Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Piano Cover: Kokoro no Senritsu (Tari Tari)

Happy one-year anime-versary to me! The Summer 2012 airing season marks the one-year anniversary of my entry into anime, and it's certainly been a colorful year. In retrospect, it's hard for me to imagine what I was doing with all my time before this sudden infusion of Japanese weirdness into my life. More productive things, probably.

Even before the shows started airing, Tari Tari was the show I believed I would most enjoy this season, and so far I've had no reason to believe otherwise. (Might be because I'm only following one or two other shows so far, but that's beside the point.) How can you not love a show that centers around both music and cute anime girls? Oh, there are guy characters too? You'd never tell from the promo art.

The opening and main ending themes of Tari Tari are both quite cute, but the song I really fell in love with was "Kokoro no Senritsu" ("Melody of the Heart" in English), an insert song from Episode 2 that lingered as the second ending theme. I get a really nostalgic feeling from listening to that song, and I can't quite figure out why; maybe it's the "school choir" feel of the song. "Ending Theme 2" might be the simplest descriptor for Kokoro no Senritsu, but I'd argue that it's closer to a "main theme" for Tari Tari, as it's recurred on multiple occasions and was even used in the original trailer -- which is really where I first fell in love with the song. This is all leading up to my own piano cover, of course. :P Enjoy!

Kokoro no Senritsu (Tari Tari): Piano Cover



Composer: Shiro Hamaguchi
Date Completed: 2012-07-23
Software: Audacity, Movie Maker, Sony Vegas
Number of Takes: 5?
Instrumentation: Piano

Now that you've collected your jaws from the ground after seeing my amazing overlapping piano/anime loveliness, let's talk about this music. :P This is one of my less liberal arrangements; I tried to stick mostly with the original chords for this one. Still, I may have replaced a few of the boring I6/4 chords with more interesting III chords, and maybe altered some of the chord inversions due to laziness. Hey, I still think it sounds all right. >_>

Before I make my exit here, I'd like to mention that I'll be on hiatus for the next month or so in preparation for my qualifications exam. Considering that failure here results in me getting kicked out of school, I'll need all the study time I can get. Have a great rest of July and August, and I'll see you again soon!

Jaa ne,

xds

15 comments:

  1. Haha, David, looks like you've got a following on youtube! Really cool anime vid overlay; no idea how you did it, but good use of your white wall. (;

    I hope you do well on your qualification exams and can be at peace during them! X)

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    1. Thanks for the well-wishes, Sabrina! :)

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  2. That was beautiful :) Thank you! I also fell in love with that song and shall be humming it over and over for a while...

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  3. When you get a chance after all the qualification exams happen, episode 6 added on more of the song with a couple more lines of lyrics, and I would love to see you add to your current version for a more complete version of the song. :D You are amazing and I hope I can become better at piano by the time I am done with college. Again, I hope your exams go well! :)

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    1. Hi! Sorry for the long delay here, but I recently put together sheet music for the full choir version, if you're interested in it. Thanks for the well wishes!

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  4. you are like soooo fuc**ng awesome dude!!

    yeah, i wish I can play like that... that insert song really stuck on my head for some reason...up...until...this...moment....

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  5. May I have a Request ? David?

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    1. Certainly! I can't make any promises, but I'll try my best!

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  6. It's easy !(maybe for you)
    There are 2 version of Kokoro No senritsu
    ED2 and Ed6
    What you are done is version of Ed2 !
    So how about making version of ED6 ? (piano sheet)
    If there's any thing out, please contact by email: ga_chanh_13@yahoo.com.vn
    Thank you !

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    1. I think I know which version you're talking about. I have something in the works; hopefully it's the right one. I'll let you know when I'm done!

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    2. Finished my new arrangement; check my new post for the sheet music. Hopefully it's the right one!

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    3. Woa ! You got it ! The version I has been tried to looking for !
      Thank you very much David! I like it very much !
      Ok ! I'm put you in my 10 best list then !

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  7. Sheet Music Please
    >_< sugoi ne
    Naisu Work

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    1. You can find the sheet music under the "portfolio" tab. Thanks for dropping by!

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  8. Is it possible for me to request a recording of just the piano version of the song, without the melody? :P

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