Tao Tai (Elimination)

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Published in


Sometimes, you hear a song and you like it but you don't know who sing it. With apps like Shazam, this is no longer a problem. You can identify a song and its singer with a click of a button.

However, in my case, my phone ran out of battery and I could not use Shazam to identify this particular song. Although I have heard the Chinese song many times in the past, I could not remember where I heard it before. If you are wondering why I did not use Shazam when I heard the song in the past, that's simply because the app did not exist yet. 

So what did I do? I played by ear a short extract of the song on piano, recorded it and put it on Instagram then asked if anyone knows what song and who the singer is. And that's how I came to know the name of this song. It's called Tao Tai (which means Elimination in English), originally sung by Eason Chan, a popular Hong Kong singer and composed by Jay Chou, a famous singer and songwriter from Taiwan. 

A follower on Instagram then told me he had the score to this song and offered it to me. That helped a lot! But as usual, I never follow note-for-note from a score. I always prefer to improvise and make the song a little bit different.

So here's the complete recording of the song. Have a listen and let me know what you think in the comments! Thanks :) 

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