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Watch The third project of my Top 6 shounen OPs is Blue Bird, the legendary third opening song from Naruto Shippuuden, performed by Ikimono Gakari!
I still remember singing this song in the Karaoke booth when i was in china. This song is surprisingly well known: I was playing this piece in my conservatory, and when it was time for me to switch rooms, the person who entered the room asked me, whether I was playing blue bird (mind you, she is just a normal music student, not some weeaboo like me, lol)
Either way, the difficulty of this piece is not as high as my previous two shounen OP arrangements (yay!). It follows closely the original song and I only added an extended ending section - basically changing the key of this sheet from minor into major with the final chord.
I also featured a 4-hand technique for the very first time: two independent melodies, the bass and the main melody.
It starts at 2:56 with the third (and final) chorus. Basically, the left hand is playing an independent melody (which simultaneously acts as the bass), while the right hand is playing the main melody plus an additional melody in the higher register.
Be sure to emphasize the thumb of your right hand, if you are playing this passage, so you can clearly follow the main melody.
Unlike my usual recordings (in the same room in the conservatory), this one was recorded in the morning, since i failed the recording on the day before (I forgot to enable the microphones, derp)
If you are interested, how the piano room looks like: here is a picture I have taken just before I started recording
Well then, thats all I want to say about my arrangement.
I will now make a break from my transcription acivity for 3 weeks, and Ill return on 10th may again.
I have a live concert in shanghai at 1st may (in the shanghai music festival to be exact) and I have to prepare a lot of things for my performance.
Once I have returned, I will upload the remaining three arrangements for the Top 6 shounen OP series.
Alright, see you again in three weeks!
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Piano arrangement by Animenz
Original Song: Blue Bird
Anime: Naruto Shippuuden
Published by: Epic Records
Composed by: Yoshiki Mizuno, Hotaka Yamashita
Performed by: Ikimono-gakari