The creation of music

Like writing a book, the creation of music is time consuming and lonely undertaking. You can spend hours working on a project and come back the next day to find that it just doesn’t sound right. Music is subjective and at some point it takes on a life of its own.

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9 thoughts on “The creation of music

  1. Words of wisdom. Every creative activity comes alive and it flutters before us as we gaze and let ourselves do its bidding. πŸ™‚
    Sometimes when I read a carelessly written poem from the past, I just can’t help but add a coma or remove one and change a word or two before I can rush away from it. πŸ™‚

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    • Think of it as growth in your art form. Each poem moves you further along. Don’t look back in regret, but to muse as to how you have improved and developed.
      Leslie

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  2. Very true. I wrote a sonnet once about how difficult it can be to put two parts together. It’s hard to step away from a piece and return to it (even a day later) because the mood and life infusing the piece can seem to disappear or change the next time one sits down to write.

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    • It is true that the continuity of a project is important. You almost have to do a complete rough copy. With the music, coming back to it, you are able to smooth out the rough edges. Like putting the polish on a gem stone. Hopefully each piece will be a work of art.
      Leslie

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  3. True of probably every creative undertaking, unless it is improv πŸ˜‰ I can’t tell you how many times I have spent all day working on one section of something, only to return the next day and start over. Other days, just changing a word sends me in a whole new direction.

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