Orchestrating Video Game Music (for live orchestra)

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Wow, that composition is chilling and majestic. Nintendo, Absolutely hire this guy for the next Mario soundtrack
w-w-wait... N64 controller....midi... oh god so man ideas
Andy Nicholson
If the source video was pre-recorded and then timing and notation derived from it, the \
I was on board until around 14:00 when he said he also transcribed the sound fx... that's just... silly
This is pretty nerdy. Yaaasss.... we need more of this type of content.
If this had been played for Allied troops in late 1942, the war would have been over a year sooner.
Bohdan Ishchenko
Now Nintendo need to remaster original Mario game, with Cuphead graphics. They have a soundtrack already.
Carlton Harris
Transcribing the SOUND EFFECTS so they can be performed live?! That is utter madness. Whatever floats your boat though, I guess!
Chase Anthony Brewer
Christopher Howell
As much as I love this channel and these videos for the musical enlightenment they bring, part of me is both flabbergasted and depressed at the talent of everyone involved. I wish I had a tenth of your abilities.
Hah! F clef!
12:30 who is this guy?
This is so cool.\nCan we get 5 likes for the Adam?
came searching for copper and found gold ,what is so great about how this video deconstructs the whole deal is that shows how much work, hard work; difficult work, w lots of pre work/prep too , that went into being ble to even buy in to play at that table ...allows proper credit and respect to be given for the sweat equity a labor of love like this has. definitely better than just someone hearing some of it and saying something like oh he is so talented...its so much more than just being talented....funny thing is the harder one works the more talented they tend to be :)\ngood stuff man
Very neat, i thought about doing something similar recently and **boom** you made a Video about it
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what an awesome video!
Eric Rakes
Video game music, especially the original nintendo stuff, is such an underrated art form though. Think of what they had to work with back when sounds were limited to beeps and boops and what they got out of it!
Erik Schmokel
So this is what Amir Blumenfeld is up to these days...
FC Johnson, a Family Company
This dude claims to be bringing this music to its fullest potential, but I don’t know if i’d call arranging simple video game music to a grandiose and slightly obnoxious degree bringing it to its fullest potential.
Oh my good god this is magical
Franck Michaux
The Bowser Castle section is really reminiscent of Vision is a naked sword by Magavishnu Orchestra. I love it to (8) bits.
Gabe Miller Music
I love this guy's enthusiasm. And the final product sounds amazing!
GiggitySam Entz
Can't handle that much camera shake... Don't phones and YouTube correct it ?
Guitar, Skate Girls, Repeat
Ok but jazz
Hiroko Kaku
6:06 (*bass line) \
Honest Mistake
I haven’t watched the video yet but I see George Salazar and Adam Neely in one part and instantaneously clicked
House himself
71 piece orchestra :)
If there is double flats and double sharps could there also double naturals. If so how would these work. Could there also be triple quadruple naturals And so on
Jason Alvarado
I wish I could arrange that good.
Jerrod Shack
This guy is SUPER nice and helpful. With no prompting at all, he followed me on instagram and complimented my arrangements and offered some great advice. Very encouraging.
Jessica Russell
This is beautifully lush and amazing, much like your content. Never Change. A question for your q&a: \n\nI’m a classically trained cellist for over 12 years who has recently picked up electric BASS. I absolutely love it so far, moving away from the stuffy structure of the type of music I’ve been used to playing for so many years. I’m excited to get more fluid across the finger board, and eventually start gigging things other than Pachelbel’s Canon. 🙄 Just one thing keeps being a bit of a road block: RHYTHM. As a cellist, I have fairly strict rhythm from playing in orchestras for so long, keeping the orchestra together most of the time, but my brain keeps just having some classical moments that are huge road blocks at this point. (Especially with 16th note involving syncopations which happen A LOT when you aren’t playing classical.) Any tips you have to get me moving along my merry way would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. 😊
Joakim Andersson
This is crazy good 😍 The arrangement has it all for the music nerd.
Joe Galloway
Super June Lee vibes on the interview, I love it!
Joe Richey
Charlie's content is criminally underappreciated. I just checked it out, and wow...
Johnny Jones
Hey, thats pretty neat!
Jordan Johnson
Justin Y.
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Kai Alex
That pretend gamer guy they show every now and then is super cringey. I feel he´s not adding anything while distracting from the awsome composition
correction @ 2:30 - neither of those are saw waves. the vrc6 chip inside the nes could only produce pulse (square), triangle, and noise. to get saw waves, you'd have to use an on-cart expansion chip to get saw waves
Kurt Rozentaun
Reminds me music from Tom and Jerry :D
Lefman Kan
Living Being
Nobody mentions that the subterranean theme is basically Jaco Pastorias on Weather Report's River People?
Long Trang
This video reeks of Starbucks, soy, and smart musicians.
Luke Seguin
Honest question how was this paid for? Does this big band gig like crazy? Part of me loves it but there is another part of me that keeps thinking something is wrong here.
that f-clef was lowkey witty
Mario Krušelj
That was two square waves, not saws. :)
What a GLORIOUS video!
I'm here to annoyingly point out little mistakes only nerds will notice anyway.\nAt 2:29 the sheet music says Saw 1 and Saw 2 but those are actually 2 square waves like he says immediately afterwards.
a lil pedantic comment here, my apologies; at 2:30 when the staff pops up, the first 2 instruments aren't saw waves, they're rectangular/square waves. keep up the good work!!
