I decided to ragequit but then I realized I’ve done this before (Guilty Crown Insert song – Euterpe)

To come straight to the point: The last week was for me a nightmare.

You want to know why? The whole story began with a simple and insignificant comment on youtube:

I thought -sure, why not?- and began working on the opening “My Dearest”. I advanced very quickly and already finished the main melody and harmonics in only a few hours.

But then more and more people are demanding me writing the transcription, so I thought: okay, so I’m totally going to make the best-piano-cover-ever-even-more epic-than-my-previous-one and began to add details and my usual original parts in the transcription.

One day, two days, three days passed and I realized I still haven’t even finished 50 % of the sheet!

It was the same story as the Angel beats transcription fiasko. I couldn’t finish it either because of the pressure. The higher the anticipation, the greater the stress.

I admit: there is a sort of competition on youtube: Who is going to make the best transcription, who is getting more views, who is the first uploading a piano cover.

So I really didn’t want to lose this “competition” (silly me). But then more and more piano covers appeared and I thought to myself: I must be an idiot for getting mad about something like this. (I know, I know, history repeats himself)

…which ultimately lead to the second ragequit.

The story should normally end here but then –

TehIshter came and saved me from this dilemma:

Thank god, he appeared! Since Tehishter is also one of my favorite anime music transcriber I believe the transcription is in good hands (also I am really curious about the Animenz-influenced transcription)

After this I felt relieved and I decided to stay away from transcribing for a while.

But then, since I am not obliged anymore to finish the transcription of “My dearest” , my mind is finally free from all those stress and suddenly, my creativity kicked in with full force.

I wanted to transcribe something else and I decided to make a sheet for the awesome insert song which played at the very beginning of Guilty Crown ep 1.

Originally, it was only one page long with the main melody and some easy accompaniment on the left hand, but my ideas kept coming and eventually it ended up just as it is now, six pages long.

I am not lying to you: I have finished this sheet in only one night (roughly seven hours) and afterwards, I only edited some minor things. Probably my brain was cheering: Freedom! Finally I can work on something others than the §%&§ Guilty Crown opening!” and the rest ist history.

If you have already listened the transcription, you’ll notice it has a rather melancholic and sad atmosphere and it’s getting very emotional towards the end. I guess I have collected all of my experience and stress of the last few weeks and make them to music.

TL;DR Trying too hard is bad for your health.

Oh yeah, since stupid wordpress is disabling mediafire direct links (seriously, why are you doing this) I’ll give you instead the tinyurl links, which leads to mediafire.

 

Back from the dead (for the fifth time) (Shakugan no Shana 3 OP – Light my fire)

Well hello again.

It seems that I’ve reached my “transcription cycle”:

At the start of every new anime season, I’ll transcribe 3-4 pieces until I got bored or if there aren’t any interesting pieces left to transcribe. Then I’ll “hibernate” until the next anime season arrives with fresh OP and ED’s. And then I’ll begin transcribing again.

And so, once again, a new season begins, the fall anime season 2011 brings tons of new shows which I’ll look forward to, but most importantly, the anime, I’m anticipating the most is finally airing:

HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT SHANA IS BACK!!! asdf%$&@HELL_YESSSSq3w5er1t2t

I can’t f*cking believe it, Shana is finally back, the long awaited third season finally airs!

I jumped out of my seat when I heard, that the third season is airing this fall 2011.

You know, shana was one of my “first real anime” I’ve watched. Therefore it remains as something special in my hearts. If Shana had aired 2011 and not nearly six years ago I would classify it as “generic fantasy anime no. 154723”. But Shakugan no Shana is different.

I’m not really sure either why I am liking this series so much,

-Nostalgia?

Shana, because she is so hot?

I know a guy who watched over 200 Anime series and recently began watching the first season of shana the first season and his reaction was like

“OMG why do you favor this boring anime so much? It’s just another generic slice of life anime with a fantasy setting, and with a annoying tsundere and a useless male lead as the main characters, and the animation sucks and blah blah blah…”

And then I was like

“SHUT UP, shana is special and I know that I am not the only one who thinks like that!”

– …right, guys?

Okay, now back to the actual transcription:

Sorry for the occasional defocus in the video, blame the new camera.

Also, because of the malfunction of the tripod, I accidently revealed my face a little.

Oh well, it can’t be helped since I’m too lazy to record it again.

Anyway, why is this transcription so special?

I’ve always wanted to do a Shakugan no Shana transcription since I like ALL of their ED and OP. Seriously, they’ve been in my anime playlist for years and I still listen to them regulary.

Now, I have the oppurtunity to transcribe a Shana OP for the first time and so, I wanted to make it special.

I’ve added, once again, a special part, right after the main transcription of the piece, the nostalgia part, since it contains the theme of the first OP of shana.

Well, I don’t want to spend too much time talking about it, instead, just listen to it yourself.

OH GOD SHANA IS SO HAWT~ HNNNNGH~

-= Download the sheet and the midi file here =-

[Light my fire pdf + midi]      (difficulty: challenging)