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« on: October 18, 2016, 01:23:02 PM »

Greetings fellow forum users...

Some of you may remember my spiel a few months ago about getting into arranging more seriously, and I feel I have started to get back into playing and transcribing again.

I just wanted to use a single thread (not multiple) to show off some of my arrangements. My goal is to do a new arrangement a month, and have it recorded on YouTube by the end of it. I'll keep adding videos to this thread (newest videos can be found at the top), so I don't horde the audition room or anything.

My channel can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/c/EpicPianoArrangements

And some of my arrangements for your viewing pleasure. I hope you like them.    Grin















































If you feel there should be a piece of music immortalised on the solo piano - PM or message me, I'm up for a challenge.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 01:30:14 PM »


*in all seriousness. good deal. please keep them coming!
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 02:00:51 PM »

I'll check these out later, but.. Tetris?

I've done one and it's a good encore with younger audiences (I have sheet music for it somewhere).
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 02:03:21 PM »

I'll check these out later, but.. Tetris?

I've done one and it's a good encore with younger audiences (I have sheet music for it somewhere).
it's such a great catchy theme. Would love to see /hear your arrangement! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 02:16:07 PM »

I can do it better in studio (I pushed the theme tempo a bit, it was a private recital and quite a personal, adrenalised event)
https://youtu.be/DrFvSePlZHM

I'm sure p_p would do a good version also.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 02:48:32 PM »

@ p_p: good, practical selections. How about The Simpsons?
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 03:09:55 PM »

what about doing something along these lines for more vgm
altered beast


i can think of a few more but would be cool to cover some genesis stuff, the sound chip themes make for easy transcription fodder and pretty easy to doctor up.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 03:43:14 PM »

oooh can something like this be done, such an iconic/memorable and nostalgic set of themes for so many.

also this would be appropriate for a graduation type ceremony too as you inquired about something like that in the past, what if you transcribed/arranged this and let your student play it?
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2016, 09:54:34 PM »

Thanks guys for the suggestions... I'm listening to them now just to get them in my head, and there are some good candidates for my next arrangement.

Right now, I'm arranging the Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley from the 25th Anniversary CD soundtrack. That's my 'project' for October, and will hopefully have it practised and perfected before the end of this month.
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2016, 10:03:42 AM »

You have so many options, am excited to see what you come up with.
On presentation you might look into learning how do this where this transcriptions pianist simply superimposes a semi translucent image of a character from the titled source work the piece comes from. Likely helps you get more traffic w a visual pop without resorting to clickbait


Btw way crazy mad pianist skills, that left  hand at the tempo he plays is super difficult to pull off! Shocked
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2016, 09:56:59 PM »

Mmm... Not sure if I like the idea of tagging my videos with art...

I think it probably works for him, but I'll have a think about it...
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2016, 12:26:25 PM »

In case there are people who are interested in following the Facebook page and the Twitter feed...

https://www.facebook.com/epicpianoarrangements/
https://twitter.com/EpicPiano
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2016, 10:28:49 AM »

Greetings everyone... well, I present to you my latest arrangement - The Main Theme from Zelda Medley as featured on the 25th Anniversary CD.

Here's the original theme:



And my version:



Hope you enjoy it... If you have any more suggestions about themes that might be worth arranging - let me know.     Grin
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2016, 10:32:40 PM »

MY FIRST PUBLIC SHEET MUSIC ARRANGEMENT is now available to download... If any of you aren't sick of Frozen's 'Let it go' and want a challenge, try this out...

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/let-it-go-from-disney-s-frozen-digital-sheet-music/20364359?narrow_by=peter+johnston

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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2016, 05:12:32 PM »

Greetings everyone... well, I present to you my latest arrangement - The Main Theme from Zelda Medley as featured on the 25th Anniversary CD.

Here's the original theme:



And my version:



Hope you enjoy it... If you have any more suggestions about themes that might be worth arranging - let me know.     Grin
yesss! loved it! Grin
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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2016, 10:34:20 PM »

Thank you...    Grin

Next arrangement is going to be Christopher Tin's 'Baba Yetu'. There hasn't been a proper arrangement for this piece even after 10 years.
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2016, 09:09:00 PM »



It seems like people here mean, not "Epic Piano Arrangements" but "Epidemic Piano Arrangements"  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2016, 10:39:37 PM »


It seems like people here mean, not "Epic Piano Arrangements" but "Epidemic Piano Arrangements"  Grin

Possibly... but the word Epic rolls off the tongue far better than Epidemic.   

