No one's shared any music in the thread so far (unless I've looked over something), so I thought I might share some things I've been working on. I'm doing demos by creating my sheet music in a program called Guitar Pro, which exports horrible-sounding MIDIs, which, when run through a program called GXSCC, makes really neat sounding 8-bit tunes.
My end goal is not to use the 8-bit tunes, but to record actual versions of the songs with real instruments. I've done a real instrument demo of one of the songs, but I'll share the NES-style versions first:The Grand Tour
(you may recognize this one as an entry in the tunes contest -- it was called 'Keystone Chase' there).Port Cumulus Rag
- This version has a click track, but won't in the real version. This will be a single guitar played in the style of Etta Baker with perhaps a jug bass accompaniment. Here's a PDF of the sheet music & tablature
if you'd like to play along at home.AQ Theme
- This is the main theme song for my game / my future transmedia empire. Two verses with lyrics with an instrumental section in between. No vocals on either this version or the one below. I'm not sharing the lyrics either, suckers.AQ Theme (real instruments)
- Here's a demo of the AQ theme with actual instruments. The guitar plays the melody for the lyrics during the verse, and some improvisational soloing during the instrumental bit (though I transcribed the improvising for the above version, and now it's what I play every time). In the final version, I'd love to replace this guitar with a clarinet (and different music, naturally, as the clarinet is a single-note instrument), but I don't know any clarinetists. Any clarinetists out there in AGS land with access to decent recording equipment?
I've got some other tracks I've been noodling with. I'll try to transcribe them before the end of the month and share some versions here.