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Sedrife

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Replacing all the songs with better quality. They will be arranged at the top of the channels.
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I'm making it a central point to upload a new piece of Touhou arrangement once every week to contribute to my project.  I also make it a point to attempt songs that are rarely arranged or transcribed to sheet of music, so that I can get closer to my main objective, which is to arrange all Touhou songs in live piano performance.

Sheet Music:
Rigid Paradise - http://www.mediafire.com/?m3ym83zgm7c2jak
Shotoku Legend ~ True Administrator - http://www.mediafire.com/?xm3cu5g29kxhz3h

Note: it has been transcribed in a manner I've played (or will play) the song.


Album:
Bandcamp:
Touhou Piano -1st- Legacy: https://sedrife.bandcamp.com/album/touhou-piano-1st-legacy
Touhou Piano -1st-: https://sedrife.bandcamp.com/album/touhou-piano-1st-remastered
Touhou Piano -2nd-: https://sedrife.bandcamp.com/album/touhou-piano-2nd

1st Album Crossfade demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wo58aQ8G1M
2nd Album Crossfade demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=431q6IJ2toE
3rd Album Crossfade demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4xXr-aB_es

Collaboration
 w/ vannedeschenes:
Houjou Nue Speedpainting!

List of Arranged Songs:
Digital Piano:
Last Occultism ~ Estotericist of the Present World   (TH14.5, Usami Sumireko's theme)
Thundercloud of Magical Power (TH14 Extra Stage Theme)
Himorogi, Burn in Violet   (TH2 Stage 4 Theme)
Shrine of the Wind (TH1 Unused Theme)
Iris   (TH1 Ending Theme)
Alice in Wonderland   (TH5 Extra Stage Theme)
Lonesome Werewolf   (TH14 Stage 3 Boss, Imaizumi Kagerou's Theme)
Magus Night (Guitar, April Fool's Special):  (TH12.8 Extra Boss, Kirisame Marisa's Theme)
Mermaid from Uncharted Land   (TH14 Stage 1 Boss, Wakasagihime's Theme)
Dream Land (TH4 Stage 6 Theme)
Gensokyo ~ Lotus Land Story (TH4 Title Theme)
U.N. Owen while drunk
Kobito of the Shining Needle ~ Little Princess (TH14, Sukuna Shinmyoumaru's theme)
Dullan Under the Willows (TH14, Sekibanki's theme)
Doll of Misery (TH5, Yumeko's theme)
Greenwich in the Sky (Magical Astronomy, Track 2)
The Venerable Ancient Battlefield ~ Suwa Foughten Field (TH12, Yasaka Kanako's theme)
This Dull World's Unchanging Pessimism (TH13.5, Title theme) (Demo Ver.)
the Positive and Negative (TH1, Shingyoku's theme)
Straberry Crisis!! (TH3, Okazaki Yumemi's theme)
Returning Home From the Sky ~ Sky Dream (TH12, Credit Music)
Futatsuiwa from Sado (TH13, Futatsuiwa Mamizou's theme)
Road of the Apotropaic God ~ Dark Road (TH10, Kagiyama Hina's theme)
Septette for the Dead Princess (TH6, Remilia Scarlet's theme)
U.N. Owen was Her? (TH6, Flandre Scarlet's theme)
Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess (Th8, Houraisan Kaguya's theme)
Emotional Skyscraper ~ Cosmic Mind (TH12, Hijiri Byakuren's theme)
Complete Darkness (TH2, Mima's theme)
Hakurei Shine Ground (TH2, unused track)
Drunkard's Lemuria (Uwabami Breakers / SSiB Track 3)
Spring Lane ~ Colorful Path (TH9, Hakurei Reimu's theme)
A Dream Transcending Space-time (TH3, title theme)
The Gensokyo that Floats in Outher Space (Trojan Green Astroid, track 10)
Bad Apple!! (TH4, Stage 3 theme)
Our Hisou Tensoku (TH12.3, Pre-Battle Theme Music)
Necrofantasia (TH7, Yukari Yakumo's theme)
Magician's Melancholy (1st track from Grimoire of Marisa)
Aerial Army (SH1, Gate's Theme)
Vanishing Dream ~ Lost Dream (TH3, Kana Anaberal's theme)
Extend Ash ~ Hourai Victim (TH8, EX stage theme)
Great Fairy Wars ~ Fairy Wars (TH12.8, Three Fairies' theme)
Vessel of Stars ~ Casket of Stars (TH4, Kirisame Marisa's theme)
Eternal Shrine Maiden (TH1, First Stage theme)

