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Submissions / Re: [MUL] The Legend of Zelda:...
Last post by Bloop - Today at 03:12:31 AM
Quote from: Latios212 on July 18, 2024, 08:15:49 PM- It did occur to me that it might be cool to introduce some 16th notes into the rhythm starting around m. 10+. But I suppose that's what you were going for with the gradual pedal in and pedal out, and it makes sense to me
Yeah it's more of a delay effect rather than an actual rhythm, and trying to play that up to speed would probably be hell haha

Quote from: Latios212 on July 18, 2024, 08:15:49 PM- There's a random small line at the bottom of the end of m. 29
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Quote from: Latios212 on July 18, 2024, 08:15:49 PM- Is there no way to simplify the structure? 5 pages seems like a lot to notate what's basically 4 measures of repeated material in the main loop, with some variety. Though I get if there are subtle differences.
The only differences are really there in pedal (so when the delay effect happens or not), but for notes the loop could happen after m35 too. If you want, I could add an optional D.S. marking if people want to play without pedal?
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Submissions / Re: [GBA] Mother 3 - "Mind of ...
Last post by Bloop - Today at 02:57:59 AM
Quote from: Latios212 on July 18, 2024, 08:07:23 PMI think I wanted to leave that in so it sounds less empty... it gives the accompaniment a bit more of a driving rhythm.
Ahh I see, that works yeah!

Quote from: Latios212 on July 18, 2024, 08:07:23 PMYes, good idea! Updated~
Is there a specific reason you switched the F-A and C around in beat 4.5? It makes it harder to play than the other way around.
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The Werewolf Game / TWG CXXIV: Host Heat-Ups
Last post by BlackDragonSlayer - Today at 01:08:59 AM
how bout this weather huh

Games should be built around 6-7 players, as per the most recent activity poll. Hosting poll will go up end of day on Saturday, July 26th.

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Projects / Re: Fernman's Aquatic Update P...
Last post by Fernman - July 18, 2024, 09:04:28 PM
Quote from: Bloop on July 17, 2024, 11:02:21 AMThe C-F-Bb triad plays in those first two bars too though, so maybe you can add the two bars with just that triad? (better to add this last, so the measure numbers don't change for the rest of the feedback)

Without something to substitute the drum with, it's just a boring held note. and trying to add something this with the F and the drum, just doesn't feel well adapted to the piano in my opinion. I rather leave it off.


Quote from: Bloop on July 17, 2024, 11:02:21 AMYou can add more parentheses and move them up or down, or alternatively, I can use full finale to shrink the note size so it's in-your-face?
Not sure what the "standard" is. I thought all optional notes would have the parenthesis, but I'll defer to you on what is common practice.

Quote from: Bloop on July 17, 2024, 11:02:21 AM-m8-11: I think it may be better to add the bass in these 4 measures too, and arrange the chords in dyads underneath the R.H. The bass and drums here have this driving rhythm that is missing when just playing long notes in the L.H. The R.H. could be something like this: You could even leave out the held notes in m9 if you want for easier playability.

originally, I left it off because the following phrase is almost the same, so for variety I gave more emphasis to the held notes before jumping into the bass guitar. Its changed though.

Quote from: Bloop on July 17, 2024, 11:02:21 AM-m14-15: There are some ornamentations on the R.H. notes in m14 beat 1.5 and 3.5, and m15 beat 1.5: these are mordents (the 8th articulation in finales articulation window)
playing a mordent at that speed? NSM must really want precise transcriptions...

Quote from: Bloop on July 17, 2024, 11:02:21 AM-m25-28: You could do something like this for the L.H.: I used the bass notes as bottom notes, and arranged a part of the synth lead above that. The driving bass rhythm is technically possible, but a bit on the harder side in m25-26, so I put it back in in m27-28.

my original thought was to have a break or "catch ones breath" from the 8th notes by giving attention to other instrumentation.

Quote from: Bloop on July 17, 2024, 11:02:21 AMYou can do something similar in m33-34, but you can use the upper layer in m33 to play some of the R.H. notes instead, as they'd clash otherwise. In m34, the L.H. should start with the Eb bass notes on beat 4 already. The R.H. can take a G below the Bb-C-F chord in beat 4.

I might have got lost with this one. So as not to clash in m33 I changed the An 8th notes to a Gn, while keeping everything else I had near the same.

Quote from: Bloop on July 17, 2024, 11:02:21 AM-m39-41: Maybe you can move the R.H. up an octave in m39 beat 4 up to m41 beat 1 (and m8 beat 1 too), for some more power? You could also add an octave above or below the L.H. then.

That makes the jump back down to the Cn more daunting, but if you think a virtuoso can play it Bloop, so be it.

Quote from: Bloop on July 17, 2024, 11:02:21 AMLastly, since the optional ending is based on m8-10, you could try to rewrite it in the style of the new m8-10 too, but I'm not exactly sure yet what I'd do myself. Ending it on m41 beat 1 would work too, as a short but strong ending.
Ending it on a high note leaves one in suspense/expecting, instead of at rest, so I brought it down with some octave F's + harmony.

