November 19, 2008

“Space Junk Galaxy” Video and Sheet Music, from Super Mario Galaxy

The “Space Junk Galaxy” theme, one of my favorite songs from Super Mario Galaxy. I instantly fell in love with it when I heard it. 

Format: PDF
Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Info: The arrangement from my Space Junk Galaxy video. (Hear the original.)

I’m not sure if this has any place here, but this was a very emotional piece for me. My grandmother just passed away two weeks ago, and in the midst of this strange loneliness, I felt the need to play this sweet, beautiful song for both her and myself.

This was a heartfelt and therapeutic performance for me, and for those of you who enjoyed it, thank you very much.

The Enchanted Rose

“The Enchanted Rose” is an alternate theme that I composed for the Beast’s Castle world from Kingdom Hearts II. I’m a fan of the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack by Alan Menken, and when I imagine the Beast’s Castle, I think of watery piano runs, haunting strings and gentle melodies. I was a little jolted by the crashing cymbals and fast pace of “Waltz of the Damned” from Kingdom Hearts, so I wanted to try composing something closer to Alan Menken’s enchanting soundtrack, while keeping the light-hearted bounce of Kingdom Hearts music.

Ever notice that the “Prologue” from Beauty and the Beast sounds a bit like “Aquarium” from Saint-SaĆ«ns’ Carnival of the Animals?

November 13, 2008

Sick Fingers

Hello! I’m still alive; I’ve just been down and out. I have a few YouTube covers in line for when I’m feeling better, like an F-Zero medley and “Space Junk Galaxy,” which might be more appropriate for my sick fingers at the moment. Hopefully I’ll be back in shape soon!