I often will sit down at my keyboard and improvise songs. I tend toward minor keys because I enjoy their emotive power. Relative minor often has a lighter, sadder sound than harmonic minor, and it is fun to modulate between the two types of minor keys. I also will modulate to a major key for contrast and to provide a deeper sense of mood changes, as it feels more powerful when the song returns to minor keys. I do not plan these pieces. I just sit down, put my fingers on the keyboard, think about what key to start in, and then just start playing. I let the song take me where it will. For me, this is a way I can express and process tough emotions in a healthy manner, so it’s therapeutic for me in a way.
So without further ado, here are my most recent improvisations that I recorded on my TASCAM Recorder within the last few months.
Open the door, step inside. Here you find a forest, teeming with animals and birds, which sweeps up the sides of snow-capped mountains. Here in the small pocket of beauty, one finds the essence of my soul.
A writer at heart, I delve deep into the finer details of humanity's spirit, and seek to share with others what gems I uncover. I find life exciting and full of interesting surprises, and despite the great pain that often confronts me, I persevere with the joy in my heart still bubbling, and the light of my soul still aflame.
There is a time and a place to introspect one's self, but often enough it is best to not look back in regret, but leap forward in the present toward the achievement of one's deepest dreams.
I am a wanderer. An explorer. One place cannot contain me for long, but to my friends and family, I remain loyal, for love is not bound by time nor place. Once cultivated and nourished continuously, it binds people together on a journey through the unknown reaches of life.
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I think it’s really neat that you’re able to do improv work. 🙂 I can play music and often can remember tunes from a long time ago and play those… but when it comes to original works, I have a lot of trouble! Even when I try it usually sounds like songs I already know lol
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