Phantom Forest (2022)

Title: Phantom Forest
Game: Final Fantasy VI
Arranged by: Truman Wilson
Original by: Nobuo Uematsu
Released: 2022, Aug 23rd

The Phantom Forest is a mysterious location that is home to the Phantom Train, which is used to ferry the spirits of those killed at Doma Castle to the “other side.” Our heroes flee through the forest after escaping from the imperial camp. This song is used for various areas throughout Final Fantasy VI, but is primarily associated with the Phantom Forest location.

To create the background of this video, Truman pulled layers from each area and stitched them together to create one continuous scrolling background. In one area, a large tree had to be mirrored in order to allow the areas to be connected.

Download the score and practice stems here – Phantom Forest (Final Fantasy VI) (2022) (11039 downloads )

Kyle Throw

from "8-string VGM"

Classical Guitar player and teacher

🇺🇸 Denver, CO
Lucas Friche

EvangelionNerd

Joined TCP early with Truman and Alex. I love to play classical and acoustic guitar. Warp specialist!

🇫🇷Metz
Isaac Ensing
🇨🇦 Vancouver
Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Yannick Robert

from "Guitar Fable"

I play classical guitar, I am a composer and arranger that study music at Sherbrooke University.

🇨🇦 Magog, Québec
Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR

Dracula’s Castle (2022)

Title: Dracula’s Castle
Game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Arranged by: Alex Seewald
Original by: Michiru Yamane
Released: 2022, Jul 24th

Arrangement by Alex Seewald of Dracula’s Castle, which is a music theme originally composed by Michiru Yamane for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. 

Appropriately, it is heard in the first section of Dracula’s Castle, the Entrance. It came to be considered to be Alucard’s theme.

Download the score and practice stems here – Dracula's Castle - Castlevania SotN (2022) (11346 downloads )

Vincent

Vincent

"Islander"

VGM composer and arranger from a misty island. Violin as my main instrument, I joined TCP to share and play the music I like with other people.

🇵🇲 Saint-Pierre & Miquelon
Kyle Throw

Kyle Throw

from "8-string VGM"

Classical Guitar player and teacher

🇺🇸 Denver, CO
Alex Seewald

Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Lucas Friche

Lucas Friche

EvangelionNerd

Joined TCP early with Truman and Alex. I love to play classical and acoustic guitar. Warp specialist!

🇫🇷Metz
James Perretta

James Perretta

Strings master

🇺🇸
Truman Wilson

Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR
Isaac Ensing

Isaac Ensing

🇨🇦 Vancouver
Spencer

Spencer

"Rusefel"

I play classical guitar for fun.

🇺🇸 Chicago, IL
Saul Hernandez

Saul Hernandez

@itsshway

I play the guitar, vihuela, and the violin!

🇺🇸 California

Aethervox (2022)

Title: Aethervox
Game: Drakengard 3
Arranged by: Vincent ‘Islander’
Original by: Keiichi Okabe
Released: 2022, Jun 9th

This is the first game in the timeline of the Yoko Taro games, in which we play as Zero, the main protagonist, who wants to kill her five sisters. The song takes place in between missions, where all the characters rest next to a campfire, discussing events prior and what they will do next.

This is Islander’s first arrangement for The Collab Playground, and the first appearance for both Islander and Yaya Piano on the channel.

Download the score and practice stems here – Drakengard 3 - Aethervox (2022) (10860 downloads )

Yannick Robert

Yannick Robert

from "Guitar Fable"

I play classical guitar, I am a composer and arranger that study music at Sherbrooke University.

🇨🇦 Magog, Québec
Vincent

Vincent

"Islander"

VGM composer and arranger from a misty island. Violin as my main instrument, I joined TCP to share and play the music I like with other people.

🇵🇲 Saint-Pierre & Miquelon
Truman Wilson

Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR
Isaac Ensing

Isaac Ensing

🇨🇦 Vancouver
Alex Seewald

Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Yaya Piano

Yaya Piano

Pianist - Composer + Arranger; I play all types of music and love bringing them to life in an orchestral manner on the piano😄!

🇦🇺 Australia, Sydney

Peloponnesus (2022)

Title: Peloponnesus
Game: The Battle of Olympus
Arranged by: Truman Wilson
Original by: Kazuo Sawa
Completed: 2022, May 20th

The Battle of Olympus takes place in an ancient Greece which is being terrorized by Hades, the dark ruler of the underworld.

