This is the home of anything I'm willing to submit to NinSheetMusic and their Musescore ancestors. The Musescore ancestors often contain versions of the same song from different games. Most of them end with semi-improvised endings based on the source material because I hate abruptly ending VGM loops. (As will eventually be seen with "The Schemer" from Shovel Knight
, the Musescore ancestors may be nigh-impossible to play for solo piano.)
You can listen to my works on Musescore's website (the audio will not be mastered there). I will neither be publishing nor submitting my transcriptions in order of arrangement. If enough of you request downloadable files, I'll start stocking up my Google Drive.Transcriptions on NinSheetMusichttp://www.ninsheetmusic.org/browse/arranger/4953Transcriptions on Musescorehttps://musescore.com/user/9996931/sets/2205296
(Also contains piano transcriptions of non-video game music)KirbyDark Meta Knight
In the Musescore ancestor, Bars 1-22 are from Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Bars 23-40 are from Kirby: Triple Deluxe, and Bars 41-45 are the ending I semi-improvised. Beware--the treble clef notes in Bars 25-32 are an octave higher than in the original.Galacta Knight
(a.k.a. "The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy"...we may as well trust Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the Kirby Super Star Ultra OST, right?)
In the Musescore ancestor, Bars 1-37 are from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Bars 38-70 are from Kirby Super Star Ultra, and Bars 71-81 are the ending I semi-improvised. Beware--octave voicing is off in some of the phrases--this will be corrected in cuts I submit to NinSheetMusic.
My goal for this transcription is 100% melodic accuracy. I'm amazed that none, yes, NONE of the remixes I've heard completely nail the tune. Everyone has screwed up the solo (Musescore: Bars 25-58, Bars 58-61) and omitted the melody at the end of the loop (Musescore: Bars 34-37, Bars 67-70). More details are in the post below.
I am aware that this, especially the solo against its accompaniment, is probably nearly impossible to play for solo piano. Jonny Atma's sure tried twice already...Revenge of Meta Knight Ending
(a.k.a. "Friends and Sun", "Sundown and Friends", "My Friend and the Setting Sun", "Meta Knight Defeated"...and that's just the Kirby Super Star version!)
In the Musescore ancestor, Bars 19-32 are the ending I semi-improvised.
The Musescore arrangement is purposefully thinner than the original so I can actually play it at full speed with (almost) no mistakes.Prism Plains
In the Musescore ancestor, Bars 34-45 are the ending I semi-improvised. This transcription may be a bit off.
This is deceptively difficult because its notes are so fast--if it weren't for the triplets against duplets in Dark Meta Knight's theme, I'd say this is the unambiguously harder piece.True Arena
In the Musescore ancestor, Bars 49-67 are the ending I semi-improvised. This transcription may be off rhythm-wise, and some accompaniment lines (and even arguably melody lines in Bars 2-9) have been omitted there.Shovel KnightThe Schemer (Tinker Knight Battle)
Yeah, my original cut from the .nsf was nigh-impossible to play by a solo pianist (even though I already omitted channels). Many notes were trimmed after this was pointed out. (It wasn't originally tested on the piano, as opposed to the first 2 Kirby tunes on the OP.) It's still a wicked fast song to play.Castle CrashersArchetype (Arena Theme)
It's composed by Helix6. It's published by Newgrounds. It's found in Castle Crashers (as its Arena theme) and Thing-Thing Arena 2
. This transcription is of the Newgrounds original.
This is meant to be sight-readable at full speed. It exhausts me, though.Simple Sight (Necromancer Theme)
It's composed by Real Faction. It's published by Newgrounds. It's in the Piercing Lazer album. But, most prominently, it's found in Castle Crashers as the Necromancer's boss theme. This transcription is of the Newgrounds original, but The Behemoth loops the entire song in Castle Crashers (complete with empty space at the end), so how much does that matter?
This piece is in verse-chorus form. Each time the verse or chorus returns, this transcription changes that portion's accompaniment and texture. Perhaps this is some part arrangement and some part theme and variations...FalsionThe First Space Flight
This is the Level 1 theme of an obscure 8-bit video game named Falsion. It's compatible with the Famicom 3D System peripheral, which tacks on one extra sound channel. If you're otherwise wondering how this transcription has 4 notes at once at points where normal 8-bit music should only have 3 maximum, this is it.
In the Musescore...er, ancestor (truth is, I wrote the "ancestor" and the upcoming Ninsheetmusic submission simultaneously)...the ending I semi-improvised is Bars 43-51.
I hope to transcribe songs I don't find good piano transcriptions of on the Internet. (There are loads of decent transcriptions of Super Mario themes and King Dedede's theme, there's already an excellent piano transcription of "That Person's Name Is" (from Bravely Default) by nnwt, the list goes on...)