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Re: Loss of the initial song idea
1. Check out Eno's Oblique Strategies
2. "...for my music class." Hmmm. Any chance you've succumbed to the temptation of just making it more (maybe too) complex, as distinct from "better"? Try scrapping the last 8 or 16 bars, if that's where you started getting into trouble and write something else. Maybe use the excerpted measures in a later section?
3. The idea has its charms. I'm sure you're not the first. Monochromatic Gray is difficult to do, though (and keep it interesting). No tension & release or at least what there is will need to be really subtle. Maybe a little sunlight in the picture would make it easier to tell a story?
On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM, Stephen Goodman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Go away from it and return later, perhaps.
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Subject: Loss of the initial song idea
Im currently writing a piano piece for my music class. I originally started out feeling really connected with the idea. My intention was to to make the piece somewhat sound like a rain storm. And I was definitely feeling the connection between what I had made so far and the vision that I had in my head which was simply rain. Now I seem to have lost that initial feeling. Ism wondering if it is due to me being distracted from that feeling and trying harder to make the song sound "Good" maybe?