Happy New Year – A happy 2017 rooster year!

January 2nd, 2017 by Ah Doe

First of all, happy new year everyone! So long farewell 2016 and a warm welcome to 2017!

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There are increased demands of Chinese New Year piano sheets and music scores around this corner. Let’s have a look at the list of Chinese New Year songs Ah Doe had transcribed in the past few years:

  • Gong Xi Gong Xi (恭喜恭喜) Piano Sheet
  • Gong Xi Gong Xi (恭喜恭喜) Orchestral music score
  • It’s spring again (大地回春) Piano Sheet
  • Welcoming the blooming of spring flowers (迎春花) Piano Sheet
  • And this year, what I have done to add to the list is another Chinese New Year oldies called Celebrating New Year (贺新年), or pronounced as “Her Shin Nien”.

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    Celebrating New Year (贺新年) Piano Sheet Preview


    About this piano sheet:

    1) It’s in B Major, the original key of the song
    2) Lyrics and chords included
    3) Arranged based on the version sang by Terasa Teng

    Click on the audio link below to listen to the demo of the piano sheet arrangement:

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    Download link of complete piano sheet for celebrating new year (贺新年) .

    Have fun playing it during Chinese New Year to your guests to cheer them up during this festive season.

    Again, Ah Doe wishes everyone good health, lots of happiness and wealth in 2017.


    Playing Bach on my piano

    December 29th, 2016 by Ah Doe

    Does anyone know this song?


    http://thedoreenleeblog.tumblr.com/post/118603057221/bachs-masterpiecechallenging


    Christmas is near

    December 7th, 2016 by Ah Doe

    3 more weeks to go.

    What is your favourite Christmas song?


    Christmas-Tree


    New Moon from Twilight Saga

    November 28th, 2016 by Ah Doe

    After several transcription works for some new dramas, Ah Doe thought it will be a good time to switch to something simple and free for everyone. When I say simple, it’s very likely to be something instrumental.

    And here it is, New Moon piano sheet from Twilight Saga.

    The Twilight Saga New Moon Movie.jpg

    Composed by Alexandre Desplat, the structure of this song is fairly simple. A note at each count, complimented by a sonata like accompaniment at the bass clef.

    Alexandre Desplat is an award winning composer for many films, some of his works are transcribed by Ah Doe before:

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Wong Chia Chi’s theme – Lust Caution (色戒)


    New Moon From Twilight Saga by Ah Doe Piano Sheet Preview
    New Moon From Twilight Saga Piano Sheet Preview

    Facts about this piano sheet:

    1) It’s in original key, i.e. A minor
    2) Chords included

    To play this piece beautiful, remember to use a lot of pedals to create the effects of echo, keep the bass soft to bring out the main melody. The simpler a music is, the harder it is to express it well.


    The download link of this piano sheet can be found below:

    Download link for the complete piano sheet of New Moon From Twilight Saga


    Arranging Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Little Swans from Swan Lake

    November 18th, 2016 by Ah Doe

    Recently, there’s a request to arrange the piano accompaniment for this song called Dance of the Little Swans that is to be performed by a choir.

    Dance of the Little Swans is a famous dance from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, from the ballet’s second act, the fourth movement of No. 13. Although it is famous for ballet, I pretty sure that a lot of you will be able to recognize its tune.

    Dance of the Little Swans Ballet

    In this arrangement, human voice is used to replace the wind and strings instruments for main melody. Therefore the idea of having piano accompaniment is to put more weight on the bass and make the performance more rhythmic as there will not be other musical instruments to go with it. Of course, the piano can also serve as a reference so that the choir remains stable in its key.


    Dance of the Little Swans by Ah Doe Music Score Preview

    The music score is easy as the melody is already available. However, Ah Doe still includes the vocal tracks in the music score so it will be easier for the pianist to track where he/she is at while playing it.

    The difficulty level of this music score is really nothing compared to orchestral music scores such as Game of Throne theme or Run Away (Ending Theme) from the Korean Drama My Love from the Star, phew~