Another piano composition creeped out of my subconscious over the last several days.
I'm ready to recopy the rough draft of the composition into a neat final copy.
My method of notation is old fashioned, involves ink pens (mostly black but sometimes a red one is useful for tracking where to go on the rough draft), an old credit card (convenient for drawing bar lines), correction tape (that often malfunctions, GRRRR!!), and composition paper. Scissors and Scotch tape or GlueStik are also sometimes part of the mix.
My rough drafts are often a road map; some more than others.
This one in particular requires lots of concentration to navigate. It's the ultimate road map, that is:
I must notate the final copy according to all of the bits and pieces I worked into the music which are on various sheets of composition paper:
I must follow the "route" which goes like this:1-Play page 1, the entire page, then…
2-Jump to the pink star at top of page 3. Play those 2 bars, then…
3-Jump down page 3 to the triangle inside a circle and continue playing until I reach my handwritten note…
4-"Go back to page 1 Bar 2". Keep playing thru Bar 16, then…
5-Jump to page 2 (top). Play all the way thru until I reach the down arrow, then…
6-At the down arrow, go to Pg 1, Bar 2
7-At Bar 17 (at down arrow), jump to Pg 4, #7 in a circle
8-Go back to Pg 1, play to & including to Bar 5, then
9-Go to Pg 3 "END", play these 4 bars, then
10-Jump to Pg 5YEE HAW!
And this piece is not quite complete.
I also still need to wrap up the final bars of the "END"; I need to complete the final few bits of this piece, but that should be easy enough.
So I'll be spending the next few hours scanning and notating and reading betwixt all of the measures and bar lines and numbers and symbols and arrows and such and I just hope I don't mix something up or skip something accidentally. Then there will be gnashing of teeth.And how's YOUR day coming along?