I had a request on YouTube to create a ‘tutorial’ video for something that I played and I’m looking for some feedback. Tutorial in this meaning was having the notes coming from the top of the screen and landing on the keyboard, as is a pretty popular way of doing things.
I’m curious to know how people find it – the person who requested it said it was perfect for their needs, but I’m going to be making more videos like this is the future and would like to know how easy it is to follow for other people. Does the glow around the falling lines detract from the clarity? Are the colours for each hand easy to follow? That kind of thing.
Hello, everybody! I have a performance video this week – the main theme from survival horror game Tormented Souls. It’s the first thing that plays when you boot up the game and I’ve spent time just listening to it on the main menu before playing the game as it has such a nice atmosphere.
It’s not a complex piece – just four chords: Am – F – G – Em. It loops round those four chords for the vast majority of the piece, but the melody starts off fairly structured and eventually becomes looser and feels more improvisational.
Part of arranging this piece was deciding how to condense the other instruments on to the piano and which ones to miss out. The end of the original track has a build up, with more instruments joining in until it finishes – I decided to fade out once the original melody returns, as I don’t think I could have done justice to all of those instruments with only two hands. A duet or arrangement for two pianos might work well for it.
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