A Musical Trip to Brunei

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It’s been awhile since I was here but I took an opportunity to record something musical with an old friend of mine when I was on a trip to visit her in Brunei. It’s great to be able to play friends who can keep up with you.

A wonderful four-hand jazz piano piece, Over the Rainbow that was arranged by yours truly. I had arranged this piece a few years back to perform with a student for a Piano Duet Festival in Penang.

Since it’s been quite sometime that we did something fun, we had to do a fun and simple piece to remember by.

 

With more time, I hope to update on something interesting later on.

That’s all for now.

So much to do, so little time

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Some days I wish I have less than 24 hours but these days I wish there was more.

The new purposes I find in life late just isn’t forgiving when there’s just only 24 hours. I didn’t make any new year resolutions but I did put down a list of things that I want to do and should do. On so many levels and areas, the things I need to do are mountainous. It’s simply endless.

It’s way past mid January and I start to feel a little scared. There’s so much I want to achieve and at the same time, I wish time was fast so that I can get to do things that can only be done at specific times. Despite those fears, I’m at peace that I have a big goal to achieve. It keeps me on adrenaline high during days where it’s just gloomy and torturous.

Most of all, God is with me. I know it and I feel it. Sometimes, I regret leaving Him behind but I say the same, silent prayer every day before or as I’m going to work. I do the best I can to keep up learning.

My feelings on teaching is so inconsistent. Sometimes, I wish I can drop it all but sometimes I just flow with sudden inspiration. I’m putting melody to words that has not been done before to certain rhymes I find. Those sparks keep me going in what I know I love doing. I wish I can share it all but time is really, really so punishing at times.

There’s still so much to write about but I have to get back to work.

Till next time.

It’s never too late…

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…. for a piano cover for Christmas!

It’s the time of the year where we celebrate the birth of a very special baby. Jesus is his name.

God for so love the world, He gave us His only Son to save us all from bitter death and sin.

It makes you realize how much we owe to this Godly one and we shall always fall short of His Grace for His act of sacrifice is incomparable to any other.

We strive to be perfect like Jesus but there’s beauty in imperfection. He made us that way.

When I had my ideas going on as I was practicing Hark the Herald, the ideas flow quite well off recording but the moment I started to record (that take was the above shown), my ideas just shrivel off my mind and didn’t land very well on my fingers. All the more I was distracted by my poor Mom who didn’t realize what  I was doing.

It’s okay, Mummy. I forgive you.

It has never been easy for me to flow Music out from my body like how others do. I envy them quite a lot but that doesn’t mean I give up.


The Christmas season is also the time for us to reflect about the whole year.

I thank God for a lot of things and I also question God over a lot of things.

One thing remains is that we must always stay faithful to Him for He always was faithful to us right from the start.

It’s time that we make the first move.


Hope you still enjoy my piano cover despite a lot of spills on the keyboard.

Have a happy and merry remainder of Christmas and let’s usher the New Year wit hope.

We still need it.

 

 

 

Lead sheet: Lead Me to the Cross/Hillsong United

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Music and Words by Brooke Ligertwood

I find it interesting that the female lead singer  for this song happens to sing very hazy, smoky songs like these. Another good example will be Oceans (Where Feet May Fall).

The song is recorded in B Minor and I have provided other useful keys like C, G and A minor:  lead-me-to-the-cross_keys

 

As the year is ending, my productivity is getting slow but for good reasons! I have found new ambition and pray as I might that it is God’s will that I’m carrying what He desires for me. Hope to share news in the near future.

 

 

 

Lead sheet: Everlasting God

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This song was a little challenging though it’s a very simple song to sing. There were slight meter changes and also the singing key was in D-flat! for most recordings I can find.

I took the liberty to transposing this song to a few other keys that might be useful for those who have trouble reading so much flats or sharps. Hopefully this helps!

Pdf in D-flat: everlasting-god_db

Pdf in C: everlasting-god_c

Pdf in B: everlasting-god_b

Pdf in Bb: everlasting-god_bb

Lead sheet: ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

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I’m asked to help my Mom lead worship this Friday at her cell. So the next few posts will be dedicated to songs she (finally!) selected to sing.

Here’s the pdf for download: tis-so-sweet-to-trust-in-jesus