August 26th, 2016

Ah Doe may seem quiet these days.

Tumbleweed

The truth is: Ah Doe has been extremely busy!!!

Working, travelling, cooking, being crazy, planning things and also transcribing music scores.

The reason why I weren’t sharing most of these songs is because they might not be that popular.

For instance, there was this request from a harmonica player who requested me to transcribe a fairly challenging piano accompaniment part of a song called “Mitzva”.

This is what that reader wrote to me:

I downloaded some of your work and they have much higher standard than many others which I downloaded. Over the past 15 years, I have been doing my song arrangement using Sibelius, but in all these cases, I either have a full score or some partial score which I can adapt the musical ideas. Now I have a song called Mitzva (by Maurice Arnold in 1961, composed for Tommy Reilly) that I would like to generate its score. The recording here is played by the famous Norwegian harmonica virtuoso Sigmund Groven, accompanied on piano.

And this is what I transcribed:

Click on the audio link below to listen to the demo of the piano sheet arrangement:

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Mitzva Piano Accompaniment Arrangment Preview by Ah Doe

And for another instance, there was another customer who requested me to transcribe The Silk Road by Kitaro just for the flute and piano. This song is to be for the Ocarino solo performance.

Playing Ocarina

And there you go, transcribing songs requires listening to the songs over and over again, extracting certain instruments from the song and putting them together, adding a little creativity if need.

The Silk Road music Score for Ocarina Preview

These layout of the music scores of these songs may not appear to be as nice as other music scores that are available at www.ahdoe.com because the requests are normally very straightforward and urgent.

So in short, Ah Doe is still alive and active. If you need transcription services, do email me at callme@ahdoe.com. I’ll see what I can do to help you

Cheers!


April 24th, 2016

It’s known as Taps in the United States.

The story behind the “Last Post”. Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the American Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison’s Landing in Virginia. During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a soldier who lay severely wounded on the field. The Captain decided to risk his life and bring the stricken man back for medical attention. Crawling on his stomach through the gunfire, the Captain reached the stricken soldier and began pulling him toward his encampment. When the Captain finally reached his own lines, he discovered it was actually a Confederate soldier, but the soldier was dead.

The Captain lit a lantern and suddenly caught his breath. It was his own son. The boy had been studying music in the South when the war broke out. Without telling his father, the boy enlisted in the Confederate Army. The Captain asked for permission to bury his son with full military honors but was refused because the soldier was a Confederate. He then asked for a military band to play at his son’s funeral but again was denied. Out of respect for the Captain Command allowed him one musician. He chose a bugler. He asked the bugler to play a series of musical notes he had found on a piece of paper in the pocket of the dead youth’s uniform. The haunting melody, we now know as ‘The Last Post’ used at military funerals was born.

“I confess, without shame, that I am sick and tired of fighting — its glory is all moonshine; even success the most brilliant is over dead and mangled bodies, with the anguish and lamentations of distant families, appealing to me for sons, husbands, and fathers, it is only those who have never heard a shot, never heard the shriek and groans of the wounded and lacerated that cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is Hell.”

by General William Tecumsen Sherman, Union Army Commander

On Anzac Day 2016
Red Poppies Anzac Day

April 18th, 2016

How can you not hear about this latest Korean drama by Song Joong-ki (宋仲基) and Song Hye-kyo (宋慧乔)?

This hit drama tells the love story of Yoo Si-jin, a captain of a special force unit and Kang Mo-yeon, a surgeon based in a hospital. Both professions involve facing life and death matters, thus indirectly create a special bonding between these two characters.

Korean Drama The Descendants of the Sun

One of the main theme in this drama is “You are my everything” by GUMMY. There are several nice songs in the OST of this Korean drama, but I guess this one is the main song that best represents the love between Yoo Si-Jin and Kang Mo-yeon.

You Are My Everything Descendants of the Sun Korean Drama Piano Sheet-Preview.jpg

Click on the audio link below to listen to the demo of the piano sheet arrangement:

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This piano sheet is in its original key, which is F# Major.

The complete piano sheet and its demo (In MP3 Format) will be emailed to you within 24 hours upon purchase. Should you have any questions regarding the purchase, please visit this page: How to purchase piano sheets from www.ahdoe.com? or email callme@ahdoe.com






April 16th, 2016

Have you finished this drama? Piano sheet from this drama is on its way…

Korean Drama Descendent of the Sun

Korean Drama Descendants of the Sun - You are my everything piano sheet preview

Listen to the demo:

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April 12th, 2016

Are you ready?

Game of Thrones Season 6 Poster

Music sheets for sale:

Orchestral version

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