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Arrangement Highlights of 2017
« on: December 27, 2017, 04:22:23 AM »

Started by Shado on discord: "shado: Alright, losers, I wanna know your top 5 favourite arrangements that you are most proud of doing this year"

Post your top 5 arrangements you made this year down below so we can marvel at them etc.


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Re: Arrangement Highlights of 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 04:58:31 AM »

I think mine would have to be:

5. [PC] - Cave Story - Toroko's Theme
-My goal with this one was to make it very beginner friendly, and I think it came out nice.
4. [SW] - Splatoon 2 - Don't Slip
-This one translated over to piano especially well, which is cool because these Splatoon tracks tend to lose a lot in the piano transition.
3. [GCN] - Pikmin - Escape, go to Planet Hocotate
-Nostalgia heaven. This one turned out to be less demanding than I had anticipated it would be.
2. [MUL] - LoZ-BotW - Guardian Battle
-The first four measures sum up my satisfaction with this piece.
1. [SW] - Splatoon 2 - Tidal Rush - DJ Octavio feat. Callie vs Marie (Two Pianos)
-The coolest way to end the Splatoon 2 campaign. I tried to capture that Callie vs. Marie vibe as a piano duet, each playing one of the Squid Sister's roles.

Honorable mention (mostly because of it's length): [MUL] - LoZ-BotW - Credits (Staff Roll)
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Re: Arrangement Highlights of 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 05:15:43 AM »

Aside from #1, there's no particular order

1. Fire Emblem Awakening - "Don't speak her name!"
- there are a few things I'm still slightly dissatisfied with but overall I think it's nice
2. Shovel Knight - Le Bouquet Magique
- this one likely still has a lot of issues but it's a pretty song and I'm mostly happy about finally finishing it
3. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution - Staff Credits
- I think it turned out well
4. PM: Color Splash - Fight!
- this is my first completed big band arrangement and I like how it turned out for the most part
5. LoZ BotW - Divine Beast Vah Ruta
- I should probably lay off the breath marks, but otherwise I think it sounds good

I'll check out some of these later!


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Re: Arrangement Highlights of 2017
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 05:49:24 AM »

My top 5 from this year:

5 - "The Champions' Ballad" from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Score] [Video] - Nothing too special here, but it just turned out really clean and easy to play.
4 - "Road Taken" from Fire Emblem Fates [Submission topic for now] - This was hell to transcribe and it took a lot of effort to actually complete it, but I think it turned out quite well.
3 - "Cianwood City" from Pokémon HeartGold/Silver [Score] [Cover] - Not new for this year per se, but I cleaned it up a lot from how it previously was, and I'm now really happy with it!
2 - "Surf" from Pokémon Diamond/Pearl [Score] [Cover] - Really satisfied with how I was able to make the C section work :)
1 - "Fire Emblem Theme" from Super Smash Bros. Brawl [Score] [Cover] - Definitely the crown jewel of my work I'd say, due to its length and complexity, quality of sound, and relatively low level of difficulty!
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Re: Arrangement Highlights of 2017
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 06:01:33 AM »

In no particular order, my top 5 sheets this year are:

[SNES] Chrono Trigger - "Secret of the Forest"
I somehow managed to make something that doesn't just copy the (much better) Zohar arrangement or is a basic, bland transcription, and it actually works.

[SNES] Final Fantasy VI - "Opera 'Maria and Draco'"
While technically comprised of 4 pieces, the total opera is my longest sheet to date, at 17 pages.

[PC] Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea - "Versus Laurentia"
This one is incredibly rhythmically and tonally complex, rivaling only my sheet of Battle (Field) from Breath of the Wild in that regard.

[SNES] Seiken Densetsu 3 - "Sacrifice Part Three"
It just sounds really cool and is one of my favorite tracks from the game.

[PC] Touhou Seirensen ~ Undefined Fantastic Object - "Heian Alien"
This is probably my most difficult sheet, performance-wise, and it's packed with so many odd harmonies and rhythms that set it apart from most other Touhou songs.


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Re: Arrangement Highlights of 2017
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 01:18:16 PM »

The Cianwood City is awesome, Latios :D + Same for Oliver's Guardian Battle arrangement, which I'd not heard before (your name is now permanently Oliver according to my computer) Some of these are videos and some are scores because lazy...

No. 1: [Wii] "Plaza" - Wii Fit
Really pretty and nice to play as well! Thanks to
some random frustrated latios man

No. 2 [GB] "Oak’s Lab" (Easy Jazz Cover) - Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
First arrangement I did intentionally for beginner pianists, which turned out nicely :D

No. 3: [DS] "Giratina Battle" (Jazz Cover) - Pokemon DPPt
I thought 'what is the least jazzy piece to do a jazz version of?' = this ;)

No. 4: [DS] "Quicksand Cave" - PMD2
This one has lots of nice parts and I can't stop listening to it <3

No. 5: [SWITCH] "New Donk City" - Super Mario Odyssey
Still not got a switch yet but this track is great! Two pianos needed
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Re: Arrangement Highlights of 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 06:22:52 PM »

I guess I'll go:

5. [GB] Super Mario Land - "Short Themes & Sound FX" [ZIP] (This sheet is kinda old; I'll fix it more before I submit it)
4. [Wii] Kirby's Epic Yarn - "World 5: Snow Land" [ZIP]
3. [Wii] Super Mario Galaxy - "Drip Drop Galaxy" (collab with E. Gadd!) [ZIP]
2. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot - "Gorgeous-Go-Round (Casino Area)" [ZIP]
1. [GB] Balloon Kid - All 26 sheets from the game, called the  "Full-Blown Balloon Kid Arrangement Project". [PA POST] While not a single sheet, I was really happy to finish it.
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Re: Arrangement Highlights of 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 10:33:24 PM »

#5: "Beloved Tomboyish Girl" - Touhou 6: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
This one was fun because it's the first sheet I've ever done by actually playing it on piano first. The arpeggios are pretty fun to play actually.

#4: "UFO Romance in the Night Sky" - Touhou 12: Undefined Fantastic Object
This isn't available on my PAT (yet), but I did it and I'm fairly proud of it. Had a lot of fun with all the frilly stuff in arranging.

#3: "Remix 10 (Duet)" - Rhythm Heaven Fever
This took a while because unlike others I actually triple-checked (ish) the notes, and it's a lot of notes. A medley that changes key every four measures can be quite difficult, but luckily I was well-acquainted with the original songs. Also this is my first duet arrangement.

#2: "Main Menu/Map" - Hotel Mario
I know, it's sad I couldn't include Mario in all of his CDi glory on the sheet, but regardless, the sheet was still fun to make, and I still have versions of it with the picture there.

#1: "Tap Troupe" - Rhythm Heaven Fever
Everything in this sheet just flows nicely. I had a lot of fun working on it, and I think it paid off well. I was honestly surprised when I found out about "tap dance notation" (that stuff's usually choreographed, innit?). A bit informal in that regard, but it got the job done.

Also of note is the Donkey Kong 64 Arrangement Project making it onto the site, although most of those sheets are over a year old now (I think?).
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