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OCR00811 - Final Fantasy VII "A World of Piano"

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I can't explain it in words. I just heard the first few measures of this beautiful piano, and my jaw just dropped. It sounds so good, so pure. Of my entire collection of OC ReMixes, I have to say, this is one of my top 5 picks. I'm a band geek and a computer geek, and you've combined both aspects into an amazing piece of music no words can describe. Hell, I show off to my friends and family because I have this GREAT ReMix. :lol:

Anyway, enough with the sissy soft crap. A jaw-dropping piano piece that all people, musically talented or not, should download and hear. Kudos man, just a lot of ludicrus kudos! Hell, I'll bus them in on armored cars. Okay, so maybe that wasn't the best place for cheesey humor. I'll live.

Keep producing works like this, it's good for me :P

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This remix was absolutely beautiful! I fell in love with the moment I heard it. I would really like to use it as the processional for my wedding. I was going to use the original orchestrated version but I think this version is much more suited to the event. I hope it's alright!

Thanks,

April

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Klutz,

Seriously, based on these remixes here on this site, and the remixes that I've downloaded off of your personal site, you should seriously consider applying for Juliard. Although there may not be much that they can teach you any more, but I'm sure there's a master's course. :)

Uhhh...no.

It takes a lot more than you think to get into Juilliard.

I was on a bus going to a concert in D.C. filled with a bunch of musicians and sat next to this girl who I started chatting with. She said she was going to be attending Julliard. When we got to the concert it turned out she was the main act and the piano she played that night was the most beautiful music that has ever graced my ears. Plus she was hot.

/hot Julliard girl encounter story

Anyway, kLuTz, I admire how you play with passion and soul, and it really shines through in your music. I have enjoyed every song of yours here at OCR and on your website, and this one is one of my favorites. I can't wait until you give us another OCR piano arrangement!

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As an aspiring remixer, composer and pianist, I appreciate this peice. Admittedly it's not the most original, but maybe that's not the point. As I recall, the point of this site is to porve that video game music is as vital and noteworthy(pun) as any other genre. I think this remix proves that in a very accessible way.

If I had one complaint it would be that it lacks a certain progression. Arpeggios are great and all, but a little more variation with structure and timing would have been great.

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I have been a sucker for Piano pieces my whole life...probably why I have taken such a liking to Klutz's work. But this is by far one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever heard. Definetly up there with Mozart - Pachabel in D Minor......WOW. Honestly, I nearly cried listening to this. Excellant job Klutz, keep up the good work and bring us more.

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kLuTz's works always knock me on my butt... they are so different from the original themes, and yet so reminiscent (sp.? on this word for the second time today?)... And I definitely love the kLuTzEy variations (sorry for lack of a better trademark term)... I rank this up there with Chopin's "Revolutionary" - known as Kakumei to DDRMax2 players.

BTW... I know most pianists have their own variation techniques, but yours sounds close to Mozart... is it modeled after his variation technique?

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hey,i agree. this song was really awesome. i had this sinking feeling in my stomache.

-curious, how did you get the sheet music for this song? it would be really great if you could somehow show me how to get them.

thanks

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HEy Ive noticed that no one has used this in a long time but i would like to say I lov ethis song and listen to it all the time. I sent an email to the address provided but got a returned msg saying there was a problem. I was just wondering if there was anything I could do to own the sheet music for this piece I love playing the piano and I want something that people would recognise but couldnt really be duplicated. THank you for your help.

-Nic

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Yea I WANT it TOO!!! I just found the song and downloaded it. It was just F***ing amazing. I have already tried thinking of what the correct notes would be and I have already started to improvise them.It didn't come out so well.If anyone has the sheet please e-mail it to me at------------

BlitzKrieg18@msn.com

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How more generic could a song get? This is a very stale mix. There doesn't seem to be any emotion, and it doesn't go anywhere we haven't gone before through kLuTz's other mixes. I would go more in-depth, but why should I when Disco Dan already said it best himself nearly two and a half years ago when he was judging the mix?

Wow this sounds exactly like the town life in piano mix we just had... arpeggiated accompaniament... simple chord progression, very little variety. But flawless execution and nice dynamics. I feel like I've said this before....

