Wonder no more (for now).
There’s a lot of edits I made, carved out from small pockets of time. I haven’t uploaded them yet though, since I’m taking the time to view things from a new lens. Lots has happened and for a start, I no longer have free access to a (good) grand, so I’ve slowed down quite a bit. Meanwhile, balancing my hobbies with my other hobbies has proven to become quite a challenge lately. Currently doing some sweeping of the scores; quite a few edits I made on paper during practice have to be transferred.
To name a few major works in progress,
Tori no Uta: though there’s a few bits I’m fond of, I can’t help but feel the whole’s rather bland and second-rate. Attempting a redo. Current version receives some minor tweaks, such as changing out the absurd right-hand for bars 113-114 (personally, I’ve never played that part at full speed without missing every other note). Contemplating overhauling some sections in the third quarter of the current ver.
Kannagi: with time, I’ve come to accept it as a passable effort. Save for the fact that I’d rather punch a brick wall than play it. Changing the ending, simplifying the beginning.
Farewell Song: ungodly. Having spent a good part of the year practicing it, there are many times when I’d feel like my arms would give way thanks to the bigly leaps. But I’ve never felt so exhilarated playing a piece, so rather than scrap it, simplifying current version. Doing a new transcription of Farewell Song that doesn’t restrict as much to the original.
Sousei: the whole piece is tremolo. Finishing up a non-tremolo ver.
Air Main Menu Theme: the real reason behind the delay. Just kidding. But to say that it didn’t put a wrench in my plans would be a lie. Proving extremely difficult to transcribe.
Almost everything else also gets edits. Some of the tougher ones get slightly simplified, mostly the silent but nasty parts like the hidden 4 octave left-hand leap combo in Tentoumushi. Most of the overt challenges, of course, are not touched. For some, whole sections may be changed out, e.g. Natsukage final section, Niji’s final section, Koko’s tremolo, Esoragoto’s intro Some tricky issues will probably take much longer to resolve though if I even find a satisfying solution, such as Niji (pedaling is a real challenge here; the texture in the second half of it gets easily muddy), since I’ll need a grand to test things out. Meanwhile, I’m still wondering if Natsukage sounds too majestic.
Save for the new pieces, the rest will be done and shared altogether somewhere around the year-end to the New Year or so, unless anyone is dying to object or something or other. I guess that’s about it. I’m hoping to get to the Rewrite OST, but it seems like the day is still far off.
Apologies for the impossibly late reply, but if it’s still relevant, I’m fine with anything. To all, just use these transcriptions however you want. I’m glad if they serve to be useful in the least.