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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