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:

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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.

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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.

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.

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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

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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

Listen to the demo of this piano sheet:

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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.