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Author Topic: [SNES] Kirby Super Star - "King Dedede's Theme" by ThatHiddenCharacter  (Read 445 times)

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Are there even any others?
Hey, I'm a Kirby fan too! I just don't arrange as much for it. I do have a bunch of Kirby stuff I am working on atm though.

Anyway, about the arrangement; you asked for elaboration on the chords and reworking the accompaniment parts. So, I have an example for you to think about.

While the bassline is a perfect transcription (edited of course for playability), just having a single moving bassline and a single moving melody doesn't really to bring out the (what I think at least) brilliant harmonies of this song, particularly in the last section:

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This is what I meant about adding chord tones on some of the longer notes here. In this section, I think you really want those 7ths and 9ths to shine through, and adding them to those notes is a good option. (Feel free to use this version of this section in your sheet btw)
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It's always important to think about making an arrangement, not just a transcription. Think about how you want parts to sound when you actually play them, and maybe try playing this sheet yourself if you have a keyboard or piano readily available. A big part of arranging is experimenting with different ways to achieve the sound you want. While this sheet is perfect from a transcription viewpoint and almost ready to be accepted, I think that creativity and experimentation is what it really needs to get to that next level.

So, I encourage you to try to think of ways to make this arrangement more interesting and fun to play.
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I didn't know that creativity was that big a role. I thought I was supposed to transcribe. Well, that makes things a lot different now. I do have a keyboard, but I only recently started piano lessons and I'm not very good at playing. I'll work on that stuff some more. Thanks!

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I didn't know that creativity was that big a role. I thought I was supposed to transcribe. Well, that makes things a lot different now. I do have a keyboard, but I only recently started piano lessons and I'm not very good at playing. I'll work on that stuff some more. Thanks!

Creativity is important, but remember: don't go overboard. We don't want a remixes or anything, just something that works better for piano vs a bunch of midi instruments.

It's really a sheet-by-sheet basis. Sometimes transcriptions do work well. For example, a lot of Kirby's Adventure stuff is like this. But for sheets like this one for example, you want to be thinking a little more about how you want it to sound when played on a piano.
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Well, I updated the files with some more stuff. It's better, but I don't know if it's enough. I guess I'll find out.

EDIT: Noticed some format issues and fixed them. Files updated again.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2017, 03:03:25 AM by ThatHiddenCharacter »
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Two things:

Bars 13-20 RH I can only hear the melody + one harmony note not two, which is what you have written.

The slurs (great name for a band) get a bit messy towards the end. It leaves me unsure as to what they are expressing.
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I actually don't disagree with adding some extra notes to bars 13-20, it makes the sheet a lot less bland.
With that said, the added notes should correspond with the correct chords (in this case Cm, Cm7/Bb, Ab, G), and they currently aren't.

I combed through this sheet again and fixed the harmonies and a couple other things, so feel free to use these updated files:

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Coolio. Thanks for the help, Static! The files have been updated.

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Don't you hear the high notes in-between sections of the melody? I thought you could maybe include those.
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