1/27/16 45 minutes into the effort. I have the B part for week 4 composition. Sounds very baroque classical to my ear. What is wrong with that. I don’t know; maybe it does have merit. I don’t have any melodies straining to rush out, just am playing with little ideas and it ends up sounding like Carolan/ Mozart (presumptuous, of me).
Feels like a struggle to get to an extended longer lined melody. Yesterday played a tune with such a simple 2 measure motif for A and another 2 measure for B Part, and it was a really nice one. So why am I trying for something bigger than I am ready for (perhaps); well, that is the question ; what am I ready for?
Now for the Week 3 harmony: measure 15 of the melody sounds like the end to Away in a Manger; so I changed the notes a, e, f, g, to a, d, f, g, . But playing my first simple harmonization through, I changed the melody back to the original (maybe not original) notes of a, e, f, g. My ear doesn’t want the new change, as much as “til morning is night” (I mean "nigh"; I just checked the lyrics, thought it might be til morning is light, but like til morning is night better, as it makes me think.
Email popped up in corner window, and have an extra two days to get Blues homework in. Take a big breath; I am almost ready to do that Blues, just have to figure out the two handed part.
Productive today working in short sessions; no more than 1 hour, but closer to1/2 an hour. I used a stop watch, and tried to stick with close to the first thing that surfaced.
Just realized the blog is not going to be perfect, the writing isn’t going to be perfectly conceived or expressed, and neither is the composition. Once you sink that understanding into your thinking, things get easier (but that harpie thinks maybe it should be hard, even harder than its going).