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NDSMASTER8

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« on: March 07, 2008, 12:15:09 AM »

Hi,
Just like I'm sure you are I'm a HUGE Nintendo fan and love this site ;D !!!! I'd also like to compose for this site but I'm not all too talented at it... Any tips on how to arrange music would be appreciated!!!
Thanks!
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Re: Tips
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 12:19:06 AM »

Well....you have to have a knowledge of how to read music. The notes, articulations, layers, etc.

Then, if you're looking for a simple arrangement, try to find a really simple Midi for the song you want to arrange. Open that Midi with Finale Notepad (or whatever program you have) and use that info to arrange a song that's playable, sounds like the original, and isn't really messy lookin.

That's how I started out. Hope this helps.
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Re: Tips
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 02:13:45 AM »

Also: You're not alone, NDSMASTER8. I am the EXACT same way.
Try simpler songs that most others overlook: one I've wanted to do is "get heart"(heals one health) from treasure chest from Zelda: OoT.
It's nice and easy, and most others overlook it. So, I suggeest doing songs like that. Just be sure to tell them what songs you're working on in the In-ProgressThread.  :P
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Re: Tips
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 05:20:27 AM »

Start out with midis for arranging they don't require that much skill. Practicing with midis will give you a better ear for music. Or at least that's how it worked out for me.
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Re: Tips
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 08:03:27 PM »

good that this topic starded, because i wanted also to begin with arranging
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Re: Tips
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 11:12:10 PM »

If you have your keyboard around your computer, try to get the main melody of each song that you play.
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Re: Tips
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008, 04:22:15 AM »

try playing by ear
if you know that the next note gets higher or lower keep experimenting
if you get the melody like what everyone else said  :P write it down if your computer isnt near and then transfer it to finale you can also experiment on finale but i dont recommend that  :P
if youre stuck, try listening to the soundtrack or find a midi and use that to help
DONT COPY DIRECTLY FROM THE MIDI
thats well... against NSM laws
well i dont think this helps
but keep experimenting and good luck
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Re: Tips
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008, 11:33:23 PM »

wow, i thought i was the only person who couldn't arrange... :-\
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Re: Tips
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008, 11:43:21 PM »

Try simpler songs that most others overlook: one I've wanted to do is "get heart"(heals one health) from treasure chest from Zelda: OoT.

I'm actually pretty certain we don't accept sound effects, but you could do that just for practice.
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Re: Tips
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008, 11:45:15 PM »

He means "Open Small Treasure Chest". You know, it plays a really simple tune.
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Re: Tips
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2008, 03:12:15 AM »

Try simpler songs that most others overlook: one I've wanted to do is "get heart"(heals one health) from treasure chest from Zelda: OoT.

I'm actually pretty certain we don't accept sound effects, but you could do that just for practice.

Hoji did "Open Small Treasure Chest" from LoZ: OoT.
Here's what I'm talking about:
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?t0dl5xixjf1

If you get a heart piece (heals one heart) from a Treasure Chest, this song plays for a second. It actually goes faster, but this was done quickly.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2008, 03:19:55 AM by Brawler4Ever »
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