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[3DS] Tomodachi Life - "Ballad" by Nine Lives
« on: May 12, 2019, 09:54:17 PM »

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Series: Other
Game: Tomodachi Life
Console: Nintendo 3DS
Title: Ballad
Instrumentation Solo Piano
Arranger: Nine Lives
« Last Edit: May 17, 2019, 03:12:10 PM by NineLives »
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Re: [3DS] Tomodachi Life - "Ballad" by Nine Lives
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 10:10:20 PM »

omg this song is so pretty, thank you for introducing me to this, this will make a great addition to the site

There are some things we need to sort out first though :P The two main things that stand out to me right now while looking are:
- Time signatures and measures. The 2/4 time signature everywhere does not accurately reflect the varying rhythms that occur throughout the song. It's a bit difficult to pin down because it changes a bunch and there seems to be some leeway for interpretation, but changing the sheet to have each measure start at each low bass note should give you roughly what we want. I'll comment on specific sections after this is adjusted.
- Layers and harmonies. Right now it looks like you've written out only the piano part. There's a lot more to the song that could make the arrangement much richer - the vocal line may be difficult but there are definitely a lot of string harmonies you can use to thicken the texture a bit. Let me know what you think!
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Re: [3DS] Tomodachi Life - "Ballad" by Nine Lives
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 10:25:16 PM »

- Time signatures and measures. The 2/4 time signature everywhere does not accurately reflect the varying rhythms that occur throughout the song. It's a bit difficult to pin down because it changes a bunch and there seems to be some leeway for interpretation, but changing the sheet to have each measure start at each low bass note should give you roughly what we want. I'll comment on specific sections after this is adjusted.
- Layers and harmonies. Right now it looks like you've written out only the piano part. There's a lot more to the song that could make the arrangement much richer - the vocal line may be difficult but there are definitely a lot of string harmonies you can use to thicken the texture a bit. Let me know what you think!
Yeah, I got a bit confused on the time signature, I will admit. I can do what you said and start with the bass line for each measure. How would you like me to add in the strings part? I can see how you could do it at the beginning, but I'm unsure how you'd do it in the song when you have the piano part to go on.
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Re: [3DS] Tomodachi Life - "Ballad" by Nine Lives
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 02:02:00 AM »

Well, I've changed the intro and the time signatures for now.
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Re: [3DS] Tomodachi Life - "Ballad" by Nine Lives
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 01:09:19 AM »

Sorry, I've been quite busy and will probably have more to say regarding the harmonies in a few days!

As for the time signatures though - looks better but I would still urge you to combine some measures so that every measure starts on a low bass note. You'll end up with some strange-looking things like 5/4 and 7/8 but it will be much more clear what the different musical phrases are when they aren't split across smaller time signatures. (This will help the performer know when to pedal as well.)
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Re: [3DS] Tomodachi Life - "Ballad" by Nine Lives
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 12:44:57 PM »

Sorry, I've been quite busy and will probably have more to say regarding the harmonies in a few days!

As for the time signatures though - looks better but I would still urge you to combine some measures so that every measure starts on a low bass note. You'll end up with some strange-looking things like 5/4 and 7/8 but it will be much more clear what the different musical phrases are when they aren't split across smaller time signatures. (This will help the performer know when to pedal as well.)
Well, is one able to do 7/8 on Notepad. I use Musescore for editing the sheet and it doesn't give the option of 7/8 as a time signature, but it does give the option for 5/4.
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Re: [3DS] Tomodachi Life - "Ballad" by Nine Lives
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 02:15:23 PM »

Well, is one able to do 7/8 on Notepad. I use Musescore for editing the sheet and it doesn't give the option of 7/8 as a time signature, but it does give the option for 5/4.
Musescore definitely has support for 7/8! The handbook explains how to do it under “creating a custom time signature”.

https://musescore.org/en/handbook/time-signatures
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Re: [3DS] Tomodachi Life - "Ballad" by Nine Lives
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 05:03:31 PM »

Musescore definitely has support for 7/8! The handbook explains how to do it under “creating a custom time signature”.

https://musescore.org/en/handbook/time-signatures
Oh, so it does. Thanks for that. Now it's fixed up again.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2019, 05:42:32 PM by NineLives »
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