- Where can I download sheet music?
Sheet music for cover songs (Anime, Disney, J-pop, Video Games, etc.) is licensed and sold through Musicnotes. If you are looking for a particular song, send me a message through social media and I’ll publish that song next. Some songs take longer to publish due to the licensing process.
As for originals, they’re available on Gumroad. I’m still in the process of transcribing all my original sheet music, but I upload those to my site as soon as I complete them. Price is variable for originals; some transcriptions can be very difficult to write due to the complexity of the arrangement and the length of it as well. With your purchase of originals, you will also receive the MIDI file for the song with 2 separate tracks for the left and right hand. This is perfect for Synthesia music learners! Keep an eye out for sheet music sales too!
If you’re interested in free sheet music, I do have some arrangements available. Mostly Christmas music and other songs that are in the public domain. Check out my Gumroad page for free scores.
Songbooks are a new addition to my store. The songbooks I have available are for originals, for now. Perhaps one day, I can make an anime or a Disney songbook. I’m currently working out a way to publish physical books, but for now, I do have a digital version of “Seaside” available. The songbook for Storybook Melodies will become available along with the release of the album.
- Who are your influences on the piano?
I have many, but to name my main influences:
George Winston, Jim Brickman, and Kyle Landry.
- Can I submit a request?
Yes! If you wish to request a song, follow me on social media and message me there! You can request anything you’d like, whether it be Disney or Anime, I’ll do my best to fulfill your request to the best of my ability. I receive tons of comments on YouTube and I try my best to read what each of you has to say. However, submitting a request through social media is the best way to make sure I read your request.
If you would like to submit a request for the publication sheet music, use social media or see the “contact me” page and submit a request there. I publish sheet music for the songs that I think are more popular first, but if someone requests sheet music for a song, I’ll most likely work on that transcription next.
- I found an arrangement of yours on sacredsheetmusic.org. Can I play your arrangement for a church performance?
Absolutely! To those who may be interested, I occasionally upload hymnal arrangements to this site. All arrangements on that site are available for free and I allow anyone to use my arrangements for non-commercial performances.
- Can I use your work in a YouTube video or another site?
Please message me before using my work; I love seeing what other people use my covers for, but you also need my approval before uploading anything. If you wish to use my work for a YouTube video or something related, you need to do these things:
- Contact me and let me know what you plan on using the song for.
- Make sure the credit for the song you used is given to me in the video description.
I typically get questions about using my covers as an accompaniment, or someone wants to use my covers in a twitch stream. This is 100% okay to do as long as you give proper credit.
If you are interested in having me compose new music, using a composition of mine, or even having me arrange a cover song for a project, feel free to contact me.
Let me give an example of what I do NOT allow: there have multiple incidences where people re-upload my songs to YouTube or elsewhere without proper permission and take the credit for their own. I do not allow this for obvious reasons.
- What instruments do you use?
Throughout the years, I’ve used the Casio Privia PX 150, Yamaha CP-33, Yamaha P-120, Yamaha P-155, Yamaha CP-88, Kawai MP-11, Roland FA-08, Nord C2D (for pipe organ sounds). Most of the Yamaha keyboards I’ve listed are now discontinued, but eBay is a good place to look if you’re looking for older instruments.
As of 2021, the instruments I use for recording are the Yamaha CP-88, and Nord C2D. The audio interface I use is the Scarlett Focusrite 2i4.
To give you an example, the piano sample you hear in Anime Music Collection, Volume 10 was recorded using the Yamaha P-155, whereas the piano sample you hear in Volume 11 was recorded using the Kawai MP-11. And Video Game Music Collection, Volume 3 was recorded using the Yamaha CP-88.
- What keyboard would you recommend?
Personally, I love the Yamaha brand but I’ve owned Casio, Kawai, and Roland digital pianos as well. Compared to these brands, Yamaha is definitely my favorite. Most of what you hear in YouTube videos and on Spotify was recorded using a Yamaha keyboard. If I were to recommend a decent keyboard with full 88, weighted keys, I would look into the Yamaha P-series. They’re reasonably priced in the $500-$1500 range. Ideally, the more you spend on a digital piano, the better the sound and feel are.
If you have a larger budget and want something that sounds and feels even better, you should take look at Yamaha’s CP Stage Pianos or Kawai’s MP Stage Pianos, I would even consider getting an acoustic piano if you have the space. I can tell you that the Kawai MP-11 definitely has the most realistic feel of any other keyboard I’ve ever owned, but I do like the sound of the Yamaha CP-88 more than the MP-11. Both are fantastic instruments!
The bottom line, everyone has different preferences in what they like and there is a huge selection of keyboard brands. What you really should do is find a keyboard online that sparks your interest and then find a YouTube video reviewing that particular keyboard. Then listen to the sound with headphones on to get the full sound of the instrument. If you like the sound, go to a music store and see how it feels when you play it. If you like the sound and the feel, then get that one.
- What computer programs do you use to record and write sheet music?
Logic Pro X, iMovie, Finale, and Synthesia.
I use Logic Pro X to master tracks so it sounds like what you hear in the albums. I also use this application to export all the MIDI files. For the YouTube videos, I don’t use any fancy programs. I simply use the footage and put them together in iMovie (the app that comes already installed on the iMac). For transcribing the sheet music, I use a program called Finale. Works very well for me and has for many years. I use Synthesia to record piano tutorials and post those on YouTube.
- What camera do you use?
Since 2015 or 2016, I’ve been using the GoPro HERO4 Silver.
As of 2023, I now use the built-in camera on the iPhone.
- How do you record music?
I use the keyboard’s record feature to record the song. I then transfer the audio using a USB audio interface. (Scarlett Focusrite 2i4 is what I use and I’ve been using it for years.) I use that interface to record the sound from the keyboard into either Audacity or Logic Pro X. I then master the track by adding compression, amplification, reverb, and stuff like that.
When I’m uploading to YouTube, I first record the song using the keyboard’s recording feature and at the same time record the footage. I then add both the audio and the footage to iMovie and then sync both together to match what I’m playing. Then, I upload it.
-Updated on March 11, 2023
I really want the sheet of “perfect day”, but it seems to need some kinds of permission to download. Can you give me the link?