Ladies and gentlemen, Final Fantasy VIII has finally received a piano arrangement album! After Final Fantasy VI’s lackluster performance on the piano in regards to both repertoire of songs and notational quality, Final Fantasy VII’s more than adequate arrangements with proper expression marks as well as accessible difficulty have restored my confidence in Square Enix. I couldn’t help but buy Final Fantasy VIII’s soundtrack since it was only $20 on Amazon and Final Fantasy IX is coming out next year! If you’re not familiar with Final Fantasy VIII, it’s a personal favorite of mine. Although I am primarily an RPG player, Final Fantasy VIII managed to reel me in with its story, characters and gameplay mechanics. I thought Final Fantasy VIII’s story was the most well-thought out Final Fantasy game in the series, which is why I’ve finally decided to write Final Fantasy VIII piano sheet music for you. This particular piece is titled “Only a Plank Between One and Perdition”. This piece made me cry because it perfectly puts across the feelings of the characters. I feel that this Final Fantasy VIII piano sheet music will touch your heart like it touched mine.
This Final Fantasy VIII piano arrangement is in Bb minor and the time signature used is 4/4. “Only a Plank Between One and Perdition” starts off with a rather simple melody and chord progression. In the Final Fantasy VIII piano arrangement, a Bb minor tonic pedal is used throughout most of the piece. The left hand consists mostly of block chords in the lower and middle register. Although this Final Fantasy VIII piano sheet music is rather simple, it still evokes sadness mixed with hope simultaneously.
Final Fantasy VIII is considered Final Fantasy’s swan song on the original PlayStation. Final Fantasy IX is a much better Final Fantasy for piano in my opinion as Final Fantasy IX has some of the best Final Fantasy music ever composed in my personal opinion and is currently out of print in North America, so get it while you can! I hope Final Fantasy VIII piano sheet music brings Final Fantasy VIII fans and Final Fantasy music fans in general a little happiness. I can’t wait to play Final Fantasy IX on the PlayStation 4 for the first time!