A Simple Life (桃姐)

May 8th, 2012 by Ah Doe

A Simple Life (桃姐) proves that a good movie does not necessarily need overloaded computer graphics and hightech gimmicks like 3D filming. The storyline itself is the whole selling point and it touches my heart.

Andy Lau (刘德华) and Deanie Ip (叶德娴) don’t seem like “acting” in the movie at all, and that should be the reason why this movie swept many trophies in several film awards.

Of course, the credit should also be awarded to the director of this move, Ann Hui (许鞍华).

A Simple Life Poster

The theme song starts playing at the beginning of the movie. It’s gentle, soothing and touching.

A Simple Life Piano Sheet Preview
A Simple Life (桃姐) Theme Song Piano Sheet Preview

About this piano sheet:

1) No lyrics, purely instrumental.

2) Chords included.

3) It’s in C Major.

Click on the “Play” button below to listen how it sounds on your piano.

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The link for the complete piano sheet for this theme song is as below:



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Download link for A Simple Life (桃姐) Theme Song Complete Piano Sheet
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Silver Paradise from from Scarlet Heart (步步惊心片尾曲 – 三寸天堂)

March 29th, 2012 by Ah Doe

It has been “quite a while” since I last posted my last music score. I was not completely idle during this “a while”, at least I am still paying attention to www.ahdoe.com and being responsive to all the emails and requests.

My urge to transcribe this song came right after finishing this drama called “Scarlet Heart” or “Startled by each step”, which is the English translation of 步步惊心.

Startling by Each Step Poster

I did not know anything about the plot when this drama is being aired in Singapore. It was its theme song that captured my attention, then followed by watching this drama. The consequence: addiction! (Traumatized for 2 weeks!)

Written, composed and performed by a Chinese artist called Yan Yi Dan (严艺丹), the song named Silver Paradise (三寸天堂) just couldn’t get out of my head and I decided to put this song into notes:

San Cun Tian Tang Piano Sheet Preview

Silver Paradise (三寸天堂) from the Scarlet Heart (步步惊心) Drama Piano Sheet Preview

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Twilight Saga: The New Moon

August 4th, 2010 by Ah Doe

I am not sure why Alexandre Desplat did the soundtrack for Twilight Saga. Carter Burwell was quite good as well isn’t it? And so, this will be the third Alexandre Desplat’s composition that I had worked on.

Twilight Saga Poster

Out of so many songs from the soundtrack, I chose “The Meadow” because it is relatively easier than the rest. There are no complicated harmonics or flying notes. Just simple appregios and simple melody.

Who says nice music has to be complicated anyway right?

New Moon (The Meadow) from Twilight New Moon Piano Sheet Preview
New Moon (The Meadow) from Twilight New Moon Piano Sheet Preview

About this piano sheet:

1) Purely instrumental, no lyrics

2) Chords included, although not necessary

3) It’s in A Minor, without accidentals. (For beginners, what you see is what you should play – straightforward)


Download link for The Meadow (by Alexandre Desplat) from Twilight New Moon Complete Piano Sheet


Have fun! Team Edward or Team Jacob… 🙂
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Yanni – With an Orchid

July 6th, 2010 by Ah Doe

This piano sheet is for Elysia. 🙂

Yanni's If I Could Tell You Album Cover

I have been in love with this song since many years ago. There is just something special about this song but I don’t know how to describe it.

This version is slightly different from what I’ve played in front of you and it’s closer to the original. Remember I couldn’t even recall the sequence of the whole song? You should be referring to this piano sheet instead of my playing.

With an Orchid by Yanni Piano Sheet Preview
With an Orchid Piano Sheet Preview

Listen to the demo of this piano sheet:

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About this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key: D Major

2) Chords included

3) Purely instrumental, therefore no lyrics


Download link for Yanni’s With an Orchid piano sheet.


Rainy days and mondays always get me down

June 6th, 2010 by Ah Doe

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