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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:42 am

Classes are over for the day.

Where else would I be but here in the band club room playing music?

I'm sitting at the piano.

A heavy melody playing. My favorite style of playing.

The song isn't consistent because I am learning it, but I breeze through the chorus whenever I get to it.

(A little different here and there from this guy's rendition of the song but pretty similar.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6CnZPnu8r8
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Re: Power Play

Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:51 am

SUiko stands the band club room door, though she was not a fond music lover her curiosity got the better of her. She enters with the sound of music playing as she opened the door. There are instruments everywhere pianos to even the triangle. Sumiko spots Veach playing something; she does not recognize the melody.
"Hey Veach-san."
Sumiko waves her hand to get his attention.
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Re: Power Play

Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:14 am

Hm?

*CBbA G G Bb-A-G*
*C-C-C C C D*

When I notice I am not alone I just press as many lower octave keys as I can.

*BUMM*

I lift and turn my attention to the door behind me. Noticing a familiar figure.

Why does she look like-oh yeah, she's never seen me play any type of musical instrument.

Upon noticing Sumiko, I attempt to play a heavily simplified version of Do You Like Waffles? on a lower octave of the piano while I speak but fail miserably in the process and play a bunch of notes at once again.

*Bb-Bb C-slip-..C D Eb F-F-slip slip BUMM*
"Oh h-hey there. I didn't see you."
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:21 am

Sumiko walks up and stands beside him
"You play Veach-san?"
Sumiko touches a few keys but does not push them then tilts her head like a small child.
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Re: Power Play

Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:37 am

What I think:

NNNUHHHhhhh.



What I say:

"I've been playing for a few years now. Lately almost every day."

"Playing one of those-"

I point at the marimba in the line of mallet instruments.

"-helps out quite a bit when I wanted to start learning as well."

"Do you play anything musically?"

I gesture toward her arm. Or, where it should be, anyway.

"I know you'd..have issues, but it isn't impossible."

I had actually known about her arm for a while now. Obvious illuse of her arm piqued my curiosity and brought me to notice that I have never indeed seen the arm in the times when I should have.

The time I had to pull her up to my roof perch and...*shudder*...catch her brought the obvious disability to my attention from having physical contact with her.
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:53 am

Sumiko clenches her hand next to her right should
"C-Can we not talk about my arm please...."
Sumiko looks down at her right and and lets out a heavy sigh
"I-I don't play any instruments but I would love to try the bass guitar...someday."
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:14 am

That's a very interesting aspiration.

Very similar to my dream of being a pilot...


Instead of putting a dampener on the mood, though, I try to brighten it.

With a rare actual smile on my face I speak while lightly elbowing Sumiko.

"You know, Hawke is a hell-of-a bass guitarist and I've played along side him quite a few times."

I know she wouldn't be able to play it but-*GASP* O.O

"THE THREE OF US COULD ALL PLAY THE SAME BASS AT THE SAME TIME LIKE WALK OFF THE EARTH!"

"I COULD BE THE NEW 'BEARD GUY': HAIR GUY!"

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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:23 am

"huh!?"
Sumiko looks at Veach surprised a the reaction he went with
"B-but who would teach me? A-And we have another factor that goes into play with this as well..."
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:51 am

"I don't know it's just a thought."

I shrug my shoulders with my grin.

"Hawke would have to teach us both and you don't need more than a single hand to play with more than one person on a single string instrument."

I chuckle a little.
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:55 am

She pouts a bit but make a quick look at the piano again
"Play something Veach-san..."
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:37 am

"Hm?"

It is an out of the blue request so my mind doesn't process it well.

My mind soon does render what she said, though.

"Ah, alright."

"Hmmm....wha~t to~ play..."

A rather innocent girl when it comes to the way she carries herself so she probably wouldn't like a heavier song...

Light. At least in the beginning...Perhaps few lyrics but that is not a necessity...

Also, obviously, needs to be a song I already can play quite well.


It clicks in my head what I want to play.

It has lyrics but that's because I don't know many smooth music pieces on the piano without lyrics.