And there's something fishy about the flawless performance... I can't put my finger on it. It's definitely a synth, which is fine, but there's something artificial about the playing, and I think it's the breaks, and the jumps, which the more I think about, sound really ... doctored, or impossible. I could be way off here, but anyway...

Ok, I hate to be the pessimist or the cynic or whatever I am, but I really don't feel this has much to offer, besides being piano based. The playing really isn't THAT impressive, but I may be a bit biased being at a music school with a focus on composition and piano performance, and being constantly blown away by the other students who seem to actually like playing the piano, and then by the jazz pianists whose ability to improvise and vary seems unending. But all in all, I feel the piano work here is very cliché and sounds like something I'd do just messing around on the keys, only to close the piano lid, say "blah," and walk away as my dad says "that was nice, Daniel, what was that?" because they're much more easily impressed...

But anyway, I don't feel this is spectacular, and the part I guess that bugs me the most about it is the similarity to the arrangement that was just submitted by this guy just a week or so ago, just in arrangement style and technique. Kind of bored me. Spice it up, buddy. Kick it up a notch. BAM!

Anyway, that's my reasoning, and I'm stickin' to it.

NO

DC

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I tend to agree. Although it shows quite a bit of skill on the piano(I know I couldn't duplicate it), and everything is technically perfect...that's the biggest problem, as well. really, not very emotive at all. In music, I don't think perfection means a hill of beans. I've heard a lot of songs with less-than-perfect notes, chords, phrasing, whathaveyou, but the feel behind it is so compelling, i just sit there for hours listening to it. It's a perfect piece...but, it's a perfect piece. That explains it perfectly.

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Thanks guys!! All comments welcome indeed!!

Time flies hahaha!!!!

Anyhow, for those that asked for sheet music, I'm sorry to say that I never made any, since this piece was improvised. However, if you go to http://klutz.vgmidi.com/music.php you can find the midi, and open it with a midi editor. There are a few songs there, though that you can find that other people have transcribed for me. Or you can also ask in the Sheet Music section at the site to see if anyone's transcribed it. Thanks!

-Greg

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Okay, first of all, the fact that this piece was improvised already blows me away. How do you do it? Well, I can sum up what I think it is in one word: creativity. This mix is perfect for the car especially after school when I'm tired and I just wanna relax to something that of course, doesn't put me asleep at the same time, lol! Anybody, even if you haven't played FFVII, should just download this and immerse yourself into a nice warm piano bubble bath, lol!

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This was one of my first OCR remixes I ever heard.

Usually piano remixes tend to be boring but this one... it just isn't boring. It's very relaxing to listen.

It always reminds about the moment I stepped outside Midgar for the first time and realized that the world of FF7 is going to be BIG.

8/10.

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Amazing work. My favorite mixes of all time are any done by the panio. I love this one and it is one of my all time favorite mixes. Keep up the great work!

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wow, i first heard this back in 03 or 04, and i have to say i still enjoy it, but i'm probably being bias cause of nostalgia and the fact that its from ff7, this is pretty good quality for somthing made back in 02. also good arrangement, very enjoyable 9 out of 10

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I love piano and I love the FF VII Main Theme more than almost anything, so I should like this song by klutz, right? Well... YES. I do. But it's not just that I'm predisposed to liking this song - this is a legitimately great arrangement by klutz. You need only compare this to the professionally produced version on the Final Fantasy VII Piano Collections CD (arranged by Shiro Hamaguchi and performed by Seiji Honda) to realize how great this song is. Hamaguchi & Honda's version is good, but Klutz's just blows it away. I feel like he really "got" this track better... maybe it comes from him having a greater familiarity with the game, but I can't say for sure. Either way, he wisely omits the slow middle section of the piece that worked as an orchestral buildup in the OST, but drags as a solo piano piece. Instead I feel like he really boiled this theme down to its essence and then expressed it perfectly in his medium of solo piano. I remember stopping outside towns in FF VII just because I wanted to listen to this theme to the end of its loop... this arrangement gives me the same feeling of wanting to stop what I'm doing and just admire the beauty of the song. Klutz really nailed this one.

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Really relaxing stuff, the deceptive cadence at 2:09 was awesome, and the slight color changes in the chord structure were excellent. I think a little more rubato in some spots would have improved it, but overall some really nice interpretation of a classic theme.

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