Well, I’m sitting here in my room, it’s 00:45 GMT and I still don’t know how to express it in words.
The whole story started with that “cursed” Angel beats OP. Since I initially really digged the new OP of Angel beats, I of course wanted to transcribe this immediately. And since quite a few people are requesting it too, the expectation increased immensely. I wanted to deliver a masterpiece, a perfect transcription, both with a clean sound and a high accuracy. So I sat down and tried to score it… until I noticed that it’s impossible. The main problem are the small “piano insertions” in the background which occurs frequently during the OP.
I thought it can only be transcribed if I use two independent voices like two pianos (like in this video), but since I have no experience in scoring duets (besides, 99% of my transcriptions are for solo piano), I HAVE to transcribe it somehow. So I experimented around with several transcription methods like using two melodies simultaneously, or make use of chords but ultimately, I just couldn’t find a satisfactory solution.
I just could’nt finish this. And then, when I saw that other transcription, I just thought myself: “boy, why am I making my life so difficult for this transcription? Why don’t i just leave the piano tones out and just focus on the melody and add some random accompaniment?”. But there is no way I could do this because I am a pig-headed perfectionist.
So when I played that other transcription, I have to realize, that it sounded indeed very nice – despite its simplicity – and suddenly, a feeling of defeat overcame me. I know its childish, but damn, I sure was frustrated.
Well, since then I haven’t transcribed anything and didn’t lift a finger on the on-going projects . (Not counting the Angel Beats ED Brave song, because it was finished a long time ago, but I just couldn’t find the time to upload it)
Here’s a list of my current transcriber status:
My soul, your beats (Angel beats! OP) : 90 % – PERMAMENTLY DROPPED DUE TO %&/§”%%
Ame Iro Rondo (Toradora OST) : 60% – god knows why I could’t finish this
Toki no Mukou, Maboroshi no Sora (Ookami kakushi OP) – TV sized : 55% – lost motivation
Futuristic Imaginations (Eden of the east ED) : 20% – jesus, I could play this on the piano on a whim, but scoring this is nearly impossible
Uragiri no Yuuyake (Durarara OP) : 15% – no comment
Other request I forgot to mention: under ~10%
To put it in a nutshell: I hereby announce that I will quit transcribing – temporarly.
Until I have found my inspiration again, there will be no updates anymore.
I’m sorry for letting your requests slide again, but I only want to provide you with the best transcription possible, but without inspiration, it’s impossible to accomplish it.
I would like to point out that I do not quit transcribing permanently, I’m just taking a break. I may return in a few months (or earlier, depending on my mood), as soon as I find my motivation and inspiration again.
Until then – so long and see you next time!