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Author Topic: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static  (Read 201 times)

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[GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« on: September 29, 2020, 12:17:17 AM »

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Series: Mario Kart
Game: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Console: Nintendo GameCube
Title: Dry Dry Desert
Instrumentation Solo Piano
Arranger: Static
« Last Edit: November 23, 2020, 02:40:06 AM by Static »
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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 12:17:38 AM »


This might look a little familiar...

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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 05:51:38 PM »

Hey look it's the only Mario Kart game I remember at all.

-The opening bar seems to be (not insignificantly) shorter than a full bar.
-The line in bar 6 (and again later) sounds like its around the same octave as the previous line rather than an octave above it.
-I feel like the Gn and Cn on beat 1.5 of bars 6 and 10 (respectively) should be flats but I'm not 100% certain because those harmonies are pretty hard to pick out.  Same for the later occurrences.
-It sounds to me like the Bb should be on top for beat 2 in bar 9.
-I'm struggling to even hear anything interesting going on for bars 15 and 19, let alone something that matches what you wrote in.  Is the line just super quiet?  If so, is it even worth including?
-I feel like the detached quavers in bars 16-17, 28-29 would be better as just crotchets.  They don't sound particularly detached to me in the original.  They're certainly less detached than the non-staccato quavers you've written in for the bass line.

Sorry for the wait on this one!

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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 12:33:22 AM »

-The opening bar seems to be (not insignificantly) shorter than a full bar.
Sounds like about an 8th note shorter.

-The line in bar 6 (and again later) sounds like its around the same octave as the previous line rather than an octave above it.
I agree, and yet at the same time I don't agree. I think having specifically m6 and m22 up an octave helps to differentiate it from the lines in m4-5, 20-21, and 23. m10 and 26 are in the correct octave, but they're still higher pitched than the surrounding lines so I didn't feel the need to move them. I also just think it matches better with the higher voice in the original piece - having it down an octave sounds too low to me on piano. My main goal was to give an illusion of different voices responding to each other rather than just one continuous melodic voice, but it's tricky to do that with this piece since so much of the original is differentiated by instrumental timbre instead of range. With a piano, all you have is piano.

-I feel like the Gn and Cn on beat 1.5 of bars 6 and 10 (respectively) should be flats but I'm not 100% certain because those harmonies are pretty hard to pick out.  Same for the later occurrences.
Ah, yeah, nice catch. It actually should be an Ab (not Gn or Gb) in m6 and Cb in m10. I also changed the Gns to Abs in m22 and 26.

-It sounds to me like the Bb should be on top for beat 2 in bar 9.
I hear the F on top still

-I'm struggling to even hear anything interesting going on for bars 15 and 19, let alone something that matches what you wrote in.  Is the line just super quiet?  If so, is it even worth including?
It's very faint, but I hear that upper voice moving around - I'm not completely sure exactly what the melodic line is, so what I wrote was my best approximation. I'd rather have something there than nothing there.

-I feel like the detached quavers in bars 16-17, 28-29 would be better as just crotchets.  They don't sound particularly detached to me in the original.  They're certainly less detached than the non-staccato quavers you've written in for the bass line.[/quote]
Hm yeah I think so too now. Done

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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 01:05:30 AM »

I still hear the Bb on top in bar 9 so I guess we should get someone else to check.  I'll put an approval here in the meantime though, since the rest looks good.

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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2020, 02:36:34 AM »

I still hear the Bb on top in bar 9 so I guess we should get someone else to check.  I'll put an approval here in the meantime though, since the rest looks good.

I also hear Bb on top

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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2020, 07:30:08 PM »

I also hear Bb on top
as do I
same

I was really confused at first, but then I realized I was listening to the wrong spot. I've fixed it now

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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2020, 09:44:02 PM »

Neat, this piece translates over to piano surprisingly smoothly. Nothing to add musically; looks great.

Just one quick question - do you have a source for the composer being just Shinobu Tanaka (vs. Kenta Nagata)? I see you credited the original composition to both in your MK8 sheet (and misspelled Ryo Nagamatsu while I'm looking at it...)
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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 02:39:43 AM »

Just one quick question - do you have a source for the composer being just Shinobu Tanaka (vs. Kenta Nagata)? I see you credited the original composition to both in your MK8 sheet (and misspelled Ryo Nagamatsu while I'm looking at it...)
I forgot where I found that info, so I checked it. The Mario Kart 8 OST says the composer is unknown, and the only other Double Dash music on any official albums are these two, so I'll add Kenta Nagata. Fixed the MK8 version too (and changed the key sig to match this one, shortened the first measure, and added https).

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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2020, 02:53:57 AM »

Sweet, thanks for fixing that! All good to go!
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Re: [GCN] Mario Kart: Double Dash!! - "Dry Dry Desert" by Static
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2020, 02:54:01 AM »

This submission has been accepted by Latios212.

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