Sand painting (画沙)

November 2nd, 2009 by Ah Doe

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.

What do you think?

Change – Chloe and Yanni (Request)

October 30th, 2009 by Ah Doe

Yanni has always been one of my favourite artists. He surprises me with his gift. Do you know that he did not undergo proper training on piano and composing? Do you know that he is a good swimmer who once set a national record in his country? The biggest surprise is, there seems no intersection between these two.

Those who tried to play his music on piano before should know that his music is not always simple, and don’t forget that these music came from a self-taught pianist.

So why are we paying for those music lessons then? So sad right?

Anyway, “Change” is requested by Kathleen. Without her request, I’d never know this beautiful song, which is a truly good recommendation from her!

Yanni Voices 2009 Album Cover
Yanni doesn’t look like 50+ years old at all!

I had been to Greece before and I noticed that they really have good music in their country. Has it got something to do with their beautiful scenery?

Santorini 1

Santorini 3
Mostly likely!

I am also browsing through my photos taken in Greece 2 years back while transcribing this piano sheet. I wish I am back there now. 🙂

Let’s listen to the demo on piano before checking out the piano sheet:

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Change by Yanni and Chloe Piano Sheet Preview
Change by Chloe and Yanni Piano Sheet Preview

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, D Major (I noticed that Yanni likes D Major)

2) Lyrics and chords included

3) Two parts in this piano sheet: Vocal (Chloe Lowery) and piano accompaniment

4) Remember to apply pedal, especially throughout the long tied notes

Tell me if you liked this piano sheet. Ah Doe’d appreciate your feedback.

Download link for Chloe and Yanni’s Change Complete Piano Sheet.

Thank You – Jerry Yan (言承旭)

October 13th, 2009 by Ah Doe

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

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.

Moon River – Request

October 2nd, 2009 by Ah Doe

It will be Lantern festival very soon. Last year’s Lantern festival, I did a piano sheet about the moon for the occasion.

So what’s the chosen song this time?

Breakfast at Tiffany's Soundtrack CD
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Soundtrack CD Cover

It’s Moon River, by Andy Williams.

Moon River has been a favourite classic since the release of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It was originally sang by Audrey Hepburn and later performed by many artists even till today.

I knew some people will doubt that Moon River is from Andy Williams when I first said it, and they are right because Audrey Hepburn sang it originally. There are really too many versions of Moon River, each is unique on its own and I really do love most of them. I chose the Andy Williams version because his version is one of the well-known one.

The latest versions that I have just come across recently are Khalil Fong’s jazz arrangement and the soundtrack from a Korean drama called Lovers in Paris/ 巴黎恋人.

Trust me, it is a hard decision.

Moon River by Andy Williams Piano Sheet Preview
Moon River by Andy Williams Piano Sheet Preview

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, based on Andy Williams version: Db Major

2) Lyrics and chords included

I hope you’ll like this piano sheet that I’ve chosen for this year’s Lantern Festival. If you’d like to suggest more songs about the moon, you can do a request here.

And now, click this download link for the complete piano sheet for Andy Williams’s Moon River.

Ah Doe turns 2

September 24th, 2009 by Ah Doe

Hip hip hooray~ Ah Doe is two years old today!

First of all, thank you for all of your support all the while. Without your participation (whether you left any comments, downloaded any music sheets, submitted your requests, recommended new songs to me, bought my piano sheets or just dropped by, Ah Doe would not have been this far.

My readers are really my sweethearts. 🙂

At the same time, Ah Doe also wishes to apologize for not being able to reply all the comments but do keep in mind that I’ve read all of them. Sorry as well if I have not replied your personal emails at the soonest. Ah Doe is trying her best to juggle all the works. On top of these, the quality of the piano sheets always come first!

Still, Ah Doe owes a million thanks to all of you! Muaks~

I’ve kinda lost track of what I’ve done within this year. Too many great things happened and they kept me so occupied that I almost forget that today is Ah Doe’s birthday!

Here are some achievements in Ah Doe’s 2nd year:

  1. Created a script that allows readers to submit their requests for piano sheets.
  2. Start up piano sheets sale which is welcomed by readers.
  3. Designed piano duet and trio, produced more piano sheets of different genre.
  4. Received overwhelming supports for some popular drama soundtracks (Click on the image to get to the respective piano sheets):

BOF Poster

The Little Nyonya Title

My Queen Poster

Transformer Poster

Departure Poster

Twilight Poster