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...

The 10,000 Hours

I’ve been hearing warnings from all over the place about the following trap. You think you have a talent that is more important than effort. More and more I hear this is not how things work. One thing I’ve heard a bunch of times is the 10,000 rule. IF you...

Thirty Minutes into the Garbage

I looked at what had seemed, several hours ago, to be an effective new section of the piece simply is not. I’m looking for variety, yes, but this just sounds like an entirely different piece. THat’s not good. All the more so in a short piece. It does have...