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Music / Back for the holidays?
December 21, 2012, 01:03:02 PM
Maybe? We'll see.

A gift to spread all the Christmas cheer. Or destroy it, however you want to render it.

Hope you all have been well. Happy Holidays!
Off-Topic / Good-bye you guys.
August 22, 2012, 03:35:38 PM
Heya NSM community,

The time has come. It came a long while ago. I'm leaving.

People travel through many excursions on their trip to discovery. Many trials are pursued, all with the goal of creating somebody they love. People search to find themselves, wherever they think they might be hiding.

I found you.

Years ago, I found you. What a joy to be found, finding a site dedicated to an unknown art: game music. Not just any game music site: Nintendo game music. Those were the days of downloading MUS files just to see if the difficulty was too great or too small, the innocence of that first discovery, causes for me to search more, learn more, discover more.

You created me.

Intelligence fell to arrogance in those years. Musical knowledge was lacking; expertise, none. I had no idea what I was doing. I downloaded Notepad, as we all did at some point, and start clicking and creating anything that just "sounded good." Most of that fell through the years as arrogance began to subside to real knowledge. Arranging is a stepping stone to a much higher plateau waiting to be reached. But arranging taught me much. I learned, I studied, I stole.

I gave back.

High school was arranging. Not many know this, I attended a school that offered both International Baccalaureate and Advance Placement tests and training. High school was horrid. Arranging was my social life. If I wasn't studying or writing the weekly paper that was due, I arranged. NSM welcomed me in. They even uploaded a sheet or two. They even listened to a claim or two I had to make the site better. They created the Golden Sun section by request (or well versed argument, depending on your take). They saw me as a person before I knew the value of self-respect, before I knew what I was doing, before I did anything. Junior year rolls around, I take AP Music Theory. Arrangements improve thirty-fold. Started fixing my own stuff before there was a fixing-the-sheets project. Above all, this was a hobby. A joyful exploration to pass the time.

I never meant to stay so long.

NSM made me. Over and over again I would come back, arranging more and more as my schedule grew. Senior year, composition merely a background thought. I was going to be a computer engineer; or a history teacher; or a composer. I took my jabs at composition from time to time, never really considering anything to be worthwhile. NSM convinced me it could be. I never really had any mentors here. I looked up to some moderators with respect. I volunteered to upload sheets, but that was never taken up. Best that they didn't, arrangements were my game that I had to keep playing. College came around, decided to do Music Composition as a BA. Game music is my goal. NSM sold me.

I taught.

College is a breeze. I wanted to pass on my experience to others. The pink ranger sold a few people himself. The quality of sheets have risen immensely. The amount of arrangements put out is incredible. Uploads happen more frequently than ever in my residence. This place is happening. Maybe I did something right.

It's time to go.

Look at this community. You guys don't need me. You never did. Any arranger out there now does exactly what I did: they give back. Every critique you give, every sheet you fix, every request you fulfill, you're giving back. The spirit has caught on, people love NSM. I love NSM too.

I'm not going to make any excuses. The hour of departure for me is now. I'm leaving, heading back to the main road.

All my contacts are in my signature or below Isaac. He's been there all along.

Don't worry. You will live on. Game music will live on. NSM will live on.

