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My Sheet Muziks: Let Me Show You Them (Updated: 3/27/10)

So, I've been a pianist for almost twelve years now, ever since second grade. While I love lots of classical music, as my interest in video games grew, so did my attraction to the music in those games as well. Then one day while surfing the series of tubes known as the Internet a few years ago, I stumbled across some very good (and difficult!) transcriptions of Super Mario Bros. music. Curious, I began to search around to see what other video game soundtracks were available, and never really stopped since then.

Some people show off their massive shelves full of video games cartridges, or their room crammed full of anime figures and posters. Me? I have a ridiculously large collection of video game sheet music instead. I don't have any way of uploading a picture of my overflowing binder though, but I will list all the songs that I have hoarded over the years, arranged for your viewing.

~SWE3tMadness's VG Piano Repetoire~

* - denotes songs that I have memorized
** - denotes arrangements that are unplayable for me :(

Animal Crossing: Wild World
The Roost
2 A.M.

Gruntilda's Lair
Treasure Trove Cove
Bubblegloop Swamp
Freezeezy Peak
Rusty Bucket Bay
Mad Monster Mansion
Click Clock Woods (Spring)

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts 'N Bolts
Showdown Town

Jinjo Village

Chrono Cross
Scars of Time (arranged)
Arni Village - Home (arranged)

Chrono Trigger
Wind Scene (600 AD)
Frog's Theme
End of Time
Corridors of Time
Schala's Theme

Donkey Kong Country
Map Theme
Jungle Swing
Gangplank Galleon

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Quest
Wasp Hive
Jib Jig
Forest Interlude
Rattle Battle

Donkey Kong Country 64
Angry Aztec
Fungi Forest (Daytime)

Dr. Mario
Fever Theme

Final Fantasy
Prelude (arr. for piano)

Final Fantasy IV
Boss Battle
The Dreadful Fight (Battle with the Four Fiends)
Victory Fanfare
Clad In Dark (Golbez's Theme)

Final Fantasy VI
Terra's Theme (arr. for piano)
Kids Run Through the City Corner (arr. for piano)
Slam Shuffle
Kefka's Theme
The Decisive Battle
Aria De Mezzo Carattere
Relm's Theme
The Fierce Battle
Dancing Mad
Balance Is Restored (Ending Theme)

Final Fantasy VII
Aeris' Theme (arr. for piano)
World Theme

Final Fantasy X
To Zanarkand*

Halo 3
Trailer Fanfare*

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
O2 Boss Battle

Kirby Air Ride
Checker Knights (duet)

Kirby's Adventure
Green Greens (arr. for piano)*
Butter Building

The Legend of Zelda
Main Theme (arr. for piano)
Secret Jingle
Treasure Fanfare

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Dark World Theme

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Title Theme*
Saria's Song*
Kakariko Village
Windmill Theme*
Zelda's Lullaby
Ocarina Medley
Gerudo Valley
Kokiri Forest
Great Fairy Fountain

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Trailer Theme
Ordon Village
Ilia's Theme
Faron Woods
Hyrule Field
Lake Hylia
Kakariko Village
Sacred Grove
Midna's Lament*
After Boss Battle

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Title Theme

Luigi's Mansion
Main Theme

Mario Kart 64
Frappe Snowland
Rainbow Road

Mario Kart: Double Dash!
Rainbow Road

Megaman 2
Dr. Wily's Stage 1**

Kraid's Lair


Paper Mario 2: The Thousand-Year Door
Cheep Cheep Blimp Ride
The Glitz Pit

The Impact Site
Forest of Hope

Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow Ver.
Title Theme
Bicycle Theme
Mt. Moon
Celadon City
SS. Anne
Elite 4 (Gym Theme)*

Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal Ver.
Poke Center
Bicycle Theme
National Park
Champion Battle

Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Ver.
Evolution Theme
Elite Four Battle

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Ver.
Route 202
Elite Four Battle
Champion Battle

Still Alive (arr. for piano)*

Sonic the Hedgehog
Green Hill Zone

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Aquatic Ruin Zone**

Super Mario 64
File Select Screen
Inside Peach's Castle
Bomb-omb Battlefield
Cool, Cool Mountain**
Dire, Dire Docks*
Final Bowser Theme*

Super Mario Bros.
Overworld Theme
Underground Theme
Underwater Theme
Castle Theme**
Star Theme*
Level Clear Fanfare
World Clear Fanfare

Super Mario Bros. 2
Overworld Theme**
Underground Theme

Super Mario Bros. 3
Overworld Theme 1
Overworld Theme 2 (Athletic Theme)
Airship Theme

Super Mario Galaxy
Star Festival
Choosing a Galaxy
Rosalina's Observatory
The Story Begins
Good Egg Galaxy
Space Junk Galaxy*
Battlerock Galaxy
Buoy Base Galaxy
Ghostly Galaxy
Melty Molten Galaxy

Super Mario Land 2
Overworld Theme

Super Mario RPG
Forest Maze

Super Mario World
Title Screen
Overworld (Duet for Piano and Violin)
World Map Medley
Athletic Theme (arr. for piano)**
Underwater Theme
Underwater Theme (arr. for piano)
Castle Theme
Ending Theme

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Title Theme
Map Theme
Athletic Theme (Hop Hop Donut Lifts)*
Crystal Caves (Underground Theme)
Castle Theme
Ending Credits

Super Metroid
Red Soil Brinstar Area (arr. for piano)
Maridia (arr. for piano)

Super Paper Mario
Champion of Destruction
Sammer's Kingdom

Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Main Theme
Kid Icarus Medley
Spear Pillar (Palkia/Dialgia Battle Theme)

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Menu Theme
All-Star Rest Area

A Theme (arr. for piano)
B Theme
C Theme

Over 130 different songs from over 40 games, 12 of which I can do from memory. If you all have any suggestions or know of a good place to get more sheet music to add to my collection, let me know! There are still many songs out there that I have not found good transcriptions for yet, and would love to be able to play. :D
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About SWE3tMadnessone of us since 6:04 PM on 01.10.2008

-About Me-

A recent graduate in Biology, neverless my first love in entertainment and media has always been video games, even though I don't get a lot of time to play recent ones now. I still enjoy following the industry and gushing about the latest Nintendo releases.

A Critical Ear: Analyzing Music in Video Games

If there's one thing that I like more than talking about video games, it's talking about music in video games. As a classically trained pianist that has been playing for more than twelve years, I take a look at some of my favorite soundtracks and how they contribute to the gaming experience as a whole.

#0: Introduction
#1: Villain Themes and Leitmotifs (April, 2010)
#2: Anti-Music (June, 2010)
#3: They Wasted a Perfectly Good Song (July, 2010)
#4: Fight On! (August, 2010)
#5: More Than Just Noise: Nostalgia and Homecoming (September, 2010 Monthly Musing)
#6: While I Play Unfitting Music (November, 2010)
#7: Thinking Outside the Soundchip (December/January 2010)

-Other Promoted Articles-

Using Post-Modernism to Reinvent the Horror Genre
Final Fantasy VI's Dancing Mad - A Critical Analysis
The Wrong Thing: The Root Of All Evil
Other Worlds Than These: Pokèmon
Music and Rhythm Games: A Classically Trained Pianist's Perspective
Feel the Hatred: Zant (Twilight Princess)
Instant Replay: Guitar Hero III
The Start of the Affair: Super Smash Bros. 64