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.

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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.)

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Aah, flute. Such a rad instrument.


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This arrangement is great! All Mega Man songs should be reinterpreted like this. Both players are very talented!

Personally, the video I've included is one of my favorite reinterpretations ever... I never get tired of it. Everyone, please. I usually don't beg, but give this one a listen if you're reading this. It's really, really great.