Red Bean – East of Eden (伊甸园之东) Korean Drama

April 7th, 2009 by Ah Doe

There are 56 episodes in this drama and I have neglected lots of my other routine work while rushing it through.

Oh dear, I have almost given up when I realized that the first few episodes are still telling stories about the casts’ childhood. It’s a bit draggy, but somehow due to some reasons that I don’t even know, I just finished it.

There are so many songs in East of Eden soundtrack and I really had a hard time to choose which song to transcribe.

In the end…I chose the song that represents Song Seung Hun (宋承宪) and Lee Yeon Hee (李研希) who acted as a pair of miserable and ill-fated lovers in this drama:

Dong Chul and Young Ran

Red Bean (East of Eden Korean Drama) Piano Sheet Preview
Red Bean (East of Eden Korean Drama) Piano Sheet Preview

Yes, this is the same song that Faye Wong (王菲) sang before – Red Bean (红豆), and it has been translated into Korean and fitted into this drama. In fact, the Korean singer Lee Bo Ram (SeeYa) managed to express this song in her own style. Therefore both Chinese and Korean versions are special in their own ways.

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key: C Major

2) Romanized Korean lyrics and chords included

No matter you are Faye Wong’s fans or East of Eden Korean Drama addict, you are likely to know this song. Another good reason that you should try this piano sheet out is: It’s simple!

Download link for Red Bean (East of Eden Korean Drama) Complete Piano Sheet.

East of Eden (伊甸园之东) Overture

April 3rd, 2009 by Ah Doe

This is the opening of East of Eden (伊甸园之东). If you are planning to finish off the whole drama, be prepared to see this 56 times!

East of Eden (伊甸园之东) Start 2

East of Eden (伊甸园之东) Start 1

And the background music for this opening…

East of Eden Overture Piano Sheet Preview
East of Eden Overture Piano Sheet Preview

I am glad to tell you that if you are above Grade 5, you are capable of playing this piano sheet.

About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key: F Major

2) Instrumental, therefore no lyrics

3) Chords included.

Download link for East of Eden overture complete piano sheet.

Memory from Departure (入殓师)

March 24th, 2009 by Ah Doe

Luckily I’ve expected the movie plot to be in this way, if not I’ll join the audience in tears.

This is also the reason why Departure (おくりびと,入殓师) won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscar.

Departure Poster

Basically the film discusses death in another point of view. It’s sad but somehow I can’t control myself from laughing at certain scenes because of the hillarious dialogue. Watching this film is like riding a roller coaster in short, at one point you can’t stop laughing and while you are still unprepared for what happens next, the movie reminds you of reality.

Guess this is why it touches people’s heart too.

The main actor in the movie, Masahiro Motoki (本木雅弘) is a former cellist who then switched his profession by chance. One of the main soundtrack is Memory, with cello as the leading instrument and accompanied by piano which is composed by Joe Hisaishi (久石让), who is best known for his work in Hayao Miyazaki’s (宫崎骏) animated feature films.

Memory, one of the best songs I have heard in 2009:

Memory from Okuribito Piano Sheet Preview
Memory from Okuribito Piano Sheet Preview

Some information about this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, G Major

2) Chords included

3) Pedalling signs included

If you would like to have a complete music score with cello and piano accompaniment separated nicely, you can purchase it through this link:

Memory from Departure (入殓师) Complete Music Score with cello and piano accompaniment

Listen to the demo:

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If not, you can still download the piano sheet for free. Make sure you scroll down till the end of this post until you see its download link.

Passionate is the best thing to play with this piano piece. Keep it gentle and slow.

Download link for Okuribito’s Memory Complete Piano Sheet.

Bella’s Lullaby, from Twilight

March 21st, 2009 by Ah Doe

Just watched Twilight recently. The cinematography is nice, and really romantic for teens. I guessed I’m too old for it. Anyway, it serves as a nice popcorn break after work.

Twilight Poster

I can barely recognize Kristen Stewart although I knew that she was the child actor in Panic Room years ago. As for Robert Pattinson, I have to agree that this cute little guy is so stylish that I bet even aunties will scream for him! Now I can foresee the fight between him, Zac Efron from High Musical and Shia LaBeouf from Transformers to becoming the next hottest star.

I know I shouldn’t spoil the romance of Twilight, but I’d really like to share this “Twilight Trailer Spoof” with you all. Make sure you don’t watch this spoof video before you see the real Twilight movie ok?

From now onwards the original Twilight movie seems so funny than ever. Blame this spoof!

This is one of my favorite songs from Twilight Soundtrack: Bella’s Lullaby by Carter Burwell.

Bella’s Lullaby (Twilight) Piano Sheet Preview
Bella’s Lullaby (Twilight) Piano Sheet Preview

In this movie, Robert Pattinson plays this piano piece on the piano genuinely by himself, with the bellisimo Bella watching beside him after their flying experience (at no cost!) across the river valley…

This musical score is literally easy for everyone because there’s not so much of flying notes and chords.

Some quick notes about this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key: A Minor

2) Chords included, no lyrics…purely instrumental

3) Remember to generate echoes with your pedal.

Download link for Bella’s Lullaby Complete Piano Sheet, from Twilight movie.

Khalil Fong’s (方大同) Love Love Love (爱爱爱) (By Request)

March 18th, 2009 by Ah Doe

This is not a new song anymore.

Khalil Fong’s (方大同) Love Love Love (愛愛愛) from THIS LOVE album.

THIS LOVE Album Cover

Frankly speaking, I’ve considered transcribing this song before but backed off when I noticed that there are so much Jazz in it. To elaborate further, Jazz comprises of hell lot of semitones and rhythmic bass, which is not an easy task.

The most touching phrase that I want to say is: For the sake of my readers/ requesters, I still did it!

Fang Da Tong Love Love Love Piano Sheet Preview
Khalil Fong’s (方大同) Love Love Love (爱爱爱) Piano Sheet Preview

This time I did it more differently. I simplified the chords and make the whole piece sounds cleaner than my usual style, hoping that this could accommodate more younger players.

For those who don’t know who is Khalil Fong or Fang Da Tong in Mandarin, he’s one of the fastest rising artists who can sing, compose and produce music on his own. He’s only 26 now, borned in Hawaii, lived in Shanghai and Hong Kong before. Looks not so handsome to me lah, but hey! Who cares anyway…

Let’s focus at his music then. 🙂

Some facts about this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, i.e. mostly in A Major and transposes to C Major at certain stage.

2) Chords and lyrics included

3) Notable ornaments throughout the passage.

Ah Doe hopes you’ll like this. Enjoy~

Download link for Khalil Fong’s (方大同) Love Love Love (爱爱爱) Complete Piano Sheet