Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pony Music (And why I haven't posted in a while)

In case you all haven't noticed, I haven't posted in a while. Well, I had band camp, other marching band practices, and I've been busy arranging stuff for school. Anyways, I'd like to say that I'm working on arranging a bunch of stuff from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic right now. You can find my arrangement of Parasprite Polka over at Every Pony Sings I'll upload some more arrangements soon.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Sheet Music of Haruhi Suzumiya

You read the title correctly. I'm starting a new project, where I'll be arranging the music from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for various instruments. For more information, you can visit the thread I've made for it on

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

More updates!

AS you an see, I've changed the banner. This one uses images of the characters Kaoru and Sentaro, from my favorite anime Kids On The Slope.

As for arrangements, I've done some more. Here is a short list of what I've completed:

Coldplay - Charlie Brown (String Quartet)
Sherlock Holmes - Discombobulate (String Quartet)
Sherlock Holmes - Discombobulate (Piano)
Sherlock - The Game Is On (Piano)
Bleach - Houki Boshi (String Quartet)
Angel Beats! - The of the SSS (String Quartet)
Coldplay - Paradise (String Quartet)
One Republic - Secrets (String Quartet)

As you can see, I've been practicing with string quartets.

I'm also talking to a concert band about playing a few of my arrangements, as well as an orchestra from Brazil! Wish me luck!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Video Of An Arrangement

As I mentioned before, a friend of mine played my arrangement of My Soul, Your Beats! (From Angel Beats!) in his piano recital. He made a few mistakes, but overall he did a very nice job. Besides, it's an extremely hard piece. Just got around to posting the video for you guys, enjoy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lot's of news!!

If you're a fan of The Legend Of Zelda, you're in for a nice treat. I made a Piano arrangement of the Romance theme, and you can find it over on Josh Agarrado's site.

Also, I'm finished all of my projects for my Music Theory class, so I have more time to do more fun arrangements. In other words, more Zelda! Hah, I've just been wanting to do more Legend Of Zelda arrangements, and what better time than now? I am finishing up the school year, after all.

Do any of you like my arrangement of My Soul, Your Beats! from the anime series "Angel Beats!" It's a very hard Piano arrangement. If you haven't seen it yet, you can also find that over on Josh Agarrado's site, But that's beside the point. My best friend is an amazing Piano player, and he's playing my arrangement in his next Piano recital.

This is great for a few reasons:
1) I finally get to see one of my arrangements get performed. It's also getting recorded, so I might get to show you guys his performance if he gives me permission.
2) His Piano teacher loves the arrangement, and wants to meet me, the man who made it.
3) His Piano teacher works at a music store I'm currently trying to get hired at. If she puts in a good word about me, I might get the job.

Why is it so important I get a job? So I can purchase more tech and software to use for arranging. Also, I'd be able to purchase my own Alto Sax. Finally, I'd also be Able to purchase more anime, video games, and CD's. Why is the last part so important, you ask? Well, I need to be inspired, you see.

I'm working on some more arrangements that are from anime and video games, so I'll be able to upload these ones for you guys to check out. I'll be working on stuff from Zelda and Mega Man. So, I hope you like those types of arrangements. I'm also working on some nice arrangements from Pokémon.

Enjoy all these, and check back for updates. Until next time-

Joshua Luke Ramey

Friday, April 27, 2012

Looking For A Host

Needless to say, I'm looking for a place to host my arrangements. If any of you know of a place, please let me know immediately! No, it can not be a anime/ video game sheet site. I need a site to host arrangements of real songs by real artists.

Of course, if any of you run a sheet music site and are willing to host my sheets, please let me know! ^^

Current Project

I'm working on a little project for my Music Theory class. I have to arrange 3 more concert band arrangements. So far, I have arranged Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fountain of Dreams, and Apologize (One Republic).

Today in class, I submitted my arrangement of Apologize, by One Republic. Needless to say, I got a good grade, as usual. Anyways, I have to back and make some minor edits to it first. I need to add more variety to the lower instrument parts. After I do this, I can upload it somewhere if anybody wants it.

Also, I'm doing 3 more concert band arrangements for my Music Theory Class. I'm thinking of doing Secrets by One Republic, Paradise, by Coldplay, and I'm not sure about the last one yet. I'll decide soon.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ocarina Duets

I have arranged two Ocarina duet pieces for me and a friend of mine. Our music teacher is currently out sick, so my friend and I wanted some music to practice. Thus, I made two nice arrangements.

