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Author Topic: Dekkadeci's VGM Piano Transcriptions: Meta Knight's Theme (Kirby Super Star)  (Read 3448 times)

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I'm actually sort of looking for help for this one.

Kirby Super Star Ultra's True Arena theme was extremely hard to transcribe completely accurately rhythm-wise--I doubt I got it 100% correct--and I've definitely omitted some accompaniment parts throughout and musical lines in Bars 2-9.

My transcription of the True Arena theme
https://musescore.com/user/9996931/scores/3157976

Kirby Super Star Ultra

The one time this song comes up in the Kirby Super Star Ultra OST, it's glued to the original Arena theme.

I mainly need input on whether I got the melody 100% correct and whether I need to reintroduce all the other accompaniment and Bars 2-9 musical lines. (If I do so, I'm changing their octave voicing--the E below low A sounds pretty ugly compared to the E below Middle C.)

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In terms of looks, it looks pretty nice to me (I'll listen to it when I get home). Oh, and thank you for doing this one; I was waiting for someone to do either The Arena or the True Arena; I attempted the former, but the SNES chords were too tricky for me.
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Oh, and I love the Prism Plains sheet! Loved the added ending to it, too.
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Re: Dekkadeci's VGM Piano Transcriptions: Castle Crashers Necromancer Theme
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2017, 04:25:20 AM »

Not really looking for help for this one, but given how popular and beloved it is, I'm not sure how I haven't seen piano sheet music for this one before (and the only set of guitar tabs I've found for it are inaccurate):

It's Simple Sight, the Castle Crashers Necromancer theme!


I throw in variations every time the verse or chorus returns. It gives the song more variety, IMO, but it makes it less strict of a transcription...

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Not quite looking for help for this one, either, especially considering how much I had to edit it from the actual notes of the source material in order to make it playable in the first place:
It's "A Decisive Blow (StreetPass Arena)" from Shovel Knight!

My transcription of "A Decisive Blow (StreetPass Arena)"
https://musescore.com/user/9996931/scores/3947556

Shovel Knight

Watch NSFPlay play this song:
(OK, you'll probably have to skip to 1:46:51 for "A Decisive Blow")


Jake Kaufman's complete Shovel Knight soundtrack source code is here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/56073318/Famitracker/Other%20Songs/Shovel_Knight_Music.nsf

Yup, I took the .nsf at Song 39, transcribed several channels' notes into Musescore, and omitted some other channels' notes.
...And this resulted in a mess that was impossible to play for solo piano. This sat around for years before I finally decided to make this more in the spirit of a Mozart symphony piano transcription (or a NinSheetMusic transcription, for that matter) and move some of the notes' octave voicings around.
Then, I trimmed some of the notes to make this easier to play.

The .nsf says that the C-D-E-F# run in Bar 15 is slightly rhythmically inaccurate, but my ears can't tell the difference reliably.

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Here goes--I'm going to need help on this one.

My transcription of Meta Knight's theme from Kirby Super Star
https://musescore.com/user/9996931/scores/5085205

Kirby Super Star

The big question: is the melody line in Bars 24-33 100% rhythmically accurate? I'm pretty certain I got all the notes right, just not necessarily in the correct tuplets. This is the best I've figured out so far after listening to "Battle with Meta Knight" at 50% speed on YouTube for a long time, but I still have my doubts sometimes.

Another question: I suspect the triplet into sextuplet in Bars 18-19 is actually a nonuplet that crosses bars (I suspect all its notes are the same length), but I wasn't able to successfully enter that into Musescore. Anyone want to help me with the nonuplet--or is this just more readable?

Third question: There's definitely a downward-going note flare in the treble of Bar 31 that I didn't transcribe because I couldn't make it sound good. Does this transcription need it?

By the way, I cut off the glissando in Bar 33 and adjusted the left hand of Bars 13-18 to make this transcription more playable.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 01:04:23 AM by Dekkadeci »
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There's certainly one thing that stuck out: in m13 - 18, the repeated C note seems to be asking a lot of the performer at this tempo (Now, I've been guilty of this in the past myself, but still.) Good sheet, though. It was very brave of you to take on this monster of a song.
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There's certainly one thing that stuck out: in m13 - 18, the repeated C note seems to be asking a lot of the performer at this tempo (Now, I've been guilty of this in the past myself, but still.) Good sheet, though. It was very brave of you to take on this monster of a song.
Bars 24-33 ask a lot out of the performer in general (evil cross-rhythms, tricky tuplets, fast note runs), so I'm leaving the repeated C there.

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That wasn't really my point, but alright. Maybe someone else out there will be a better judge than me.
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That wasn't really my point, but alright. Maybe someone else out there will be a better judge than me.
With Levi here. For one, don't let the intended sound justify the difficulty for you - it's all too easy to write something so demanding it's simply off-putting.

As for comparing with the rest of the section, the rest of the section doesn't involve rapidly repeating a single note which is a very different sort of demand than playing a fast run with the right hand - repeating a note that fast with the left hand being one I'm more averse to. I would recommend reconsidering.
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