For my next Golden Sun arrangement, I thought it might be fun to let you guys be a part of it!

Many thanks to those that sent over their recordings!


DEADLINE: 18th April 2019 23:59 GMT

What you need to do:

  1. Record yourself playing one or more of the rhythms below.

    1. This can be on your phone, or any other recording device. Though check out the "Tips for Recording" below!​

  2. Send me the recording before 18th April 2019.

  3. I'll mix in the recordings to form the percussive accompaniment for the next arrangement (premiering on my channel on th 21st April!)

Tips for Recording:

  1. If possible, make sure the file is either being recorded/exported as a .WAV file (though an .MP3 file also works!)

  2. Don't be too close to the recorder (which could cause "clipping", and distort the audio!). If the audio gets too distorted, I can't use it :(

    1. If you can't adjust the input decibel level on your recorder​, you can simply stand further away from it to reduce the risk of clipping!

  3. Try to record in a quiet room with as little background noise as possible.

    1. Watch out for ticking clocks, humming refrigerators​/devices, air conditioning (it saves me a lot of time in cleaning up the audio! :o )

  4. When using the template recordings below, use headphones to listen to it and be careful that the volume isn't too loud and can be heard outside of your headphones (which would be picked up in your recording!)


Download the template recording and record yourself playing alongside it!


For these two rhythms, you can choose any percussive instrument; it can be hitting a small drum, smacking two sticks together, or even tapping a wooden desk - whatever you think sounds good, but do something different for each one!

Rhythm I - Any percussion!
00:00 / 00:00
Rhythm II - Any percussion!
00:00 / 00:00

If you want to perform RHYTHM III, you should use your hands and clap it!

Rhythm III - Hand clapping!
00:00 / 00:00

Send me the recording!

Send me an email before the 18th April 2019 23:59 GMT with:​

  • (Optional) Your name / alias (if you want to be credited in the video/description!)

  • The recording(s) (either attached to the email, or a download link in the email)

Send these to my email at: Deadline has passed!

I'll send you a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Then look forward to the 21st April premiere!

Brownie points if you can guess which Golden Sun track this arrangement is for! ;)

© 2020 Jonathan Shaw