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Offline Septimus314

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Video Game Music
on: September 21, 2003, 06:50:38 AM
I no longer have much time to play piano and I have decided to focus primarily on video game music since that is what I like.  I am wondering is there some sort of sequence that anyone knows of to learning game music?  I don't know what difficulty levels to go to.  Also I'm not sure where to get a lot of it.  I'm into all the classic big time RPG's, final fantasy etc.  I'm trying weapon raid to final fantasy, and it isn't too difficult but it doesn't seem like a reasonable starting point.  The beginning of the song is fairly easy and very repetitive and the ending gets progressively harder.  It might be too hard for me and i might not learn as much as i would in a sequential progressive order.  If anyone can help, thanks.


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Re: Video Game Music
Reply #1 on: September 21, 2003, 09:53:55 AM
septimus the thing about video game music is that (I've got the entire FF7 ost arranged for piano solo) most pieces are fairly repetitive, and there aren't many pieces that are THAT good to be played for solo unless you have actually played the game before

If you're looking for real game music, just go to some retail store to buy them or order them online, because most of the ones online are arranged by people, and those are REALLY bad, all being almost single-note melodies and stuff

Offline jeff

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Re: Video Game Music
Reply #2 on: September 21, 2003, 05:24:07 PM
mmm, game music. i like your style  ;) (and Weapon Raid is a cool little piece of music)

www.nobuouematsu.com and https://nobuouematsu.com/fr/main.html (there's an arrangment by me of Hurry! from FF7 in the Visitor's Music section here :D ) have quite a bit of final fantasy sheet music. i tend to agree with NetherMagic about the quality of most arrangements of game music (on the net, at least), nearly all arrangments i've had a look at have been disappointing.
have you tried 'arranging' any game music yourself, just from listening to the music? try it! could be fun and good for improving your aural skills :)  also, by doing that, you can make the music suit your skill level

Offline rach17

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Re: Video Game Music
Reply #3 on: October 02, 2003, 04:04:08 AM
I loooooved the final boss theme in FF7...and I swear that part of the FFV soundtrack was ripped from the Tch. (I can't spell it) 1st piano concerto....

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Re: Video Game Music
Reply #4 on: October 02, 2003, 05:29:52 PM
Hey ghys, What do you thinck of the soundtracks to the black Ills productions, mainlly Baldurs gate 1&2 and espeacially planescape Torment. ;)
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