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Nothing Else Matters by Metallica was one of my first videos uploaded on Youtube in 2009. Failing to play the ear, I bought the music sheet arranged by Scott D. Davis. It took me weeks just to learn the intro and I could not play the first verse or the chorus. That’s why I looked for a piano teacher. I posted the video on Youtube to show my level to my future teacher.
And then I never played that song until recently. I had to relearn everything from scratch. But this time I get to play the verses. I especially wanted to see if since 2009, I learned a bit faster and if I had made progress.
In the intro, I could actually learn it in no time and without difficulty. As for the verse where I blocked, I finally got it with a little bit of work.
There is also a huge step forward in terms of recording quality. But the big difference lies in the interpretation. And that, I owe to my husband who taught me to listen to music differently.
And comparing the 2009 version to the 2014 version, I am aware that a false note goes unnoticed if the interpretation is good, but by-against misplaced intonation or a cut to the rhythm (hesitation) is more disturbing.