Sunday, January 11, 2015

Maps by Maroon 5 (piano cover sheet)

- And now for something completely different. -

Happy 2015!!

Does anyone even remember that this blog exists anymore? Not that I would blame you if you didn't, because I haven't posted anything in ages. I don't really have a good reason for not posting anything, other than that I ran out of things to write about.

But, for those of you who want to know what their friendly neighborhood Malaysian blogger is doing now, you might not have known that I'm currently studying Medicine in Ireland. I flew over here last September, and I'll be studying here for 2 and a half years before returning back to the land of the durians, Malaysia.

So that's the obligatory "update about my life" done and out of the way. Normally what would follow is a lengthy excuse about why I haven't been posting more frequently. But the plain and simple fact is, I tried to hard and aimed to high with my previous ambitious posts, and got discouraged and bored when I didn't see the response I wanted. So I've decided that from now on, I'm just going to take the blog easy, not overthink things, and just have fun with what I do.

Which brings us to the piano cover mentioned in the title. If you stumbled upon this blog while looking just for that piano cover, I apologize for exposing you to that lengthy explanation of my life. I'll just give you what you want now.

Maps by Maroon 5 (piano cover).pdf

I would have embedded the file in this post as well, but the new Google Drive doesn't have an embed option somehow? Maybe they'll fix that soon.

I made this transcript of Maps for a couple of friends of mine. Don't get me wrong, Maps is a catchy song, but it's not a real representation of my choice of music. I usually use guitar chords whenever I play songs on the piano, and after two of my friends and fellow pianists heard me play a few bars of this song, they absolutely had to have the piano sheet for it. So I figured, why not? I have lots of time before the next semester of Med school starts. So I made this transcript.

This is my first time writing an arrangement for a whole song, so it might not be very good. I tried writing down the notes the way I would play them when using guitar chords. I don't know if I'll do any other transcripts after this one, it depends on what kind of response this one gets.

I take no credit for the song Maps, which is written by Adam Levine, Ryan Tedder, Benjamin Levin, Ammar Malik, and Noel Zancanella, and sung by Maroon 5, and the piano sheet was made using MuseScore.