Kaori’s Pianica Song

This is the song Kaori is playing in the scene where she meets Kousei for the first time in the anime Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso aka Your Lie In April aka, the anime that can make grown men like me cry. It’s also the best anime ever. And I bought my pianica just as it was ending last year (one of these days I will buy a blue one like hers).

Unfortunately I haven’t really done much with it. But preparing for the worship service tomorrow, our worship pastor chose a song that I think the pianica would fit in. So I busted it out to mess around. And since it’s been almost 2 weeks since I last blogged something (work has been ridiculous!), I thought I’d do a quick video. And what better than this song.

New Keyboard Gear

While I was “in exile” in Edmonton, and knowing that our new worship pastor was on his way up with his wife, I decided to take the leap and purchase an iRig keys and a MacBook Air to use as a synth device for worship. I’d like to think that this is what finally helped our sound make that distinct turn to more “hipster”, but it probably has a lot more to do with Asa’s awesome voice and guitar skills, and his wife Suz’s equally awesome harmonies and MANDOLIN! I’m just trying to keep up! PS: Clearly the featured image is not my church… probably the ideal I’d like to move to some day?😀

So tonight for worship practice, I laid the MacBook Air on the piano, fired up GarageBand, and sortoff hung the iRig Keys off the music holder on the piano. And I had myself an instant double-keyboard set up. Pretty sweet! Here’s some video taken off the MacBook’s facetime camera, meaning the audio is crappy, but man do I look like a pro keyboardist with my headphones coming off the Aviom and sweet set up. Hahaha.