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Forum Games / Re: The person below me is...
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:21:29 PM »
Not right now.

TPBM has heard of Chrono Trigger music.

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Lightform (adj.) - Being noncorporeally made of light

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Forum Games / Re: Answer the question above you.
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:18:05 PM »
However much salt is in the steak sauce I'm putting on it.

What's your favourite steak sauce? ("None" is an acceptable answer.)

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The bonus song sounds like a GaMetal remix to me--I wouldn't be surprised if it's only a fan remix of an actual VGM song. With that being said, it does sound like a credits theme to me, and I wouldn't be surprised if it were from a Mario game.

EDIT: On further analysis, the instrumentation doesn't really sound like a match for GaMetal, and there's evidence that the song loops less than 2 minutes in, so it may not be a credits theme. The comments on that YouTube video indicates that the bonus song sounds similar to "Seaside Hill" from Sonic Heroes (below), though it doesn't sound like a close enough match to me:

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Adelphigamy (n.) - Any marriage involving the Oracle of Delphi

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Forum Games / Re: Answer the question above you.
« on: June 22, 2017, 06:16:19 AM »
Use BEDMAS and figure it out.

What does BEDMAS stand for? (Just checking that it's not just me who knows this acronym.)

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By the way, you know what's funny? When people use songs from one game in their melody quiz and then I do another track from the same game and then they don't know it.
I don't memorize entire OSTs and I don't expect anyone else here to do so, which means I don't think that people knowing only some tracks from a game is funny.

Now, using another excerpt from an already used song and finding that fewer people know the second excerpt is funnier...(though possibly not by that much...)

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Forum Games / Re: The person below me is...
« on: June 22, 2017, 03:20:39 AM »
I doubt it.

TPBM's home does not have a landline phone.

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Halfpace (n.) - Half a full pace

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Magpiety (n.) - Acute desire for shiny objects

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is this pdf supposed to be one page
No, it's not--looks like the file is bugged.

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Toad's Factory is my favourite MKWii song and I have a hard time remembering the rest of them.

...Well, besides MKWii Rainbow Road mucking around with non-MK64/MKDD Rainbow Road themes and me watching just enough MKWii to remember the title theme...

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  • Static: 2 (= 2 + 1)

This is some great math
Apologies; fixed.

EDIT: Final Fantasy 6/8/10 music is better than 7's brah
After listening to the regular battle music and the regular boss music (oh, and several other boss themes and the final boss themes) of Final Fantasy VIII at least a few times each, I still can't remember any of their tunes. And I've barely heard of any Final Fantasy VI tunes (I've heard it has boss themes), so of course I don't remember any of them. I guess Final Fantasy X's track record isn't bad, as I remember at least one other theme from that game.

In the meantime, I can sing at least four Final Fantasy VII songs off the top of my head (at least partially thanks to how many arrangements I've heard of them in comparison), so it wins for me.

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Oh, by the way, I wish NocturneOfShadow's quiz has melody numbers. I was forced to use measure numbers in my guess PM instead.

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Here are the answers to my latest quiz:

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#1
"Corneria", from Star Fox, used as a level theme
Timestamp: 0:22

I wanted to start off this quiz with an easy melody, just like last time. Turns out it was so easy that mastersuperfan took the first 4 bars in a previous quiz. You all got stuck with the last 5 bars I transcribed instead.

4 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, mastersuperfan, WaluigiTime64, Yug_Guy
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#2
"Vs. Ridley"/"Big Boss Confrontation BGM (Ridley, Draygon)"/"Ridley's Theme", from Super Metroid, used as Ridley and Draygon's boss theme in that game
Timestamp: 0:09

This theme ends up being used as Ridley's theme in subsequent Metroid games. ...And Meta Ridley's theme. And Omega Ridley's theme. And Ridley's clone son's theme. And Ridley's X Parasite imitator's theme. Nobody pays attention to Draygon.

This is the first melody in this quiz that, while it sounds like it's in a different key from the original, actually isn't--it's just that the original song is in multiple keys, including the key of the melody itself.

4 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, mastersuperfan, Static, Yug_Guy
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#3
"Loonboon"/"Loon Boon", from Plants vs. Zombies, used as the minigame theme
Timestamp: 0:00

Ahhh, Wall-nut Bowling...my favourite Plants vs. Zombies minigame! It's pretty good for farming in-game cash, but it's also darn fun and requires at least a little bit of strategy, IMO.

Maybe this isn't the most well-known Plants vs. Zombies song, but it's darn near the only one I remember, which is why I picked this as the Plants vs. Zombies test song.

Based on how many of you got this right, maybe I should learn more Plants vs. Zombies songs.

