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Two Words by Lea Salonga – By Request

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Now this is another request from one of my readers.

I suddenly had a feeling that my readers have good tastes in song selection. In the end I got all the best song recommendations from them.

Before Mei suggested me to transcribe Two Songs by Lea Salonga, I didn’t even know who is Lea Salonga…what a shame! The worst is, I didn’t even know that she was the one who sang “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, “Colours of the Wind” from Pocahontas and “Reflection” from Mulan!

Lea Salonga

One thing good about running AhDoe.com, I really learn a lot from my readers. 🙂

Lea Salonga is from Phillipines. She speaks really good English and sings really well that she made her way through the broadway theatre!

If you’d like to listen to her, and if you are in or near Singapore, you can watch the Cinderella Musical Tour in which Lea Salonga plays the role of Cinderella!

Lea Salonga in Cinderella Stage show

“Two Words” seems to be an all time favourite, especially during wedding ceremonies. Now I can add one more song to “Songs to be played in wedding ceremonies

Two Words by Lea Salonga Piano Sheet Preview
Two Words by Lea Salonga Piano Sheet Preview

I know you are getting impatient with all these introductions, so, let’s get started now!

Facts about this piano sheet:

1) It’s in original key, i.e. E Major
2) Lyrics and Chords included
3) Whole-heartedly original…


Download link for Lea Salonga’s Two Words complete piano sheet

If you are interested in a more complete version of this song, you can opt for this music score with cello and violin.


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The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心)

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

This is the first ever Lantern Festival that AhDoe.com celebrates since its startup. Therefore I decided to do a piano sheet that is relevant to the Moon…

I chose…

The Moon Represents My Heart Piano Sheet Preview
The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心) Piano Sheet Preview

Although Teresa Teng (邓丽君) has left us for 13 years, she is still one of my favourite singers. There is no one else who can sing like her, fascinate audiences with sweet smile and a lovely character. Maybe it’s interesting to know, she is also famous of her nice, lengthy legs!

While doing this piano sheet, I listened to this song over and over again, and it reminds me of my childhood back then. Teresa’s songs really symbolize those days in the 80s to 90s.

Teresa Teng

Too bad, she passed away suddenly in 1995 at the age of 42……a bright but short life.

Chinese’s Lantern Festival is all about the Moon, and this year we’ll celebrate the occasion with this song.

To download, click this link below:

The Moon Represents My Heart Complete Piano Sheet (月亮代表我的心)

Some facts about this piano sheet:

1) The piano sheet is in original key, i.e. Db Major with 5 Flats!
2) Lyrics and Chords included
3) The song is very simple, no complex accompaniment, so is this piano sheet.

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Love Song for #1 by Corrinne May

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Do I still need to elaborate more on this song?

Don’t think so…because this is one of the popular requests by many people out there. Those who requested this should know this song better than me.

Aiyoyo, this is already the third Corrinne May’s song that I’ve transcribed into piano sheet. What an interesting numbering…my third Corrinne May song transcription and it’s called Love Song for #1! (Maybe we can buy a combination of 1 and 3 for the Toto hor?)

As usual, her songs are more difficult for me to jot down because it’s too pure. If I simply fill in the notes by my own creativity, smart people like you guys will be able to tell easily. Therefore, I’ve tried my best to keep this transcription as original as possible.

Corrinne May Love Song for #1 Piano Sheet Preview
Corrinne May Love Song for #1 Piano Sheet Preview

Key points about this piano sheet: Written in original key, i.e. A Major, lyrics and chords included, main melody and piano accompaniment separated.

Can’t wait?

Please download Corrinne May’s Love Song for #1 complete piano sheet in PDF Format.

PS: If you like Corrinne May’s song, you’d probably like these too!

The Birthday Song piano sheet download

On the Side of me piano sheet download


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What to Play during Wedding Ceremony

Monday, October 29th, 2007

This post is dedicated to those who are getting married soon…

Marriage Keychain

Chinese Traditional Bridal Costume

I don’t know much about other’s wedding, but from what I observed, Chinese’s wedding ceremonies usually cost a lot!

They have to pay for wedding photos and albums, wedding banquet, Ang Pows (Red Packets), wedding rings and a lot of traditional items (differs by dialects). I really don’t know how a young, newly-wed couple can fork out more to buy a house and go for honeymoon.

Sometimes, they even pay for live performances in their wedding dinner!

I have been invited to play piano several times, with certain amount of “Ang Pow” as well…(Please don’t ask how much…shy~). Besides my pay, the couples have to consider piano rental, wedding hosts and PA system as well. Sometimes, they will just go for an event organizer to sort these things for them. This is where I came into the picture: The organizer called me to schedule for the performance.

Due to my past experience, I can fully understand what songs should not be played and what songs are suitable during the auspicious day. Come on, I have seen people making mistake by singing “Turning Back Again” (再回首) when the couple is busy toasting with their friends! That’s rude, isn’t it?

Normally, I’ll try to understand whether there is any special request from the couple and whether they preferred Chinese or English songs, just to please them and make their big day more memorable.

This is a short song list that I normally prepare for wedding dinners, which appears to be acceptable by majorities:

1) The Moon represents my Heart (月亮代表我的心)
2)Endless Love
3) Your Name, My Surname (你的名字我的姓氏)
4) First Love
5) I am going to marry you tomorrow (明天我要嫁给你啦)
6) Along with Love (爱相随)

Etc…

Notice that some are older songs? Some are English Pops and even Japanese? Just to make sure everyone gets entertained.

Too bad, sometimes, they can manage to entertain themselves, leaving me entertaining myself…

I think it might be meaningful to post the real, original and genuine wedding songs here, as a form of sharing. You certainly know these songs!

Maybe a short preview on the video before you decide which piano sheet to view?

Free download of Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner piano sheet here. It’s actually from the Opera Lohengrin, for your information.

Free download of Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn piano sheet here. This song is also an incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Hmm…any other songs that ought to be in the list?

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