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Projects / 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)

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Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! - "Lavender Mist"

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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:

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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: https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/download/pdf/3995
- 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...

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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 :)

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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!

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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!

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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:

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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.

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Piano Arrangements / Arrangement Highlights of 2020
« on: December 29, 2020, 06:57:04 PM »
Past topics
2019
2018
2017

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!)

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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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwn4AiK8Crz1ERu-mFztJhaNxmUqlUOi

EarthBound series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwn4AiK8CryL4zPMhhWzkt9sv0KyRBjr

Kirby series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwn4AiK8CrwVYzCKmgLQdjwtjZM56YfO

Mario Kart series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwn4AiK8Crw9aKhpzHqElInai8jKCPSZ

Octopath Traveler: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwn4AiK8Crzs_iiNAv4tebQKNhpsVZTp

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwn4AiK8CryWTHujANWWYFvamzol-yhG

Undertale/Deltarune: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwn4AiK8CrymBUmLgJXLuM5XxkZ44j23

Xeno series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrwn4AiK8CrydVKJeUZzomoz3hmkrHKNb

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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.

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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

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This arrangement will replace this sheet on site.

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




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Site News / Updated series: Megami Tensei/Persona, SaGa, Drakengard/NieR
« on: October 03, 2020, 10:37:06 PM »
Hey all! Quick change today!

We've added series pages for Megami Tensei/Persona and SaGa. Recent updates to the site have started to fill out these well-known series, so these two series now have their own dedicated pages, findable when browsing by series.

The Drakengard series has also been renamed to Drakengard/NieR.

In the future we may add more series pages if/when they have enough good sheets from enough games, so keep an eye out :)

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Project Archive / Halloween Update 2020
« on: September 29, 2020, 11:23:01 PM »
Hi! You might have noticed it's almost October which means it's around that time of year again. That is, time to start preparing our yearly Halloween update! Due to the fact that none of the updaters are particularly free this upcoming month and that we have another ongoing project, we'll try to keep it small-ish this year, with one sheet per arranger.

Here's how things will work, similar to our replacements project:

Theme - Any arrangement from a scary setting/game, with a scary title, related to a scary character, or anything of the sort. As long as there's some semblance of spoopiness, we won't be strict about it :P

Topics - Create one topic in the Projects board for your arrangement and include your username/arranger name in the title (e.g. [username]'s Halloween Sheet). Review and feedback will happen there, so check back.

Files - We'll be using the same parent folder as for the replacements. If you don't have access, send me your email. Upload your arrangement to the "Halloween" folder, and updaters will move it into the Approved/Accepted folders as necessary. You'll be responsible for keeping your file updated here.

Deadlines - To ensure we have enough time to finish reviewing before the 31st, please submit your arrangement no later than October 14. Make sure you're around to respond to feedback since any sheet will need to be accepted by the 31st in order to be included on the update.

Any questions, feel free to ask here. Happy arranging!



Folder of sheets  (editable by arrangers and updaters)

Sheet status  (editable by updaters only)

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Submission Center / Console abbreviations
« on: September 21, 2020, 12:41:28 AM »
Note: Games are generally listed according to their initial release, regardless of region. Multiplatform [MUL] is only used when a game is launched on multiple consoles simultaneously (ex. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Wii U and Switch), not when a game is ported (ex. Super Mario Bros).

Nintendo
  • Nintendo Entertainment System = [NES]
  • Game Boy = [GB]
  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System = [SNES]
  • Satellaview = [BS-X]
  • Virtual Boy = [VB]
  • Nintendo 64 = [N64]
  • Game Boy Color = [GBC]
  • Game Boy Advance = [GBA]
  • Nintendo GameCube = [GCN]
  • Nintendo DS = [NDS]
  • Nintendo Wii = [Wii]
  • Nintendo 3DS = [3DS]
  • Nintendo Wii U= [WiiU]
  • Nintendo Switch= [SW]
Sega
  • Sega Master System = [SMS]
  • Sega Genesis = [GEN]
  • Sega Game Gear = [GG]
  • Sega CD = [SCD]
  • Sega 32X = [32X]
  • Sega Saturn = [SAT]
  • Dreamcast = [DC]
Sony
  • PlayStation = [PS1]
  • PlayStation 2 = [PS2]
  • PlayStation 3 = [PS3]
  • PlayStation 4 = [PS4]
  • PlayStation 5 = [PS5]
  • PlayStation Portable = [PSP]
  • PlayStation Vita = [PSVita]
Microsoft
  • Xbox = [XBOX]
  • Xbox 360 = [XBOX360]
  • Xbox Live Arcade = [XBLA]
  • Xbox One = [XBONE]
Other
  • 3DO Interactive Multiplayer = [3DO]
  • Arcade = [ARCADE]
  • Atari 2600 = [A2600]
  • Atari 5200 = [A5200]
  • Atari 7800 = [A7800]
  • Atari Jaguar = [AJ]
  • Atari Lynx = [AL]
  • Mobile = [MOB]
  • Neo Geo = [NEO]
  • PC = [PC]
  • Philips CD-i = [CD-i]
  • TurboGrafx-16 = [TG16]
  • Multiplatform = [MUL]

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Site News / Console information while browsing
« on: September 21, 2020, 12:31:05 AM »
Hi everyone :)

Small change to the main site today! At the request of fellow arrangers Static and LeviR.star, game titles displayed when browsing will display the console abbreviation next to them. This will allow users to verify they're looking at the right game (or jog their memory if they don't remember what console a game was on) as well as make it easy for us to check that everything is listed under the correct console. It also matches 1-1 what we write in our update posts.

To see the change, simply navigate to a page that lists sheets (ex. https://www.NinSheetMusic.org/browse/series/Pokemon) and perform a hard refresh if your browser still has old page cached. For a list of what each console abbreviation stands for, you can refer to this topic.

If you notice anything wrong (i.e. incorrect or missing console) please let me know. Thanks and happy browsing!

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