"I like playing piano. I often perform when it feels that the sound of the piano is suited to a project. During the process of making the soundtrack for Ring of Fates, the idea came up of adding a bonus track. So, I suggested, "I'd like to play a medley on the piano." I might add, I do not write sheet music for when I play. I construct the song by playing freely. The medley for Ring of Fates was created by improvising several times."
Ring of Fates incorporates the distinct style Tanioka developed for the original Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for the GameCube. When Tanioka was involved in the original Crystal Chronicles she was looking at the illustrations of the game world when planning for the world's music, not limited to a single country or culture, but something about the world as a whole. However, for Ring of Fates, compared with previous work, Tanioka did not compose with world music in mind; although being the same Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles,Ring of Fates is based on the concept of creating a new landscape with the same atmosphere. Tanioka composed the music purposefully without having the notion of world music in mind. Instead, she was more emotionally involved in the characters, and created the music through trial and error.
Published by DOREMI Music Publishing, the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Ring of Fates Piano Sheet Music Collection contains piano arrangements for the music on the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates Original Soundtrack.