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Winterwood Project: Finding Your Way Home #3

I picked up the rough draft of my recording and am very pleased with it. It’s a good performance and well-recorded. Now come the decisions of what, if any, instruments to add so I’m just going to listen and see what I want to hear that isn’t there–yet. Definitely, there are places where strings come in. It’s a gentle project but full of passion. It could fit in almost any setting and call attention to itself when necessary or desired, but not demand it. Hmm…sort of like me…

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Winterwood Project: Finding Your Way Home #1

Tomorrow I’m going to www.winterwoodstudios.com  to record my first solo professional piano project Winterwood Project: Finding Your Way Home. A Steinway grand piano at a state of the art digital studio at a lovely lake setting should be inspiring. One of the biggest internal hurdles was deciding (after being encouraged by many people for a long time now) that my music is worth the time, effort and expense. Well, it is! On the practical side, since some of my pieces are only about two minutes long I’ve arranged them in sets of 5-9 minutes each. That has, of course, necessitated interludes, modulations or magic between pieces and means sometimes six pages per set. Ah, but no page rustling allowed! Reducing and literally cutting and pasting pages and then attaching with removable tape to a  piece of foam core board extending beyond the music rack has solved that problem. May God bless the work of my hands!

Stay tuned…