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Nyan Cat Theme (but the melody is off one beat)

by 88bit

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Nyanyanyanyanyanyanya! or how it's more commonly known, The Nyan Cat Theme is one of my favorite pieces of music ever.

I've made a video of this song before (available on youtube.com/robkovacs) but this time I wanted to mess with how you hear the melody.

So here is an original arrangement where the melody sounds like it's a beat late. Enjoy!

If you've read this far, I'll explain a bit how I did this. I'm not actually feeling the melody a beat late. Instead, I'm playing the left hand a beat early. That's a lot easier to do, since the LH is mostly just 8th notes. To the listener though, unless your ear flips the beat at some point, you'll hear the melody sounding a beat late. :)

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released January 8, 2021
Composed by DaniwellP, performed by 88bit


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88bit Cleveland, Ohio

88bit is the alter ego of Cleveland-based pianist, Rob Kovacs, where he performs note-for-note piano arrangements of classic video game soundtracks from the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Kovacs’ performances are unique in that they recreate early electronic music that was never intended to be performed by humans, stretching the limits of traditional piano playing.

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