Good Quality:

The Positive and Negative
Highly Responsive to Prayers
Wind God Girl
Captain Murasa
End of Daylight
Sailor of Time
Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial
The Tiger-Patterned Bishamonten
The Fantastic Legend of Tohno (Energetic Ver.)
The Fantastic Legend of Tohno
Heian Alien
World of Empty Dreams
Reincarnation
Romantic Children
Akutagawa Ryuunosuke's Kappa ~ Candid Friend
Strawberry Crisis!!
Faith is for the Transient People
Sleeping Terror & Faint Dream ~ Inanimate Dream
Plastic Mind
U.N.Owen was Her?
Our Hisou Tensoku
Hartmann's Youkai Girl
Hakurei Shrine Grounds
Emotional Skyscraper ~ Cosmic Mind
Complete Darkness
Strange Oriental Discourse
Ghostly Band ~ Phantom Ensemble
Legendary Illusion ~ Infinite Being
Eternal Shrine Maiden
Rigid Paradise
Spring Lane ~ Colorful Path
Vessel of Stars ~ Casket of Star
BAD Apple!!
Necrofantasia

Previous Quality (to be replaced):
Blade of Banishment
Doll Story ~ Doll of Misery
Beware the Umbrella Left There Forever
Bloom Nobly, Cherry Blossoms of Sumizome (Short Ver.)
Peaceful Romancer
White Flag of Usa Shrine
Extra Love
Skygazer
Mystical Oriental Love Consultation
Catastrophe in Bhava-agra ~ Wonderful Heaven
Corpse Voyage ~ Be of Good Cheer!
She's in Temper!!
Green-Eyed Jealousy
Sakura, Sakura ~ Japanize Dream...
Onigashima in the Fairyland ~ Missing Power
Darkening Dusk
Paradise ~ Deep Mountain
Locked Girl ~ The Girl's Secret Room
Love Colored Master Spark
Shanghai Teahouse ~ Chinese Tea
Maiden's Capriccio
Crimson Belvedere ~ Eastern Dream
The Doll Maker of Bucuresti
Septette For the Dead Princess
Gensokyo Millenium ~ History of the Moon
Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess
Alice in Wonderland
Please feel free to leave any comments (as I love to read all the comments).


In the end, I would like to be a part of the Touhou community, and would like to contribute in any way I can that interests me deeply.  I sometimes work on translations and subbing, which you can find more in my occasional inserts in my channel other than the videos labeled as [Touhou Piano].

よろしくお願いします~!
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Sedrife

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Re: [Music] Touhou Piano Project by Sedrife - Piano Arrangement Performances
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 11:45:03 pm »
Update for the 3rd Week of February - Beware the Umbrella Left There Forever (Tatara Kogasa's Theme in Unidentified Fantastic Object)

Some Notes:

- Couple of hiccups from switching key signatures.
- Replayed Twice, with the second attempt turning out better.
- Fade Out Ending (in a style similar to ZUN's OST album)
- Sheet Music by kkcwkoh, as always

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Re: [Music] Touhou Piano Project by Sedrife - Piano Arrangement Performances
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 12:20:27 am »
About the pedal thing. I notice that many arranges kkckwoh finds that have sheet music are essentially just rocking fifths/octaves over and over again (and as such many people use them because they're simple). A [few] years ago that was me, and like you, when you have that pattern, you pretty much need the pedal to make it sound not awkward. Also it tends to cover up mistakes, which a lot of people tend to rely on. But as you get better with dynamics, fluidity, and just general playing ability, that pedal will slowly vanish~!

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Re: [Music] Touhou Piano Project by Sedrife - Piano Arrangement Performances
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 02:17:46 am »
About the pedal thing. I notice that many arranges kkckwoh finds that have sheet music are essentially just rocking fifths/octaves over and over again (and as such many people use them because they're simple). A [few] years ago that was me, and like you, when you have that pattern, you pretty much need the pedal to make it sound not awkward. Also it tends to cover up mistakes, which a lot of people tend to rely on. But as you get better with dynamics, fluidity, and just general playing ability, that pedal will slowly vanish~!

Thanks a lot, Drake.  You are very right, and I hope to improve and provide a better material as I'm doing some retakes in the future.  Octaves and fifths do make the sound richer, but it's hard to make it sound fluid without a pedal.
I do feel that my piano is generally a very "ringy" piano (sign of broken pedal?), but I'll have to take a recording of a song without any pedal (I have some in my inventory) to truly see the difference.