2 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
ThatHiddenCharacter, WaluigiTime64
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#4
"Healing Sound"/"PokeCenter Healing Sound", from pretty much every Pokemon main series game (starting with Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue), used right when your Pokemon get healed in a PokeCenter
Timestamp: 0:00

It's likely not on any OST, but if you've ever played a Pokemon main series game with the sound on, chances are this jingle is ingrained in your head.

I accepted pretty much any name that indicated that you at least sorta knew where that melody was from, including names not listed above.

6 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, Latios212, mastersuperfan, ThatHiddenCharacter, WaluigiTime64, Yug_Guy
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#5
"Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion"/"Nuclear Fusion", from Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism, used as Utsuho Reiuji's boss theme
Timestamp: 0:00

This was one of my backups for my second quiz--like a few of the melodies in that quiz, it's so highly repetitive that it repeats the same two-bar riff 4 times. The next 8 bars of that song actually repeat the same riff 3 more times (and slightly modify it the 4th time), this time in different octaves and tempos.

(I actually find the rest of the song sorta dull in comparison, but at least it has a more intricate structure than most other Touhou songs. Oh well, that riff is killer!)

2 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Static, WaluigiTime64
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#6
"Soviet March", from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, used as the title theme
Timestamp: 0:24

This song is so famous that it has a special mention on its composer's Wikipedia page (and I've never edited a Wikipedia page, ever, so that's saying something). Tens of millions of views across all YouTube videos, seven million views in the one above alone, gets into streaming services...at least one of you has to recognize a song this popular, right?

...Luckily, one of you did.

1 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Yug_Guy
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#7
"Battle with Gruntilda"/"Final Battle", from Banjo-Kazooie, used as Gruntilda's final boss theme
Timestamp: 2:40

This was placed far away from #2 so you wouldn't notice that melodies that sound like they're not in the same key as the obvious answer but actually are still from the obvious answer are a sub-theme of this quiz.

...Maybe Gruntilda's final boss theme wasn't the obvious answer for you, though. I rejected "Gruntilda's Lair" because it never plays in D minor, unlike this melody.

This song has a lot of sections, and I encourage you to use other portions in your future quizzes! Some of its chord progressions are pretty unorthodox, for starters...

3 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, WaluigiTime64, Yug_Guy
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#8
"Simple Sight", from Castle Crashers, used as the Necromancer's boss theme
Timestamp: 0:43

As one of the most prominent songs in Castle Crashers and a beloved boss theme, I picked this as the test song for Castle Crashers.

This is the first song in this quiz that isn't originally from a video game--check it out on Newgrounds! Yes, songs not originally for video games are a sub-theme of this quiz.

And yes, this song optionally comes with lyrics! Hear how well its composer sings here. (OK, it's a bit caveat emptor...)

Perhaps Castle Crashers's soundtrack is more obscure than I thought...or maybe picking the chorus wasn't the best idea, but that starting melody actually always sounded a bit ambiguous to me...

0 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
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#9
"Electroman Adventures", from Geometry Dash, used as a rhythm game stage theme
Timestamp: 0:28

This is the second song in this quiz that isn't originally from a video game--check it out on Newgrounds! Heck, Geometry Dash shortened this song.

Since you can create a level out of any Newgrounds song in Geometry Dash, only songs in the original version of Geometry Dash count as being from that game, IMO. Luckily, this song is one of them.

A funny story: I was introduced to Waterflame's music through his works in Castle Crashers. I listened to a lot more Waterflame songs on his YouTube channel, and I figured out that this is my favourite! ...And then I found out that it's in Geometry Dash. Yup, that's why I picked it as the Geometry Dash test song.

Based on how few of you got this correct, sounds like I'm not trying out any more Geometry Dash songs.

0 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
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#10
"Menu", from Mario Power Tennis
Timestamp: 0:25

Believe it or not, this is composed by Motoi Sakuraba. Y'know, Motoi Sakuraba, progressive rock composer, composer of the Dark Souls and Golden Sun soundtracks, arranger of that heavy metal version of "Gourmet Race" in Super Smash Bros. Brawl? That Motoi Sakuraba.

1 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
mastersuperfan
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#11
"J-E-N-O-V-A", from Final Fantasy VII, used as Jenova∙BIRTH and Jenova∙DEATH's boss theme (and, more awkwardly, Hojo's boss theme)
Timestamp: 0:59

It's one of the most famous songs in Final Fantasy VII--that's why I picked it. Given how few people got "To Zanarkand" (another famous Final Fantasy song) correct across two quizzes, and given how poorly this melody performed, this may be the last time I pick a Final Fantasy song for a quiz.

