The Adventures of my Perfect (I think) Pitch: EP.1
by, 12-31-2008 at 03:19 AM (253 Views)
Hey guys, so this is my first blog post... EVER.
Awkward, I know.
Anyways, I love music, and I play the piano, clarinet, and I compose (orchestral and synthesizers).
So I decided I would talk about music a bit, and different songs I can play, and then maybe - although I've never done this and can't guarantee I'll have time - just MAYBE make videos of myself playing songs that either you request, or that I feel like playing!
Anyways, I love most kinds of music. But my favorite is film/video game music (orchestral for the most part). Among the artists of Danny Elfman, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Giacchino, James Horner, and more.
I can play pretty much any song I hear by ear, which is loads of fun. It takes me a few tries, and is harder for some songs that for others. For example, today I heard "Starship Troopers" for the first time (John Williams), and felt like playing it. So I listened to it a few times, and then voila! I can now play pretty much the whole thing perfectly on the piano.
Yeah I know, I'm bragging, but it's true. And I love it. And I love playing piano for others, so they can hear their favorite songs. Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm doing it for them or for myself, but I know I love it!
Oh, I recently bought Sergej Prokofiev's "Battle On the Ice" - that's the song you can frequently hear in LBP levels for boss music. You know, that epic tune that at some parts has a bit of opera in it? I love it. It's possibly my favorite song ever. EVER.
And so of course I had to learn how to play it. This is probably one of the hardest songs I've ever tried to play on the piano, but I finally can play a fairly solid rendition of it. I'm missing one small section, but I'll get it soon -- I can already play it, but then I always forget it :P . So yeah, that's great fun. It took me about a week.
I can also play other LBP songs like Atlas (Battles) -- another fairly tricky one to play, because of some whacky chords, but I got it --, and my patch and others.
..I'm showing off again, aren't I.
Sorry, It's my first blog post. I can't help it.
Anyways, I'd love for recommendations of music/requests for me to try to play a song in the comments, so fire away! Comments, comments, comments. I love them.
And I'll try to make videos, or at least audio, of me playing a bit
Until next time,
EDIT: Oh, and if anyone knows of any place I could stream audio from let me know via comment or pm! Youtube works for video, but not for just plain audio I don't think...