I love you all,

Thomas Wilson

P.S. I just won the School of Music opera competition. I'm doing something right here.
P.S.S. My 3DS friend data is gone. Message me on facebook, email me, do whatever. I'm not dying as a person. Anyone can still contact me.
P.S.S.S. Thanks again.
Help! / Mediafire/ Copyright laws
July 21, 2012, 04:52:00 PM
Got this email today. Luckily the piece has been uploaded already. Here's what it is:
QuoteThe file "Slug for a Butt.MUS" has been suspended
Dear MediaFire User:
MediaFire has received notification under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") that your usage of a file is allegedly infringing on the file creator's copyright protection.
The file named Slug for a Butt.MUS is identified by the key (jzyntywywd5).
As a result of this notice, pursuant to Section 512(c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, we have suspended access to the file.
The reason for suspension was:
BDM user "lachandra" says: Demand for Immediate Take-Down: Notice of Infringing Activity Dear Sir or Madam, Toei Animation has received information that the domain listed above, which appears to be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed copies of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities relating to copyrighted works published by Toei animation. 1. Identification of copyrighted works: Copyrighted work(s): see below Copyright owner: TOEI ANIMATION CO., LTD. 2. Copyright infringing material or activity found at the following location(s): See below The above TV animated series and / or animated movies is being made available for copying, through downloading and / or for streaming viewing, at the above location without authorization of the copyright owner. 3. Statement of authority: The information in this notice is accurate, and I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I am authorized to act on behalf of Toei Animation , the owner of the copyright(s) in the work(s) identified above. I have a good faith belief that none of the materials or activities listed above have been authorized by Toei Animation, its agents, or the law. We hereby give notice of these activities to you and request that you take expeditious action to remove or disable access to the material described above, and thereby prevent the illegal reproduction and distribution of these copyrighted works via your company's network. ??We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please advise us regarding what actions you take.? Yours sincerely, Hervé lemaire Internet Investigator
Yah. Letting peeps know. What's the copyright laws on this stuff anyways? I should know this, but don't haha.
Feedback / Hall of Fame - Pokemon Blue/Red/Yellow
June 24, 2012, 05:41:46 PM
The one on the site is in the wrong key. A quick Finale fix could fix it.
It's in C with key sig of F. Should be in G, using F naturals and Bbs when they occur. First notes in right hand should be G-D-G-A. Left should be D-G etc.
The whole Pokemon section could use a touch up, but since this is more egregiousness than a missing tempo or dynamic mark, figured it should be brought to the attention of the updaters.
Help! / Pokemon Mansion - Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
June 24, 2012, 04:52:42 PM
The music has a built in pattern for the repetitive line that alternates registers.
If you're paying attention, it comes in at different times after it rests. The pattern should happen 4 times until it fits into a loop.
My question is, how would the site rather have this? I feel the line is important to keep the piece from sounding too loop like, but there are only 3 simple lines and the pattern takes a long time to repeat. To withhold the sanctity of the piece, I feel this must be shown in the music. My question is, how?

How should it be notated? Should it just be an ossia with a few notes showing where it starts and a description when it should start? Should it all be written out (hahahah)? Should it just be a description on how to play it after the first repeat and where?

Also, it's harder than that. The melody/bass aren't tied together either. The melody will sometimes repeat an extra time while the bass continues on its first pattern. Piece is intelligent for its time. But should all this be included or not, since this is moreso a reduction than a replication, what do you think?


Nintendo / Spirit Tracks Overworld Theme
June 24, 2012, 03:44:48 PM
So where else is this melody in the Zelda Universe? Mind is blanking.
If this is original to the game, it's brilliant. But I don't think it is. The 25th Anniversary Medley used it and made it sound fantastic.
Nintendo / The Official Legend of Zelda Timeline
December 22, 2011, 10:43:23 AM
So it's out there now. Check it out here.

Or I could copy and paste.

Main Timeline
1. Skyward Sword
2. The Minish Cap
3. Four Swords
4. Ocarina of Time

Split 1: Link defeats Ganon - childhood branch
1. Majora's Mask
2. Twilight Princess
3. Four Swords Adventures

Split 2: Link defeats Ganon - adult branch
1. The Wind Waker
2. Phantom Hourglass
3. Spirit Tracks

Split 3: Link fails in Ocarina Of Time
1. A Link to the Past
2. Oracles of Seasons and Ages
3. Link's Awakening
4. The Legend of Zelda
5. Zelda II

What do you think? I think there's an awful lot riding on Link failing in Ocarina of Time.. One of my friends jokingly said "What if you lost to Ganon and it asks you whether to continue or not, you say no, then it starts saving?" That's how you'd get the third timeline. 
Home-Made Compositions / pumpy_heart's Compositions
November 23, 2011, 12:10:41 PM
I'll put whatever isn't being published here. If you steal it, you'll die. If something gets published, I'll post links to appropriate listening and purchasing places here as well.
For now, these are just assignments for my Composition lessons. They all had to be in two voice style for piano, each piece mimicking a piece from Bartok's Mikrokosmos. I'd like for you to see the music as well, instead of just listen. There's more to learn that way.