1 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman
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#12
"Elite Four Battle"/"Vs. Elite Four"/"Battle! Elite Four", from Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon
Timestamp: 0:52

This is among my favourite songs in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, so I picked it. I thought that perhaps the first 8 bars might be too hard to get, so I added the next 4 bars--the start of the loop. I personally think this song has one of the best transitions back to the start of the loop of any VGM theme I've ever heard--hearing the start of the loop in that different a context really pumps it up.

3 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, Latios212, mastersuperfan
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#13
"The Battle of Lil' Slugger", from Super Meat Boy, used as that game's Chapter 1 Boss theme
Timestamp: 0:38

Unlucky #13 is a melody so fast that its notes blur together, likely ensuring that any transcriptions of it are hard to trust. I'd much rather use this melody in a quiz than that dang section of Galacta Knight's theme with the solo in it (which I used in my previous quiz). At least I can trust I transcribed this melody accurately...

As it's somewhat popular, I thought this would be a decent barometer of the popularity of Super Meat Boy's music, which is why I picked it as the test song for that game. Seeing as the only person who got this right used a Super Meat Boy song in one of his previous quizzes, sounds like we collectively don't know this soundtrack.

1 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Yug_Guy
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#14
"The Long Distance of Murder", from F-Zero X, used as the theme for the Red Canyon racetrack
Timestamp: 0:01

"Mute City" is very popular. "Big Blue" is very popular. I wanted a more obscure F-Zero song, as I thought that F-Zero is a series that's under-represented in these quizzes.

I hoped this wasn't too obscure--there's got to be a reason why there's so many requests for a GaMetal cover of this song. There's also got to be reasons why Jonny Atma of GaMetal keeps apologizing for not covering this song next...

...But I guess it was too obscure.

0 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
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#15
"Flowers of Antimony (The Explodatorium)", from Shovel Knight, used as the Explodatorium's stage theme
Timestamp: 0:38

I marked Plague Knight's boss theme, "The Vital Vitriol", as wrong because it modifies this melody.

Any song using the whole tone scale is probably going to be unintuitively harmonized, which is why I picked this melody.

This melody is 7 bars long because there's no way I'm transcribing those runs in the next bar--not even with the .nsf.

3 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, mastersuperfan, Yug_Guy
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#16
"Spaceport Alpha", from Diddy Kong Racing, used as the theme for the racetrack of the same name
Timestamp: 0:23

I accepted "Spacedust Alley" from Diddy Kong Racing DS because it contains this melody...and "Spaceport Alpha" from Diddy Kong Racing DS doesn't, so I marked that as incorrect.

I haven't heard much Diddy Kong Racing music in these quizzes, so I decided to put this song in because it's one of the most well-known...despite being in the final set of racetracks unlocked in that game.

...Welp, maybe this is why I don't see Diddy Kong Racing melodies in these quizzes...nobody guessed this song...

0 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
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#17
"Giratina Battle"/"Vs. Giratina"/"Battle! Giratina", from Pokemon Platinum
Timestamp: 1:36

I have to admit that the melody I picked, that fanfare, was one of the first portions of Giratina's theme I actually remembered. The polytonal beginning came later. I'm still trying to remember a lot of this piece...

2 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Latios212, WaluigiTime64
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#18
"Baby Park", from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, used as the theme for the racetrack of the same name
Timestamp: 0:46

This is yet another "melody that only sounds like it's in a different key from the original song"--turns out that this theme keeps going up a semitone until it hits this melody. It makes sense that this is one of the only songs in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! that doesn't go up only one semitone during the final lap.

6 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, Latios212, mastersuperfan, ThatHiddenCharacter, WaluigiTime64, Yug_Guy
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~~~~~Kirby Bonus Section~~~~~

#1k
"Under My Control", from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, used as Magolor's first final boss theme (and Magolor EX's only boss theme)
Timestamp: 1:55

I purposefully picked this song because it was already used in a previous quiz...but this melody is in different time signatures from the rest of the piece. Metrically, this section goes crazy, and I'm not 100% sure I'd actually use that combination of time signatures in a full transcription.

Nevertheless, I thought the previous quiz's melody was harder to get than this one, so I expected several of you to get this right. ...Sounds like it was a lot fewer than last time.

1 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
mastersuperfan
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#2k
"Battle with Meta Knight"/"Meta Knight's Theme"/"Vs. Meta Knight", from Kirby Super Star
Timestamp: 0:00

I also accepted Meta Knight's boss theme from Kirby Super Star Ultra (which adds in some accompaniment lines and messes around with the pitch bending) and Mecha Knight's boss theme from Kirby: Planet Robobot. I did not accept Meta Knight's boss theme from Kirby's Epic Yarn, as it modifies this melody.

