If Music Be the Food of Love…

Play on! Or so said Shakespeare.

You know, almost every musician who has ever lived has tried to write his own music. No matter how wonderful and glorious the works of his favourite composers, there is something – some music – inside him that just wants to get out. Now the music may not be very good, especially at first, but it is his. And that, to him, gives it great value.

Today I began the task of transcribing my ideas into Finale, a computer program specifically created for music notation. While the task can be boring and tedious it is also illuminating as I remember my creations of yesteryear. Most of them came to me in a flash and I scrambled for pencil, paper, anything to get them down before the muse left and I forgot. I had little time for rhythm and key. I told myself I would remember it. Maybe…

So wish me luck. I may uncover a jewel! Or at least be inspired to finish some of my projects.