As for Sunny Beach, I'll give it another look over at some point, but if it is unlikely to completed in the project timeframe (whatever that may be), I rather have you not start the review process and it can be skipped, no need to move it to the submissions section.
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Submissions / Re: [MUL] The Legend of Zelda:...
Last post by Latios212 - July 18, 2024, 08:15:49 PM
Quote from: Kricketune54 on July 11, 2024, 08:59:01 AMY'know, most people normally wouldn't think to do m1-3, but the way you arranged it sounds so tonally right for Twilight Princess lol
not the first time I've thought this on Bloop's TP sheets hahah

Looking great! Just a few miscellaneous thoughts before we finish up:
- It did occur to me that it might be cool to introduce some 16th notes into the rhythm starting around m. 10+. But I suppose that's what you were going for with the gradual pedal in and pedal out, and it makes sense to me
- There's a random small line at the bottom of the end of m. 29
- Is there no way to simplify the structure? 5 pages seems like a lot to notate what's basically 4 measures of repeated material in the main loop, with some variety. Though I get if there are subtle differences.
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Submissions / Re: [GBA] Mother 3 - "Mind of ...
Last post by Latios212 - July 18, 2024, 08:07:23 PM
Thanks for checking!

Quote from: Bloop on July 10, 2024, 01:36:18 PM-Since there's not a snare hit on beat 2 (just the hi-hat), maybe you could leave out the bottom note in the L.H. in that beat from m5 on?
I think I wanted to leave that in so it sounds less empty... it gives the accompaniment a bit more of a driving rhythm.

Quote from: Bloop on July 10, 2024, 01:36:18 PM-There are a few places where it'd be hard for the player to hold the R.H. bottom notes (m6, m9 and m18). Maybe you could use another voicing there, or do you want the player to use the pedal for those?
Oh yeah, pedal for sure since jumping to hit the notes is easy. I've added a pedal direction after the intro

Quote from: Bloop on July 10, 2024, 01:36:18 PM-m31: Just as an alternate suggestion, you could write the guitar part as F-C, A, F-C, instead of full chords, so it's a bit easier to play.
Yes, good idea! Updated~

Files updated :)
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Submissions / Re: [GCN] Super Mario Sunshine...
Last post by XiaoMigros - July 18, 2024, 05:47:51 PM
If you're copying/importing them from somewhere, it might have reset? At least, adding them fresh hasn't caused any issues for me personally yet.

I will approve but just realised that the second intro will need its own time signature and opening dynamic. Everything else looks great!
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Submissions / Re: [GCN] Super Mario Sunshine...
Last post by Fantastic Ike - July 18, 2024, 05:44:06 AM
QuoteYour tempo markings should be updated to match our new formatting guidelines (noteheads: MaestroTimes, 16pt, symbol Œ; numbers and equals: Times New Roman regular, 12pt, Text and parentheses: Times New Roman bold, 14pt)

No idea why this happened: I've been using the most up-to-date template. It's all fixed now.
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Projects / Re: mastersuperfan's Aquatic P...
Last post by Bloop - July 18, 2024, 05:18:29 AM
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-m7: Maybe you could leave out the R.H. G on beat 2 for easier playability? Also, maybe instead of a triad in beat 3.5, you could make this a single note Eb in a separate layer, so the player can hold the melody C in beat 3. The piano hit in the original is a bit subtler compared to the melody too.
-m8: I hear G and D in the R.H. in beat 2.5
-m14: The melody plays something slightly different from beat 2 on
-m16: The R.H. here is hard to play at speed, maybe you could prioritise one melody or arrange it a bit different? You could move the top part down an octave, or just include a few notes of that melody.
-m22: There's a (very) quick grace note F# before the G in beat 1 in the accordeon
-m25: The grace note before beat 4.5 sounds like it's a D
-m32: I think I only hear F and F# in (swung) 8ths in beat 2 in the R.H.
-m35: I don't hear the C in the L.H. on beat 3.5
-m40: I think the bass plays a G on beat 2.5 instead of an F#?
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Submissions / Re: [NDS] Pokémon HeartGold Ve...
Last post by Bloop - July 18, 2024, 04:54:28 AM
Alrighty! Feel free to re-upload your Super Mario 3D World sheet too, since it was pretty close to being accepted ^^

I have some general comments at first:
-It looks like you've arranged a shaker percussion voice in the L.H. of Piano II, but that voice isn't that overpowering in the original. I think it'd be better to leave it out and focus on some other instruments that add more to the sheet. For example, in m8 the droning voice from m1-7 starts playing a bassline, and in m17 and on, there's a new low string instrument playing a bassline in octaves.
-For Piano I, it's probably best to keep the notes you want the L.H. to play in the L.H., like in m1-7 and in other similar places. Right here it's not that hard to differentiate yet, but in measures like m22 it's hard to see what you want the player to play in which hand. In m17-22, there are some grace notes in the oboe you could add here too.
-Harmonically the piece is kinda ambiguous while at the same time tending towards C#m and G#m at the same time. I think that with all the A#'s in the piece and the fact that most of the bass instruments in the original center around G#, G#m might make more sense (5 sharps)