Hua Hai

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, November 15, 2010 | Published in


I love Jay Chou's songs. One of my favourites is Hua Hai (Ocean Of Flowers).

Have you heard of this song? Watch this music video!

Taken from his 2008 album "Capricorn", Hua Hai has a very nice melody and I was inspired to play the song on my piano.

So one fine afternoon, I was in the right mood and decided to try this song on the piano. It so happened that someone had given me the piano score of this song earlier and so I did not have much difficulty figuring out the chords and all.

But as usual, I never ever play a song following the written score strictly. The only type of music where I played exactly what was written on the score is classical music. For all other types of music, I always improvise and add my own decorations and melodies. In my opinion, that's the way it should be to keep the song fresh.

Now this is not the first time I play a Jay Chou song. I had played another one of his songs before in an earlier post. The song is called Cai Hong and you can listen to it at my blog post HERE.

This time however, I found that I could not stop playing and actually did not know how to end the song! So my playing turned out to be a little bit longer than usual, lasting almost 7 minutes! (The original song was only about 4 minutes long)

If you are interested to know, I started improvising the melody from the 4th minute onwards. Well, I hope you will enjoy my piano version of this beautiful song albeit a bit long!


(60) Comments

  1. Mariuca said...

    YAY! Morning!

    November 15, 2010 at 4:39 AM
  2. Mariuca said...

    Eh u still haven played MAH SONG!! :(

    November 15, 2010 at 4:39 AM
  3. Mariuca said...

    I don know the song but it doesn't matter cause I just love piano pieces... :)

    November 15, 2010 at 4:41 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    And of course ur version is splendid...mmmmm so serene.. I love it!

    November 15, 2010 at 4:42 AM
  5. Mariuca said...

    For that, u have to play my indonesian song next, don care!!!

    November 15, 2010 at 4:42 AM
  6. Monica said...

    hmm i've never heard of this song before..

    November 15, 2010 at 4:50 AM
  7. Monica said...

    wow u can play piano very well huh! ;)

    November 15, 2010 at 4:53 AM
  8. Caroline said...

    yes i know this song! :D nicey!

    November 15, 2010 at 8:15 AM
  9. Caroline said...

    haha u can play nicer ma when u dnt really follow the score strictly. :p

    November 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM
  10. Caroline said...

    when wanna blog bout the other songs?? :p am stalking ur chirbit one wor. mwahaha

    November 15, 2010 at 8:17 AM
  11. fufu said...

    wow nice!!!! next time you gotta bring your piano out... to the park.. and play ours favourite songs while having picnic... lol

    November 15, 2010 at 8:20 AM
  12. Unknown said...

    that's didn't deviate too far from the original one too...i love the original song.. =)

    November 15, 2010 at 8:48 AM
  13. Reanaclaire said...

    U seem to like Jay Chou songs, my girl same.. likes his looks too.. :)

    November 15, 2010 at 9:01 AM
  14. [SK] said...

    morning!! wow, you like Jay Chou a lot huh?? maybe just second to Mariah Carey??

    November 15, 2010 at 9:29 AM
  15. [SK] said...

    i've not heard about that song before, basically i only like the first few albums from Jay Chou..

    November 15, 2010 at 9:29 AM
  16. [SK] said...

    i mean i feel bored with the recent albums as i found the elements quite similar.. he's in a bottleneck and nothing new..

    November 15, 2010 at 9:30 AM
  17. [SK] said...

    so far the first two album.. his debut and the 2nd one "Fantasy" are the best to me..

    November 15, 2010 at 9:31 AM
  18. [SK] said...

    but then i so admire you being able to play piano till so well.. i want to know how to play piano also!!!

    November 15, 2010 at 9:31 AM
  19. [SK] said...

    maybe one day you should teach me.. i just remember how to play one song will do.. haha!! purely memorisation on which keys to hit.. :D

    November 15, 2010 at 9:32 AM
  20. [SK] said...

    hey, why didn't you announce the winner of your contests?? they are all closed already right??

    November 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM
  21. [SK] said...

    100% sure i won the FC contest, hehe, so what is the prize?? so excited..

    November 15, 2010 at 9:33 AM
  22. [SK] said...

    aiyah, contest #4 i think i answered the first and last question wrongly leh.. so no chance already..

    November 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM
  23. [SK] said...

    but then shouldn't have let jam win that also right?? since he's also in that trip, and it's rather unfair he sure knows all the answers..

    November 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM
  24. [SK] said...

    so must be Twilight already!! since he copied all correct answers from jam.. hahahaha!!! :D

    November 15, 2010 at 9:35 AM
  25. [SK] said...

    and for contest #3, anybody wrote a post on that?? hehe, Ghosty Nana did.. and is she the only one?? :p

    November 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM
  26. lina said...

