No, it’s not summer season 2012 yet, but I wanted to test out something.
I basically want you readers to decide which audio recording you prefer:
A) The (subpar) recording from my ZOOM H2 recorder when I play the grand piano, since I can’t afford any better microphone because I don’t have the money or
B) a digital recording from my Kawai CA 63, where you can finally hear the bass clearly.
Initially I wanted to play a piano piece from Chopin to let you decide which one is better, but then I changed my mind and transcribed the OP of AKB0048 instead.
Why? Because AKB0048 has ascended to my third-favorite show of the season. I expected some boring idol show with a huge uninspired cast but instead we got the NO FUN POLICE, idols battles in space, post-traumatic-stress-disorder-suffering, a MECHA-ITASHA, plenty of good soundtracks – and fantastic backgrounds.
So here it is: the transcription of AKB0048‘s Opening – Kibou ni Tsuite.
It’s a really catchy song and I often sing along when the OP starts.
-= Download the sheet and the midi file here =-
[Kibou ni Tsuite] (difficulty: average)
Now, it’s up to you to decide, which recording you prefer: the grand piano one or the digital one. Vote here: