Can’t talk long internet, I’ve got a full day of music ahead of me.
This past week was a week of no regular classes. It was instead spent working on final assignments, all which are due this coming week. There were a lot of them. A few still remain. While working on my final arranging assignment I noticed a strange exploratory characteristic begin to emerge by the end of it. Changing up the time signature, using highly chromatic harmony, abrupt shifts in style. I’m not sure how it will translate to performance, but if I’m trying out new things I suppose the assignment should be considered a success.
Another assignment due is music business. This one, while quite involved, was very interesting to me as someone with somewhat unique career aspirations. I learnt that it is quite within the realm of possibility to make a living doing what I wish to do. And that’s all I really need to know to keep myself going at this point. The assignment certainly focused my goals and solidified my methods. All in all quite useful.
Anyway, I’m off soon to have my arranging assignment recorded and play on other recordings, an activity which will take the rest of the day. This evening I am playing for a performance of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. It will be good to get back in the pit, even if just for one night.
Next week is my last true week of school work, the following one just being performances which will be plain old fun. Hope everyone’s getting their homework done.