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.

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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.

 

 

 

Piano sheet: History by One Direction

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I have to admit I am not a big fan of One Direction. Totally disregard their music when they become a hit among all the tweens and teens that I teach. Then one fine day, I heard History on the radio and I wondered who on earth are the singers to these songs. Surprise, surprise, it is One Direction! Then I discovered their latest hits are actually quite pleasing to my ear.

I was really hooked to History ’cause it sounded very retro to me for some reason. (I am big fan of the 40s to 80s music, so apologies need to be made). Then I started to play the melody around on the piano and then, I just had to add some jazzy chords. I have not been following up very well on my Jazz education since university. However, I was able to write a Jazz piano duet some time last year to perform with a piano student from Penang. Maybe one day I will post that up.

In a way, this will be my latest jazzy cover of a pop song. Hope whoever comes across this will like it. Here’s also a video to have a quick impression.

To download the free pdf:history

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And here is also my recorded rendition of this cover: