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#16
Site News / Re: Update...rs!
November 09, 2012, 04:42:27 PM
Congrats again! To the both of you! =D
#17
First post one works. Feel free to take everything that's there.
Congrats again!
#18
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.
#19
Ah man. Glad my last comment ends with you.
Great arrangement, sounds fun to play. Hearing the references to other Mario pieces, well constructed piece.

The only problem that I see is that the E flats should be D sharps. The chord those measures are based on is an augmented triad built on G (so G B D# instead of Eb G B). The augmented chord is built on the V, dominant, of C. This leads to two notes (B and D#) to be chromatic lower neighbors to two notes of the tonic chord (C and E). Very common alteration of the dominant. Another one, not in this piece, is a diminished chord built on the dominant. This has two notes a chromatic halfstep away from the tonic (G B Db, where B and Db are a half step away from C).

Everything else works great. Fantastic arrangement. Keep it up.
#20
The one measure repeat sign always means repeat the previous measure or the first measure in the chain. There's no need to show the notes again. Seeing new notes as a performer would make me think that the notes change over time, or could at any moment. This would let me just concentrate on the lower staff. It's quite useful in repetitive pieces.

Yeah, you're right on those two notes. My b. New one is up on the front page.
#21
5. Houndoom--3
6. Sableye--5
8. Hydreigon--7

If Houndoom loses, I leave NSM.
#22
Quote from: DrP on August 10, 2012, 11:40:23 PMI know you're eastern, so you're fine. I generally keep tabs on everyone's time zones... it's this thing I do.
Central haha. Roll Tide.
#23
I remember that guy/girl. Was pretty cool. Awesome slip up.
You know, we made a pdf of that. That sheet lived on.
#24
5. Houndoom--12
6. Sableye--7
8. Hydreigon--3

Dr P, I never adjust for DST. If I need to, let me know.
#25
Request / Re: Arrangement Project
August 10, 2012, 08:17:13 PM
You guys go right ahead. I don't want to speak for Shado, but I'm not going to be involved in Mother 3 because it has a piano book. Seems like the same reason Shado dropped IX.

Contra had 0 arrangements on the web that I could find, so I did that entire soundtrack almost 2 years ago now. Choose something like that.
#26
Request / Re: Arrangement Project
August 10, 2012, 08:05:23 PM
Mother 3 also has a piano book.
#28
5. Houndoom--10
6. Sableye--6
8. Hydreigon--9
#29
Forum Games / Re: Caption the avatar above you
August 09, 2012, 11:52:40 AM
Dark world is better.
#30
Help! / Re: Finale Notepad Help
August 09, 2012, 11:44:49 AM
Quote from: Bespinben on August 06, 2012, 07:35:17 PMCompletely understandable. The focus of piano lessons are primarily towards performance, not creation. I pretty much learned all my music theory here on NSM, haha :P (that's a shout-out to you pumpy_heart ;))
Shit, word. Bubbles if you have any questions about theory and accidentals and whatnot, drop me a message.