I'm really getting excited about this little hobby of mine.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2016, 09:39:47 AM »

Greetings Gents...

I present my newest arrangements, Christopher Tin's 'Baba Yetu' from the game Civilization IV. For those who played the original game, let me know if you feel I did a good job of it.



Original theme can be found here.

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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2016, 01:53:51 PM »

Hi, perfect_pitch,

Great stuff!

I just thought of 'Duel of the Fates' by John Williams.

I personally actually really like that piece and it's maybe my favorite score from the Star Wars movies.

I thought also it'd be a bit comical to have the repetitive five-note ostinato figure from the fifth to the first scale degree played in octaves in the bass a la Heroic Polonaise, ha-ha.

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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2016, 02:19:34 PM »

I actually did start a duet of that, as to really pull it off - you need a 2nd piano player.

I got bored of it, after a while... I might get back to it eventually.
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2016, 02:59:36 PM »

what about something along. I don't know that this has been officially transcribed, the original and piano collections ver are nice but the jazzy touches to this work, i think it can use even spicier chords, are you good at re imagining/remixing or re harmonizing pieces into different genres? that might be something to explore

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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2016, 09:55:13 PM »

I'm not a Jazz person and although I probably could... I want to make my arrangements as close and authentic to the original pieces...

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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2016, 09:28:37 AM »

Greetings... I present you with ANOTHER of Christopher Tin's beautiful compositions... 'Sogno di Volare' (meaning 'The Dream of Flight') arranged for the Piano.



I'm trying to get these scores published through Sheet Music Plus, so hopefully soon - I'll be able to share the love around.     Grin

If you haven't heard the original version of Sogno di Volare, here it is:

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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2016, 10:35:01 AM »

Greetings... I thought it was best to revisit some of the Movie themes that are going around, and before the sequel hits the cinemas next year, I thought I would arrange Tyler Bates 'Theme from Guardians of the Galaxy'.



Original orchestral version can be found here:

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« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2016, 12:39:20 AM »

My latest arrangement... Hope you like it.



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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2017, 11:36:45 PM »

Got 2 new arrangements for you, one from the Star Wars movie, and another from a not so well known Chinese TV show, however it has a beautiful melody.





It may be shameless advertising, but I've started posting my sheet music arrangements to Patreon users. Not that I think I'll get many Patrons, but wanted to see if anyone in the outside world thinks my arrangements are good enough to throw a couple of dollars my way every month...

I expect to publish 2 new arrangements a month for 2017.

https://www.patreon.com/epicpianoarrangements

We'll see...
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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2017, 03:17:33 AM »

My latest arrangement (I don't know if anyone is still keeping an eye on these) but I thought I'd post it none-the-less.

This time, a Piano duet being performed by me and... myself. No one was interested in recording this, so I thought... if you want something done...

Hope you like it. This has to be one of the most epic themes I've heard in a while.



And the original version, performed by the Orchestra:



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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2017, 10:47:13 AM »

BLAST from the past. This time, it's the Nico Nico Douga Medley from 2007, otherwise known as the automatic mario theme. This had been floating around a while back, and I arranged it in 2007. Never got around to playing it live on the piano until now.

I had wanted to try and perform it with another human being, but no one was really interested (at least, those I tried asking).

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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2017, 10:00:22 PM »

Again, another beautiful theme from an older movie (depends on everyones definition of 'older'). 'So Long' from the movie 'Toy Story 3', written by Randy Newman.

Trying to arrange the piece while capturing the sound of the many different instruments was quite hard, but I gave it my best.

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« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2017, 02:10:59 AM »

Greetings,

My latest arrangement is the Theme from 'Skyrim' by Jeremy Soule. The piece is quite percussive and full of grunt, and I hope I achieved it in this arrangement.

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« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2017, 03:06:32 AM »

It may seem cheesy, but I did an arrangement from the movie 'La La Land' with the song 'City of Stars'. This one was hard due to to Ryan Goslings, very low voice and the whistling, plus apart from the piano - very little harmonic material.

