I’ve always wanted to play Final Fantasy. When Final Fantasy VII came out many years ago, I got hooked into the plot and especially to pieces like this one.
This piece is not too hard to learn – it only takes a couple of hours maximum. Don’t be discouraged if you do mess up once in a while! That’s totally natural.
Start by playing the intro. This consists of three measures in which you play sixteenth notes on the high key (C). You have to alternate between your left and right hands here – it’s very important that this is done correctly. There are also some chords played with both hands, but I’ll leave those out because they’re not relevant to this lesson.
The next part consists of a much longer note – it’s actually played as a thirty-second note here, but you can play it as semiquavers (sixteenth notes) if you want to make it easier. This is mainly going to require your left hand because you’re playing chords on the left while the right hand does the melody on the high key (C). This repeats with some variation towards the end.
The part that comes after this is very repetitive, but it’s actually how most of the song goes. It’s just a series of variations of this chord progression with little melodies in between – I’ve written it below so you can get an idea of what it looks like.
From what I’ve heard, Final Fantasy VII has an official piano arrangement which is actually quite a bit different from this one – if you want to look into that as well you can do so here. The song also appears in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and Square Enix even made it’s own remix of it for Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core.