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#1979724 - 10/28/12 03:55 PM An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start
infraxo Offline
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Registered: 08/24/12
Posts: 14
Loc: London
I started piano in Jan 12.. been self teaching all aspects here and there. I used to be an avid FF player, and loved FFX... maybe someone can appreciate this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy1MlxWofQA


Edited by infraxo (10/28/12 03:55 PM)

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#1979747 - 10/28/12 04:58 PM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
rakim Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 56
Loc: New England
Awesome! I started around the same time as you and I'm also self teaching, this was one of the first songs I looked at but I never finished learning it. I pretty much grew up on this game. I first played it when I was 14 and was very captivated by the story and the characters. I never finished the game either, now that I think of it. lol. I need to start finishing some of my projects. blush
I did make it to the end though, I just didn't have my characters built up enough for the last fight.

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#1979811 - 10/28/12 07:37 PM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
infraxo Offline
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Registered: 08/24/12
Posts: 14
Loc: London
Thanks mate. That's a really cool coincidence! lol I haven't learnt the rest either.. I hope I do. It's a nice one

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#1979927 - 10/29/12 01:26 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
jaredm2012 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 31
Loc: Alabama
I love this piece! To Zanarkand was the first piece I learned to play fully. It is so much fun to play, and is great to play just for fun when you need a break from intense practice. I think I'm going to submit it in this month's recital =)

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#1980348 - 10/29/12 11:26 PM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
Stryder87 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 88
Loc: New Westminster, BC Canada
As far as I’m concerned, this is the only version of To Zanarkand you’ll ever want to listen to repeatedly. thumb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLU2xQ4nkk4&feature=relmfu (the audio isn't that great in this video)

The entire album is amazing, and I don’t think I’ll ever hear anyone render these pieces as movingly as Aki Kuroda does. She tears your heart out and puts it back in, only to tear it out again with the next song.

This is not to say, of course, that others can't play it well. It was this version that made me decide to buy a piano and learn to play in the first place:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKeCByl9URg&feature=channel_video_title
It still brings tears to my eyes. smile
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#1980361 - 10/30/12 12:08 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
Bobpickle Offline

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Registered: 05/24/12
Posts: 1370
Loc: Cameron Park, California
Probably the best performance of anything I've listened to by someone playing for 10 months - nice work.

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#1980398 - 10/30/12 03:47 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: Stryder87]
jaredm2012 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 31
Loc: Alabama
Yea the Piano Collections version is fantastic! I really want to learn it, but as of right now those 16th note/triplet arpeggios in the left hand midway through the piece are quite beyond me! I also desperately want to learn the Piano Collections version of Eternity from X-2. That's what really made me want to seriously learn to play piano.

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#1980408 - 10/30/12 05:17 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
Foxes Offline
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Registered: 10/16/12
Posts: 36
It's not what got me into the piano, but years ago To Zanarkand was definitely a piece that developed my ability to play left hand arpeggios quickly.
It's also smarter than most of what I was learning back then, it changes key a couple of times, it uses some off scale chords I think.

I totally forget how to play it now, I've lost interest in it - it sounds too "Japanese", too Yiruma...ok maybe that's going too far.

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#1980418 - 10/30/12 05:56 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: Bobpickle]
infraxo Offline
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Registered: 08/24/12
Posts: 14
Loc: London
Thanks mate that's very encouraging

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#1980419 - 10/30/12 05:56 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
infraxo Offline
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Registered: 08/24/12
Posts: 14
Loc: London
I'm so surprised that so many of you guys have heard of it!

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#1980804 - 10/31/12 03:58 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
Bobpickle Offline

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Registered: 05/24/12
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Loc: Cameron Park, California
Originally Posted By: infraxo
I'm so surprised that so many of you guys have heard of it!


waltzforluma (youtube pianist)'s cover of FFX's Piano Collection's "Besaid Island" was one of the performances that inspired me to learn to play the piano I had sitting in the other room. I think for video game players, especially, the album contained some excellent and appropriately popular piano arrangements.

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#1980818 - 10/31/12 05:47 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
MonkeyMark Offline
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Registered: 01/17/12
Posts: 98
Loc: UK
I was never a big FF game fan, though I have played a few, but hearing so much about the music on the net and forum make me think I should get a hold of some of the scores. Not really ready for them yet but they seem interesting and it can't hurt to try.
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#1980832 - 10/31/12 07:29 AM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
CarlosCC Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 1166
Loc: Lisboa, Portugal
Nice playing infraxo!
I'm in the self-learning side too, therefore I can appreciate your effort on this.
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#1980982 - 10/31/12 03:07 PM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: MonkeyMark]
jaredm2012 Offline
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Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 31
Loc: Alabama
Originally Posted By: MonkeyMark
I was never a big FF game fan, though I have played a few, but hearing so much about the music on the net and forum make me think I should get a hold of some of the scores. Not really ready for them yet but they seem interesting and it can't hurt to try.


You should! To Zanarkand is a lot of fun. I spent pretty much the whole summer working on it, but once it started coming together it was a blast and I felt like I was playing something "real," unlike some of the Alfred stuff I was going through. And the piece isn't quite as tough as it sounds (or looks).

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#1985171 - 11/10/12 09:49 PM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
Nicholas Mihaila Offline
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Registered: 06/27/12
Posts: 75
Loc: United States
Oh, that's a fun piece to play, especially when you get to those arpeggios at the end. laugh

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#1985177 - 11/10/12 10:17 PM Re: An old Final Fantasy (X) theme tune... just picked up start [Re: infraxo]
Maechre Offline
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Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 235
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
To Zanarkand (the easier OST version) was the first real piece I learnt to play! smile

I did it all without a teacher, actually, until I started on my second piece. Which was You're Not Alone from FFIX.
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