An alternate option would be using a keyboard than a piano, which I don't have at the moment.  I'm thinking of a clearer recording using that if I can actually get my hands on one.  Though I do like the feel on piano better, >_>;;

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Re: [Music] Touhou Piano Project by Sedrife - Piano Arrangement Performances
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 03:16:31 am »
Update for the 4th Week of February:

Title: Doll Story ~ Doll of Misery
Album: 東方怪綺談 ~ Mystic Square

Some Notes:
- Replayed Twice.
- Fade Out Ending (in a style similar to ZUN's OST album)
- Sheet Music by kkcwkoh

Sedrife

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Update for the 1st week of March:

Title: Highly Responsive to Prayers
Album: 東方靈異伝 ~ Highly Responsive to Prayers

Some Note:

This song, was placed LAST on the Touhou 8th Popularity Poll.
I thought it deserved some attention.

Sedrife

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Update for the 2nd Week of March:

Title: The Positive and Negative
Album: 東方靈異伝 ~ Highly Responsive to Prayers

Note:

Finally, an arrangement and love to Shingyoku, which at least its half is a male forgotten in the series.

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Update for the 2nd Week of March:

Title: The Positive and Negative
Album: 東方靈異伝 ~ Highly Responsive to Prayers

Note:

Finally, an arrangement and love to Shingyoku, which at least its half is a male forgotten in the series.
Nice one! :D

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Hmmm must have missed this thread when it was posted =p These are all really nice amigo. Ya definitely get a subscription from me.

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Oh cool, you use DMBN too?  :)

Awesome piano playing! I'm trying to learn some of them myself (nowhere near as many as you at this point. I only know how to play U.N. Owen was Her?,  and am working on Flight of the Bamboo Cutter ~ Lunatic Princess).

That's kinda irrelevant though. Nice work learning all of these songs, you're clearly very talented at piano!  :)

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Update for the 3rd week of March:

Title: Blade of Banishment
Album: 東方靈異伝 ~ Highly Responsive to Prayers

Special Retake, a tribute to 2011 Sendai Earthquake:
Title Faith is for the Transient People
Album: 東方風神録 ~ Mountain of Faith

Let us gather small parts of our faith to bring forth a miracle truly needed in Japan.

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Update for the 4th week of March:

Title: Hakurei Shrine Grounds
Album: 東方封魔録 ~ The Story of Eastern Wonderland

Note: This theme is "unused" by ZUN, only to be composed and shown in the Music Room in TH5.  It was designed to be Stage 1 Theme of the SoEW.

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Update for the last week of March:

Title: Sailor of Time
Album: 東方夢時空 ~ Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream

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Sweet orbs of ZUN, you're good.

I was just about to go to bed when I noticed this thread. That was way over an hour ago and I'm far from done here.

I'll be sure to keep track of this thread in the future, because it's damn worth it.
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[20:45:39] Hakurei Reimu: ... because it shoots once and then you throw it out?
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Hi!  I've been listening to your songs, and I have some critique;

*  Pleeeease please get that piano tuned.
*  You seem to be mixing up and missing some of the notes.  I'd keep listening to the original songs to make sure you get them right.
*  Your tempos are generally too high and transitions not very smooth.  I think you need to relax quite a bit before you start and during playing.  Let the music flow out on it's own, you don't have to force it.
*  I'm not sure if your sheet music is 100% correct to the music.  I know that if you need help with the PC98 music, you can get an FM player (like FMPMD2000, music files here) where you can solo individual channels.  That way you can figure out each part separately and perfectly.

Anyway, you're off to a good start, please don't stop playing!  Hope to hear more soon.  ^.^

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I missed this thread before, but hell, that is a lot of pieces you already played there. As was suggested by someone, this deserves to be honored with a Resident Artist Tag~

Keep up the good work, and if you can heed Momi's advice there this will get even better :3

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Thanks so much for your comment!  I'm honored to have my project worth considered even a cent.
Here's my reply in attempt to start up some more conversation with people willing.

Hi!  I've been listening to your songs, and I have some critique;

*  Pleeeease please get that piano tuned.

R: *facedesk**facedesk**facedesk**facedesk* - I have no money nor time at this dire moment.  I'll definitely get it fixed this year after I graduate.

*  You seem to be mixing up and missing some of the notes.  I'd keep listening to the original songs to make sure you get them right.

