Hey, Hunter here.

I’ve just recorded a bit of music for harp, celesta, upright bass, strings, and electric guitar, which is my instrument.

The rest I used a MIDI controller for because I don’t own the other instruments and I’ve never played them before.

Anyway, take a listen and see what you think.

So, that’s the seed of a musical idea, right?

To develop that into like a full-length song, I will probably use that as like a head and then create like a chord progression from it, rhythm, and then improvise.

I’ll just sing over the chords and probably play solos over the chords just to see what I can come up with.

I will also try writing some contrasting sections in different modes.

I think like a section in F Lydian could be really pretty here.

So, I actually intended to write the piece in E Phrygian, but it really just ended up in E minor, partly because I didn’t end up using the flat two, in this case F, that gives Phrygian its slightly threatening sound.

So, maybe if I write that F Lydian section that I just mentioned, you know, it’ll bring that slightly uneasy character, that ominous sound back into this piece that I originally wanted.

There are all these things that just don’t go as planned, right, when you do creative stuff.

And yeah, intending to write in E Phrygian and ending up just in the minor, that was one.

Another one is that I intended this to be in 5-4 at first, but I ended up adapting it to 3-4 time because I really liked the stroke glide glide stroke pattern better.

It just sounded better.

So anyway, that’s a piece in progress.

I like live blogged the piece, the making of the piece on Blue Sky and on my micro.blog.

So, a little bit of insight into the process there too.

I’m like self-taught, not that anyone is self-taught, like I’m drawing from a big tradition here.

I’ve read a lot of books.

I’ve listened to a lot of music.

So, saying self-taught always feels strange, but I’ve never been like formally taught in composition.

So, I like to just kind of share the process and show that these things can be accessible to people.

You know, you can compose music and stuff like that.

You can learn how to do it.

It’s not just something for people who are born knowing how to do it.

Nobody’s born knowing how to compose music.

I had to learn this.

Everyone you’ve heard do it, learned to do it.

And generally practiced a lot.

Whatever talent they have had to be honed at least.

So, that’s the piece in progress and I’ll update the micro.blog whenever I finish a longer piece.

And then you can see how this bit that I’ve already composed fits into a longer work.

Alright, that’s all I got.

See ya.