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Calldwr

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"Memories of Green" instrumentation
« on: January 02, 2021, 01:34:54 am »
Hello everyone. Does anyone know what instruments are used on "Memories of Green" from Chrono Trigger? I read the melody instrument is a piccolo, and strings also take the melody. What about the accompaniment? My guess is gongs of some kind for the lower part (bonang from Java?), and piano for the upper. The lower part doesn't have a lot of bell overtones. I thought the lower part could also be some kind of resonant xylophone I've never seen.

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Re: "Memories of Green" instrumentation
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2021, 11:50:15 am »
There are only three instruments used in that song. The lower part you're talking about is just the same piano sample as the higher part, but at a lower octave. The higher notes are also doubled up and offset to create an echo though, while the lower notes are not. That might be part of why it sounds like a different instrument to you.

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Re: "Memories of Green" instrumentation
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 12:38:09 am »
Thanks for your help! I think you're right about the piano. With the lower tones, I can hear some higher frequencies, maybe partials, that I can't hear with the highest tones.