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[Creative Music] Piano Arrangement: Plotting Revenge

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Baroque: The Vintage Fantasy

Plotting Revenge 是我跟創作歌手王若琳,在 “博尼的大冒險” 專輯中,共同合作的第三首歌曲。
歌由王若琳創作,編曲由我創作。延續其他兩首“Only Child" "Bernie the adventure of the schoolboy" 的編曲方式,這首曲子仍舊為巴洛克風格,表現純淨、明亮的特性。聲部與聲部間密切的連結與和諧地竄動,更是主要亮點!

Plotting Revenge is the third song that I collaborated with the singer-songwriter Joanna Wang in the album, Bernie the adventure of the schoolboy.
The song is composed by Joanna Wang and arranged by me. As the other 2 songs that I arranged in this album "Only Child" and "Bernie the adventure of the schoolboy", I kept the same style, Baroque, for this song to create the absolute purity and brightness. Moreover, the most interesting thing is that the sweet harmony happens between the voices that connect seamlessly.

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[Classical Music] Who does not love BACH ?

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The Life-Changing Piece

這首曲子對我來說意義重大...在我小學五年級時,因為彈這首而得到人生中的第一個鋼琴比賽第一名。
當年是音樂班的黃金高峰期,每次比賽都競爭非常激烈、高手雲集!這個第一名,除了給我非常大的信心,更堅定了未來在音樂路上的每一步。後來考高中“國立台南藝術大學音樂系” 時,我彈這一首代表巴洛克時期,而我也順利以鋼琴組第一名高分錄取。雖然轉爵士後,幾年沒彈古典,但其實每個音、每個樂句、還有最重要的音樂性,早已深植在血液裡。音樂的路並不好走,但我由衷的感激,這一輩子,音樂是我的天職!

This is a significant piece in my music life! When I was 11 years old (5th grade), because of playing this piece, I won the first piano champion in my life! It was an golden era for "Special Music Education " in Taiwan. Every competition was extremely competitive!!! No kidding! Therefore, it was such an honor to be the winner. Later on, when I applied for “National Tainan Arts College” for senior high school, I played this piece to represent Baroque music. Fortunately, the result is that I got accepted to the school with the highest grade!!! Even though after switching to Jazz, I did not play it for a few years, however, every note, phrase, and feel about this piece has been already ingrained deeply in my blood. It is difficult to live a musical life, but I genuinely appreciate that in this life, Music Is My CALLING!


 
Special Thanks to: STEINWAY&SONS (Taipei, Taiwan)
Photo by: 黃仁益 (Fashion Photographer, Taiwan)
 
 
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[Jazz Music] Peri’s Scope

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When I first listened to Peri's Scope, I loved it right away!
It was my assignment for transcription back to 2005 in McGill University and my dream was to improvise it as well as I can!
Bill's Evans version is absolutely brilliant and has given me such a big impact for the skills of improvisation. His incredible ability of integrating all the melodic ideas and lines in an "easy digest" way is what makes me so obsessed!!
Improvisation is not necessarily to be complicated or showing off the technics all the time. It can just be simple as the melody development in some natural sequences as if telling a lovely story 🙂
Well, now, I am trying my best to keep the lovely theme going on 😉

Special Thanks: STEINWAY & SONS (TAIPEI, TAIWAN)
Photo by: 黃仁益 (Fashion Photographer)
 
 

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[Creative Music] Piano Arrangement: The adventures of Bernie the Schoolboy

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為了要寫出巴洛克時期的音樂,我將巴哈二聲部、三聲部創意曲拿出來稍稍複習,找出寫作的手法。
巴哈的音樂一直讓我覺得很好進入,因為它很純粹很純淨,沒有糾結的慾念,聽起來格外單純。儘管聲部間的走向錯綜複雜,但其實又是如此巧妙地相互呼應對唱。不論是橫向或縱向的火花,短樂句的突然出現或是長樂句的交疊,總是帶給人清新愉悅的感覺。這就是巴洛克音樂神性的魅力!有機會寫巴洛克風格的音樂,並且收錄在專輯裡,是件很興奮、很幸運的事!
一起聽聽收錄在王若琳創作專輯 “博尼的大冒險” 裡歌曲 “The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy"
 
In order to write music as Baroque Period, I have reviewed some technics of Bach Invention and Sinfonia.

For me, Bach's music is easy to digest. It is pure and clean because there is no tangled desire.

Despite the way all the melodies go is complicated, they actually response to each other seamlessly.

No matter musical sparks come from vertical or horizontal directions, or no matter it is a short appeared phrase or overlapping long phrases, the feeling is always delightful! This is the charm of Baroque Music. Really happy and grateful having the chance to arrange songs in Baroque Style and get it recorded in the album, The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy. Let's listen to the arrangement of "The adventures of Bernie the schoolboy" !
 

 
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♦ Special Thanks to: STEINWAY & SONS
♦ Photo by: 魏奇威 at ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn, NY)

[Jazz Music] Sometime Ago

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Sometime Ago is a warm/lovely/relaxing Jazz Waltz.
We all know that Jazz is a very intellectual music. However, sometimes we just want to hear something light, but of course, always with nice melody rich harmony! We are simply looking for something easy to resonate with our hearts 🙂 right?

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Special Thanks: STEINWAY & SONS
Photo by 黃仁益

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