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Submissions / Re: [GB] Donkey Kong Land - "Kremlantis" by Jack
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:17:07 PM »
OH! Yeah I confused the files.
So sorry - NOW everything should be good.

Submissions / Re: [GB] Donkey Kong Land - "Kremlantis" by Jack
« on: October 15, 2019, 02:24:37 AM »
Yep - bar 5 was changed in the file you gave me.  Everything should be done now.

Submissions / Re: [GB] Donkey Kong Land - "Kremlantis" by Jack
« on: October 14, 2019, 01:26:32 AM »
Of course - the only thing I needed to change was the slur in bar 7, right?

Submissions / Re: [GB] Donkey Kong Land - "Kremlantis" by Jack
« on: October 06, 2019, 08:17:27 PM »
.-I'm not sure I fully agree with the 8va use in bars 1-4 and 13-24.  The bass doesn't sound that low to me and it makes the transition from bar 4 to bar 5 seem a bit odd as the bass jumps up in register by a large amount.  If there's a particular reason for having it so low, then feel free to explain it to me.
I was thinking about this myself - I was listening to the tune, plunking out notes on the piano, and in the start, the F certainly didn't sound like it was in the same register as the bass in bar 5 - yes, the notes written on the sheet sounded low, but there definitely was a difference in the original track.
I do agree that the bass jumps are odd - thoughts?

Submissions / Re: [GB] Donkey Kong Land - "Kremlantis" by Jack
« on: October 04, 2019, 07:58:27 PM »
You bet! Great arrangement too.

Alright, feedback time:
  • This would look great with 3 measures per system. Right now, some of the 16th note parts look pretty squished.
  • Your dynamic markings are in general not consistently centered vertically. Also the mezzopiano at the beginning clashes with the crescendo.
  • There's a clashing issue with the tempo marking. This can be fixed by having both the text and tempo under one marking instead of separate.
  • That 3-note rhythm in the RH of m6, 11, and 12 is actually a quarter note triplet (each note is equally spaced apart).
  • Some of the system spacing is too close to copyright text/titles/page numbers/etc.
  • Sometimes, the 8va markings are touching notes, or is too far away from them.
It looks like you use NotePad, so I went ahead and made these edits for you (also added hidden accents for m2-4). If you need anything changed back that you can't fix yourself, let me know.
Looks great! Thanks!

Here are some extra suggestions for you to consider. I didn't make these changes in the files.
  • m2: You can use that simile for the crescendos/diminuendos if you want to, so you don't have to have those written out a bunch of times. A simile marking might be useful in m14 as well.
  • It looks like both David Wise and Graeme Norgate are credited as composers for this game. I couldn't find any other information on which specific tracks were composed by who, so both composers should probably be credited.
Done. (I credited only Wise.)

  • Did you mean to put a senza pedale marking at m5, or do you want pedal used for the entire piece? I'm just curious.
No - I think that the pedal should be used throughout to create the distant kind of sound with this piece.

This looks good to me - thanks for your help!

Submissions / Re: [GB] Donkey Kong Land - "Kremlantis" by Jack
« on: September 29, 2019, 11:22:44 PM »
What a nice tune!

  • I chose to combine the notes of the bass line with the rhythm of the percussion. I think it better matches the sound of the original
  • If someone could please help with the formatting, that'd be great
  • My intention with the pedaling was that the performer could pedal at their discretion to create the echo-ey feel

Submission Archive / Re: [GBA] Banjo-Pilot - "Lava Track" by Jack
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:49:22 PM »
I'm very happy with this! Thanks for your help and for a speedy submission process.

Submission Archive / Re: [GBA] Banjo-Pilot - "Lava Track" by Jack
« on: September 13, 2019, 02:33:00 AM »
Awesome - thanks so much!

Help! / Re: Convert .mid/.pdf files
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:36:16 PM »
Okay - so once you've imported your music into Finale and copy and pasted it into the template or made sure the formatting's good, go into "save as" in the file tab and instead of .mus, save as .mid. For the PDF's, press on the print icon and choose the destination as "Microsoft Print to pdf" if you've got Windows. Then, you can save the PDF in your desired location and you can submit to the site!


Submission Archive / Re: [GBA] Banjo-Pilot - "Lava Track" by Jack
« on: September 07, 2019, 10:02:16 PM »
What do you mean? Something in particular?
Ah - it was a dynamic marking, but I quickly edited the files once I remembered.

Everything's been changed - there are sure to be lots more edits so I just changed it in the .mus file for now.
- Consider playability as well as sound - having both hands play in the low bass register and overlap in the second to last system on page 2 won't play easily nor sound good
I moved it an octave up - sounds good, more playable

Submission Archive / Re: [GBA] Banjo-Pilot - "Lava Track" by Jack
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:35:07 AM »

I feel like I messed up something very simple for this sheet . . .

Anyway, since I have Notepad, I'll have to have a little formatting help.
 - I tried to copy and paste the music into the NSM template to get the mini-titles on subsequent pages, but too much got messed up
 - Lots of overlapping junk when I have multiple voices

Thank you in (game boy) advance :)
 - Jack

Home-Made Compositions / Re: snaphap's Compositions (New ragtime thing)
« on: August 24, 2019, 12:44:39 AM »
Hey - this is pretty cool. I like it! It isn't quite ragtime - ragtime is characterized by the oom-pah bass. It's a creative mix of ragtime/swing melodies in some places with these rigid war-drum like chords in the bass. It's funny - I feel like the war - drum parts and the swingy parts have a cool interaction. Some stuff -
 - The thirty-second grace note to an acciaccatura (that's the first grace note option in the grace note panel in musescore - it has the little slash through the stem)
 - For the tempo text - a dotted quarter note doesn't really make sense - a regular quarter note would.
 - Almost all the notes in the bass are staccato, so you can just write staccato as an expression mark instead of having a dot over every note.
 - In bar 20, I'd have four eighth notes, the last one tied to make the rhythm easier to read.
 - You don't often see double-dotted half notes - I really don't know much about them so I can't say either way if they're used well.
 - I love bar 38 through where the coda starts - maybe a crescendo to ramp up the intensity?
 - I'd think some more about bar 31 - it sounds more like a sea-shanty or Irish jig than the rest of the piece.
 - How about a system break before the coda - that would be nice for the formatting.
 - I love the coda/ending so much!
This is your first composition? Sweet!
(Sorry - I don't have any really theory - related composition tips - I just know that this sounds pretty good!)


Here's the video - it's nice for the requester to post a video, though, for ease of the potential arrangers

Help! / Re: Is there anyone that can rip GBA midis?
« on: August 05, 2019, 12:10:17 AM »
Alright - I'll definitely give VGMTrans a try - and I won't be using midi files as a base for my arrangements (though I probably won't have a choice with Banjo-Pilot :D)

Help! / Is there anyone that can rip GBA midis?
« on: August 04, 2019, 07:00:59 PM »
Is there anyone out there that has the means to rip GBA midis? If so, I would love it if someone could grab the midi files for Banjo-Pilot - I'm a fan of that soundtrack and would love to get some of the tracks on site. I've heard of tools that can do that type of thing, but I've never had any luck finding a way to get them. I'll be doing some Banjo-Pilot stuff with or without the midis, but I thought I'd check if anyone could get them before I start.

Thanks a bunch

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