Quite Possibly The Most Mega Flute/Guitar Duet Of All Time

There have been so many Mega Man soundtrack reinterpretations over the years; the classic games and their sequels feature bouncy, soaring melodies that lend themselves wonderfully to performance. But still, this one stands out: it's an acoustic reinterpretation of "Splash Blue" from Mega Man 9, performed as a duet between nylon-string acoustic guitar and flute.

It's quite a bit different than the original version, and both players demonstrate an uncommon facility on their instruments. The arrangement is quite nice -- the melody works well as a waltz, and the guitarist's fingerwork is damn clean, particularly near the end after the switch back to 4/4. Nice tone, too!

Kudos to these two musicians for a lovely performance of an already great tune.

(And hey, while we're listening to flute-based acoustic reinterpretations of video game music, check out this acoustic version of Phoenix Wright's Fey Sisters' Theme that I recorded last year.)

Aah, flute. Such a rad instrument.


Comments

    I understand the time it would've taken to transpose the midi and such but the end result is rather "meh". It sounds rather lifeless and the flute was very dull to say the least. Comes across as a filler track for the b-side of a folk rock album.

    I quite enjoyed this, thanks!

    Gotta love the guys at OCR for releasing this sorta stuff every now and then.

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