When I returned home from work today, I thought that I wanted to focus my guitar work on something new this evening. Digging into my notebook of musical ideas I took out three scores of works in progress. After working with one of the ideas for close to 40 minutes, I took a break by doing an Alexander Technique lie down. I was grateful as my back let go of unneeded tension. The idea Remember Quiet Evenings, did reveal some new notes and a different feel tonight.
When I returned to the guitar I moved onto the next idea, titled Corvus. There is a haunting quality to this, that I have yet to move forward. But just playing around with it, rekindled my interest in the idea. I then looked at Danse Vivante, which I had not touched since this summer. Moving to my desk to make a note to myself, I found my November Goals, one of which was to write three new pieces. Gosh, I was optimistic at the beginning of this month. But now as I sit here, I want to honor this to the best I am able.
Guess I better get back to the guitar.
Photo by Barry Stock.