Michael Sperry
Milton Stafford
This reminds me of a numberphile video
Moses Emmet
10/10 will be re-watching!!!!
The way you notated the percussion sound effects BLOWS MY MIND. I can't imagine how much they had to practice that!
NOICE\n\nSo, I have a question for your next Q&A (which I really like those BTW, it's cool to listen to a guy talk about music very intelligently for half an hour lol)\n\nYou ever heard of the band Haken? They're releasing their new album October 26 and I'm PUMPED!!! This is one of my favorite bands of all time, and if you haven't heard of them, I HIGHLY recommend them. They're musical geniuses and there's never a dull moment in their music (the same cannot be said for genres like pop LOL) My personal favorite song so far is *probably* Falling Back to Earth, and I think it'd be lit if you maybe did a reaction video to that song, but that's really not the question, that's just me dreaming lol.\n\nANYway, the question is really just have you heard of the band Haken, and what are your thoughts on their music?\n\nUntil next time, *BASS*
Neil Dawson
Peanut Turner
I've been a musician and a gamer for most of my life. To my shame I never realised World 1-2 was in 6/8. I just figured the timing on the programming was off. Should've known Koji Kondo wouldn't have shipped that.
Peter Yost
And they said _Schnittke_ was the master of musical quotations!
Phil Wain
Being from a pre-video game generation, I still find this music and its adaptation and orchestration incredibly enjoyable and a real special artform - workign within limitations. I can only imagine the impact this has on people who actually played the games.
This game is so perfect that even the people that plays it's musics do with a smile in their faces.
They need that song arrangement in the next Mario game it’s excellent
Roe Sham Boe
lost it at 15:07
Sion-Dafydd Locke
This is what Pops should be doing. Haven’t we heard enough live Star Wars? Also, nice use of the F clef.
Please release a video of someone playing an N64. You've teased it, there's no going back
Well I was not expecting to see Adam Neely do something with George Salazar but here we are. And I’m so glad it exists (and of course, he has Mountain Dew Red.)
Strawberri Red
Wow, some people are so inspiring to watch, this was amazing! Funny though, the lingering feeling from watching this to the end is the slight guilt over not doing my cello exercises more often.
T Caw
If I have to hear the mario bros theme again I think I'll cry. I'm so tired of people making little quirky music videos and covers with it.\n\nThat being said this is definitely the best one of them there is. Well done guy in video
T Perm
11:34 the top melody in bars 3-6 is wrong
The word leitmotif in the first 5 minutes of the video? What is this, S I D E W A Y S ?
The Don DeLuxe
Ok, by far the most impressive thing about this is those two poor percussionists having to trigger all the game sounds! Other than the actual arrangement, of course :-)
18:15 is the best part imo
Tom Reid
I love this guys passion for this music, it's so inspiring ☺
Tony Souter
Strings do \
Torsten Landsson
He's a good arranger and the final product is very impressive but I feel like he gets a little full of himself... Like when he reuses the phrase btw I did that and when he explains \
Truck Boi
New game idea, The Licc, Adam Neely has to traverse a land filled with classical snobs and Glenn Fricker Cultists with only his Bass Guitar as he keeps learning more powerful Licc's until he saves the world.
Wayne Robinson
Cool. Not being a video gamer during that era I wasn't familiar with that music until recently watching some 8-bit Music Theory videos and have since gained an appreciation for it... very interesting to see a large ensemble adaptation of music that was originally quite minimalist by necessity. Game music has come a long way!
just now noticed that Charlie is using Wind Waker.
Zak James
Conducting Mario music with the Wind Waker.\nThis is a dangerous man...
amazing arrangements and this guy seems so loveable... but whats with that annoying guy playing the game during the orchestra session? I really hope hes not part of the live performance...
diego sanchez
Review the cuphead orchestra please!!!
Video game music???
anyone else getting tom and jerry vibes?
13:40 👏Orchestration 👏 Review
michał botor
'can i curse in this video?'\n'yeah, sure, why no-'\n'i fu-[peep!] love this music.'\nfor fuck's sake.. i wish yt, and the general public, had lastly cut swear words some deserved slack. they play a vital and genuine part in our speech and expression, helping us relieve ourselves of the strongest and most spontaneous of emotions. their drowning out should be actually seen as an insult to the conveyers, for this strips them off of a chance to heartily share their paramount moments with the ones watching.\n\n'now I've had the time of my life!\nno I never felt like this before!\nyes I *swear* it's the truth!\nand I owe it all to you!'
non-homo Milk
I really love seeing his mindset when making it.
pedro proenÇa
Nice Ocarina of Time there, bud
This is really fascinating to watch. You can see how much passion and creativity and effort went into this. Truly impressive
rational consistent
he is so full of himself hard to watch
the complexity in these pieces i’ve always loved, there ARE loads of sneaky bits in there. i’m glad it isn’t being overlooked as one of the greatest compositions of the 1980s
jared yee's solo on clarity, but it's the super mario theme
It's common knowledge we all curse in F clef
Impressively deep and meaningful understanding of orchestration and arranging.
you'r P I L E
Stravinsky would absolutely approve of using that Rite of spring part.
Örn Leifsson
Ha Ha yes, take the theme and move it up minor third - I tried it on my piano and yes it's so familiar you have heard this trick so many times.
İbrahim Aydın
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This is so cool