An Error
This piece was to mimic "An Errant." The melody is transposed and imitated throughout the two voice texture. The melody is continued through a voice while a new line enters to match the melody until the slow down anticipates the recapitulation.

Chromatic Intentions
This piece mimics "Chromatic Implications." Here, the melody is transposed, inverted, and imitated throughout the piece. The ABA form sets up the imitation quite nicely. The transpositions lend themselves to diversity throughout the manipulated melody and lead back to the recapitulation at the end. However, the B section melody is first used at the recap to hide the recapitulation.

I was planning on adding a bunch of my assignments up here over the break, but I left one of my notepads at school. Oh well.
Comments are welcome.
Feedback / Orchestral Arrangements
August 28, 2011, 10:51:33 AM
So what's the problem with having Orchestral Arrangements on the site again?
Feedback / Affiliates
November 13, 2010, 09:21:18 AM
What affiliates? All of them are down except for NSMRPG (appearing to not be visited ever), Mathias Ditlev's site, and vgmusic (best affiliate we have).
Is there any way we can delete the ones deleted, help them get back online, or add more? If we want to create an atmosphere that wants to be at the foremost in video game piano sheet music, we need to look like we know our stuff. This is just another improvement that would help the site overall.
Feedback / Sheet Music Categories
September 30, 2010, 12:51:59 PM
There seems to be either too many side categories on the site; or not enough.

When looking at them, some are definitely full of music from tons of games: Castlevania, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, Super Mario, Zelda and so on. Then there are some with few games, but tons of music: Golden Sun, Animal Crossing, Banjo Kazooie. However, there are some with many games, but few music at all, such as Harvest Moon and Metal Gear Solid.

When looking at those in the side bar, one also notices the "More..." section. In here, we have the same situation of sorts. Some games are not in a series but have a lot of songs, like Chrono Trigger and GoldenEye 007, while some games are in series and have quite a bit of songs, like Advance Wars, Dark Cloud, Earthbound (with Mother), Kingdom Hearts, and Phoenix Wright.

Would refreshing the side bar categories be such a bad idea? Add Advance Wars, Dark Cloud, Earthbound, and Phoenix Wright while taking away Harvest Moon and Metal Gear Solid. Kingdom Hearts arguably should be with the Final Fantasy music already, but a separate category for that series is not a bad idea either. This keeps the site look fresh as well as give more motivation to the arrangers to arrange, as each would want the best for his/her series.

What do you guys think?
Feedback / Final Fantasy
August 09, 2010, 09:36:51 AM
As you can see, there are 3 sheets under the first Final Fantasy game. One is labeled Final Fantasy while the other is labeled Final Fantasy I.
I'm not quite sure which was uploaded the most recent, but either way, this needs to be fixed.
Feedback / Golden Sun
July 24, 2010, 10:13:35 AM
The Battle (Jenna) is under Golden Sun when it is supposed to be under Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

The same goes for Super Lucky Dice, as it should be under Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

And finally, the Final Battle under Golden Sun: The Lost Age should be called Doom Dragon Battle. Every version I can find of this has it listed as Doom Dragon Battle.

Abunch of small, but important fixes. Thanks!
Nintendo / Nintendo 3DS
April 27, 2010, 03:16:05 PM
Surprised no one has posted this...
The Nintendo 3DS!
Yes, it's been announced. Nintendo reports say it will have 3D effects without the need for 3D glasses.
It will be backwards compatible with the DS.
A date has not been announced for release, but it will be playable at E3.

Now for rumors.
That site has everything you need to know, from possible 3D technique, to possible products, to possible mechanics going into the 3DS.

I personally think that since the 3DS will be playable at E3, mass production will not be a problem, and this thing may hit stores in 2010.

