I just finished this game for the first time a few days ago, and I liked one of the songs enough that I took it upon myself to learn to play. Hope it's not against the rules to share this... FYI it is "Tia -The Defended-" arrangement found on disc 2 of the OST.
I must warn I am a self-taught beginner, and I made tons of mistakes while playing this. I don't know why this song is giving me so much trouble, it's a relatively simple song. But the camera had already been rolling for nearly 7 hours today just to get this crappy take which is already the best one yet. I can identify 4 tricky parts, but I made errors in parts that I could normally breeze through when practicing segments individually. My family was probably driven completely mad from hearing (bits of) the same song all day long.
Is there an attachment function on this forum? I have a sheet that I can share for you more capable musicians.
update: PDF sheet music and MIDI file attached, version 2011 April 03. Please feel free to contact me about corrections/improvements!
Post by Gamemusicfreak on Apr 2, 2011 21:24:26 GMT -5
Very nice! That is something I would love to be able to do. I fantasize about playing game music on the piano all the time. One day I'll get around to trying to learn. I don't know for sure if there's an attachment function, but I don't think there is.
Thank you for your positive comment, Gamemusicfreak. Come to think of it, most of my decidedly meagre repertoire is VGM. I guess I choose to learn those because they are relatively short.
If I can do it, you can try too! It seems hopeless at first but you just have to keep banging your head against it. On my very first day learning last year, it took me an entire afternoon just to get two hands to play a single measure together with proper timing, but that was the catalyst that helped me to realise that I can do it with practice. But I still cannot sight-read and I need a sticky note on my piano to remind me which notes are which on the staffs.
I have uploaded my PDF piano sheet and MIDI file to an external filehost, link has been added to the first post. Please excuse the lack of expression in the sheet, basically everything I know about musical notation comes from reading Wikipedia. Also, the little thingie above some of the notes for extending their duration somehow didn't come out in the MIDI file (not even sure if its use is proper here). For proper dynamics, attack and such, please refer to the track on the OST itself.
Notes-wise, I have tried my best to make it accurate to the OST, but I am not musically-trained so I would not be surprised if some of the chords are missing a note here and there or if a single note was supposed to be a 2-note chord, it's hard for me to hear this kind of detail.
Anyway, enjoy it, I hope somebody can do a better job with this!
IMO the fact that you can even write out the sheet music with any reasonable degree of accuracy through trial and error puts you ahead of many, many people. I know I wouldn't be able to pull that off even though I can play a little bit.