The Nothing

So far today I’ve had a case of the nothing. I didn’t have any structured elements to today, such as a piano lesson, and that sort of kept me from fully waking up. I am going to see if I can get anything out tonight. Bad news for me – I lost the...

Db and C

Fire can be seen pretty easily as a piece where sections are clearly defined by key, and key is savagely defined by my bass riff. So C1 F Bb and Eb are essentially done, leaving only Db and C2. for Db I think I’m going to write a fugue that’s a lot like...

Closing In

I have a pretty good idea for a loose map of what’s to come for Fire. I think it’s important not to make a tight plan – you need to let the sound tell you where it needs to go, so if you logically map it you are in trouble, if it’s tight. but I...

Tune Complete!

My tune for the third chunk of my piece is now done. Now I have to harmonize it. Usually that’s not so hard. It takes some time to do it, but your not generating the material from nothing – which is what you are doing when you write the tune. This takes...

Today

Today was better. I put in something close to an hour. I think if I want to do what I’m saying I want to do this should go up to about 2 hours a day. Right now I’m building endurance. So I don’t know when I’ll get to the 2 hours a day, but that...