Your thoughts?
Nintendo / Golden Sun DS
June 02, 2009, 11:31:20 AM
:) can't waiittttttt  ;D
Yes. We all knew it was coming.
I suggest we change the Heading of the Mario songs from "Super Mario" to "Mario". I almost freaked out the other day when I noticed that there was no Mario music....then I saw Super Mario and returned to normal.
Although some games of the genre contain the name "Super Mario," more and more are being put into that category when they do not have that heading.
We have Dr. Mario, Luigi's Mansion, Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario and Lugi: Superstar Saga, Mario Golf, Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Party, Mario Power Tennis, Mario Tennis, Paper Mario, Paper Mario 2: The Thousand Year Door, Yoshi's Touch and Go, Yoshi's Cookie, and Yoshi's Story. That in a total is 18 games in the Mario genre without the name "Super Mario" in them.
Meanwhile, there is 13 games (with music on the site) with the name of "Super Mario."
Although songwise, these two different named games have about the same number of songs, I believe a more appropriate heading of "Mario" would be better fit than "Super Mario."
News - 7/16
Here's some treats that may grab an ear or two.
And here's this, for anyone who missed it. Merry Christmas Battle MUS
Only a few songs left that I promised to arrange. Last days of arranging for NSM yayagogo. I'm kind of excited to be honest. I've learned a lot here. Time to just fully devote in giving back to the community by being the guy from which no one wants to hear critique. Keep the newer, better arrangers going full throttle.

Personal wishes
[GBA] Golden Sun - Karagol Sea
[DS] Golden Sun: Dark Dawn - Battle Theme
[N64] Banjo Kazoiee - Click Clock Wood: Fall
[N64] Banjo Kazoiee - Tooty's Theme
[DS] Animal Crossing: Wild World - Title Theme
[DS] Dragon Quest IX - Alchemy Pot

[NES] DuckTales Project
Boss Battle
The Amazon
African Mines

Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
Pokemon Recovery
Pokemon Whistle
Victory - Gym Leader
Pokemon Mansion

125 Pieces on Site
3 Orchestral/Ensemble Arrangements in Thread
8 Pieces in Thread

[DS] Final Fantasy III - "Town of Amur" - Thomas Wilson MUS Midi
[GBA] Golden Sun: The Lost Age - "Alhafra" - Thomas Wilson MUS Midi
[GB] Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow - "Bicycle Theme" - Thomas Wilson MUS Midi
[PSP] Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - "First Mission" - Thomas Wilson MUS Midi

[N64] The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - "Opening" - Thomas Wilson MUS Midi
[DS] Final Fantasy III - "A Dancer's Dance" - Thomas Wilson MUS Midi
[DS] Final Fantasy III - "Town of Amur" - Thomas Wilson MUS Midi

Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
[GB] Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow - "Professor Oak's Theme" - Thomas Wilson MUS MIDI
[GB] Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow - "Trainer Defeated" - Thomas Wilson MUS MIDI
[GB] Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow - "Wild Pokemon Defeated" - Thomas Wilson MUS MID

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
[DS] Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box - "Puzzles 2" MUS MIDI New!

Comments are welcome.
Nintendo / Legend of Zelda Timeline Theories
February 26, 2008, 04:21:12 PM
Post your timeline theories!
I agree with the timeline theory, the theory that OoT left two timelines available. 1 being the time where Ganon is sealed away and where Link is sent back. The second being when Ganondorf was banished back when Link was Young Link.
In order to completely follow my theory, you must understand that there are many different Link's and Zelda's. Anyways...from start to end..

1) The Minish Cap (GBA)- The Hero refered to is the Hero of Man in the opener. Link obtains his trademark Green hat here too.

2) The Four Swords (GBA) - Mainly because you do not have the sages mentioned nor is Ganon here.

3) Ocarina of Time (N64) - This justs seems to fit. Besides the interview that was made in 1999 claiming this to be the first game, you also have Ganondorf and Ganon introduced. The Sages are also here.

TIMELINE A - Where Young Link and Young Zelda turn Ganondorf in to the officials before Ganondorf takes over Hyrule

4a) Majora's Mask (N64) - Direct sequel to OoT. Same Zelda. Same Ocarina.

