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Messages - WaluigiTime64

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Off-Topic / Re: The Post Your Thoughts of the Moment Thread 2
« on: August 04, 2018, 08:14:57 AM »
So apparently I've been "online" here for a total of 100 days.

Help! / Re: My new idea
« on: July 31, 2018, 09:15:43 AM »
Ok so reading through this... "thread" I can see where some of the problems lie.

For starters, if you want to start arranging, you don't just ask people for what to arrange. You just arrange what you want to. Think about what things you'd like to have sheet music of, or would like to analyse by transcribing yourself. Transcribing and arranging for sheet music purposes is a very high effort activity, and a tedious skill to train. Unless you're an extremely persistent and determined person, picking pieces to transcribe because "they're easy to transcribe" isn't necessarily the best way to start.

Also demanding that the piece be one with a sheet already on the site is just silly. It's restricting, and you won't really be able to reap as many benefits from it. If you need to check notes, that's what NSM as a community is for. You don't need to check it by a sheet that's already on the site (which is odd that you ask for that anyway, because that sheet would've gone through the NSM community's feedback to get there in the first place). We as a community work together to improve each other's transcribing and arranging abilities.
Of course, beginning arranging for the purpose of removing a bad sheet from the site is a different matter entirely, but currently I don't believe you are pursuing that either.

Honestly, if you want to train your ear at transcribing, just do it. It doesn't matter how bad you are at the start, as long as you keep doing it and continually improve. I'll tell you now: you will likely not receive mountains of feedback in the Piano Arrangements board. That's fine, because with just a little bit of your own critical analysis and the practice itself, you'll improve, and it'll become more clear to you as you keep doing it.


Off-Topic / Re: The NSM Ultimate Ranking Topic
« on: July 20, 2018, 01:19:30 PM »
For me it was darkness-induced audience apathy. Arlo was beaten up so hard I kinda detached myself from him and the movie as a whole.

Also I can't really describe this (because it's been ages since I've seen it), but it felt like something was missing in it.

Nintendo Sound File, and FamiTracker Module respectively. The first is a file that stores all the audio in a single NES game. The latter is a file specific to Famitracker, which is pretty much your standard project file (like with any audio program).

Using a special version of Famitracker to read the .nsf files, and a rather convoluted setup, you can make accurate sheet music (not regarding playability).

For the chiptune song, do we restrict the selection to only those songs whose .nsf's/.ftm's/etc. cannot be found online, or do we allow/pick a song with its .nsf/.ftm/etc. already online? FamiTracker can display the notes of .ftm's in a form where they can be converted to 100% accurate and comprehensive sheet music with some effort, and NSF Importer can convert .nsf's into FamiTracker output.

(One website with several .nsf's is That's where I found Fire Emblem Gaiden's music in .nsf form, for example.)
I'm not sure about this. Thoughts, guys? I've only listened to separated channels a few times in the past, but that seems like a little bit of overkill.
What Dekka is suggesting is not just listening to the separated channels. It's opening it up in FamiTracker and writing the notes down exactly as they are.
Though I personally consider this lazy, in this scenario we aren't assessing transcription abilities, so if whoever uses this particular strategy edits the piece enough so that the notes are suitable for piano (a.k.a. "arranging"), it's probably ok.
Also finding a good piece for us all to do and making sure there isn't an ftm of the soundtrack readily available on the internet would probably be a nightmare, so I'd suggest not considering it as an issue.

I'd suggest adding a 4th, optional, challenge category. It shouldn't be something difficult to hear; rather, it should be something difficult to notate. This is where the real differences in styles of arrangers would become clear.
In addition, I think we should choose songs that don't have arrangements on the site or the piano arrangement boards.
I agree with these things.

Mmm... nah I think Libera's right. It's definitely got much more of a 12/8 flavour/drive. This kind of syncopation (as you would know) is very common, and I find it hard to believe that the bass drum of all instruments would be "syncopated" like that for almost the entire piece. Also your comment saying that 6/4 suits the bass more isn't completely true either.

General / Re: What are you playing right now?
« on: July 19, 2018, 11:41:48 AM »
Yeah... because it's uh... a puzzle game.

- The triplet in M. 19 looks a little funky. Go ahead and edit that a bit.
I'm not sure what you meant but I did a little fiddling I guess.

- Right-align the composer/arranger names.  :D
Gosh dang it every time I do something I swear it just reverts back.


- Courtesy # on the LH G# in M. 67 (beat 3).
- The tenuto is slightly colliding with the tie in M. 68.
- Same thing with the slur in M. 83.
Finally done. Was extremely tricky, but I think I managed to do it.

1 - Formatting
Your measure numbers look awfully small.....
Your initial tempo mark looks a bit wonky. That's probably from the musescore import.

2 - Notes
m2-9: I know you left it out intentionally, but I really think the 3rd voice should be added here. The intro feels so empty without it. Heck, when I listened to the original, that's what my ears were drawn to the most. If you don't think you can shove it all in the RH, could you move the chords down to the LH for parts?
m20 b1.25 the Bb should be an A

I'd write m1 like this (also m9 and m49 and 57 and anywhere lse this happens):

3 - Theory/Performance
m57 -
slur the grace notes pls in m13
Okie dokie.

Maybe include the 16th notes in b1 and 3 of m12 and 16 in layer 1?
Intentionally left this out for vacancy of fingers.

Some nice work here.

M.1-20 feels like it needs some more articulation. I feel like that whole section there is really dying for some staccato treatment.
In fact, the whole arrangement could probably use some more articulation, but it's particularly lacking in the first section.

M.21: RH playability? You could roll that chord, but I don't see any reason for not just changing the inversion of the lower chord so it can all fit into one hand.

Otherwise, good stuff. I'm curious about how manageable those single note tremolos are, but that's probably for an updater to decide.

Help! / Re: An Help to MuseScore Formatting
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:11:01 AM »
The only problem with that method is that it pretty much erases any formatting made in MuseScore, particularly measure and system distribution. It also comes with a lack of customisation for said formatting.

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