I bought this for my wife who is learning piano and loves Stardew Valley. I didn't expect the songs to be so advanced!
You wouldn't expect the plinky-plunk music that you hear on the game to transpose in to such complex piano music. I've been playing for many years (though, admittedly, only recently started playing again after many years of not playing at all) and I have trouble with a lot of the songs too.
If you love the music of Stardew Valley I wouldn't hesitate to get it. Even if it is above your skill level you can use it as inspiration and motivation to practice more!
Fair warning, these are hard songs for someone who is just casual when it comes to playing music. The transcription isn't exact, but the scores are still beautiful and amazing! I absolutely love how nice and high quality it is, so much so I have to intentionally bend and crack the spine for it to stay open which is a bummer because it is a beautiful book. It displays very nicely when closed and the few pages of art in the front and back are very well done and make me smile whenever I flip to them. Will be buying other piano collections from Fangamer!
The quality of the book is amazing. It's perfect bound, with over 100 glossy pages. The artwork is stunning and a nice touch. It pains me to have to crack the spine of something so lovely. I haven't been playing piano for too long, but have a musical background. These songs are seriously challenging. These are the hardest songs, I've ever seen. I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to actually play these, but I'll still cherish the book as a collectors item! I'd recommend looking up Matthew Bridgham on youtube and watching him play the songs. It definitely helps to see a visual of where your hands are supposed to be! This book isn't going to be for everyone, but I imagine there'd be an insane sense of accomplishment when you learn them.
I am blown away by this!! Everything is stunning, the story behind the making of this book, the artwork, the arrangements themselves, and the great production! I can't wait to learn and play these!!
A more formal arrangement for some of those tunes you've been whistling on the farm.
Materia Collective presents the official piano arrangements of ConcernedApe's Stardew Valley soundtrack! The book features arrangements by Matthew Bridgham and engravings by David Peacock, as well as artwork by Kay Belonus. Also available as a digital download (PDF).