10 sketches posted & perfect pitch update

On the Projects tab you can listen to my latest sketches.  Some are improvised or require major work but I figured I’d share them as works-in-progress.  With composing, I’m working on expressing whatever needs to come out, and trying not to judge too much at first.  Later will come the editing, and after I upgrade my sound software I’ll start moving some of these into recordable territory.

Quick update on perfect pitch exercises.  After ~8 weeks I have developed “mental play” ability with Bach’s 2-part Invention No.1 so that I can hear the pitches accurately from start to finish, when I play only the starting note.  (C3 for the right hand; C2 for left).  The process of daily morning practice — starting with 1-measure increments and progressing to the full 22-measure duration of the tune — has been challenging and fun.  For the next few weeks I will be starting to memorize and then mentally play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (No. 14 in C# minor).  I plan to do a longer post soon with more tips and learnings if anyone else is curious about cultivating absolute pitch.


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