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Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”

Started by E. Gadd Industries, December 26, 2017, 10:17:29 PM

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Pick your favorite entry from this contest! (Select one. You have 3 weeks.)

Lkjhgfdsa_77's "The Destined Heroes' Radiant Quest"
2 (18.2%)
Olimar12345's "Gerudo Valley"
3 (27.3%)
Bloop's "Waterfall of the Dead"
2 (18.2%)
Dekkadeci's "The Wayfarer and the Setting Star"
1 (9.1%)
InsigTurtle's "Elegy of the Barren Chasm"
3 (27.3%)

Total Members Voted: 11

Voting closed: April 17, 2018, 09:19:38 PM

E. Gadd Industries

Welcome to the 9th NSM Arrangement Contest!


Current Announcements:

GET HYPE!!! THE RESULTS ARE COMING SOOOOOOOOOOOON!!

So what's the theme for this contest, you ask? Here you go:

Arrange a video game piece in an unusual time signature!



General Guidelines (Please read!)
-Take a piece from any video game and rearrange it to fit an odd meter for itself. This can mean either taking a song in a "normal" time signature and rearranging it  to fit a more complex time signature, or just the other way around! You can take a piece with an odd meter and fit it to a more common time! In addition, SWITCHING TIME SIGS IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST MAKE SURE IT IS FREQUENT ENOUGH OR THE TIME SIGS USED ARE ODD FOR THAT PIECE!!
-You must make an arrangement using real instruments and that is playable by a reasonable number of people (yes, people, see the scoring categories for further clarification)
- You must submit .mus, .pdf, .and .mp3, (.midi and .musx Optional) files that contain your entry!
-After the deadline, the arrangements will be made public and polling and judging will start!
-Format anything specific like variation markings, expression text, etc. as measure-attached dynamics, NOT PAGE-ATTACHED TEXT so it attaches properly to the measures.


Scoring
Here are the scoring guidelines:
Criteria (15 points): Does the new time signature fit well with the rearranged piece? Does the new time signature minimize awkwardness and effectively hold throughout the course of the entire piece?
Creativity (15 points): Does the arrangement establish a different rhythmic structure within the piece as compared to the original? Is this structure varied and dynamic? Does the new time signature successfully evoke an intended feeling?
Preservation (10 points): Is the original theme recognizable? Be creative, but don't go nuts and leave the source entirely. Someone who is familiar with the original tracks should be able to recognize your arrangement.
Orchestration (10 points):  Does the instrumentation complement the piece well? Is the instrumentation used to effectively combine with the new time signature?
Popular Vote (15 points): How does your arrangement fare in the poll conducted after all arrangements are revealed? Exact point numbers will be determined after all entries are in.
Presentation (10 points): How user-friendly is the sheet? This category factors in three components:
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Formatting: No need to follow the site guidelines, but please include a title, subtitle (containing original song title and game), composer, arranger, measure numbers, and page numbers. If you have Notepad or are otherwise unable to follow these, just send me a message and I'll help.
Legibility: How clear is it to a performer what to play, and how? There's no need to go overboard on fingerings and the like, as long as it's readable (e.g. no excess of ledger lines).
Playability: Would a reasonably skilled musician/group of musicians be able to perform this? Make it sound nice, but make sure someone would be able to play it too. A note: If in Finale a notehead appears yellow, it is unplayable by the intended instrument in its natural form!
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This last category is meant to be easy points - we're just making sure that your sheet looks nice and would be learnable by actual people.


Total of 75 points


Deadlines
- Signup/song choice: January 6th
- Arrangement due: March 6th


People
Host:
  • BrainyLucario

Judges:
  • E. Gadd Industries
  • mastersuperfan
  • AmpharosAndy
  • Naturematthe
  • Trasdegi

Participants:
  • braixen1264
  • ThatHiddenCharacter
  • InsigTurtle
  • SlowPokemon
  • Yug_Guy
  • mikey
  • Dekkadeci
  • Bloop
  • them
  • Olimar12345
  • Static
  • Lkjhgfdsa_77
  • WaluigiTime64


Links to Past Contests
Here are some links to earlier contests, for consideration:
Arrangement Contest No. 1 in A "Praeludium"
Arrangement Contest No. 2 in C "The Grand Dance"
Arrangement Contest No. 3 in G minor "Going Solo"
Arrangement Contest No. 4 in F diminished "Nightmarish Visions"
Arrangement Contest No. 6 in G# Phrygian "Bossification"
Arrangement Contest No. 5 in E-sharp "Variable Mix"
Arrangement Contest No. 7 in D-double-flat minor "Seasoning"
Arrangement Contest No. 8 in B# "Mix"olydian "Amalgamation"
"Everyone is crazy but me"
-The Sign Painter


The entrance to my lab is hidden... somewhere...
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E. Gadd Industries

I think I did everything correctly, but this was kinda last minute. SO, if I forgot anything/if you have questions, feel free to ask/say something
"Everyone is crazy but me"
-The Sign Painter


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braix

Quote from: MaestroUGC on August 19, 2015, 12:22:27 PM
Braixen is a wonderful [insert gender] with beautiful [corresponding gender trait] and is just the darlingest at [stereotypical activity typically associated with said gender] you ever saw.

ThatHiddenCharacter

Signing up with King Dedede's Theme from Super Star.

EDIT: You forgot to link Contest #5, E. Gadd.

Never mind, they're just in the wrong order.
Discord server (We have continental breakfast): https://discord.gg/ZuFJBF4

Jointers Discord server (We have continental music):
https://discord.gg/ehHWckpTzn

Ko-fi page (I have continental continents):
https://ko-fi.com/thathiddencharacter

InsigTurtle


E. Gadd Industries

"Everyone is crazy but me"
-The Sign Painter


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InsigTurtle


E. Gadd Industries

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Brainy has gotten data, which means he'll be more active now, and this means he's stepping back in as host!
"Everyone is crazy but me"
-The Sign Painter


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BrainyLucario

When given the choice between adulting and music, choose music every time.

Olimar12345

Visit my site: VGM Sheet Music by Olimar12345 ~ Quality VGM sheet music available for free!

SlowPokemon

I'll sign up with "Title Theme" from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
Quote from: Tobbeh99 on April 21, 2016, 02:56:11 PM
Fuck logic, that shit is boring, lame and does not always support my opinions.

E. Gadd Industries

Quote from: Olimar12345 on December 27, 2017, 10:05:40 AMmight want to be at the ready jic though, E.gadd.
Yup.
Quote from: SlowPokemon on December 27, 2017, 10:37:39 AMI'll sign up with "Title Theme" from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
You're on the list now!
"Everyone is crazy but me"
-The Sign Painter


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Yug_Guy


mikey

I'll sign up with a medley of:
Puppet Ganon First Half
Puppet Ganon (Puppet Mode)
Puppet Ganon (Transformation)
Puppet Ganon (Spider Mode)
Puppet Ganon (Snake Mode)
Puppet Ganon Second Half

I call it puppet ganon
unmotivated

E. Gadd Industries

Added both of you! @Yug make sure you choose your song before the 6th!
"Everyone is crazy but me"
-The Sign Painter


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