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Unravel – Tokyo Ghoul OP [Piano]

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My piano cover of “unravel” – the opening song of Tokyo Ghoul (2014). It was created while I was enrolled in a music conservatory in Germany and I was practicing many advanced classical pieces at that time. This might explain the extreme difficulty level of this piano arrangement, compared to my other arrangements. It is basically full with very risky jumps and super fast runs. Especially the particular “guitar riff” arpeggio at 02:21 is probably the fastest arpeggio I have ever attempted.

This piece is the most difficult piece I have ever arranged and I have put this song in my “top 10 most difficult arrangements” playlist on my channel as well:

I spend around 5 days to fully arrange this song but in order to fully play it, I needed to practice it very intensively for more than a week. This piece requires a high level of left hand and right hand coordination. There are many complicated rhythms in this piece and the only way to properly memorize them all is by repeatedly practicing it again and again in half speed.

Especially the intro melody in 00:35 is often called the “wall”, because of the sheet difficulty of that passage. There are huge jumps with both of your hands at the same time and you have to rely on your muscle memory in order to play it. It is indeed difficult to completely master this piece and I am seriously wondering myself, how I even managed to play this entire song in only one continuous take back then.

In hindsight, if I would arrange this song again, I would use my gained experience from the past five years to make it less frustrating to play, but without losing its musical quality. And I would definitely avoid using those cursed double hand jumps in 00:35.

Perhaps one day, I will make another crazy-level arrangement like this unravel again. But only time can tell whenever I am in the mood for it.

Well, thank you for reading so far, and I hope I can see you again in the next video.
Until then –


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Animenz Sheet Music

Official Animenz Sheet Music Book (Published by YAMAHA)
Digital Sheet Music:
🎹Piano arrangement by Animenz

Original Song: unravel
Anime: Tokyo Ghoul
Published by: Sony Music Labels Inc. (2014)
Composed by: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
Performed by: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
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3-HOUR STUDY WITH ME 🌳 / calm piano + birds singing / a summer day in Tokyo / with countdown+alarm

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🌵The version with ONLY calm piano is here.
(If you find bird singings disturbing)

🌵The version with ONLY white noise is here.
(Good for work that requires thinking)
https://(coming soon)

Hey everyone! It’s getting hot recently here in Tokyo. Is it summer in your area? I hope the fresh greenery can bring you a touch of coolness and comfort on a hot summer day. P.S. At the end of the video, I’ve prepared a small reward for those of you who have completed 3 hours of study, so check the card in the top right corner!

BTW, some of you told me that the alarm clock is a bit loud and startling, I thought about switching to a more gentle one. However, if it’s too soft, it will lose its function as an alarm. So this time I lowered the high frequency so that it won’t sound so harsh. What do you think about today’s alarm?

👉🏼 Do you prefer summer or winter? I, as a student, prefer summer because it reminds me of long summer vacations and all the great memories I had from them. How about you?


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0:00 – INTRO
0:43 – session #1
25:43 – break
30:43 – session #2
55:43 – break
1:00:43 – session #3
1:25:43 – break
1:30:43 – session #4
1:55:43 – break
2:00:43 – session #5
2:25:43 – break
2:30:43 – session #6
2:55:43 – OUTRO


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My name is Abao. I am a Chinese student living in Tokyo, Japan.🗼 I am currently studying at Waseda University. In this channel, I mainly post 📚 STUDY WITH ME videos, and 🤳my life as an international student in Japan. Some of my old videos are in Chinese only, but my recent video are all in both Chinese & English.

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