September 7, 2011 20:25
I recently downloaded the trial version of Finale Notepad. Most of the music I write / transcribe is going to be for piano, so I don't really need the full version.
One of the first things I transcribed is "Cleanin' Out my Closet" by Eminem. You can download the sheet music here:
Cleanin' Out my Closet piano sheet music
It's probably not perfect, but I've only heard the song three or four times, and hopefully you'd be playing with some variation if you actually performed it.
Coming soon: a live recording of the song featuring Eshy F Baby on vocals! :)
July 18, 2011 04:05
Yesterday I went to Pianoforte Chicago expecting to get a Yamaha keyboard. I've always hated keyboards but I decided it would be better than nothing. When I got there though, I fell in love with the Kawai digital pianos.
Apparently, when recording their samples, Kawai uses a machine to play each key at 100 different volume levels. Most of their competitors only record 3.
As a result my new Kawai CN23 sounds and feels very similar to a real piano. My only complaint is that the higher notes don't ring out as well as they should, but I think if I hook it up to my speakers and adjust the levels that should be taken care of.
I still don't think any digital instrument will ever be able to fully replicate the touch and tone of a real piano, but I've been wrong before, and this is the first time I've ever enjoyed playing one.
June 6, 2011 03:46
Awesome drive in Cincinnati yesterday. We had a great turnout and I took a lot of pictures and video.