Side Request #3 : Michi ha Hyouga Nari 道は氷河なり

Finally, I managed to transcribe and perform despite my busy college works.

As I stated before, I want to make the score for all “Answer” ‘s variation (a song from famous visual novel G-sensou no Maou). However, I think I will exclude Aizou no Nare no Hate and Answer. dimemannico2, a high-skilled and retired YouTube pianist, had perform his excellency of Answer 4 years ago. Hmm, surely, for such a long time, I wonder why no one, other than him, has attempt to transcribe or arrange any amazing song from this visual novel, can you imagine that? For me, I am not a particular fan of visual novel and have never complete one.

In this blog, I truly thank you the first requester, Zireael3 (from Poland), who introduced me G-sensou no Maou, also, the third requester, Eric (from Indonesia) who suggested me arrange Aishita Onna.

Back to my plan, for Answer, I don’t plan to transcribe this song simply, because, dimemannico2 had his cover. So, I will only make the score for Aishita Onna and I think this will be the last song from G sensou no Maou I arrange for.

And as always, you can freely download my sheet under Transcription page.

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date a live デート・ア・ライブ OP [piano]

Original artist: Sweet ARMS
Title: date a live デート・ア・ライブ (OP song of the anime “date a live”)

Experiment: Choose a OP or ED song of any currently airing anime and predict its view count.
Prediction: View count will be higher than old contemporary songs.
Result: it is progressing as the initial prediction.
Lesson: Be wise, fast and carefully arrange a new song will trigger subscriber and hook up people attention.
Obstacle: Most of the song from my favorite collection are old, even from decades ago. No one has attempt to transcribe them and some of them are coming into oblivion. For new released songs, it is highly that other YouTube pianist are going to cover soon which could create competitions between us arranger/transcriber which is something I do not desire. For this particular “date a live”, another pianist had made his video.
Decision: Choose one over another: popularity with new song arrangement OR old song with peace at mind.

Best option: Keep going regardless of any type of music, for new songs, the view count will increase. For old songs, I somehow save them from oblivion. “Oh, right, I remember that song, it’s has been a long time I have heard it again”

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And now, AISHITA ONNA from G-sensou no Maou. Coming up next
https://vangakuz.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/request-3-aishita-onna-from-g-sensou-no-maou/

Request #3: Aishita onna from G-Senjou no Maou

Sorry for just a long waiting for requester, it is time again for doing request and this time the winner is Eric requesting Aishita onna from G-Sensou no Maou.

Yesterday, I coincidentally listened to the whole OST collection of G-Sensou no Maou and were stunned by Aishita onna and its other variations.

There are 3 variations of this masterpiece which is:
1. Aishita Onna, hardest variation with fastest tempo.
2.Michi ha Hyouga Nari, slower variation.
3. Aizou no Nare no Hate, easiest version.

Here is the deal, the final set will all 3 sheet, midi and audio of all variation. By the way, all G-Sensou no Maou OST is very challenging. I have some talks to my friends, some other Anime transcribers and most of them was afraid to arrange them.

Sakura ga satai yo

First of all, let look at my 2 month old blog.

My initial was not as I expected.

Why am I doing this blog and Vangakuz’s YouTube channel? I am not neither even a music professional or someone who get a single musical award or recognition. To put it simple, I am a nobody trying to get attention by my amateurish tricks.

My 2 month YouTube channel doesn’t look so interesting enough to attract people attention and obviously, I am not quite satisfied with such result. I had been thinking about how to increase subscribers and views and here is my final conclusion:

1. Transcribing currently airing anime OP or ED:
At the time a new anime is being broadcasted, people have tendency to go to YouTube and search for anything related to that particular anime and they may end up encounter the piano cover of OP or ED. Those covers have a high chance for viewing and subscribing. For doing so, the transcriber will choose a OP/ED that no one attempt to piano cover hence, increase his/her popularity.
For this strategy, I rarely watch currently airing anime because I hate the waiting time each week for one episode. I rather wait for the whole show is complete and watch them all at once.

2. Transcribing currently airing movie/series (same as 1)

3. Performing a stunning piano cover such as Jarrod Radnich (this is out of question for me)

4. Transcribing a song on the Oricon chart or Billboard chart. Those songs are popular and good piano covers of them has higher chance than others.
For this strategy, I don’t really know why but those popular songs has little attraction to me for a long time. I have encountered the experience is that I drop to arrange a song due to losing interest, not difficulty.

5. Transcribing requested songs for free.
For this strategy, very few songs catch my attention.

For only 2 month experience of transcribing, I realize that at some certain points, I am sacrificing for music. I have experienced despair for my incompetence in the case Hitomi wo Tojite when I struggled with it. I have experienced vehement heartbeats and pressure when I record because simply, I want to produce the best footage and I never do anything good in front of a crow physically and virtually. I have experienced sorrow when I received some negative comment. I have experienced unfairness of life when I saw some others pianists. I have questioned a lot myself whether or not I am incompetent or my life environment is not optimal for music.

But I do know one thing: I will never ever repeat one huge mistake again: quit playing piano and leave the world of music. Ironical, isn’t it? I find myself contrary each time I think about music and my music. It’s painful and sorrowful but I crave for it.

And now, I finally and painfully understand that someday someone will care for my works and he/she may master them in the better way than their arranger, Vangakuz. Music helps me forget how bored life is. And it is time I sacrifice for it, desho? I will cry in peace for someone who play my sheets perfectly because he/she appreciate my works and I will cry in pain because I might not achieve the level.

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“Sakura ga satai yo さくらが咲いたよ” (composed by Joe Hisaishi), please define my music. At this time, you can download the complete sheet and midi. For YouTube, I may release next week.

“Sakura ga satai yo さくらが咲いたよ” is my best Joe Hisaishi composition favorite. I wonder why this masterpiece is not so popular in the US. I love Sakura flower and this time will be the time “Sakura ga satai yo さくらが咲いたよ” expresses its beauty on piano.

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