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    Firelink Shrine Theme on Piano

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    Post by PolarisStar Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:11 pm

    What says on the title, played by me:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh-ekn4r32E

    Enjoy!
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    Post by RandelOolacile Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:18 pm

    This is great! big grin I'm going to add a link in my video database! Great job!
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    Post by skarekrow13 Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:05 pm

    Well done indeed. Pauses can be hard to manage so kudos on keeping everything consistent.

    Cheap plug alert! You might want to check out the Museum of Souls in off topic. Can show off any art you like there
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    Post by PaPaSmVrf Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:11 pm

    No clue why the piano theme from hollow bastion came into my mind lol, but awesome job, it sounds great!
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    Post by Heroez Blade Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:14 pm

    Sound pretty accurate. You should try playing other tunes from dark souls like the boss fights or different area tunes.

    Welcome to the forums and have fun posting.
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    Post by retro Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:29 pm

    This is awesome. Very good work! ❤

    I saw your youtube comment about the transcription. Do you think you could post it here as well when you're able to? I'd love to do another 8-bit Dark Souls arrangement, but my ear isn't the best and I rely on sheet music. AFAIK Gwyn's theme is the only other thing transcribed so far.
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    Post by PolarisStar Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:17 am

    RandelOolacile wrote:This is great! big grin I'm going to add a link in my video database! Great job!

    Thank you!
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    Post by PolarisStar Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:19 am

    skarekrow13 wrote:Well done indeed. Pauses can be hard to manage so kudos on keeping everything consistent.

    Cheap plug alert! You might want to check out the Museum of Souls in off topic. Can show off any art you like there

    How do know you that? :shock: Are you a musician as well?

    During the long notes or silences, music has to keep "moving" so the line or flow is not broken. Took me many years to achieve that, glad someone notices!


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    Post by PolarisStar Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:21 am

    Heroez Blade wrote:Sound pretty accurate. You should try playing other tunes from dark souls like the boss fights or different area tunes.

    Welcome to the forums and have fun posting.

    Thanks, and yes, I have my eye on a couple of more themes...
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    Post by PolarisStar Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:26 am

    retro wrote:This is awesome. Very good work! ❤

    I saw your youtube comment about the transcription. Do you think you could post it here as well when you're able to? I'd love to do another 8-bit Dark Souls arrangement, but my ear isn't the best and I rely on sheet music. AFAIK Gwyn's theme is the only other thing transcribed so far.

    Is that a proposal to make an 8-bit arrangement of Firelink`s theme with my sheet music?...

    ...

    That would be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!

    I`ll post my arrangement here ASAP.
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    Post by skarekrow13 Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:29 am

    "Musician" might be too strong of a word but I dabble which you might have noticed judging by another post of yours. Sadly my ear outperforms my hands by a wide margin so I can come up with obscure compliments but couldn't play that without a few years hard work likely
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    Post by retro Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:20 am

    PolarisStar wrote:
    retro wrote:This is awesome. Very good work! ❤

    I saw your youtube comment about the transcription. Do you think you could post it here as well when you're able to? I'd love to do another 8-bit Dark Souls arrangement, but my ear isn't the best and I rely on sheet music. AFAIK Gwyn's theme is the only other thing transcribed so far.

    Is that a proposal to make an 8-bit arrangement of Firelink`s theme with my sheet music?...

    ...

    That would be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!

    I`ll post my arrangement here ASAP.
    Absolutely! Thanks so much.
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    Post by RandelOolacile Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:35 am

    retro wrote:This is awesome. Very good work! ❤

    I saw your youtube comment about the transcription. Do you think you could post it here as well when you're able to? I'd love to do another 8-bit Dark Souls arrangement, but my ear isn't the best and I rely on sheet music. AFAIK Gwyn's theme is the only other thing transcribed so far.

    This would be awesome. I currently have your 8-bit rendition of Gwyns theme as my ringtone! big grin
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    Post by PolarisStar Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:14 am

    retro wrote:This is awesome. Very good work! ❤

    I saw your youtube comment about the transcription. Do you think you could post it here as well when you're able to? I'd love to do another 8-bit Dark Souls arrangement, but my ear isn't the best and I rely on sheet music. AFAIK Gwyn's theme is the only other thing transcribed so far.


    Done. Who needs a manuscript when you can have free musical notation software?

    http://www.mediafire.com/?agg1s0e34zb2do6

    There are some details I was not able to transcribe (free but not user-friendly software), and you need to know them in order to do the 8-bit piece:

    - Some quarter notes from bars 17 to 32 last longer than written, listen carefully to the original track.
    - The chords of the 1st and 3rd section have crescendos and diminuendos within themselves, this is impossible to do on a piano, but can be done with the 8-bit emulator.
    - There are small ritenutos at the end of every chord of the 1st and 3rd section. Don`t know if your software can emulate that, but hey, try!

    Just listen the original track really hard for those details, and maybe even more that I might have overlooked.

    Now, your turn. Praise the Sun


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    Post by PolarisStar Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:17 am

    retro wrote:This is awesome. Very good work! ❤

    I saw your youtube comment about the transcription. Do you think you could post it here as well when you're able to? I'd love to do another 8-bit Dark Souls arrangement, but my ear isn't the best and I rely on sheet music. AFAIK Gwyn's theme is the only other thing transcribed so far.

    BTW, send me a message if you have questions or doubts about the arrangement. Bow
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    Post by kazumoshi Sat Aug 11, 2012 4:47 am

    You did a really good job with this song. It seems similar to the moonlight butterfly/gwyndolin theme in terms of playstyle, and that's also a very fun piece to play.
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    Post by Juutas Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:25 am

    This is great! +1 and lots of love.
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    Post by Tolvo Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:30 am

    Rather than post here, I left a comment on the actual video, like you guys should be doing!
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    Post by retro Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:07 pm

    PolarisStar wrote:
    retro wrote:This is awesome. Very good work! ❤

    I saw your youtube comment about the transcription. Do you think you could post it here as well when you're able to? I'd love to do another 8-bit Dark Souls arrangement, but my ear isn't the best and I rely on sheet music. AFAIK Gwyn's theme is the only other thing transcribed so far.


    Done. Who needs a manuscript when you can have free musical notation software?

    http://www.mediafire.com/?agg1s0e34zb2do6

    There are some details I was not able to transcribe (free but not user-friendly software), and you need to know them in order to do the 8-bit piece:

    - Some quarter notes from bars 17 to 32 last longer than written, listen carefully to the original track.
    - The chords of the 1st and 3rd section have crescendos and diminuendos within themselves, this is impossible to do on a piano, but can be done with the 8-bit emulator.
    - There are small ritenutos at the end of every chord of the 1st and 3rd section. Don`t know if your software can emulate that, but hey, try!

    Just listen the original track really hard for those details, and maybe even more that I might have overlooked.

    Now, your turn. Praise the Sun

    Awesome, thanks again! This is hugely appreciated.

    I'll be using the NES, so I'll likely have to take a lot of liberties (and probably use a lot of 'arpeggio effects') to condense everything down to 3 melodic voices, one of which doesn't even have volume control.

    Ritenutos are no problem. I'll get started!
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    Post by Federally Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:10 pm

    I watched, it's good and you have great posture big grin
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    Post by Uparkaam Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:16 pm

    Great job! big grin

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