Frequently Asked Questions

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Can you do a piano cover of X from the anime Y?

– Sorry, I don’t accept requests. I usually choose the next song I am going to cover on a whim. Still, your suggestion will be noted for future reference.

Do you have any advice for piano beginners?

– the internet is full of helpful information, you just have to google it.
http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page (search for “piano”)
This youtube channel is also very useful for beginners.
https://www.youtube.com/user/Lypur/playlists
Still, the fastest way how to learn the piano is simply taking piano lessons by a piano teacher.

But I can’t afford any piano lessons!

– Again, use the internet to your advantage. It really does offer a lot of help – if you are looking hard enough.

C-can you at least tell me how to improve my technique to reach the same level as you?

– If you could personally come to germany, to my home, I’d gladly teach you how to improve your technique, since I am aiming to become a piano teacher. But I can’t teach you many valuable things via internet, because I can’t properly assess your current piano playing level. My advice is simply: go to a piano teacher and let him/her teach you personally.

Can you give me some tipps, how to make piano covers like you?

– Please read these two posts I have made some time ago:

https://animenz.wordpress.com/learn-how-to-transcribe/

https://animenz.wordpress.com/how-to-arrange-in-classical-style/

What software are you using to create your piano sheets?

– I am using Sibelius 7 by Avid: it’s a professional notation software and you have to buy a license in order to use it. A free alternative would be MuseScore for example.

How long have you been playing the piano?

– I have been continuously playing the piano for almost 18 years and I started playing it when I was 6. Also, I have been classically trained by piano teachers since the very beginning, therefore, I am not self-taught.

What microphones are you using for your videos? 

– I am using a pair of Neumann KM183 and Neumann KM184. These microphones are extremely expensive (<3000$) and requires a lot of time to set up. A handy recorder (for example, zoom H4N) is way cheaper and easier to handle. The sound quality is very good for the price.

What is your current profession? 

– I am studying bachelor of music in Rostock (Germany) and I plan to become a piano teacher in the future. I only do these anime piano covers in my free time and I never partook any composition lessons.

Will you do a live concert in city X as well in the future?

– Future live concert plans are written in the stars. But generally, I will perform in major cities.

I know you don’t accept requests anymore, but do you at least accept commissions?

– I want my anime piano sheets to be freely available for everyone. Therefore, I cannot accept commissions. Besides, I don’t have the time to work on additional commissioned works.

Ola Animenz , tenho um canal no youtube de amv na sua pagina?

–  Please use english or german to communicate with me, I don’t speak any other languages

10 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I have a question on a previous transcription. For Koibumi (Rewrite), you used a far more embellished version of the song, but I would rather play the tune as the most direct transcription from the game. Do you have a copy that is more like the original song than the final version you posted? Or could you simplify the released version to match this?

    Thank you.

  2. Hey can you make a piano cover for tonari no kaibutsu-kun’s BGM Beautiful?
    I like it so much, and that’s very difficult to find the not in Internet, i hope you can help me…

  3. hello, i wonder where to get your piano sheets, please give me a link
    For now i just have find 2 sheets on sheet.host
    Thank very much !

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