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Title: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 27, 2017, 07:17:29 AM
Welcome to the 9th NSM Arrangement Contest!


Current Announcements:

THE CONTEST HAS STARTED!!! You have until MARCH 11th to submit your entries to Brainy!


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:
Spoiler
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:

Judges:

Participants:


Links to Past Contests
Here are some links to earlier contests, for consideration:
Arrangement Contest No. 1 in A "Praeludium" (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=3798.0)
Arrangement Contest No. 2 in C "The Grand Dance" (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=4171.0)
Arrangement Contest No. 3 in G minor "Going Solo" (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=4437.0)
Arrangement Contest No. 4 in F diminished "Nightmarish Visions" (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6395.0)
Arrangement Contest No. 6 in G# Phrygian "Bossification" (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6797.0)
Arrangement Contest No. 5 in E-sharp "Variable Mix" (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=6619.0)
Arrangement Contest No. 7 in D-double-flat minor "Seasoning" (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=7963.0)
Arrangement Contest No. 8 in B# “Mix”olydian “Amalgamation” (http://forum.ninsheetmusic.org/index.php?topic=8772.0)
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 27, 2017, 07:18:27 AM
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
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: braixen1264 on December 27, 2017, 07:20:57 AM
Signing up with Mt.Blaze from PMD
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: ThatHiddenCharacter on December 27, 2017, 07:32:44 AM
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.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: InsigTurtle on December 27, 2017, 07:44:12 AM
wait so do i sign up in here or via pm
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 27, 2017, 08:00:37 AM
Either way works

Never mind, they're just in the wrong order.
DUDEMAN, I AM GOING TO HAVE TO ASK YOU TO STOP
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: InsigTurtle on December 27, 2017, 08:19:36 AM
ok then i', going with chasm cave from pmd2
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 27, 2017, 06:21:31 PM
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Brainy has gotten data, which means he’ll be more active now, and this means he’s stepping back in as host!
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: BrainyLucario on December 27, 2017, 06:43:51 PM
Can confirm
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 27, 2017, 07:05:40 PM
might want to be at the ready jic though, E.gadd.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: SlowPokemon on December 27, 2017, 07:37:39 PM
I’ll sign up with “Title Theme” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 27, 2017, 07:45:59 PM
might want to be at the ready jic though, E.gadd.
Yup.
I’ll sign up with “Title Theme” from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
You’re on the list now!
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Yug_Guy on December 27, 2017, 08:06:58 PM
Signing up. I'll probably PM you my song choice sometime later.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: mikey on December 27, 2017, 09:44:03 PM
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
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 28, 2017, 12:37:38 AM
Added both of you! @Yug make sure you choose your song before the 6th!
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Dekkadeci on December 28, 2017, 07:46:28 AM
Dang, ThatHiddenCharacter took one of my better ideas.

So, I'm signing up with "Magolor the Wayfarer (Lor Starcutter)" from Kirby's Return to Dream Land (a.k.a. that game's main menu theme).
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Bloop on December 28, 2017, 06:47:43 PM
Signing up too, with Waterfall from Undertale
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: InsigTurtle on December 29, 2017, 09:57:25 AM
oh, if we can use more than two, i'm adding barren valley to mine
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 29, 2017, 11:58:46 PM
I'm signing up for Gerudo Valley from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 30, 2017, 07:09:54 AM
The list has been updated! Woot woot, we’re now up to 10 participants!
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Static on December 30, 2017, 04:01:45 PM
Make that 11, I'll sign up with Captain Murasa from Touhou Seirensen ~ Undefined Fantastic Object.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 31, 2017, 12:10:09 AM
Woo! This is awesome! :D
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Olimar12345 on December 31, 2017, 02:04:46 AM
What do we do with our arrangement when we finish it?
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on December 31, 2017, 05:14:51 AM
Dang, already? I’m impressed! You can PM the files to Brainy, myself, or any of the other judges. Either here or on Discord works (but NSM is preferred).
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Olimar12345 on January 01, 2018, 08:18:36 PM
Dang, already? I’m impressed! You can PM the files to Brainy, myself, or any of the other judges. Either here or on Discord works (but NSM is preferred).

I'm not done yet, I was just curious.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Olimar12345 on January 02, 2018, 01:34:37 AM
Question: Can midi files be replaced with mp3 files if we have them? I've made a separate version of my arrangement that simulates a performance of it via mp3, but the midi sounds awful when played, and I wouldn't want people to hear it like that.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: BrainyLucario on January 02, 2018, 03:52:25 AM
Yeah.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on January 02, 2018, 03:55:08 AM
ANOTHER SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

We discussed it and are changing the requirements for submitted file types to be .pdf, .mus, and .mp3 instead of .midi

Midi files are still acceptable, but .mp3 files can be opened on Macs AND mobile devices (which will make the judging process easier on us)
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: BrainyLucario on January 03, 2018, 09:36:08 PM
I would've made that Announcement E. Gadd. But I fell asleep midway through typing that Yeah.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on January 04, 2018, 05:49:41 AM
It’s 5 characters and another click to send XD it’s okay though, everyone got the memo one way or another.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Lkjhgfdsa_77 on January 06, 2018, 04:08:49 AM
Tentatively signing up with Blue Radiance from Radiant Historia. With school I don't know how much time I'll have for arranging, especially for a more creative piece, but I'll join since I at least have some direction in what I'm going to do.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on January 06, 2018, 08:14:20 PM
Gotcha. Well, you’re on the list!

Also:
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: WaluigiTime64 on January 06, 2018, 11:05:21 PM
can i change my choice later or is this final
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on January 07, 2018, 02:16:59 AM
Gonna put this here just in case people missed it in the Discord or aren't in the Discord server:

Song changing is allowed, just PLEASE notify one of the judging panel or the host about the change. The main point of picking a song beforehand is to help you get organized going into the contest and to let us know you're serious about competing and not just signing up for ____s and giggles
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: BrainyLucario on January 07, 2018, 02:40:55 AM
QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT

In order to avoid confusion. Please send your final submission to me. That way It's easier for the judges and me to keep organized
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: BrainyLucario on January 11, 2018, 03:00:34 PM
Oh yeah.

THE CONTEST HAS STARTED!!! You have two months to complete your entry starting today!
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: mikey on February 03, 2018, 05:31:27 AM
Out
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on February 03, 2018, 06:24:01 AM
Already? Sorry to see you leave the contest so soon!
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: BrainyLucario on February 03, 2018, 07:28:17 PM
I owe someone $10 now
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: E. Gadd Industries on February 20, 2018, 01:10:58 PM
How’re the entires going? This is a reminder that there are 20 days left to submit your entry.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: Olimar12345 on February 20, 2018, 10:26:20 PM
I've been done with mine for a while now, but with so much time left I think it's better to wait jic before sending it in.
Title: Re: Arrangement Contest No. 9 in C-triple-flat major “An Odd Time for a Contest!”
Post by: BrainyLucario on February 20, 2018, 11:15:49 PM
Cool. Dont forget to send it to me when you're finished.