Too lazy to transcribe and arrange my own 😉
This time, let take a shot listening to New Age genre with one of the most favorite of Jim Chappell’s compositions, Gone.
Jim Chappell, an evocative melodist with the hands of simplicity but elegance; a melodic creator with the need of dynamic fusion of performer’s soul.
Gone and Heartsong are my most two loved Jim Chappell’s composition and I used to longed to play these two on my own when I first listened to them. The flowing melodies can blow all of pressure and stress from normally bored life.
Gone is basically a easy piece to play. However, without dynamic execution of every single note, the piece easily become souless and emotionless even though the tempo and notes are followed correctly. Due to these reason, Gone is actually a hard piece to play.
When I recorded the song countless time and endlessly review it, I felt something crucial was missing but didn’t really figure it out what the missing piece was. I listened to my own recording when driving, sleeping and eating for 1 day. Bang, it was the reverberation.
Yep, enjoy Gone with extra reverb, my fellow audience.
I was so wrong that people are destined to be with one another. People fundamentally born alone. There is always a tiny little loneliness in our heart. Thankfully, I can adapt to the big one of mine and exploit it. Yes, I am here once again. The stage always wait for me and unseen audience all around the world are in grief for me to return. I am sorry all of all who remember me.
The mark of my return!
I consider my sky is the same as Santa Claus in this beautiful piece. Truly, it is great to be back. After 9 months of hiatus, I am now certain that music, my blog, and my stage of performance here will never ever ceased to exist.
With my empty hand, without the acclaim of other considering me as a pianist, I still always contribute my little talent to the world, I will always come to you to dig up melodies that only you remember. From there, we can once again enlighten the music that has been forgotten by time. From there, you won’t be the only one hearing those melodies that you think only you have it.
Let the true beauty defeat popularity to dead.
“Minna, namae wo yonde, Vangakuz”
First of all, there is no excuse for my laziness in the last month. I was really lacked of motivation. Incomplete transcriptions have been stacked on one another without reaching a point of near perfection. Each time I speed up, I feel so void in what I was trying to do. Everything seems to stop completely.
The truth is I know my limited capability is hard to handle such a huge amount of request now. Each time I finish a sheet, each time my expectation for perfection goes up. However, my slow improvement couldn’t race with my expectation; hence, I felt so frustrated and irritating.
Time by time, more and more people will visit my blog and know about me. The increments of number (views, likes, subscribers, followers, etc.) somehow are not encouragement but rather, expectation. The more expectation I have from people, the more I feel unease.
I simple whisper to myself: I am not born to be a person bringing music to the masses. I cannot bear the popularity and huge expectation from audience.
“Turn blind and keep walking”, simply as that.
“Savage sadness”, a soundtrack from the game Chaos Rings, fully depicts my feeling now.
Coming next week.
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.