This is a very short piece, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be arranged with the same care as
longer themes. In fact, if your arrangement is short we will expect it to look and sound really well.
If we find a formatting error on a 10-page arrangement, we might let it pass. If we spot the same
error on a very short one, we'll most likely ask you to fix it.
Click here to see the original submission file:
Did you find any mistakes on the original file? No? OK, this submission doesn't look too bad. At
first sight, the format seems correct and it's perfectly playable. It's a nice touch that Hyper_Sonic took
the effort to use Sonic the Hedgehog's original font on the title. However, there are four issues why this
submission in its current state would be rejected:
The copyright notice at the bottom has ortographic errors. If you check out the template
we give you at the Submit section, you'll see it clearly:
the word music shouldn't be capitalized, the word lisenced should be licensed and the word
lisence should be license (consider us grammar nazis if you wish!).
If you open the PDF and go to File --> Properties, you'll see it's using a
Letterformat. We only accept
The key of the theme is G major but there's no key signature. It might be a bit difficult to
determine the key when there's so little music available, but you must try!
The note Db on the first bar should be C#. The chord which contains it could be a
secondary dominant or part
of G major lydian.
If these four errors were corrected, we would consider that this piece complies with the minimum
standards to be accepted here and thus we would add it to our list. Click here to see the correction as it stands now:
Nevertheless, there are still several possible minor improvements that would make this submission
really shine. We'll go through them in detail on the second part of this awesome article.