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La Donna Romantica from Ennio Morricone – The Grandmaster (一代宗师)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

“我心里有过你,不怕说出来,喜欢人不犯法,但也只能到喜欢为止了,让我们的恩怨就像一盘棋那样留在那儿。” – 宫二

“You were once in my heart and I am not afraid to say it. It’s no crime to like someone but this is the furthest I can go. Let our feud remain where it is, like a chess game.” – Gong Er

Beautifully said, a confession that came too late…

No other music can sound as melancholy as Ennio Morricone’s La Donna Romantica in this setting. What a brilliant choice.

The Grandmaster Poster

I’ve made the piano sheet for this song. It’s quite easy for most piano players but to get the mood right, that’s the tricky part.


La Donna Romantica - The Grandmaster Piano Sheet Preview by Ah Doe

Click here to download this file

Listen to the music score demo:

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About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in D Major.

2) Play it expressively…


In memorial of Teresa Teng (怀念邓丽君)

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

She left us on 8th May, exactly fifteen years ago.

Teresa Teng

I was still in secondary school back then, but I was already quite familiar with all her songs.

A tribute to Teresa Teng on this day: Sweet as Honey (甜蜜蜜, pronounced as Tian Mi Mi)

Teresa Teng Tian Mi Mi Piano Sheet Preview
Sweet as Honey (甜蜜蜜) by Teresa Teng (邓丽君) Piano Sheet Preview

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in D Major, i.e. original key
2) Lyrics and chords included


Download link for Teresa Teng Tian Mi Mi Complete Piano Sheet.

Sand Painting (画沙) Piano Sheet

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Miss Yuan Long Lin or just Cindy Yuan is really talented. When I first heard that she is backed by Jay Chou, I knew that there is something about Cindy.

Hua Sha Album Cover

Press says that she just came back from US and she’s good in piano and violin (That can be verified in the music video of this song). There’s a violin and piano solo by her and a cello solo by Jay. I’ve also fixed this part in the piano sheet.

So, I did my part in the piano sheet. It’s challenging in nature so it’s really up to you whether you want to master this solo. 🙂

Hua Sha by Yuan Yong Lin and Jay Chou Piano Sheet Preview
Hua Sha by Cindy Yuan Long Lin and Jay Chou Piano Sheet Preview

The demo for this song is absolutely helpful for players, especially for those who are either weak in sight-reading or lazy to read the piano sheet.

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About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, D minor and D Major

2) Lyrics and chords included

3) The rap part, cello + violin + piano solo parts are all included

4) Pay attention to the key signatures, this song always switches from minor to major

The piano solo part requires basic skill in appregio and chromatic scale. Playing scales is always an agony for piano learners but you’ll realize that it’s actually important especially when you come to classical pieces.

Ah Doe wishes you all the best in playing this piano sheet.


Download link for Hua Sha by Cindy Yuan Long Lin and Jay Chou Complete Piano Sheet.

Sand painting (画沙)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

We had painted heart from painted skin, painted veil and now we have this sand painting…

Seems that they have this common hobby.

No piano sheet yet. But this is basically how it sounds like.

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What do you think?


Thank You – Jerry Yan (言承旭)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

I am going to offend Jerry’s fans if I say so: Jerry isn’t good in singing, he is better in acting.

That’s true, at least for me, until I heard this song.

Jerry Yan - Extra Freedom
Wow wow, Jerry Yan in Venice, with Rialto Bridge in background.

I first heard this song at Yes 93.3 and thought it was beautifully written and presented. After several times, I decided to find out what this song is and who is the singer. I waited and waited, and finally one day, the DJ announced its song name and to my shock, Jerry Yan sang it! That cool and arrogant guy in Taiwanese Meteor Garden 8 years ago.

Taiwan Meteor Garden

Before we talk about Jerry, I really ought to give a credit to the composer and arranger for doing a good job. Alex Fung (冯翰铭) is that composer who wrote many songs for a number of pop singers such as Andy Lau, Twins, Andy Hui etc. This time, Jerry improves a lot in his singing. His presentation surprised me and convinced me that he put a lot effort in his singing career.

Thank You by Jerry Yan Piano Sheet Preview
Thank You by Jerry Yan Piano Sheet Preview

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, Eb Major

2) Chords and lyrics included

Listen to the demo of this piano sheet:

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This song is a good choice for drama theme. At some point, the chords and melody resemble typical Korean Drama soundtrack. Ah Doe recommends you to play it gently. If you manage to play it well, perhaps you’d impress the girl you like. 🙂


Download link for Jerry Yan’s Thank You Complete Piano Sheet.