finale Notepad. I don't have $600 to drop just so I can indent the first system and add measure numbers.

I'm quite frustrated, as I was really looking forward to submitting a few things, and I don't understand why a) Finale Notepad lacks such BASIC functionalities when software like Musescore has them available for free, b) the admins of this open-source, free site would decide that its volunteer submitters can only use the software that locks basic functionalities behind a paid gateway (and excludes Mac and Linux users as well).

I'm sorry if I come off as short here, but I'm annoyed and confused. This website has brought me a lot of joy and entertainment over the years, and I wanted to contribute to it, but I'm feeling pretty excluded here.
If you want to meet the submission formatting guidelines with Musescore and your only Finale product being Finale Notepad, definitely try out the template and program in https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/forum/index.php?topic=10136.0. Copy your desired music into the template first, fiddle with the copyright, etc. ...Or just follow the instructions in the OP of that thread. Be aware that Step 5, "Drag-and-drop the .xml on the .exe", is Exactly As It Says On The Tin, and attempting to run the .exe won't work. Do whatever necessary to make the .exe pass virus checks. ...Then you'll have to move the "quarter note = # bpm" away from the "Allegro"-like tempo indication in the Finale file. And you'll likely have to adjust ottava lines and the notes they affect in the Finale file, too. But at least you should meet the submission formatting guidelines now!

I'm a fellow Musescore-into-Finale-Notepad user and Musescore fan myself, and the template and program in that thread have made submitting scores to NinSheetMusic substantially easier for me without paying a cent for music notation software.

...I don't trust whatever Musescore 3.0 tries to do with "smart-adjusting" the template and its contents, though, so I work on template-using music in Musescore 2.X only.

I've personally heard and read that this website primarily uses Finale for legacy reasons and because Finale is rather popular and changing primary file formats or adding additional ones is surprisingly hard in the back-end. I guess we haven't received enough complaints from Mac users (who apparently can only use the fullest-price Finale version) to make a file format change.

...I also personally doubt that NinSheetMusic itself is open-source. The times I've brought up a website-related bug report, I always got the hunch this website was closed-source.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on June 26, 2020, 03:55:07 AM
Hi!

Yes, I apologize for the inconvenience. As Dekkadeci mentioned, the short and simple answer is that the site has always used Finale files as the standard - this site was founded before MuseScore even existed and the overall submission paradigm has not changed significantly in the past decade or so. Of course, here we are in 2020, but it's not just as simple as allowing non-Finale files - the software doesn't currently allow for enough visual consistency with the rest of our collection (you can ask Bespinben about that), and there isn't sufficient expertise/support among the staff at the moment to expand the site's capabilities as such.

All that said, in addition to the pointers Dekka mentioned above, people around here are super willing to help you out with file formatting as well as musical feedback. There are a bunch of people around who use MuseScore as their primary notation software and still produce stuff for the site. So don't feel excluded :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Draco456 on March 14, 2021, 07:58:15 PM
What instrument combinations are allowed in the submission? Because I just finished an arrangement for 2 pianos, 8 hands, which I've never seen before on this site. I wonder if this combination is allowed.

Hope to hear back soon!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Latios212 on March 14, 2021, 08:12:25 PM
Currently, we don't support sheets for more than four hands (either one one piano or two).
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Draco456 on March 28, 2021, 07:40:14 PM
Darn it! I hope that changes in the near future! I think you'd like this version.
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ManOfDucks on March 28, 2021, 08:37:02 PM
Hi, I'm new here so sorry if this is a stupid question.

I have an arrangement I've been trying to submit, and I used the form in the NSM Panel thing, but nothing is popping up under the submissions area for my sheet. Under the NSM Panel, it also says I have zero submissions. I wasn't sure if I did something wrong or if it just takes a while for it to get posted there for feedback. Any help would be appreciated! :)
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Static on March 28, 2021, 08:52:04 PM
Hi, I'm new here so sorry if this is a stupid question.
Not at all! We get this fairly often

So, once you enter the series, game title, track title, and instrumentation, you need to make sure you upload all the files needed. You need a MIDI, PDF, and a MUS (Finale file). If you don't have Finale, export an XML file from your notation software of choice, download Finale Notepad (free from the Finale website (https://www.finalemusic.com/products/notepad/)), and export as MUS. Then be sure to click the "Submit" button at the bottom.

Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ManOfDucks on March 28, 2021, 09:14:33 PM
Turns out I was trying to submit a .musx instead of a .mus file, thank you for the help!
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: ManOfDucks on April 10, 2021, 05:15:39 AM
I just had one of my sheets accepted, and I finally was able to actually read through it myself and I noticed a typo that didn't get caught in the screening process. Am I still able to edit the files after they've been accepted, and if so do I just do it through the NSM panel the same way I would edit it if it hadn't been accepted yet?
Title: Re: Submissions General Questions, Comments, etc
Post by: Alpacatron on June 11, 2021, 03:58:32 AM
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