Simple Sight (Castle Crashers - Necromancer Theme) (Piano Transcription)

Uploaded on Feb 16, 2017

It's a piano transcription of Real Faction's Simple Sight, published in Newgrounds, put in the Piercing Lazer album, and rocketed to stardom with its use in Castle Crashers as the Necromancer's theme!

How this piece didn't already have a transcription on Musescore before this was published is beyond me...

Transcribing this was trickier than I initially thought due to its high levels of distortion and fuzzy timbres. (It still wasn't anywhere near as tricky as some of the other stuff I've transcribed, though.) I hear the F flats in the starting melody only some of the time through some speakers nowadays. I'm not completely confident about a couple of the harmonies.

Simple Sight is in verse-chorus form (there's even a version of this piece floating around with lyrics!). I varied the accompaniments and textures each time the verse or chorus returned to increase variety and keep up interest. No doubt that makes this more of an arrangement than a stricter transcription would, though.

Because the Newgrounds original ends conclusively, there is no semi-improvised ending on this transcription.

According to http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/120136, the Newgrounds original has a non-commercial license on it, so this does, too.

(Like Real Faction? Check out his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Y60MxG16TfqSGBIQ6gBgQ and his Newgrounds account at http://realfaction.newgrounds.com/! He'll even write music you request at Flareheart Studio at https://flareheartstudio.com/! Hey, seems like I'm supposed to link to his media accounts whenever I publish his stuff...)

(Structure, reverse-engineered from analysis: Intro (based on verse part A)-Verse Part A-Verse Part B-Chorus-Verse Part A-Verse Part B-Chorus-Verse Part B-Chorus-Verse Part B-Interlude (based on accompaniment of chorus)-Chorus-Verse Part B)

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Pages 9
Duration 03:28
Measures 152
Key signature 5 flats
Parts 1
Part names Piano
Privacy Everyone can see this score
License Attribution, non-commercial
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This is my favorite song from the soundtrack! I feel so epic every time I fight this guy. This is nicely done!
I tweaked it a little: https://musescore.com/xxyy_arten/simple-sight-edited
What do you think?
I don't think this is perfectly accurate yet. Try taking another look at measure 18 and all similar measures. No other problems from what I can tell.
It's always been ambiguous to me exactly what's going on in Bar 18 harmony-wise. I ended up picking this version to have some sense of harmonic resolution.
I'm the most worried about Bar 5 and similar myself--I typically have significantly lower tolerances for melodic mistakes than harmonic ones.
Sorry, I just played the necromancer boss and now I remembered. Plus now it's one of my favorite songs.
Hm... something seems off...
Ok, I listened to it in sync with the recording. It's too accurate. Keep up the good work! (Really, it's scarily accurate. The tempo is perfect and all the notes are perfectly placed.) How U DO THAT?!?!?!?
Amazing! Sorry the group has been pretty inactive! I'll still be there though! ;)