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'Lost my Pieces' for Piano Solo from ToraDora! by Hashimoto Yukari

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Published on Dec 5, 2011

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This is the song 'Lost my Pieces' from the anime series ToraDora! played on piano solo, composed by Hashimoto Yukari.

I've also made an EXTENDED version of this video, where I loop it 5 times - that can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8sep...

Feel free to check out my Toradora! playlist for more wonderful music from this anime:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

So, I was trying a few different things in this video - firstly, the song choice, 'Lost my Pieces' - is from an anime called Toadora!, which, I'm sad to say, I've not actually seen :/ This piece of music apparently plays whenever there is an emotional scene in the anime, and is meant to be a bit of a tear jerker! Here is a link to the original song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y-HJz...

Its quite dramatic! Especially when the violins comes in!

*sniff*

:'(

Here is a link to the sheets, from Josh's anime sheet music site:

http://josh.agarrado.net/music/anime/...

So...I'm playing on a grand piano! Namely an 'Essex' full sized grand piano. The Essex range of pianos are actually made by Steinway & Sons, but are a cheaper imprint of the famous name. Nevertheless, this is still a VERY expensive and GOOD instrument. Recording on this piano was a bit of a test for me - as in, every few weeks I go to one of the many 'practise rooms' dotted around London and play for a few hours - but this time I brought my equipment and recorded this easy on the ear piece :P I must say that I was quite impressed by the sound quality as compared to my usual recordings - the sound is certainly much richer and fuller (I was also in a small room which helped a bit too I think) - I may have to bring my recording equipment to my practise sessions more often :P

Just a few words on playing on grand pianos. The experience is VERY different from a digital or an upright and does take some getting use to. The replay action of each key is much faster than an upright, as the key-action mechanism works with gravity, and the keys are also easier to depress - all this means that it's easier to play 'faster' (although you need more control to do so properly - a bit like driving a sports car when all you're use to are family saloons) - if anything, I'd say that an upright is actually the hardest type of piano to play on as a generalisation - digitals fall somewhere in between. Another noticeable difference on grands, is that the music stand is much further away from the keyboard, so sight reading is more difficult too, as when looking at the music, the keyboard is barely in your peripheral vision, so you're pretty much playing completely 'blind' esp if you're eyes are constantly on the sheets. But the biggest difference is simply the sound - there is so much more room for dynamics and freedom! And it's so LOUD! Especially full-sized ones!

On a different note, for those of you who like to read, I've written a novel which can now be found on Amazon Kindle. Here is a link to the US store. The book is also available in other territories too, like the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy etc. Check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/Kierkegaards-Ap...

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