I’m enjoying figuring out this language that I am going to write my new piece in. The left hand was low octaves but this meant I could only grab three stacked fourths with my right hand. So I move the bass up and now can stack four fourths using my left thumb.

What I am exploring now is finding times and ways to break the plaining fourths and have cadences onto major chords. These major chords sound so beautiful when surrounded by the slightly dissonant and uncertain stacks. I can also have harmonies where the right hand is in the stacked fourths but my left thumb is a little independent and that can mix things up. If I’m not careful this piece will be directionless and that is not what I am going for.

I’m not to the point of writing things down yet. But soon. I’m optimistic!