Sorry that I haven’t been posting much new content lately, but remember: Patience is a virtue.
Never Take Friendship Personal: SELF-STARTER “This song started on a keyboard and after a very few...
“This song started on a keyboard and after a very few versions of editing we sent it to Stephen, ‘…’ and by 10 am the next morning after (Stephen) heard it, it was complete.”
“Actually the song title was influenced by ‘Where The Wild Things Are…”
Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.
To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.
I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…
The more I create music and chase the high I get from it, the more I realize the worst thing you can do is become a prisoner of your own style. To do so places you under a tyranny of self-dependency to ultimately sustain yourself which is impossible, and without innovation or regeneration,…