FAQ (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.

Can you please share/like my page? I will share/like your page in return!

– No. Please stop asking me that.

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 tell me which keyboard brand I should buy?

– I’m sorry, but I am completely uninformed about this subject, since I usually play on grand pianos. The only electrical piano I own is a Kawai CA63. If you are planning to buy an upright piano: a Yamaha or Kawai is a very good start. My first upright piano was an Yamaha as well. Also, the steinway grand I am using in my recent videos belong to the conservatory I am attending.

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.

Can I use your piano cover for a voice cover / Can I use your midi file for X?

– Yes, of course you can! It would be nice if you could also credit me in your video description.

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.

Is it possible to download mp3 files of your piano covers?

– Just use any youtube-to-mp3-converter (like this for example) and you can download the mp3 of the youtube video you want.

Can I become an editor of your Facebook page?

– Sorry, I don’t need any additional editors. My facebook page also don’t need to publish posts on a daily basis as as well.

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.

I can’t download the sheet from sheethost in your video description!

– Occasionally, sheethost has some server issues. Please try to access the sheethost page again the next day. It should work.

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.

What are your top 10 favorite anime series of all times?

– My top 10 changes every year, therefore, I can only name the current top 5. However, my favorite anime ever will always be Aria – the Origination – it’s just that good.

1. Aria – the Origination.

2. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

3. Great Teacher Onizuka

4. AKB0048

5. Shirobako

Hi! / Hey / 😀 

– Hi. If you have any question, please ask.

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

27 thoughts on “FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Hi, do you think I can play as well as you without taking lessons, just playing by ear and watching people playing on YouTube or you think to play like you I must be inevitably helped by a teacher ?

  2. Eh animenz, watch Zetsuen no tempest, it’s really good. The 2nd opening might be worth it to make a cover. It’s called daisukinanoni by kylee :))

  3. Were u serious about helping people out with playing the piano if they manage to visit your home? I would really like to know if thats the case 🙂

  4. Hi Animenz, I just want to say a huge THANK-YOU you’ve kick started my love of piano again with your compositions. I’ve been a pianist for over 20 years now but over the last 8 years I’d say I’ve become someone who can say I play the piano; hardly practising, learning nothing new and my passion and love has slowly drain away.
    Your pieces have kick started my love again and I’m playing daily. I really can’t thank-you enough I have missed my best friend now for years and you’ve brought them back to me!
    Your pieces are proving a wonderful challenge (partially making me feel a fraud of a pianist). I’ve been a Ludovico Einaudi player for years so would you have any tips to help someone who’s become stuck in their ways of minimalism piano to master the more speedy rock style that you’ve so beautifully created here?

  5. Sensei please make a piano cover of darker than black season 2 opening .. I dont like any of the covers I saw on youtube. To be honest I dont even listen to any anime pianist other than you. So I would be really happy if you could make a cover of my favourite opening.

    My favourite so far are
    Shingeki no kyojin Op 1
    Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso Op 1
    Tokyo Ghoul Op 1
    God knows

    • I mean my favourite opening is Darker than black season 2’s.. and my favourite covers you made are the following. Shingeki no kyojin Op 1. Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso Op 1Tokyo Ghoul Op 1. God knows.

  6. Hi! Just out of curiosity, when are the songs that you played @ Taipei Concert (Snow Halation, Ignite, etc.) going to get released?

    Also, I know you don’t take requests, but try “Samurai Heart — Some like it Hot” by Spyair, Gintama ED 17. I personally think that’s really cool song, and the anime’s really cool too.

  7. 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.

    I’m visiting Germany by the end of this year. Are you serious you can teach me if I come to your house?

  8. Hello, Animenz! My piano teacher said your sheet music doesn’t match your songs for My Dearest and Unravel, and he can’t find your full sheet music for “This Game”, either! Are we missing something by chance? I am trying to become a pianist in my spare time between classes and studying for veterinary school and almost chose the Berlin school!

  9. Hey Animenz =D
    Ich wusste gar nicht, dass du auch in Deutschland wohnst! Echt cool 🙂
    Hast du auch vor mal in Deutschland Konzerte zu geben, oder kann man dich mal besuchen kommen oder zumindest beim Spielen zuhören und zusehen?
    Mfg Paul

  10. Hi,

    I just want to tell you that you really touch people’s hearts with your covers.
    I really do appreciate your videos and hope that you will continue creating covers for your fans.
    Really don’t comment on blogs but I want you to know that there are people who really enjoy and appreciate your works; so I am making this comment to show my support and appreciation.

    Keep up the great work!

  11. Hallo, ich hätte gern lernen ein music, dass Sie gemacht haben. Das ist Tokyo Ghoul und ihre Gefühle, waren in dieses Liede zu viel, es war wunderbar!
    Wie kanne ich haben ihren Klaviernoten, dass Sie hatten geschrieben? Bitte schön!!!
    ich mag sher spielen klavier… Ich weiβ nicht wie kanne ich machen. Es geben Eigentumsrechte auf ihre Schaffungen, ich will Ihnen Ihre großartige Musik nicht stehlen. Haben Ihnen ein Buch geschrieben, damit kann ich es kaufen?
    Ich schaffe auch meine Musiken. Danke ihm Voraus.
    Entschuldigen Sie ich für die eventuellen Rechtschreibfehler, ich lerne deutsche Sprache nur seit einiger Zeit.
    Setzen Sie das fort, was Sie besser machen, zu spüren und spüren zu lassen!
    😉

  12. Hi,
    I’m doing Piano covers and I was wondering if it’d be ok If I used some of your music sheets? I will definitely credit you.

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