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Month: November 2017

My favorite music piece at all times has 2 thumbs up on YouTube.

It is a big world.

Let’s hear some echos.

The story is, when I was in Norway the first time as a visitor, I met a jazz musician Dag Arnesen who was playing at a Sino-Norge event. He was not very interested in socializing with the politicians, and he gave me one of his CD “Norwegian Songs” which he prepared for the “important” people in the event. He probably had no idea how many times I had listened to it since then. “Arietta” was my favorite among the songs. It had 2, now 3 likes on YouTube through the years.

Not trying to compete with him now or anytime in the future, here is my interpretation of Edvard Greg’s Arietta.

A Typical 12-day Birth of My Compositions

Day 1: made a short phrase as a motivation of a song.

Day 2: extended the phrase into a minute long section.

Day 3: got stuck at the end of the minute section.

Day 4: got stuck at the end of the minute section.

Day 5: continue the composition with a second section.

Day 6: got stuck at the end of the second section.

Day 7: decided that the first section is not as good as the second, abandon the first section.

Day 8: develop the second section by 3 variable repeats.

Day 9: complete the composition and fix the tempo.

Day 10: listening millions of times to check if there is a flaw in the audio.

Day 11: after some sleep, listen again to check for flaws in the audio.

Day 12: publishing the work here.