Valse di Fantastica is my new all-time-favorite (used to be the Rebel Army Theme). Be sure to check out the passages that lead to the climax at 1:32, 2:25, and of course the ending starting at 2:43. Strictly speaking I literally just learned the notes, a few sections (i.e. 0:32-0:44) are still questionable. Took me about 5-6 hours over the course of a week to learn this piece; is this fast enough? In this piece most of the mistakes are avoidable with a bit more practice (unlike the big jump in Somnus, which takes some luck too due to my small hands). Nevertheless, I think I got the feel just right, the way I like it.
FFXV Piano Collections undoubtedly is the most passionate and powerful compared to all others that came before it. There is zero filler piece in this album; every one is a favorite. Although the pieces are not easy to perfect, at least they are easier to learn than FFXIII since the flow of music just makes sense. After going through the whole book, surprisingly I find Starlit Waltz to be the most difficult, followed by Veiled in Black. Since I’m recording all the FF music in bulk, I typically just spend the equivalent of a few days on each piece from learning to recording. So you’ll have to forgive me on the minor mistakes. In most cases, the videos you see are the first time I get through the piece with acceptable number of mistakes that I can live with.
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