Your transcriptions sound terrific and I'm not noticing any inaccuracies when listening (comparing them to my memory lol). But while you can do a bunch of things with transcriptions, our site is tailored specifically for piano arrangements. In that regard, some of the source material has been altered or omitted for the sake of playability. Keep in mind the limitations of a solo pianist - hands can only stretch so far and move so fast. That's why you'll see many sheets differ from the exact sound you find in the game - they're written for the pianist, making them playable while maintaining as much of the notes and "feel" of the original as possible.
That said, mistakes do happen, so if you notice anything you think is an error, like an incorrect rhythm or pitch, please do let us know! We strive for accuracy at the same time as keeping sheets playable.
And I think your site is absolutely fantastic. There's a ton of cool stuff on there! (As a math/CS guy I really like it...)
Thanks for your response and Tobbeh99's as well. Glad to hear that you're enjoying the math/CS content. I always love meeting new people in my field!
You're right about the NSM arrangements being piano-oriented. After browsing a couple of PDFs, I caught on that they are all structured around a bass and treble staff, which probably meant it is intended to be played by a solo pianist.
Some of the sheet music posted on NSM are quite faithful to the Game Boy original but appear hard to play because one hand is doing two non-chorded melodies. (I am not a pianist unfortunately and can't judge accurately.) Examples under the "Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version" heading include "Battle! (Gym Leader Battle)", "Cycling", "Road to Fuchsia City: Leaving Lavender Town", "Rocket Game Corner". These existing examples seem to violate the human playability guideline in favor of cold accuracy.
Now I don't know if this is helpful, but here are a few minor inaccuracies I found in the NSM published scores:
- Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version: Battle! (Gym Leader Battle): Repeat at the wrong position
- Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version: Cycling: Bars 9 and 17 in the left hand
- Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version: Pallet Town Theme: Bars 15 and 16 in the bass staff
- Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version: Rocket Hideout: Bars 29 to 32 have several pitches off
- Pokémon Gold Version & Pokémon Silver Version: Cherrygrove City: Bars 2 and 3 in the bass staff
(And thanks to cross-checking with NSM, I caught a critical flaw in my RGBY Route 1 music.)
As for entire channels being missing (i.e. having only 2 out of 3 melodic channels):
- Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version: Pewter City (a.k.a. Viridian City)
- Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version: Rocket Hideout
- Pokémon Gold Version & Pokémon Silver Version: New Bark Town
- Pokémon Gold Version & Pokémon Silver Version: Goldenrod City: The third hand is pretty hard to play though, but it's what makes the song fun
On the whole, the collection of music at NinSheetMusic is simply amazing. It's not something I can hope to match with my own efforts, even in the limited context of one or two games. As far as I can see, the Pokémon RGBY and GSC collections here have pretty much all the musical tracks that you can ask for. Plus, the accuracy is clearly above the average level of transcriptions posted online (e.g. YouTube, other sites - can name examples). Thanks again for this wonderful resource!