Note: This is a post about the day 12 of the Thirty Days of Focus, see the introductory post for more details.
To be honest, I feel quite uncomfortable when midnight is approaching and I haven’t yet worked on the score this day. Because I value my commitment a lot, while at the same time I feel that going to sleep early would help me to wake up earlier and structure my day better.
When the thoughts about the sleep take a big part of my attention, I remember the words of Jolie Guillebeau from her TEDx talk earlier this year:
If I had to choose between a good night sleep and being an artist, I always chose art.
So I follow the example of Jolie. And I work on my art. And only after it I let myself to go to sleep.
Today, I worked on section C. The connection from the previous section did not sound quite well, and in the bigger picture I decided that lowering the melody down an octave to the area where the action was taking place in the previous measures would be a good thing.
And when I transposed that first part of section C down and started to clean it up and extend it, I got a feeling “I have heard it somewhere”. When I took a closer look, I realized that the original piece (and now section A) starts with a very similar melodic motion. I decided that it would actually be beneficial if I bring a few ideas from A to C, connecting both parts.
The idea for the second part of C (as well as its register) stayed almost the same, with a few minor adjustments.
- I addressed the first of the things which needed some more work (as I mentioned the day before).
- I noticed the similarity with another part, and brought some ideas over to the current one to link them together.