Hi everyone, I am funguypiano (fungi (• ◡•)|. I grew up in Hong Kong and I live in Toronto. I’ve played the piano for almost 10 years. I took 2-3 years of piano lesson and in fact, I dropped out of piano several times when I first started, mostly because classical music just didn’t interest me. The person who brought me back to piano is Animenz, an inspiring and professional youtube pianist/arranger. I was also influenced greatly by an elective class that I took in University, “Listening to Music”, which makes me realize the beauty of classical music. More importantly, I was heavily inspired by an anime, “Your Lie In April “. (,,•́.•̀,,)
Back in the day, I was the one who frequently browsed for sheets on the internet. It was really depressing because some of the songs that I really like do not have a music sheet (free or paid). ｡゜(｀Д´)゜｡I was extremely disappointed. So I had an idea, why don’t I just notate the sheet music myself? ƪ(˘⌣˘)ʃ That’s why I decided to create sheet music and share with everyone in the world through my YouTube channel. I want to spread my love, my emotions and my enthusiasm for music, as well the songs I like. I am so glad that there are actually someone who supported me and subscribed my channel. In 2016, I have gained over 30,000 subscribers, which is just amazing and unbelievable. Without all of your support, I would’ve come this far and keep this channel alive for this long. I promise I will continue to try my best to provide the most interesting arrangements for all of you! My another goal is to support other Artists through Patreon (See FAQ section for more detail) with part of the money that I earned from this website, so we can change the world together and make the world more colorful !!
(~˘▾˘)~ All I can say is, “Thank you”. Cheers! ~(˘▾˘~)
Become my Patron
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a platform that allows fans to support creators financially by funding a certain amount of money per month (Becoming a Patron). Each cover takes me more than 10-20 hours to arrange, practice, edit, record, notate and finalize! If you love my piano cover and want to support me in the creation of new piano cover, please consider spare a few dollars to support me, but only if you can afford it! (づ￣ ³￣)づ Even $1 will make a huge difference!
Why is your support important? ♬♪♫ ヾ(*・。・)ﾉ ♬♪♫
As my school year is coming to an end in a couple months, I start to think about my future as well as the future of my channel. While it is amazing to imagine that I can dedicate all of my time to do the thing I enjoy the most in my life, I realize it’s still a dream after all. Even though I get a lot of support through Youtube, half of my music covers are copyright claimed and I don’t earn enough at the moment to make this dream become reality. With your support, I would be able to make this dream possible. I can upload more frequently and possibly improve the quality of my videos further.
You will get the following rewards!
- Access to Patron Only Feed
- EARLY ACCESS to cover videos 1 day before they go live on YouTube!
- High-Quality Mp3 Download for every covers
- Access to FIVE Hard Version Sheet Music + Midi every month
- Hand Written Thank You Card ♥
- Name in video description for every cover you support
- And More when I finish school! I want to bring value to you guys, I might start a “How To Arrange” series!
My arranging style is heavily inspired by Anime songs. I usually arrange in a very unconventional way which often time the right hand serves as the accompaniment while the left hand handles the melody and the bass.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Me (づ￣ ³￣)づ
Who are you?
My name is Jeffrey (• ◡•)|, I am 21 years old and I am currently an accounting student.
Where are you from?
I am from Hong Kong and I live in Toronto.
What do you like?
I like playing songs from Anime, OST from Korean Drama and instrumental sound track from video games. Asides from piano, I also like drawing and designing.XD
How long have you been playing the piano?
Almost 10 years. 2-3 years of actual piano lessons and self-taught the rest of the way.
How much time do you spend on practising piano?
It Depends. My practising time ranges from 0 to 7 hours everyday. But on average, it would be around 15-30 minutes per day.
Who do you admire as a youtube pianist ?
Animenz, marasy8, Theister and kylelandry. These are the people who also love to share music around the world. They are my most favourite pianists on Youtube.
What is the opening song in most of your videos?
I actually composed the intro music myself, it’s just a quick 7-8 seconds piece. XD I might compose the rest later.
How long have you been arranging songs?
I first started arranging songs 3 years ago. However, I was pretty lazy the first two years and didn’t really put much time into it. Having said that, I spent a considerable amount of time the past year and actually improved a lot during 2016. I learnt a lot of new arrangement ideas from other YouTube pianists.
How did you learn to arrange song?
I am completely self-taught in terms of arranging. I learnt mostly from other Youtube pianists, Youtube tutorials in order to learn basic music theory and gain new insights, as well as experimenting different patterns, techniques and chord progression on my own.
My Gears and Software
Your digital piano is so beautiful, what model is it?
I am using Yamaha P-255 White in my latest videos.
What editing/notation software do you use?
I use Adobe After Effect for video editing, Adobe Photoshop for graphic designing, Ableton Live as the DAW, Sibelius for notating sheet music.
What camera do you use?
I am using canon T5i to capture the video.
How do you record your audio?
Yamaha P-255 allows USB connection, so I record my performance (Audio or Midi) directly into a USB drive to ensure the highest sound quality.
Downloading / Purchasing Sheet Music
What is the different between the easy and hard version sheet music?
Draft sheet only contains the lead line and the bass note. It serves as a reference for you to improvise or develop your own version of music. It is free for everyone to download. Hard version is basically the version I played in the video, not every cover will have a hard version. For those covers that come with a hard version sheet music, will be available at $1.99 USD.
What is inside a $1.99 hard version package?
The package includes a hard version music sheet in PDF format, the corresponding Midi file and the audio in MP3 Format. You can also request a draft sheet from me on facebook or download it here for free!
What payment methods are accepted?
Wechat Pay, Paypal or credit card are accepted. For paypal, you will need a paypal account. You can create a paypal account here: https://www.paypal.com/ You can also pay it with credit card through paypal if you don’t have a paypal account. For Wechat Pay, please add me [ ID= jeffeyl ] on wechat and kindly let me know your e-mail and which sheets you are interested.
How will my order be sent?
You will receive an email with the download link after you made a payment. Please make sure you have entered a valid e-mail address. if you did not receive the download link within 12 hours, please contact me at email@example.com immediately!
Who should I to contact if I have any queries?
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via my facebook fan page. I will get back to you as soon as possible!
How will you use the money?
Part of the money earned will be used to support other artists through Patreon. This way, we can change the world together. \ (•◡•) / Click to view who am I supporting right now
May I request a song for you to arrange?
I do take requests, but it is not guaranteed anymore since I usually prioritize new released song. But free feel to shoot me any songs that you’d like me to arrange <3
I wouldn’t have come this far without all of you!
Thank you so much !
E-mail me at email@example.com! I will try my best to answer any question you have! (˘ ⌣ ˘)ʃ
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