Final Fantasy XI – 06 Fated Strife – Besieged

This is the first time I did a 2-piano piece where I play both. I just found out we can do this right on the iPhone through iMovie. It’s pretty cool.

Final Fantasy XI, while the music appears fairly simple, there’s a lot more to it than I thought. All the pieces actually require a lot more attention to the touch and pedaling. The arrangement is unlike any of the previous Piano Collections that I recorded. While these pieces are not as memorable as the previous ones, there’s a satisfying sophistication in each of the pieces.

Originally I started with the Final Fantasy Piano Collections from V to X-2. Then I discovered the much more difficult Piano Opera arrangement. After recording all these, while I was concerned I ran out of Final Fantasy music to record, I finally found the sheet music for FF-XI…XIII. I also purchased the sheet music for FF-XV. I will have to skip XII as none of the pieces makes any sense to me nor do I think they would be enjoyable to listen to for most. It’s unfortunate that nothing I play is perfect, but should be pretty close and enjoyable otherwise.

Click here to go to the master index page for the Final Fantasy Piano Collections.

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