Sunday, August 19, 2012
Today I made the time to change my strings. It was past time, but this week was so draining, I would not undertake this on a work night. Now I am enjoying the bright sound of new strings on a beautiful guitar. A treat for certain.
Looking at UnDone which is somewhat melancholic and written so far in g minor. There is a solid beginning but a change is needed, perhaps one of tempo, or feel, or key. What does the piece need is generally my guiding question. How to invite this change to manifest? I seek to remain open to the music, to life. Then with the limits of my technique and theory I explore the potential. Being open can be challenging as habits of thinking, playing, and living cloud my options.
Tonight I had the thought to investigate a key change and was drawn to c# minor. I found a way to modulate that works to my ear, and began exploring arpeggios in c# minor. Playing around with chords built on fourths, I may have found the next direction.
As I reminded myself yesterday, I just need to stay out of the way and follow where the piece wants to go.
Sounds, form, Invite the Silence.