Per a friend's idea, I arranged and uploaded an overly flourished cover of a familiar nursery rhyme tune. It was a fun challenge, and I'm hoping that this sparks a series of covers that will continue until who knows when. Along with each cover, I plan to write out a companion post on this blog to share my creative process, so here's my first one!
I've always found the top-down angle of the piano keyboard to be a very clean look. It shows exactly where the fingers are landing, and provides a good perspective of how the hand is moving across the keys.
I recently put out a recording of a piano cover on "A Mother's Prayer" by the Gettys using this angle. Some people asked how I achieved this view of my keyboard, so I'm writing this to share the setup that I used. Links will be provided for all of my gear, should you want to try this out for your own recordings!