5a) Four Swords Adventure (GC) - I haven't played this game, but from what I hear, this seems to be the most logical placement. The time period of silence I put between Majora's Mask and the Oracles allow enough time for this to occur.

6a) Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Time (GBC) - This is my ending to timeline A. This may tick off some Zelda fans, but this is where I believe it ends. Anyways, the oracle duo is the duo that truly originated the split timeline theory. It is theorized that these two games occur simultaneously within the two different timelines. Neither mention ganon or the sages, so other placement other than the very end of the timeline doesn't make much sense. If you combine the playing of both these games, you do encounter Ganon. I believe that encountering Ganon merges the timeline back together.

TIMELINE B - The timeline where you have Adult Zelda, No Link, and a banished form of Ganon

4b) Twilight Princess (GC/Wii) - I place this here not only because it occurs after 100 years after OoT, but I believe that the reincarnation of Ganon is the reincarnation of the Ganon sealed away. Also, Link in this version does not appear to know much of the plot of OoT. I believe that this is a different Link than the one in OoT as well.

5b) Windwaker (GC) - I place this game in this timeline just because it mentions the sealing away of Ganon. It also is placed hear by many other theories. The flooding of the Sea has explained to be caused by the Sealing of Ganon again.  I believe this is yet another new Link and Zelda, as both are clueless of who they really are.

6b) Phantom Hourglass (DS) - Direct sequel to Windwaker.

7b) Link's Awakening (GB/GBC) - I believe that this game occurs with the same Link as the Windwaker and Phantom Hourglass Link. Zelda is not mentioned at all in this game (except for a brief exclamation by Link at the beginning), plus it appears that Link has his own boat and he is in a great ocean when he is shipwrecked. To me, this sounds like the Great Sea of Hyrule of WW and PH.

8b) Legend of Zelda (NES) - Woo! Yeah! More destruction of what you thought was truth!
Anyways...I place this here mainly because of the following. There is no Lake Hylia as in other Zelda games except the ones that follow this game as well. Without Hylia, what if the Great Sea of Hyrule from WW, PH, and LA had eventually left? The sea level would be all that is left. The Mountain at the top of the map could be the Death Mountain Range, however you can never reach the top because it is so far out of water. This also would lead for a new hero of Link to get his weapons. Also, no cities on this map would suggest that either the people are living on death mountain or somewhere else (which I will get to shortly). This is probably the most controversial point of my theory, but I am very open to discussion of it. Also, with Ganon, not Ganondorf, this seems to flow as well.

9b) Adventure of Link (NES) - Sequel to LoZ. I believe Link eventually got over the mountain range and hears the official "Legend of Zelda". He then has reached civilization and towns and the like. Also, the towns (cept the port) are named after the Sages, which in the other timeline were not known. This game does not have Lake Hylia either, so it makes sense.

10b) Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons (GBC) - Whichever one goes in which timeline is completely up in the air. However, the other goes hear, and ends this timeline.

Now....only one game out. If you consider Crossbow Training a game, I would put it with Twilight Princess.
The one true game I left out was A Link to the Past. Honestly, I am not entirely sure where this game fits. It could come after Twilight Princess, which makes the most sense, or it could come after Four Swords Adventure. If it comes after Twilight Princess, it could make sense, but why does he have a trident all of a sudden? If it came after Four Swords Adventure, then that would explain why Ganon has a trident, but how does the opening know of the Sages? One possible view is that Young Link told the King of Hyrule back in OoT of his adult adventures and this leads to how it is mentioned as part of the history of Alttp. However, if Young Link did do this, it could shift a couple of my views. Personally, I dont think Young Link and the King of Hyrule were on speaking terms. I will probably replay Alttp to find a permanent spot in this timeline theory of mine.

Anyways....there you go. My Legend of Zelda timeline theory. I am welcome to discuss any parts you may have questions about. Feel free to post your own theories.
Nintendo / Super Smash Bros Brawl
February 22, 2008, 10:21:46 AM
Thread for discussion of Super Smash Bros Brawl.
It comes out soon! The music list is great! Youtube is fun to see vids...