The first arrangement is the Lavender Town theme from Pokemon Red and Blue versions. I titled it "avender Syndrome", after the case of the children suicides in Japan. This one uses two parts

The sescond piece is the remake, which is the Lavender Town theme from Pokemon Gold and Silver versions. This one sounds kinda pretty, rather than very sad sounding. This piece only has 1 part, but it gets doubled.

I'll be uploading these two pieces on Ichigios, and Josh Agarrado's site after me and my friend learn them. They are for Ocarina, but they can also be played on Flute.

I will be managing sheet music on two online communities

Just letting you guys all know that I will be helping manage sheet music sections on two websites that both have very large communities One is for a anime fan base the other is for a video game fan base. I can't tell you which sits, or which series', as I don't want to spoil it. I'm sure you guys will like it. After all, what's better than having me manage an entire sheet music section of a website? I'll update when I'm allowed to say what it is.

Friday, March 30, 2012

BIG NEWS!! My first concert band arrangement.

I was talking to my band teacher today, and he's giving me a major opportunity. I just started my spring break today, and I'm going to be working on a concert band arrangement over the break. When I get back from spring break, I'll submit it to him, and he'll judge how good it is. If he thinks it's good enough, the class will sightread the piece. This is my first concert band arrangement, so it''s pretty exciting! The piece I'll be arranging is called Ballad Of The Goddess, and it's from The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Also, I'm going to be asking my band teacher if he'd be willing to let me conduct this piece. I conducted along to my rough copy of the sheets earlier while playing an MIDI file of it, and it's pretty simple to do. Hopefully all goes in my favor. Also, I might try and upload a video of me conducting it if I'm able to.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pumped Up Kicks almost finished

Posting to let you guys know I'm almost done arranging Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People for Alto Sax. The actual sheets are finished, but I need to play them myself to decide if they need editing or not. I'll update you all on it soon.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Project SoundLife back up and running

I'm very happy to announce that Project SoundLife is now back up and running. I've recovered from my stroke for the most part, and I can now play my Alto Sax again. Finally. Now I will be making new arrangements again, and you might even get to see some composing action, and possibly some remixing!

Right now I'm working on some pretty popular songs, and you'll probably see me uploading them soon. I'll just have to find a place to host them since they aren't from Anime OST's or Video Game OST's. Yes, that's right. Ready for some Coldplay? Or would you rather hear something from Foster The People? How about some Maroon 5? Your likely to be getting all of those. I'll most likely be making a site though to host those sheets on. I'll update you all again when it's ready.

For the mean time, follow me on Twitter so you can get the instant upadte. @SaxAppeal96

Friday, February 24, 2012

twitter, Tumblr, and why I haven't posted in a while

Hello everybody, it's been a while sine my last update. I've just been so busy lately. I haven't made any new arrangements since before February 8th, as I've been recovering from my stroke/seizure. I'm almost finished my recovering, and then I'll get back to my arrangements. Until then, anything I upload is projects of started before then, although I might do a few things. I'll let you know when I get back to work.

Until then, you can follow me on Twitter: @SaxAppeal96
And you can now follow me on Tumblr!:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Requests & Twitter

I'm currently taking requests. Send me a tweet, or message me on here and we'll discuss it.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SoundLife is now part of the protesting against SOPA and Protect IP

You can be part of the protest too! Follow the link below for more:

And make sure to watch the video about it!!

Just a quick update to let you all know that my arrangements are now available on Joshua Agarrado's site. Why is this a big deal, you ask? Because Joshua Agarrado's site get's over 9,000 views world wide every day!!

Here is the link to his site if you want it:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A big update to SoundLife

In case you didn't notice, Sound Life is now completely different. Actually, it's an entirely different site now. It's now just a regular blog. Are you confused? You shouldn't be. By turning Sound Life into a regular blog, it will now be much easier for me to update it, so it will get updated a lot more often than be for!! Not to mention I'll actually be able to upload my arrangements!

I guess to start I'll link you guys to an arrangement I recently did for a friend of mine. It's called Chicago, it's by Sufjan Stevens. It's actually a pretty good song, check it out if you've got the time!

You'll find that arrangement here! (Chicago)

Also, I'm putting the finishing touches on another arrangement. It's called Duel Of The Fates. If you don't know about it, it's from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. It's the theme that plays in the background when Obi Wan and his mentor fight Darth Maul. I'll upload it soon.

And last but not least, I just started an entire arrangement project. I will be arranging and transcribing various theme from the Sonic The Hedgehog games. Of course, I won't be doing this alone. I started the project with a Sonic The Hedgehog 2 medley for a small band. I'm getting help from one of my old band instructors with that. And for some of the others, I will be getting help from Victor Seven, from Ichigos. I'll make sure to upload the sheets when I'm done.

That's all for now, but check back for more!
Josh Ramey