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Eyes on Me preview

Made a New Years resolution that this year I would learn Eyes on Me from Final Fantasy VIII on the piano. I failed, but I completed 1/3 of it! Thought I'd share a preview~

I'm playing this on a keyboard and I don't even have a sustain pedal, hence why it doesn't sound great and there's no technique in it whatsoever. You don't know how many times it took me to practise not slipping in an accidental sforzando when trying to make each note smooth to compensate for my lack of sustain pedal, the keys are just so much lighter than my piano! Obvious cock up towards the end, cause I don't know from that section onwards very well :x

Eyes on Me is a nice song to play on a keyboard, the notes aren't too far apart from each other. Whenever I try playing other pieces like Melodies of Life however where you're jumping from an octave to another in the space of a bar it's harder to get the legato feeling XD Hence why my flatmates are probably sick of hearing me practise Eyes on Me over and over because it makes me rage if something doesn't sound nice, that and I want to complete the song. 

Constructive feedback is most welcome~
I haven't finalised rubato, dynamics, etc but some feedback on what you think I should do would be lovely. Every time I play it through I do something different!

WARNING!!! Turn your volume down to around 1/4 or 1/2, it is bloody loud!

One day I might post a preview of the chocobo theme on the violin, I want to write my own variation on it first though so that will be next year's resolution! 


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Dec. 7th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
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