Friday, January 22, 2010

Zany to the max!

I finally sat down and wrote out a transcription of the Animaniacs theme. I had done it way back in 1994 or 1995, by ear. For this new arrangement, still by ear, I added some harmony notes to the melody, and noticed a couple of transitional chords that had been wrong in my initial transcription.

It can be downloaded here:

And I threw together a quick video of what the arrangement sounds like (I really did throw it together; if I had had time, I would have cut out a few systems at a time so the music was more readable on the screen):

I've always wanted to transcribe the Freakazoid theme, but only ever got round to doing the melody. Maybe someday. Now I've got someone begging me for transcriptions of the Looney Tunes title themes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Charismatic Cackle?

Someone called my evil laugh in the Angelina title sequence a "charismatic cackle."

I thought that was amusing.

Anyway, huzzah to Valerie for managing to get that animation featured as a "Daily Deviation" on DeviantArt. The first couple times that animation was uploaded, the folks at DeviantArt removed it, thinking it was a violation of the Terms of Use. In other words, they thought it was too good to be the work of the poster, my old friend Federica Giulietti. They thought it was a real TV show's title sequence. Well, Federica certainly dreams that one day it would be...

No digital animation or effects there. Even the backlit-shading effects were all drawn by her hand. The music is original too. I should know, because I wrote it.