It’s spring again!

February 8th, 2010 by Ah Doe

It’s less than 2 weeks to Chinese New Year!

In order to honour the late singer of this Chinese New Year song, I’ve chosen this song called “Spring returns to the earth”/ “Spring comes around”/ “It’s spring again” – 大地回春 (Whatever, you know what I mean)

Wu Ying Yin (吴莺音) is famous of her nasal voice because it made her singing unique and distinguishable. I believe not many young people like me appreciate Chinese oldies nowadays. Wu Ying Yin was famous in the 1940s, which was the era where songs were recorded with live bands. I don’t really think singers can publish records if they are not good enough back then.

Wu Ying Yin in album cover

I personally prefer Chinese New Year oldies than those with fire-crackers and Chinese Raps in between.

Da Di Hui Chun Piano Sheet Preview R
Da Di Hui Chun (大地回春) Piano Sheet Preview

This piano sheet is in original key (C Major), contains lyrics and chords.

You still have one whole week to practise it.

Download link for Wu Ying Yin’s (吴莺音) Spring returns to the earth (大地回春) Complete Piano Sheet.

Us (我们) – Kelvin Chen from “Together”

January 22nd, 2010 by Ah Doe

I have been enjoying Christmas and New Year so much that I kinda slowed down in creating piano sheets. There are so many things to cope with at the same time, so it’s not 100% laziness.

Believe it or not, I did not even watch a single episode of “Together” (当我们同在一起)

None, really.

Together Drama Poster

From the review it seems that I should lower my expectation because “The Little Nyonya” is a little too good to be compared to “Together”.

If you guys never requested its theme song, I’ll never transcribe this song either.

Sometimes transcribing a song that you’ve heard before (it’s even better if you like that song), is much easier than doing one from scratch. The sentimental feeling transforms into motivation that makes you feel like completing the song in the shortest time.

I hate to admit it, but yes, I am more delighted to transcribe those songs that fulfill the mentioned criteria.

Most of the time, however, I’d try to go against my heart because I know that somebody like songs that I don’t like and I just have to be fair. 🙂

We (When We are Together Singaporean Drama) Theme Piano Sheet Preview
Us (Together Singaporean Drama) Opening Theme Piano Sheet Preview

Hopefully the requester appreciate my token of esteem.

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, i.e. F Major

2) Key signature begins with 3 counts and changed to 2 counts from Bar 6 onwards

3) Chords and lyrics included.

Since imeem ceased its operation, all my piano sheet demo mp3s have to be relocated before I post them here again. You can do me a favour by suggesting any free service that allows me to upload mp3s and post their links online.

And here you are:

Download link for Us (我们) by Kelvin Chen (陈伟联) – Together Singaporean Drama) Opening Theme Complete Piano Sheet

Love of My Life – Jim Brickman (Request)

December 30th, 2009 by Ah Doe

When I see this request, I thought it is Emil Chou’s version of Love of My Life. I googled and found that there are more. There is another song of this name by Queen.

Jim Brickman’s version however, is always the all-time favourite for pianists.

Jim Brickman Love of My Life album

It’s a shame to confess that I only knew Jim Brickman through a compilation album that I’ve bought in Singapore 5 years back. Even that time I did not pay much attention to his song because there are other nice songs in that album.

Maybe it’s because that song isn’t “Love of My Life”. Had this song been included in that album, I might have been in love with him since then.

Love of my Life (Jim Brickman) Piano Sheet Preview
Love of my Life (Jim Brickman) Piano Sheet Preview

To my relief, this song is not as difficult as I expected. It would be a very good example of a well composed song without complicated arrangement.

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key: C Major and transposes to Eb Major briefly.

2) Lyrics and chords are included.

3) Vocal solo and piano accompaniment are separated into 2 parts.

It’s a good choice to perform this song during wedding banquets (It’d be better if the bride and groom perform it). Fear not, the piano sheet is ready for you to practise:

Download link for Love of my Life (Jim Brickman) Complete Piano Sheet.

Beyond The Realm Of Conscience (宫心计)

November 26th, 2009 by Ah Doe

If you wonder where Ah Doe had been for the past few weeks, don’t worry, she is still alive.

I did not go far, I am always in front of my computer, watching several dramas concurrently.

TVB Drama: Beyond the Realm of Conscience

I am so into this drama that whenever I go whatever I do, the theme song will keep ringing in my head. I cannot stand the harassment and therefore, I put them into notes.

What an excuse.

In the Realm of Conscience Piano Sheet Preview
In the Realm of Conscience (宫心计) Piano Sheet Preview

One of the major actresses Susanna Kwan (关菊英) sang this song herself. You might have seen her acting recently but Ah Doe would like to let you know that she is a professional singer since the 80s and I am one of her fans all the while.

Can’t believe that her acting is as good as her singing.

Listen to the piano sheet demo:

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, C# Minor

2) Lyrics and chords included

3) Less chords, more bass. Less tougher than my usual style.

TVB will be airing the last few episodes this week, can’t wait to see the ending.

Download link for In the Realm of Conscience (宫心计) complete piano sheet.

Sand Painting (画沙) Piano Sheet

November 8th, 2009 by Ah Doe

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.

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.