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⭐Luma Theme from Super Mario Galaxy

This is my take on the Luma theme from Super Mario Galaxy composed by Mahito Yokota . Lumas are star-like creatures that first appear in Super Mario Galaxy. Unlike most Stars, they have a raindrop-like shape and come in many colours, with the most common one being yellow. They help Mario on his quest.

I kind of improvised my own version.

Played on ‘Watergarden’, classical guitar handmade by Evan Kingma – www.evankingmaguitars.com

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Alex.

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⭐Chocobo Theme from Final Fantasy

This is my take on the Chocobo Theme, which is the leitmotif of the series’s mascot Chocobo, a usually yellow bird often usable as a steed.

Each game uses a different mix of the central melody arranged in a particular style of music. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu for Final Fantasy II, the game where chocobos debuted.

There is not a single version of the theme, so I just did my own version. Hope you enjoy!

Played on ‘Watergarden’, classical guitar handmade by Evan Kingma – www.evankingmaguitars.com

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The Chocobo Theme is the leitmotif of the series’s mascot chocobo, a usually yellow…

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⭐To Zanarkand from Final Fantasy X

Originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu, this is the first theme you hear when you fire up Final Fantasy X. This is one of the most memorable soundtracks of the game. Hope you enjoy!

Played on ‘Watergarden’, classical guitar handmade by Evan Kingma – www.evankingmaguitars.com

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⭐Windfall Island (new Collab Playground video)

I play the recorder in this arrangement by Kyle Throw of Windfall Island, which is a music theme originally composed by Koji Kondo for Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker. Appropriately, it is heard while exploring the island of the same name. It has a mix of many recognizable themes from the franchise such as Lon-Lon Ranch and Kakariko Village.

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⭐Breezy from Final Fantasy VIII

Breezy is the theme playing when you enter Balamb Town in Final Fantasy VIII. It’s lovely and chill. This piece was originally arranged by Sam Griffin – go to his website to find the score.

I haven’t been posting videos for a little while because I have been busy with life but thought I’d post this short and sweet piece to tide you all over!

For added value, I’ve done a small improv on the theme in the outro.

Played on ‘Watergarden’, classical guitar handmade by Evan Kingma – www.evankingmaguitars.com

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Alex.

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⭐SCUMM Bar theme from The Secret of Monkey Island

The Secret of Monkey Island and its first sequel are my favourite games of all time. It was only a matter of time before I covered them.

This song is heard at the beginning of the game when you enter the SCUMM bar.

You can download the free score from here:

Did you know that this song was actually a popular English song called ‘Oh Good Ale Thou Art My Darling’? You can listen to it here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cEUn… (opens a new tab).

Return to Monkey Island is coming out soon and we get to revisit Monkey Island again. Are you excited? I really can’t wait!

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Phantom Forest (new collab video)

I play the Viol and Kalimba on Phantom Forest (Final Fantasy VI), which was arranged by my good friend Truman Wilson for The Collab Playground. The video will be out on YouTube (below) this Sunday.

Don’t forget to like, subscribe and hit the little reminder icon so you don’t miss out on the Premiere!

Truman was kind enough to let me play some more unusual instruments on this occasion.

FF VI Phantom Forest

The (Bass) Viol is a renaissance instrument I picked up during the pandemic; it’s like a 6 or 7 string cello, with gut frets.

FF VI Phantom Forest

The Kalimba is an African instrument which consists or a wooden box and tins and it sounds a bit like a music box.

You should be able to play the video from below on Sunday!

Strange Flower from Corpse Factory

I have finished the arrangement for Strange Flower from Corpse Factory by Alex Shea; it’s not an easy piece to play and I’m still practicing it most days; I will record the video when I feel I have mastered the piece well enough — I expect the video to come out during the month of September.

If you can’t wait you can hear the arrangement on Soundcloud here.

Tank! from Cowboy Bebop

I have already recorded the audio for this (you can still find a preview here) and will record the video at some point next month ready to come out in October. The video edit is going to involve green screens and I fear rather involved! 😅

As always thank you for your support, you’re all amazing and don’t hesitate to reach out on the various socials.

Alex.

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Renders of Strange Flower

I have completed the classical guitar arrangement for Strange Flower from Corpse Factory, composed by Alec Shea. It was really hard to get right mostly because we humans only have 4 usable fingers for fretting on the left hand 😅.

I expect the video and tabs to be out in a month or so.

MIDI RENDERING

CHIPTUNE

In my usual fashion, and what I like to do occasionally is to provider a render of my arrangements in chip-tune format. I find that this particularly arrangement lends itself well to it.

If you can’t wait, you can grab the lead sheet and sing along on guitar or piano (or whatever else rocks your boat).

Check Alec Shea’s Soundcloud here @alecshea and please show him your support at Bandcamp alecshea.bandcamp.com/, he’s really great, more people need to find out about him and he will appreciate it. And he’s a nice guy too.

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New: Lead sheet for Corpse Factory!

I absolutely love the title soundtrack of Corpse Factory, Strange Flower, composed by Alec Shea and with lyrics by Emi Evans; that name should sound familiar as Emi is of Nier and Drakengard fame, and you will definitely have heard her work before.

I am currently busy arranging it for fingerstyle classical guitar, as well as separately for viola da gamba; in the process I created this lead sheet which may be useful to anyone who wants to play and sing through the song on guitar or piano. Say hi and drop me a comment if you are going to use it for anything! And check out the rest of the soundtrack, Alec did a wonderful job with it!

You can download the sheet from here.

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Recording the Kalimba Part for Phantom Forest

I’ve just recorded my parts for the next Collab Playground video, which is for Final Fantasy 6’s Phantom Forest.

Check their YouTube channel out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnW1z2V5qlBzZQ4ebOCuHWQ