July 25, 2011


Two pieces from Seiken Densetsu 3 (sometimes referred to by the unofficial title "Secret of Mana 2") tonight. "Closed Garden," which is short and cheerful. The other is "Innocent Sea/Innocent Water"--they're two pieces that are almost exactly the same, so I just combined them. I've never played SD3 (the only Mana game I have played is Legend of Mana), so I don't know anything about either piece except that they all have weird titles (like the rest of the soundtrack). My crystal ball tells me that there will be more Seiken Densetsu series music next week, and possibly some videos.

I'm considering stopping this weekly posting thing and moving to a brief list of updates (see the Newest Sheets in the sidebar for a possible idea). And there's still a chance I will start using a different site...I'm sure it would be best to do it before too many people start visiting this blogspot address (not that I expect too many people any time soon).

July 11, 2011

Not very productive

I haven't gotten much sheet music done recently, so the only piece I have tonight is the woefully short "Reminiscence" from Threads of Fate. I also uploaded a video of "Permafrost" from Boktai: (No thanks to iMovie.)

Next week's update will probably be late because I'm going out of town this weekend for a family reunion, which gives me less time to put together a finished product for posting. There will be another video next week.

Once again, I put up a poll in the sidebar asking how you 1 or 2 readers found the blog. I'm just curious. I'll try again in a year and see if I actually get a decent number of responses. Any tips on increasing readership?

July 4, 2011

Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July to all you living in the USA! Did anyone watch the Twilight Zone marathon on Syfy (a.k.a. Sci Fi)?

Today's new sheets are from Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs and 24EFFECTS, an album of remixed/arranged music from Yume Nikki.

The first, from Spyro, may or may not be called "Darkness." There wasn't an official soundtrack release, so it's just a guess at a title, but it plays when you enter dark caves in the game. I believe the composer is Robert Baffy.

The second piece is "火星在住," which is read "kasei zaijuu" and literally means "Mars resident." It's a remix of the piece BGM_006 from Yume Nikki, which plays underground on Mars. The arrangement of that particular tune is by kiichi, and the whole album can be legally downloaded for free from the above website.

I also posted two videos today, one of 
"火星在住" and the other of "Dead Sea - Tower of Ruin" from Chrono Cross (finally!).

I added a poll on the sidebar asking how you found this blog. I put up all the reasonable choices I could think of, but if yours isn't there, just comment on this post and tell me how you found it. I'd like to know!

Finally, I'd like to give a special shout-out to another arranger, Sperion. He also transcribes and arranges music from anime, games, and J-pop. I don't know him personally, but he recently transcribed "Mechanical Kingdom" (also called "The Machinist Kingdom") from Piano Arrange: Radiant Historia, which is quite possibly one of my favorite piano arrangements ever. Gotta love Yoko Shimomura (and Sachiko Miyano).