    Morning Foong! :)

    November 15, 2010 at 10:14 AM
  27. mNhL said...

    i like Jay's songs. He is so talented. You are too! Nice try.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM
  28. iamthewitch said...

    Haha.. first time I heard of people playing piano until dunno how to stop! You really too addicted to it already :P But it's an incredible piece!! BRAVO!

    November 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM
  29. Bengbeng said...

    hey, this is nice. very nice

    November 15, 2010 at 8:33 PM
  30. Anonymous

    Happy MOnday! :)

    November 15, 2010 at 10:28 PM
  31. Ken Wooi said...

    i love jay chou's sentimental melody :)

    November 15, 2010 at 10:36 PM
  32. wenn said...

    i like his songs too..

    November 16, 2010 at 1:20 AM
  33. levian said...

    this is one nice song to play with. i enjoyed the music a lot!

    November 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM
  34. Merryn said...

    I dunno this song but I love this piece foong :D

    November 16, 2010 at 10:12 PM
  35. kyh said...

    wow! nvr knew u xould play piano! well done! :D

    November 17, 2010 at 6:09 AM
  36. LifeRamblings said...

    i don't listen much to Jay chou's songs but i enjoy your piano version.

    November 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM
  37. Donna said...

    u have the score?
    but i think too hard for my level la...

    November 17, 2010 at 5:50 PM
  38. vialentino said...

    bro...u shud send ur song to a recording company lah...nice!

    November 18, 2010 at 12:51 AM
  39. foongpc said...

    mariuca, haha!! OK will try to play the Indon song you requested next!! Glad you like this one : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:48 AM
  40. foongpc said...

    monica, really? Glad you like it : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:49 AM
  41. foongpc said...

    caroline, I agree I can play nicer without following the score strictly. Haha!

    I would love to blog about other songs and even record new songs but I just find time is so limited! Urrghh!

    November 18, 2010 at 1:52 AM
  42. foongpc said...

    fufu, I really don't mind but I think the acoustics in the park would not be good : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:53 AM
  43. foongpc said...

    eric lee, haha I tried not to deviate too far otherwise people may not know what I am playing : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:54 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, most girls like Jay Chou's looks haha!! But I like his songs and his talent : )

    November 18, 2010 at 1:55 AM
  45. foongpc said...

    SK, haha! In the Chinese music world, Jay Chou is one of my top favourites! Not because of his singing really, but because of his creativity and music.

    As for Mariah, of course she remains my No 1 singer of all time. LOL! Love her voice and talent!

    I like Jay Chou's 2008 album Capricorn - really love it! But his latest album was not as nice so I was a little disappointed.

    Yes, you won the FC Contest #1! As for Contest #4, you are tied together with 2 others!! No one answered all questions correctly! I was quite surprised my travel partner Jam did not get it all correct!

    Yes, only one person (Ghosty Nana) joined Contest #3 and I am thinking of extending the deadline for this contest.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:03 AM
  46. foongpc said...

    lina, morning! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:03 AM
  47. foongpc said...

    mNhL, thanks for liking Jay's song and my piano version : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:03 AM
  48. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, thanks! Yes,I am addicted to piano playing and can play for hours! LOL!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:04 AM
  49. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, thanks my friend! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:04 AM
  50. foongpc said...

    mei teng, Happy Monday although it's already Thursday now. Haha!!

    November 18, 2010 at 2:04 AM
  51. foongpc said...

    ken, yeah me too : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:05 AM
  52. foongpc said...

    wenn, yes his songs are pretty nice right?

    November 18, 2010 at 2:05 AM
  53. foongpc said...

    levian, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:06 AM
  54. foongpc said...

    merryn, thanks for loving it! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:06 AM
  55. foongpc said...

    kyh, thanks! Glad you like it! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:06 AM
  56. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, thanks for enjoying my piano version! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:07 AM
  57. foongpc said...

    donna, thanks! You want the score? Can send it to you, but what I played is more complex than the score, so maybe the score should be OK for your level : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:08 AM
  58. foongpc said...

    vialentino, send to a recording company? And I become a recording artiste? Haha! Not sure if that's what I have in mind! : )

    November 18, 2010 at 2:09 AM
  59. RoseBelle said...

    My friend is going to Jay Chou's concert in San Jose next month (I think). It's a 45 min drive from where I live. I've never heard any of his songs. I'm more of an oldie, Andy Lau, type of fan.

    November 21, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    November 27, 2010 at 5:10 PM