林俊杰100天Love音乐实录

Ever since the start of the new year, I have been working hard towards achieving financial freedom here. Tonight I have decided to take nites off and chance upon 林俊杰100天Love音乐实录, once again his songs inspire and touch me. Don’t be afraid to do what you love and love who you like.

 The whole show is approx. 1 hour and i can say it is worth your time to load and enjoy the show. Hope u like it and cheers to music and love!

http://player.56.com/v_NTQzNTAzNzc.swf

P.S: For some reason i can’t save the embed version and so please view it with the link provided

許廷鏗 – 我的離開也是愛KTV

It has been quite a while since I last post and here I present another of my favourite drama songs which is based off a TVB HK drama about ups and downs of a CID policeman. This is another example where at first listening, one would pass it off as a typical song which sounds nice and nothing more. After watching the drama and relating it to the lyrics and tune of the song, this song is meaningful and touching to the theme of the drama itself. Recommended for all music and TVB fans out there, enjoy!

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李聖傑 – 最近 Simple Guitar Chords

This song is dedicated to the special someone who has made me fall in love with this song once again and also to provide some simple guitar chords for playing, enjoy!

Key: C

C        G    Am     Em      F      G    C   G

你最近不说话  怎麼了為什麼  是不是有什麼事让你不快乐
    C        G    Am     Em      F      G      C G

听说你最近很孤单 有点乱有点慌  可是我却不能够在你的身旁
      C        G                Am         Em      

你想要的我却不能够给你我全部  我能给的却又不是你想要拥有的 (1st run)

  爱  我却不能够给你我全部  我能给的却又不是你想要拥有的 (2nd run)
    F        Em         F           G

我们不适合 也不想认输  好几次我们抱著彼此都是想要哭
      C        G               Am         Em

常解释这样的一切 都只是开始   我觉得是所有的一切早就已结束
    F          Em      F    G      C                   

不想再约束不要再痛哭  下一次会有更好的情路 

            F    G      C

Ending (这一次我们都能会幸福)

謝安琪 – 囍帖街

For all canto pop fans out there, this is the song that won the best song for tvb music 2008!

作曲:Eric Kwok
填詞:黃偉文
編曲:Eric Kwok
監製:Eric Kwok

Yes, Eric Kwok and 黃偉文 are quite famous in the canto pop scene and this particular song is sung by a up and rising young star 謝安琪. The melody is soothing, lyrics is meaningful and the overall music is really worth listening again and again, 謝安琪 seems to bring out the classical side of the song well.

P.S: the chinese version of this song called ‘欢送会’  also sung by 謝安琪 is out, do check it out!

How to get started in songwriting? (Part 1 – Overview)

Many people have asked me this question and 1 direct answer is to start writing! Songwriting is just like other art expressions like drawing and dancing. Though some creativity or even inspiration is there, anyone with the passion and is willing to do it can do it. Of course like any other skill, one has to learn the basics and constantly improve yourself in order to be proficient.

For myself, songwriting can come in 2 forms, either by inspiration or by demand. To start off, I will provide 3 easy steps for beginners to get started

  1. Get inspired from things around u or just come up with a tune u like
  2. Quickly grab your nearest recording device like handphone or portable recorder etc
  3. Sing the tune in ‘la la la’ and then record it as a whole

There u have it, your 1st song!

COLDPLAY×SMAP – VIVA LA VIDA (美しき生命)

Have been listening to Coldplay’s latest album ‘VIVA LA VIDA’ and I must say their music has one of the best mixes of vocal & arrangements. Being a avid music fan myself, I have listened to many british and US bands around and that only a handful of them can match the great combination of vocal prowess, charisma and synergy of Coldplay. They always seem to come out with new things or ways to surprise their fans and getting richer in their music.

Here i present to you my favourite UK & Japanese bands – COLDPLAY×SMAP, together they might or could probably rule the world! Viva La Vida!