But meh... I did it:

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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2017, 08:06:07 AM »

Greetings Gents...

Interested in learning something other than Classical Music??? Why not check some of my arrangements on Gumroad.

https://gumroad.com/epic_piano#

I'm starting to like this little venture. I get to play some great themes, plus I think it's getting me more popularity on YouTube than Classical Music ever did... which is a little sad.
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« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2017, 06:33:35 PM »

Impressive!
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« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2017, 09:58:22 PM »

Thanks Matthew...

I should really put sample pages up as well... didn't think about that at the time. Thought the web-site would allow a preview automatically.

Didn't think anyone really cared anymore... but I'm finally making some money from iTunes.
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2017, 02:38:21 AM »

I have now updated my page, and each arrangement has the first page sample included so you can see the quality of my work.

https://gumroad.com/epic_piano#

If you're up for learning any of my arrangements that I've posted, the sheet music is on the site now.
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« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2017, 11:34:30 PM »

My newest arrangement... For all those who remember their Xbox 360 days, and gaming was probably at its peak.

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« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2017, 02:51:30 AM »

Greetings... I come with a beautiful song from the latest Disney Movie 'Beauty and the Beast'. Rest assured it isn't the main theme (as there are so many people doing Beauty and the Beast, it's almost generic), however there was another theme one of my students mentioned that would be worth arranging - Evermore, which is probably far more beautiful I think.

I hope you enjoy listening to it.

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« Reply #38 on: June 04, 2017, 11:51:44 PM »

Greetings... I come with a beautiful song from the latest Disney Movie 'Beauty and the Beast'. Rest assured it isn't the main theme (as there are so many people doing Beauty and the Beast, it's almost generic), however there was another theme one of my students mentioned that would be worth arranging - Evermore, which is probably far more beautiful I think.

I hope you enjoy listening to it.


keep it up man!! this is great, gave you a like and a comment!! =)
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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2017, 12:21:38 AM »

Well done arrangement!  Thanks much for posting
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2017, 04:40:11 AM »

Thank you... glad someone enjoys it. I had thought with the lack of replies, that maybe I was talking to myself - but glad some people are enjoying them.
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« Reply #41 on: June 20, 2017, 11:28:11 AM »

I saw you did some 2 piano 4h stuff, what about 1p 4h sorta  along the likes of this, i think would add cool variety to your mix of arrangements
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« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2017, 12:57:57 PM »

Actually, the Nico Nico Douga and the High C's from Thomas Bergersen are both Piano Duets - four hands on one piano, but I didn't have anyone else to record them with - so I played both parts and recorded them together.

Only the Halo Theme is rightfully for 2 pianos, four hands.
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« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2017, 11:59:19 AM »

Actually, the Nico Nico Douga and the High C's from Thomas Bergersen are both Piano Duets - four hands on one piano, but I didn't have anyone else to record them with - so I played both parts and recorded them together.

Only the Halo Theme is rightfully for 2 pianos, four hands.
ah gotcha, sorry totally missed that!
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« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2017, 04:45:27 AM »

I know this might sound cheesy, but if there's anyone who does like my arrangements, any chance you can give me an 'up' on Reddit or Trinding???

https://www.reddit.com/user/epic_piano
https://trinding.com/user/epic_piano

Desperately trying to bolster my channel. I'm getting back into my arrangements again, starting with the Fallout 4 Theme. I don't know if any of you play computer games, but there's some great music in the Video Game Industry.
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« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2017, 01:27:28 PM »

Greetings... I bring forth my latest arrangement - the Main Theme from 'Fallout 4', a very popular video game.



I'm not sure if anyone else is checking these out, but hopefully they'll expose you to music that you might not normally hear.
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« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2017, 09:25:20 AM »

Greetings... I know it's been a while, and I present to you my own arrangement of Gardel's 'Por Una Cabeza' as heard in the movie 'True Lies'. Apparently there's a couple of different versions but this one to me had the most impact. Hope you enjoy it.

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« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2017, 08:54:59 AM »

Well... after yet another Hiatus, I bring to you one of the Crysis themes arranged for Piano.

Most people can't get their computers to play it, but the Piano sure can.

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