June 28th, 2006


For Lack of Manuscript Paper...

Music: I have a melody for a lovely little medieval-sounding Credo in my head, but I have no sheet music and no piano. So I'm using a page from a spiral notebook and praying that I have the intervals right. I compose everything in A minor or C major because I haven't memorized the circle of fifths, and this way, I can sort of half-ass write the melody down without having to worry about which notes have accidentals. I don't really care what key it's in. To me, all keys sound alike; they're just pitched higher or lower, or else they're major or minor.

I suppose there are some people who would regard me as a Philistine for being this way, but for me, the key is just a matter of convenience for me when writing the music down; it can be played in whatever key the musician prefers.

It's so frustrating, doing this without a piano. *sigh*

I hope I don't forget this between now and when I wake up in the morning! I'm almost sure to. But I've gonly gotten as far as:

Credo in unum Deum,
Patrem omnipotentem,
Factorem caeli et terrae.

There's a whole lot more to go.

I think, next payday, I must go to Radio Shack and buy one of those dinky little electric keyboards so that I will at least have something to use that I will know is on the correct pitch.

Collapse )
  • Current Music