So pretentious.

October 27, 2010

They can't all be winners.

I think that’s how you spell that.

I was looking for a copy of music that I stole borrowed in college, and went digging through the Suitcase O’ Music. I didn’t find it, but found some stuff from when I was in composition. I was arguably the worst one in that class, and I think it’s because I had grown up as a flute player, and thought in melody lines. Piano people think in chords, so it’s easier for them to figure that stuff out.

Sounds plausible, huh? Sounds much better than ‘I was lazy and didn’t know how to apply myself’.

Anyway, I found some stuff that I haven’t tried playing yet since I’m rusty and the piano is stuck shut. It’s mostly in minor, because I am a very melancholy soul at heart.

Sounds plausible, huh?

There's no such thing as 12/8.

(Watch out, Brad. I found some recital programs that are future post fodder.)

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13 Responses to “So pretentious.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I frequently wrote in minor, too. I remember Brent Wagner noticing it when we played our compositions in class, and he said to me: “You like minor, just like Madonna. I like major, just like Debbie Gibson.”


    • Beth Said on:

      I need WARNING before reading such things, man! Now I have hot, sweet tea burning my nostrils and splattered across the office desk.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Your movement [blink] by thirds is [blink] very consistent. [blink-blink-blink]


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Why in the world would you compose in a key that has 5 flats?????


  4. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Kristi, you know composers.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    What are all those oval shaped black things on your paper? Raisins?


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