This song is significantly harder to figure out once I remove the harmonies of its fifth to eighth bars, right?

The good news is that I finally recovered my earlier transcriptions of this piece, so I can try to transcribe its solo for the third time and check how consistent I am...

...how the heck has Kirby music been by far the hardest to transcribe completely rhythmically accurately so far for me?

Whether it's coincidence that this sounds like Ridley's theme, who knows...

1 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
mastersuperfan
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#3k
"Checker Knights", from Kirby Air Ride, used as the theme for the racetrack of the same name
Timestamp: 0:48

This is the last song in this quiz that isn't originally from a video game: this was originally composed for the Kirby anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya! I guess it fits its original scene fine.

This melody also starts off with a pretty unintuitive tune--four perfect fifths, each a minor third apart. Because it therefore sounds like a diminished seventh, it fits uneasily into any key, which is partially why I picked it.

2 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, mastersuperfan
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#4k
"Grand Doomer", from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, used as Grand Doomer and Grand Doomer EX's boss theme
Timestamp: 0:06

I used a 16th-note tremolo to attempt to emulate the weirdly fluctuating synth of the melody. It's probably not 100% accurate. The accents are just to separate the tremolo'd notes from each other.

I picked this song because it has a fairly unintuitive harmonization. ...Yet again. The rest of the song gets even worse, though.

...Which might be why none of you remembered it, despite several of you remembering Kirby's Return to Dream Land music.

As for where else this theme is found? Let's just say that the Kirby series has a history of putting its boss themes on the wrong bosses.

0 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
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#5k
"Squeak Boss Battle"/"Boss (Doc's Machines And Daroach)"/"Troubling Situation", from Kirby: Squeak Squad, used as the Squeak Squad's boss theme
Timestamp: 0:25

Gotta love it when the first loop of the song extends the first note of the melody slightly, eh?

I figured this might be too hard with only the D minor excerpt, so I also put in the previous 4 bars (the C minor excerpt you all are likely more familiar with). This is the closest the Kirby bonus section gets to a "melody that only sounds like it's in a different key from the original song".

Also, there's no way I'm ever transcribing those mouse squeaks in Bars 4 and 8 for a Guess-The-Song Quiz.

3 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
Dudeman, mastersuperfan, Static
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#6k
"Claycia Battle"/"Decisive Battle (Claycia)", from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, used as Claycia's boss theme
Timestamp: 0:06

I put this theme last because, as far as I can tell, it's the least well-known and the most hated of the Kirby melodies I picked. I personally think the final boss theme of that game is far too relaxing to be appropriate for any boss fight, but YMMV...

0 out of 7 people got this correct.
People who got this correct
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~~~~~Results~~~~~

Main Section Results
Dudeman and Yug_Guy tie for 1st with 8 melodies apiece!

# of Melodies Participants Got Correct:
  • Dudeman: 8
  • Yug_Guy: 8
  • mastersuperfan: 7
  • WaluigiTime64: 7
  • Latios212: 4
  • ThatHiddenCharacter: 3
  • Static: 2
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Kirby Bonus Section Results
Looks like mastersuperfan knows his Kirby music with a 1st-place 4 melodies!

I suspected LeviR.star would clean up this bonus section given the melodies I put in it, which I tried hard to make not too obscure.

# of Melodies Participants Got Correct:
  • mastersuperfan: 4
  • Dudeman: 2
  • Static: 1
  • Latios212: 0
  • ThatHiddenCharacter: 0
  • WaluigiTime64: 0
  • Yug_Guy: 0
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Both Combined Results
mastersuperfan gets 1st place overall with 11 melodies in total!

Latios212 did PM me that he's in a time crunch lately, which would explain his lower-than-average performance this round.

# of Melodies Participants Got Correct:
  • mastersuperfan: 11 (= 7 + 4)
  • Dudeman: 10 (= 8 + 2)
  • Yug_Guy: 8 (= 8 + 0)
  • WaluigiTime64: 7 (= 7 + 0)
  • Latios212: 4 (= 4 + 0)
  • ThatHiddenCharacter: 3 (= 3 + 0)
  • Static: 3 (= 2 + 1)
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I did mention at one point that one bar of the Cookie Country 1 theme of Kirby's Return to Dream Land sounds just like one bar of Bach's Little Fugue in G Minor. Well, try to write a (two-part) invention on the Cookie Country 1 theme and mix in a little of Bach's Little Fugue in my Klein Kirby Invention!

...Admittedly, I'm having trouble uploading it right now, so if the link is broken, that would be why.
The piece finally uploaded--yay!

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