After learning You’re Still The One by Shania Twain, back in October (I think), I decided to learn one of the greatest love songs of all time (in my opinion), which is also from Shania Twain. The song is the beautifully orchestrated ballad From This Moment On.
It was a challenge in many ways to learn this song, the first being that it is 7 pages long which itself posed a challenge as to how I balance all 7 pages of sheet music on the piano stand! Secondly, the song’s intro is a mix of spoken and sung words (which essentially are vows), and as they are not the most recognisable part of the song, I took the liberty of not learning this part, so making it easier for 6 pages of the song to balance on the piano stand.
There are 2 prominent key changes throughout the ballad, and I found this to be an enjoyable part of learning the song, as it was a good way to remind myself of the extra sharps that were added along the way. This composition simply flows from start to finish, and it was important that this reflected in my piano solo too. I hope I did justice to it, as let me tell you it was not an easy song to record! As it is well past the 3 minutes mark, and at a slow pace, I often felt my concentration slipping away many times before I managed to nail the full recording.
If you aren’t familiar with the original song, have a listen to it below, and then enjoy my piano solo. All feedback is welcome!