This is part of 8-bit Bytes! Our collection of YouTube shorts covering short 8-bit pieces that needs some more collab love!

Download the score and practice stems here – Peloponnesus (2022) - 8-bit bytes (11889 downloads )

Patrick “The Wonder Broom”

Trustee

🇺🇸 New York State
Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR

Dark World (2022)

Title: Dark World
Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Arranged by: Truman Wilson
Original by: Koji Kondo
Released: 2022, Apr 6th

The Dark World Theme from A Link to the Past is one of the more iconic themes from the Zelda franchise. After Agahnim sends Link to the Dark World, he must save the descendants of the 7 sages and defeat Ganon in order to restore the Dark World back to the Sacred Realm.

We had fun putting this together. After getting the initial arrangement laid out, we decided to add a bit of flair with some additional whistle harmonies and guitar parts. It wasn’t intentional, but the final mix felt like it had the mood of an old western. For some reason we can imagine cowboys on horseback riding through the Dark World.

Download the score and practice stems here – Dark World (2022) (11176 downloads )

James Perretta

Strings master

🇺🇸
Isaac Ensing
🇨🇦 Vancouver
Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR
Patrick “The Wonder Broom”

Trustee

🇺🇸 New York State
Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Kyle Throw

from "8-string VGM"

Classical Guitar player and teacher

🇺🇸 Denver, CO
Lucas Friche

EvangelionNerd

Joined TCP early with Truman and Alex. I love to play classical and acoustic guitar. Warp specialist!

🇫🇷Metz

Gerudo Valley (2022)

Title: Gerudo Valley
Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Arranged by: Alex Seewald and Jone Ruiz
Original by: Koji Kondo
Released: 2022, Apr 16th

Cover by Alex Seewald and Jone Ruiz of the very Romani/Flamenco Gerudo Valley theme by Koji Kondo. Gerudo Valley is home to the race known as the Gerudo. The main antagonist of the game, Ganondorf, was born in this land.

Putting this piece together was HARD. Because Flamenco. And with Flamenco, you have to be in time. And here you have 10 people from different parts of the world somehow managing to keep time. The guys did a wonderful job.

Kudos to Jone for adding some harmonies in the second run, and Eloi and James for achieving what is pretty much improv on the cajon and cello bass, respectively. And Shway inaugurated his Vihuela with this piece. We have talented people in The Collab Playground.

Download the score and practice stems here – Gerudo Valley (2022) (9709 downloads )

Jone Ruiz

Jone Ruiz

"Jone Ruiz Guitar"

Jone is a classical guitarist that is creating video game music covers on guitar. This is the music that will push the boundaries of our perception and inspire and drive us to introspective conversations. It's the music that may not change the world ...

🇺🇸 Wisconsin
Truman Wilson

Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR
Alex Seewald

Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
James Perretta

James Perretta

Strings master

🇺🇸
Theon Delgado

Theon Delgado

🇺🇸
Lucas Friche

Lucas Friche

EvangelionNerd

Joined TCP early with Truman and Alex. I love to play classical and acoustic guitar. Warp specialist!

🇫🇷Metz
Isaac Ensing

Isaac Ensing

🇨🇦 Vancouver
Eloi LeBreux

Eloi LeBreux

Jazz student

I play classical and jazz guitar

🇨🇦 Québec
Kyle Throw

Kyle Throw

from "8-string VGM"

Classical Guitar player and teacher

🇺🇸 Denver, CO
Saul Hernandez

Saul Hernandez

@itsshway

I play the guitar, vihuela, and the violin!

🇺🇸 California

Kaepora Gaebora (2022)

Title: Kaepora Gaebora
Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Arranged by: Alex Seewald
Original by: Koji Kondo
Released: 2022, Feb 12th

This is our cover of the Kaepora Gaebora theme found throughout a number of Zelda Games; the owl, Kaepora Gaebora is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series. He is the reincarnation of the ancient Sage Rauru. His name is also very similar to the Skyward Sword character, Gaepora. Kaepora Gaebora usually gives advice to Link throughout the games that he is in and typically talks a lot and tricks us into repeating himself, much to the frustration of many! 🦉

Download the score and practice stems here – Gaepora Kaepora (2022) (9953 downloads )

Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Lucas Friche

EvangelionNerd

Joined TCP early with Truman and Alex. I love to play classical and acoustic guitar. Warp specialist!

