I cannot believe this just happened. First Dusk, now you... the depth of my gratitude can't be expressed. You must give yourself more credit for your talent.
Highlights of this performance:
0:20 - You nailed it! What a boss. (Sustained arpeggiated grace note ftw! [or SAGN™, courtesy of Noc])
2:15 - So majestic.
I'm glad you enjoyed watching/listening as much as I enjoyed learning it ^_^
*7/4 pickup leading into the intro (0:00- 0:08)
~ Had kind of the same issue with Dusk's "Opening" cover -- started briskly but then instantly dropped about 15 BPM once the main line came in. I know there's ritardando and all, but it was far too sudden.
My bad. I never fully got the hang of that 7/4 time (also when the low D comes in at one and a half beats)...
*Voicing of inner layers (0:15-0:20)
~ This was obviously intentional it looks like, but I noticed you droned the D on the inner voice instead of letting it move in parallel 4ths with the melody (ex: D-G --> E-A). It doesn't change the harmonic structure at all, but it does lose some of the texture. It also makes the inner voice a bit overpowering because the same note is being struck again and again with sustain. If you had a specific reason for this omission please let me know! My sheets are definitely always open for revision.
Okay, actually... I just can't read >.> whoops
*Timing of sustain pedal depress/release (1:05-1:22 [and a lot of other places])
~ If you just hold the keys a little longer in the RH when you have those syncopated chords coming in on beat 4.5, it won't sound so choppy because the reapplication of the pedal will sustain it. You succeeded doing this at 2:33, oddly enough (or... could just be the lack of dampers in that register ^.^). This is really the only thing I'd be really interested in seeing improvement in for a hypothetical redux (hypothetical because I still can't fathom that this performance actually happened and I'm still giddy as a goat).
Yeah, this was a trouble point for me. The longer I hold one of those notes, the less time I have to jump my hand over to reach other notes, and the more likely I am to screw up since I am not so great at accurately hand-jumping. You can tell though I tried to target this problem of holding notes while re-pedaling in measures 10-20 for example where the song is easy. Since I try to regularly practice songs I've learned, I'll try to work on this!
*Random thought (2:28-2:34)
~ You started off here really strong leading into that glorious triple forte, but it feels like my SAGN intimidated you, resulting in that very last chord at 2:33 less convincing than it could have been. Maybe I was just expecting to see your hands raise several feet up from the keyboard before that last chord XD
Hmm yeah, that SAGN took me a while to get right and measure 58 is just realy intimidating (just look at it!)... Also at this point I was just thinking: "DON'T SCREW UP!! DON'T SCREW UP!! OR ELSE YOU'LL HAVE TO REPLAY IT A FEW HUNDRED MORE TIMES!!"
I could totally try to play it that way in front of people in real life, at the cost of well... hitting some wrong notes... but it'd be fun!
I patiently await the day you have 10k subs.
Ah, maybe one day years from now XD
My eventual goal is to be able to play some of Bespinben's harder arrangements...
Check, one out of... how many?? Gosh, I have a long way to go...