Tag Archives: Music


In addition to my weekly music lessons and composition assignments, I’ve been reading music theory books and websites, listening to recordings, and watching various music-related YouTube videos. I mentioned some things I’d seen online to my teacher, and he said, … Continue reading

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I started learning how to write music in canon, and it’s sort of amazing. It’s a perpetual music machine. You can cap it off, but the potential is always there to go on and on and on, forever, into musical … Continue reading

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To Be Chopin

As I’ve said before, these days I don’t want to play Chopin as much as I want to be Chopin. But music composition is complicated, and I can’t figure it all out on my own. I tried the book route, … Continue reading

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Day 110: Three Things About This Week

I ordered olive oil from Target earlier this week. I figured that they wouldn’t offer to ship it if they couldn’t handle it. I was wrong, and I did not enjoy getting an oil-soaked package full of broken glass delivered … Continue reading

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Musical Thinking

It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music Ursula K. Le Guin

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Music for Writing

Listening to Into the Trees by Zoe Keating. Good music to listen to while writing, or anytime

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The Soundtrack to My Life

I often use music to block out distractions as I write, but it has to be the kind of music that won’t itself be a distraction. That means that it can’t have any words. When writing Morning Pages and blog … Continue reading

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My Fortune

My fortune from last night’s fortune cookie: Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.

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Special Deliveries

Two fun things came in the mail today. First, my father’s photo album arrived, and it looks great. I think he’s going to like it. Second, I got some new sheet music. I’ve been trying to learn “Des Abends,” which … Continue reading

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Piano Lessons

Just a few days ago Marshall announced, “I want to learn how to play the piano.” This was music to my ears! Being able to play a musical instrument is a blessing that I want to share with both of … Continue reading

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