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


Need (需要) by JS, from The Little Nyonya (小娘惹) Drama – By Request

March 9th, 2009 by Ah Doe

With regards to the overwhelming requests for this piano sheet, Ah Doe chose this song which is from The Little Nyonya drama again.

The Little Nyonya Title

After I’ve posted the piano sheet of Olivia Ong’s Ru Yan (如燕), there’s a significant increase of links that are directed to ahdoe.com from search engines. And the keywords are mostly “The Little Nyonya”, “Olivia Ong”, “Ru Yan” etc.

The same thing happened to the “Request Piano Sheet” tab in ahdoe.com, and most of them requested “Need” from JS. Those who have watched this drama would surely know that this is the theme song of Yueniang and Chenxi which represents their sad ending.

Yueniang and Chenxi resized

The structure of this song is very simple with few chords.

Xu Yao - The Little Nyonya Drama Theme Piano Sheet Preview
Xu Yao – The Little Nyonya Drama Theme Piano Sheet Preview

This piano sheet is:

1) In its original key, i.e. Ab Major
2) with chords and lyrics

Heard that The Little Nyonya will be aired in Malaysia, China and even Vietnam. Grab this piano sheet asap before the fever is over.


Download link for the piano sheet of Need (需要) by JS, from The Little Nyonya (小娘惹) Drama.


Hmm, which piano sheet request should I do first?

February 26th, 2009 by Ah Doe

Did you noticed that Ah Doe has just created a Piano Sheet Request to simplify the request procedure?From now on you don’t have to email me or leave comments under my posts and pray that Ah Doe reads your request. Just click the Piano Sheet Request tab, fill in all the details in the form there and click the submit button and your request will be automatically sent to my database!

Request Form Preview

Sounds cool isn’t it? 🙂

Some early birds have already utilized it and I have seen increasing requests during these few weeks.

Ah Doe is scratching her head to filter the list and select which request to process first…

Stay tuned because one request will be published soon and hopefully that request is yours.