Omnis Lacrima is supposedly the most difficult piece in Final Fantasy XV Piano Collections. But I still found Veiled in Black more suited for that title. What gave me the hardest time were the C-D-G-C-D-G octaves at 1:33. I had to resort to some very undesirable fingering (for my hand size) for this to work, and it didn’t work every time. During the recording session, once I got past these, I started laughing! The video you see is after about 14-15 hours of intense practice, roughly 1.5 weeks from learning to recording. I usually go through pieces pretty fast, anything that takes me over a week (10 hours) I’d say is pretty hard. I still need to improve my half-pedaling technique though. It’s not easy to get those accents to sound consistent while keeping them not too dry.
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. 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 got through the piece with acceptable number of mistakes that I can live with.
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