🇫🇷Metz
Saul Hernandez

@itsshway

I play the guitar, vihuela, and the violin!

🇺🇸 California
Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR
Isaac Ensing
🇨🇦 Vancouver
Eloi LeBreux

Jazz student

I play classical and jazz guitar

🇨🇦 Québec
Patrick “The Wonder Broom”

Trustee

🇺🇸 New York State

Hateno Village (2022)

Title: Hateno Village
Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Arranged by: Truman Wilson
Original by: Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata, and Hajime Wakai
Released: Jan 14th, 2022

Hateno Village is a permanent Hylian settlement located in East Necluda. It is rumored to be the hometown of Link. The village is peaceful and seems to have escaped the worst impacts of the Calamity. It is a nice place to visit both during the day and night.

Download the score and practice stems here — Hateno Village (2022) (10183 downloads )

Alex Seewald

Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Truman Wilson

Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR
Saul Hernandez

Saul Hernandez

@itsshway

I play the guitar, vihuela, and the violin!

🇺🇸 California
Patrick “The Wonder Broom”

Patrick "The Wonder Broom"

Trustee

🇺🇸 New York State
James Perretta

James Perretta

Strings master

🇺🇸
Isaac Ensing

Isaac Ensing

🇨🇦 Vancouver
Lucas Friche

Lucas Friche

EvangelionNerd

Joined TCP early with Truman and Alex. I love to play classical and acoustic guitar. Warp specialist!

🇫🇷Metz

Zelda’s Lullaby (2021)

Title: Zelda’s Lullaby
Game: The Legend of Zelda
Arranged By: Alex Seewald
Original By: Koji Kondo

This is an extra release featuring the standalone version of “Zelda’s Lullaby” featured in the trailer. “Zelda’s Lullaby” is taught by Impa after initially meeting Princess Zelda at her courtyard. It is a sacred song with mysterious powers passed down by the Royal Family for generations, and it also served as a lullaby for the young Princess Zelda.

Download the score and stems here — Zelda's Lullaby (2021) (1014 downloads )

Cecil Chau

from "GuitarSVD"

Neuroscientist and guitarist.

🇨🇦 Vancouver
Joshua Garofolo

Trustee — "Joshua Garofolo Guitar"

🇺🇸 Orange Country, CA, USA
Isaac Ensing
🇨🇦 Vancouver
Jone Ruiz

"Jone Ruiz Guitar"

Jone is a classical guitarist that is creating video game music covers on guitar. This is the music that will push the boundaries of our perception and inspire and drive us to introspective conversations. It's the music that may not change the world ...

🇺🇸 Wisconsin
Kyle Throw

from "8-string VGM"

Classical Guitar player and teacher

🇺🇸 Denver, CO
Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Saul Hernandez

@itsshway

I play the guitar, vihuela, and the violin!

🇺🇸 California
Alex Price

"Run on Music"

🇺🇸 New Orleans, LA
Eloi LeBreux

Jazz student

I play classical and jazz guitar

🇨🇦 Québec
Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR

Disenchantment (2021)

Title: Disenchantment (Introduction Theme)
Show: Disenchantment by Matt Groening
Original By: Mark Mothersbaugh
Arranged By: Alex Seewald

This is the cover of the soundtrack for Disenchantment from Netflix composed by Mark Mothersbaugh; Disenchantment is an American adult satirical fantasy animated sitcom created by Matt Groening. It was originally going to be a solo piece for Alex’s solo channel, but he decided to turn it into a duet with Truman — which actually kind of kick-started The Collab Playground Channel. The rest is history!

If you’re not familiar with the show and weirded out by our skit at the end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7QPl9etHLA

Download the score: Earthbound - Buy something! (2021) (11136 downloads )

Alex Seewald

Alex Seewald

Founder

Founded TCP with Truman.
One of those classical guitar guys.

🇬🇧 Manchester
Truman Wilson

Truman Wilson

Co-Founder

I'm Truman. I've lived all of the United States but currently live in Portland, Oregon. I've been playing guitar for a long time, but only recently starting playing acoustic fingerstyle. I've loved video game music for the longest time and was really...

🇺🇸 Portland, OR