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Site News / One more updater update
« on: October 06, 2021, 12:51:06 AM »
I have yet one more announcement to make regarding our staff, for now...

That is to say that mastersuperfan will be switching to the Ghost Updater role as well (and not just because of the month!). Please thank him for the past couple of years or so on the staff - for reviewing countless arrangements and helping to always push for higher quality sheets.

Stay super~

Projects / Latios212's Halloween Sheet[s]
« on: October 04, 2021, 01:43:26 AM »
    [SW] Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir
    Utsugi Detective Agency [Original]
    Memories [Original]

    [SW] Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind
    Old School Building [Original]

    Hang on, three sheets? Let me explain...
    Only 1 (one) sheet per person. We may allow more than that if the pieces are very short, and we may not allow pieces that are extremely long.[/li][/list]
    The first two sheets are direct transcriptions of fairly short piano pieces - 1 page each. The third is only 4 measures long. Hope that's okay~

    Help Guides / Reviewing sheets
    « on: October 03, 2021, 04:33:55 PM »
    Reviewing sheets

    This guide is about reviewing sheets! Reviewing sheets isn’t just for updaters :)

    You can view the associated slides that were presented on 9/4/21 here: [SLIDES]

    I'll be filling out this forum post as time goes on, but the slides are available to refer to for now.

    Site News / Updater update
    « on: September 09, 2021, 05:16:23 PM »
    Hello everyone! Today I have some updates to share regarding our updating staff.

    First, Maelstrom will switch over to being a Ghost Updater. Maelstrom has been on the staff as an Updater for over 5 years, and we owe him a lot for the countless sheets he’s reviewed, as well as help replacing many old sheets on the site. Please wish him a wonderful time in ghost land grad school! (He’s still very much alive, for now.)

    Now, we’re having a new Updater join the team for the first time in a while! Bloop is a longtime community member with a recent increase in activity and desire to help out. Please give Bloop a warm welcome aboard the staff.

    Times change, life goes on, and new sheets are added to NinSheetMusic. As always, look forward to more soon :)

    Project Archive / Latios212's Colo(u)rs Project Sheets
    « on: July 19, 2021, 01:30:41 AM »
    Here are the pieces I'm arranging for the project. Files are uploaded directly to the shared Dropbox folder.

    Pokémon HeartGold Version & Pokémon SoulSilver Version - "Pewter City" (Four Hands)


    Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! - "Lavender Mist"


    Help Guides / Page layout, spacing, and more
    « on: May 28, 2021, 04:21:41 AM »
    What is this about?

    This is a guide about how to judiciously use the space on the page to make a sheet look nice. It'll cover things like:
    - Measures per system
    - Systems per page
    - Space between staves
    - Placement of articulations, dynamics, performance directions, etc.

    This guide is fully focused on presentation and won't actually deal with:
    - The specifics of how to adjust the sheet in a certain notation software
    - Choosing what notes to write or how to notate them on the staff (i.e. the arrangement itself)

    The information presented here corresponds to a workshop given by myself and mastersuperfan on 5/22/21. You can find the slides here: [SLIDES]

    Why does this matter?

    You can have a great arrangement, but a sheet that is unsightly and difficult to read. Taking the time to polish up the visual presentation after you finish arranging and writing can really help your sheet shine and look professional.

    To illustrate this point, take a look at this sheet snippet here:


    The arrangement itself is great, but a number of things stand out when trying to read this:
    - The last measure takes up an entire system and the notes are super stretched out, whereas the previous system has notes cramped in three measures
    - Symbols are not given enough space to be read easily, like the finger numbers and triplet number in the measure in the middle
    - There's not much space around the header but the last measure has a relatively large amount of white space above it

    Compare this to something like:
    - The sheet gets a consistent number of measures per system, with notes evenly spaced throughout its various measures
    - Sufficient space for dynamics and slurs
    - Section breaks that line up with system breaks

    Making your sheet look nice will make both you and the people reading your sheet happier about how clear the music is to read and how nice the sheet looks overall.

    To be continued...

    Site News / NinSheetMusic's 17th Birthday!
    « on: April 11, 2021, 05:57:13 PM »
    Today, April 11 2021, marks 17 years since NinSheetMusic began. Lots of people have come and gone in the site's lengthy existence, but it's wonderful to see that the site and community continue to grow and thrive. Thanks to everyone who has made NinSheetMusic what it is today, whether that means contributing sheets, performances, or just being a part of the community.

    Happy birthday and here's to many more :)

    Site News / File download/upload issues fixed
    « on: February 06, 2021, 03:51:42 PM »
    Everything should be functioning normally again. If you're still having any issues, try a hard refresh and let us know via the forums or Discord if something doesn't work.

    Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience!

    Site News / File download/upload issues
    « on: February 06, 2021, 05:36:57 AM »
    Hey everyone, some users have been experiencing difficulties downloading sheets from the main site, as well as uploading new files through the NSM Panel. We're currently investigating the issues. In the meantime, if you're getting errors downloading from the main site, try logging in with your forum account which may help. Please feel free to join our Discord server or send me a message if you need anything in particular.

    We'll let you know when things are resolved. Thanks for your patience in the meantime!

    Help Guides / Staccato placement on stem side
    « on: January 19, 2021, 12:10:55 AM »
    What is this about?

    This is a topic about how to position staccatos on the stem side of a note when there are multiple layers on one staff. There are two ways to do this - to center them around the notehead or center them around the stem.

    In the following image, the staccatos on beat 2 and 3 of the measure are centered around the stem, while the ones on beat 4 (aside the accents) are centered around the noteheads.

    It seems that in older versions of Finale the default was notehead, while in v26 the setting was changed to stem. As such, this is causing inconsistency in the setting in submissions from users on different versions of Finale.

    What do I want?

    According to Gould's Behind Bars, either is acceptable for a staccato (except when placed with an accent or other articulation - then it should center around the notehead). But, some things to consider...
    • Other articulations (except the wedge/staccatissimo) all center around the notehead, so having only the staccatos moved to the stem would cause inconsistency in the spacing (as in the image above)
    • Putting them directly atop/below the stem makes them potentially easier to miss when reading (could look like an extension of the stem or a printing error)
    • Aligning the staccatos if you have them on both the upper and lower layer vs. having them horizontally offset
    • Consistency with existing sheets on site
    As such, I recommend that in general, staccatos be centered around the notehead. This is not a mandate, but an attempt to guide an informed decision, especially for those who aren't familiar with the setting.

    How do I change this setting?

    If you're on Finale v26 or above, here are the official docs. You can change this setting by going to the Articulation Designer (Edit button for staccato under the Articulation Selection menu) and toggle this box:


    If you're on an older version of Finale (like 2014), the articulation designer dialog box doesn't have that option and staccatos will default to center around the notehead.

    Piano Arrangements / Arrangement Highlights of 2020
    « on: December 29, 2020, 06:57:04 PM »
    Past topics

    This crazy year is about to end! What are the 5 favorite sheets you've made this year?

    (If you're not an arranger, you can list your favorite sheets by other arrangers instead!)

    NSM Performance Videos / Arrangement + Performance Playlists listing
    « on: November 23, 2020, 01:50:46 AM »
    This is a list of all assembled playlists for different games/series. This post will be updated as more are created (will start to just update this list instead of making a new post each time since these will also be announced in Discord :P

    Chrono series:

    EarthBound series:

    Kirby series:

    Mario Kart series:

    Octopath Traveler:

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild:


    Xeno series:

    Site News / Arrangement + Performance Playlists
    « on: November 23, 2020, 01:50:31 AM »
    Hey everyone!

    You might have noticed we haven't really been doing a lot with our YouTube channel lately. The nature of the site doesn't really lend itself to generating video content on its own, but there's a lot of stuff out there that you might not have seen before. What happens after we upload sheets to the main site - who actually sees our sheets, plays them, or uses the arrangements in some way? Turns out, the answer is quite a lot of you. There are a lot of videos out there! I routinely do a search and am pleasantly surprised how many results turn up.

    So on that note I'll be curating playlists of these videos on the NinSheetMusic YouTube channel to share with everyone. These playlists will consist of two types of videos:
    • Sheet music videos by the original arranger
    • Performances by anyone that make use of an arrangement currently on the main site, as stated in the video description (for any instrument)
    Playlists for various games/series will be added here over time. If you have a video to add to a playlist after it's created (whether yours or not), please feel free share it on the forums or in the #arranging or #perfoming channels of our Discord server :)

    With Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity now out, I thought this might be a good place to start:

    "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" playlist

    Happy viewing!

    P.S.: Be on the potential lookout for stuff happening in the future to encourage more performances.

    Site News / "New" staff member - Winter
    « on: October 24, 2020, 03:22:54 AM »
    Winter is here!

    …well, not for another couple of months. But our fellow longtime member Winter is rejoining the staff after a number of years off. He'll be helping to manage our social media accounts and make improvements to our Discord server.

    Please give him a warm welcome / welcome back if you know him already! :P

    This arrangement will replace this sheet on site.

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - "Death Mountain"

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