R: I try my best to stick to the original.  I listen to original songs every time I'm on the subway for commuting.  However, indeed, because current state of the project is: Quantity > Quality (once a week release for at least a year's duration), it is my idea to increase the inventory, then slowly progress towards better performance.  In addition, what my brain registers are not necessarily what ZUN transcribed, due to my lack of musical training background.   


*  Your tempos are generally too high and transitions not very smooth.  I think you need to relax quite a bit before you start and during playing.  Let the music flow out on it's own, you don't have to force it.

- R: You are very keen on your observation that you realized that the playing looked "tense".  Though not all cases, but often enough, the recorded playings required several retakes and repeats that consumed my time to get all the notes right as I see it.  (Mind you, I have to (want to) memorize the music within one week's period, playing it to the heart's content with enough practice while attending to university works and studies) By then, I probably succumb to a bit of frustration, and fingers become less smooth.  What I hope that DOESN'T happen (at least, not noticeably), is that the tempo is EVERYWHERE, which was probably the case on the earliest recordings. 

*  I'm not sure if your sheet music is 100% correct to the music.  I know that if you need help with the PC98 music, you can get an FM player (like FMPMD2000, music files here) where you can solo individual channels.  That way you can figure out each part separately and perfectly.

- R: Thanks very much for this information for a know-how.  I definitely will investigate this and incorporate it into my project's future.


Anyway, you're off to a good start, please don't stop playing!  Hope to hear more soon.  ^.^

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*facedesk**facedesk**facedesk**facedesk* - I have no money nor time at this dire moment.  I'll definitely get it fixed this year after I graduate.
You might be able to do it yourself, as long as you have the proper tools (tuning hammer and mutes, etc.).  You can hack it pretty well if you're resourceful but you definitely have to be careful, you can easily break your strings if you try tuning them too much.

Anyway, good luck, and congrats on your Resident Artist tag!

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Update for the 1st week of April:

Title: Heian Alien
Album: 東方星蓮船 ~ Undefined Fantastic Object

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I am hearing few missed notes and some back ground noises. Slow it down a bit, because I would rather hear clarity of notes than bunched up notes. Nonetheless, that is some fine work you have done.

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Update for the 1st week of April:

Title: Heian Alien
Album: 東方星蓮船 ~ Undefined Fantastic Object

Ah awesome, ive always wanted to do Hein Alien, but damn... That song confuses the hell outa me @.@ Especially that nonsensical chorus part XD So hey, you should play in the jazz/rock band that I found out existed a few days ago~

http://www.shrinemaiden.org/forum/index.php/topic,7838.0.html

Gonna have to figure somthin out as far as that recordin quality, but im sure it can be worked with =p

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I am hearing few missed notes and some back ground noises. Slow it down a bit, because I would rather hear clarity of notes than bunched up notes. Nonetheless, that is some fine work you have done.
Thanks a lot.  At one point of time, I shall have to perform major change of the style in a not-too-distant future.

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Re: [Music] Touhou Piano Project - Piano Arrangement - Update! Need Review!
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2011, 01:31:53 am »
I've made a retake on Necrofantasia with a different recording method to improve the sound of the quality.

Please generously make comments on what you guys think in terms of the quality change.

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Watched the video, and my god, you made some significant improvements in quality. Background noise is gone and that does count a lot. Also notes sound clearer than the older take.

Groove on, mate. Good job. 

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I had to giggle at your "wtf is this semiquaver bullshit" video. Basically because I now exactly what you're talking about.
As in, I knew the song almost immediately because I've done it before, and recognized it once I got past the key change. It comes faster with progressing notereading skills.

Sound quality is definitely up.
both you and i need new pianos though

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Yup, thats pretty good amigo. A definite improvement in quality, and great job on the song as well~

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Update for the 2nd week of April:

Title: BAD Apple!! (Retake)
Album: 東方幻想郷 ~ Lotus Land Story

Title: Vessel of Stars ~ Casket of Star
Album: 東方幻想郷 ~ Lotus Land Story

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You just raped my subscription box with a lot of amazing piano arranges.
I love you.

Sedrife

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Update for the 3nd week of April:

Title: Rigid Paradise
Album: 東方神霊廟 ~ Ten Desires

Title: Spring Lane ~ Colorful Path
Album: 東方花映塚 ~ Phantasmagoria of Flower View

Note: Stage 2 Theme of Ten Desires live-played by 4thSymphony
           Stage 3 Theme of Ten Desires live-played by Holeyhell

Find them at my playlist for Ten Desires or search it up yourself.  Awesome renditions in such a quick time too.
 

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