The Clock

I have successfully used the clock to send me to the piano bench for 30 minutes, composing or not, and it has helped. Now I”m finding that things a re different because I am getting into a grove of visiting the piano several times spontaneously. I don’t...

Did Actually Write Today

It’s a good thin I got the piano tuned a few weeks ago because I’m on it a lot now playing LOUD stuff. Fire is the first big loud piece I have ever done. Maybe that is why I feel so flexible in it – I’m not locked into old patterns of thinking....

Didn’t Actually Write Yesterday

I enjoyed my piece yesterday but didn’t actually do anything (except write maybe one measure) By this I mean I was playing what I had written as best as my hands could and also played around with some of what is coming up next but I didn’t actually focus...

That Fugue and the new Harmonic Rhythm

Today I realized that my semi-fugue imitation was full of problems. I think I weeded them out. I’m at a tricky spot again, I have a section that needs a faster pace of harmonic rhythm as far as I can feel. It is dangerous to let harmony lead melody. So the fact...

This Blog

Hi all. I’m a pretty new blogger so I didn’t realize that when I’m back here in the programmer / website developer part of the site I found I had a lot of comments that I didn’t know were there, so sorry about late responses. It means a lot to...