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ef – Regained Time (Piano and Violin Jam session)

I really like this song from the visual novel game called “ef – the latter tale”, so with another friend who plays violin at my drawing club, we attempted to play it with limited success.

I figured out the chords from the music sheet and arranged my own basic accompaniment with my friend sightreading the melody on violin.

I totally messed up the chords in some parts! lol! In my opinion it sounded like a disaster as I messed it up, but it’s all for fun! 😀

We did re-record a few more times, but we got worse the more we retook. orz.

This is my 2nd time trying to play piano with other people. I have to say it’s rather challenging. Need to build up my experience.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oRXe94vuH0[/youtube]

Simply Music

It’s been a while since I last posted. Lately I’ve been fairly occupied with work as well as some new hobbies that have been taking up quite a bit of my free time. One of those hobbies is music. A while back, I mentioned that I was self-teaching myself the piano and guitar. Well although for a while I kinda neglected it, I have started to concentrate on it recently by starting piano lessons with the goal of becoming able to play anime and video game songs like you often see people play on youtube. So far I’ve taken lessons for 6 months now and am quite enjoying it.

yamaha piano

It took a while to find a teacher for piano. There were suprisingly quite a few teachers a reasonable distance away from me, although it seems that most of them didn’t do hours after work or during weekends which made it very difficult for me to find a teacher. Fortunately out of recommendation from  another teacher, I managed to find a teacher who lives close by and could do lessons on weekends or in the evening. It seemed that all of the teachers close to where I live all teach based on a piano method called Simply Music.

A quick google of this piano method didn’t really bring up much information, but from reading up on it on the website and from a few Youtube videos, it looked like it was some new breakthrough piano method that seemed to promise that you’d be playing songs with both hands from your first lesson.

Of course I was skeptical about it, but given that I finally found a piano teacher, I decided to give it a go and was quite impressed with it. It seems that the piano method teaches you songs by using patterns to help you remember the songs, and gets you playing from both hands as advertised. The reading music process is delayed until later on in the Simply Music program and emphasis is put on technique built up from playing the songs in the playlist.

 

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