...Actually, I don't know any.

I end up doing my own version of 'Flowing Destiny.'

A copy of one version but played with lyrics because one day I thought it would sound nice if I did.

And, like Genesis says, 'and so it was,' after a couple weeks of practicing it.

A combination of these:


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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:51 am

Sumiko closes her eyes; her body sways back an forth to the gentle melody. As Veach finishes the song, she reopens her eyes and smiles
"That...was beautiful..."
Sumiko pulls up a seat and removes her hood. The gentle song made her more calm and comfortable.
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:03 am

I blush a tiny bit and turn away slightly.

I really appriciate the praise but was never one to feel comfortable accepting it. Especially with as much feeling put into it as Sumiko did.

"N-no anyone could do it i-if they set their mind to it."

Oh God, she's pulling up a chair.-What do I play next?-What do I play next?
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:11 am

"One more song, Veach-san"
Sumiko leans forward, looking at him with puppy dog eyes. She really wanted to hear another song just one more...
"Please?"
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:29 am

I am immune to such a face but I am definitely not immune to any feeling behind a face.

That is my flaw as a soul reader and a gentleman in one.

"You had me before you said please..."

You kill me, y'know?

This time I search my phone for songs I know that would fit good for her.

Hm. Gotchya.

Can't believe I didn't think of this one.


This one has no lyrics so it fits quite well and is hard to mess up due to the degree of such ease.

It is my own version of 'Roaring Tides II.'

A copy of the normal song but with a part made by someone else for the original song on guitar but converted to piano.

I just added it to the more peacful version.

Genesis-'and so it was.'

I adjust the piano's settings so the lower octave plays the looming sing beneath the heart-touching piano.

I also use that sound setting to play my slow rendition of the solo.




Such a powerful song piece. One that transfers it's feeling through you even without lyrics.

One that needs so little to accomplish so much.
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:41 am

Sumiko slightly hums to the song. She knew some of it since she had heard it before somewhere; a single tear falls from her right eye. She quickly turns the opposite way to hide her face but smiles, clenching her fist near her chest.
"ehh.. T-that... song..."
Speechless...
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:04 am

She's either seen what that one is from or she is just easily moved.

Either way is plausible, though, mine is for the first reason that I am effected by it.


I don't really have much to say to keep to the mood so I speak to lighten it instead.

Talking without looking at Sumiko.

The voice in the room echos with a chilled solution of words.

"Simple but powerful, isn't it?"
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:10 am

"Yea..."
She moves slightly in her seat touching the piano again
"I have heard that song before....W-what is it called?"
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:26 am

"Roaring Tides Two."

"Paired it with a separate cover solo of the original piece."

"It's from an old visual novel."

I finally turn my head.

Just in time to see a tear drip off of her chin.

I rest my eyes and grin.

"Hm.."

The hum is more of a chuckle than a normal hum.

"I'm not that good at playing."

My words have that 'oh come on' appeal with my same old grin.
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:40 am

"You are great at playing Veach-san..."
Sumiko puts her hood back on.
"Maybe you could teach me how to play the piano....?"
W-what am I saying...
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:51 am

Hm. If I can play Roaring tides's melody with a single finger I can teach her an easy song like that.

After she got the right way to play down I could teach her a simple song or two like that.

Some may have musical limits but none can't make any sort of it.


"Heh. Yeah, I believe I could."
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:59 am

She giggles a bit. Looking out the window the sun sets
"I should get going its getting late.."
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:45 am

"You go on ahead without me this time."

I look over to the door.

"I think I'd like to stay around the building a while."
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Post by Sumiko Nakagawa on Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:49 am

"O-Okay. I hope i see you at the picnic."
She bows and takes her leave
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Post by Satoshi Veach on Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:07 am

I wait until Sumiko leaves to move.

I stand and bring myself to the door.

Having exhausted the urge to play any music I make my way to the roof. After which I climb up over the doorway onto my perch.

Humming a deep-pitched tune.

Just sitting there. Looking at the sky. Meditating in thought.
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