Ah Doe may seem quiet these days.
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:
Talking to myself and feeling old
Sometimes I’d like to quit
Nothing ever seems to fit
Hangin around, nothing to do but frown
Rainy days and mondays always get me down
Love is a complicated thing…
When you are at 18, love is a pure feeling that draws you to someone you love.
When you are at 25, time and experience complicates love and the “pure love” we used to defined, could be affected by reality.
When you are 35, let’s say, if you are married. Are you still certain that there is still love in the marriage? It became life…
As time goes by, is love the same as it was before?
We know what is love through songs, educations, movies and experience. It can be put into words and actions, of course.
But, are you sure that it won’t fade with time?
It’s sarcastic that divorce rate is increasing today. It’s as easy as breaking up, although marriage is bonded by law.
How should we play our part, to keep LOVE fresh all the time?
They shine among the crowd
How sweet…this scene is lingering in my brain now…
And it kept me wondering…
How did they do that?