Here is my own personal goal for playing the violin: I want to learn to play a violin solo for Lost in Thoughts All Alone from Fire Emblem Fates, the full version. “Full version” meaning the entire six minutes, including all the parts where Azura sings the lyrics for Birthright, Conquest, and Revelation.
There is just one big problem: I can’t find the sheet music for a violin solo of this song. The closest I’ve found is h4kase’s sheet music for a piano + violin duet. Unfortunately, this is not the full version of the song (it’s missing the lyrics for Revelation), and there are too many violin pauses. If worse comes to worst, I think I might need to ask my violin teacher to help me transcribe the sheet music for a full violin solo by ear.
The beautiful part of this song starts from 03:44 as the violins start to crescendo. It is a perfect contrast to the lyrics at that point, where Azura is singing about the dark path of Nohr (i.e. “Night breaks through the day…” ; “… Even the thorn in your heart, in time it may become a rose.”). The violins then take over from 04:08 with a short but emotionally stirring solo. THIS is what I want to replicate on my violin. I’ve only started to learn how to channel emotion and volume on my strings through placement of the bow, so it’s going to take a long while before I can reach this level.
A song from a videogame is inspiring me to master the violin. Sometimes I wonder why I take videogames so seriously.