Ten months ago. That’s when I started my series on composition—well my way of doing things. Call me unorthodox—Go ahead, it’s OK.
In five weeks I described my process of coming up with an idea for a piece, expanding and revising it, then putting it together, writing it down (cuz I’m gonna forget it), and finally recording. If you are new to me, then I would suggest spending some time reading the previous posts, otherwise you will spoil the ending.
Music Monday: Composing something original – Can one? Are all the good melodies taken? Maybe.
Music Monday: Opus 2 – Music theory explained. Terribly.
Music Monday: Opus 3 – Decomposing Composition – How do I compose, you ask? Slowly.
Music Monday: Opus 4-Writing it Down – How do I write down what I just played?
Music Monday: Opus 5 Playing and Recording – The bane of my existence. Well, not the whole bane, just a little bane, and not of my whole existence, just a part of it.
So, finally, the piece is complete. I have played it and listened to it so many times that I am sick of it. Nah, it’s still fun to play. Just not in front of anyone.
Did it really take ten months? And I thought I was a slow writer (I am).
I hope you enjoy it. Like my poetry, it is meant to be shared. There is more of my music here: My Music (and more)
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View
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