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Day 10: Where to next?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021



I tried so hard today. Really.


Even with such overwhelming support (8-1) to keep going with yesterday’s music, I just couldn’t find a way through that felt compelling. For some reason, this newest track is not working for me. It’s just that I find the harmonic progression to be uninspiring. I like what I’ve done with it, from a sonic perspective, but it just doesn’t measure up to the other two tracks. It doesn’t feel right to me. Maybe the transition at the 3-minute mark needs more work. Maybe I need to take it somewhere else. Right now, I'm not feeling motivated, so I’m going to leave this track for now, and move on to something new tomorrow.

What I really like about the first two tracks is that they feel very real and authentic. There is a real depth to those tracks, and the combination of sounds is unique and engaging. This newest track, by contrast, is missing the authenticity and the depth, and it just comes off as beautiful but empty. It’s missing that intensity that the other two tracks have. So, time for a detour.


What would you like to hear on the next track? Is there a sound or an emotion you'd like me explore?


Please answer in the comments below. Thank you!



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johnlicwinko
11 feb 2021

So I found one organization that categorizes 27 different emotions:

Admiration Adoration Aesthetic appreciation Amusement Anxiety Awe Awkwardness Boredom Calmness Confusion Craving Disgust Empathetic pain Entrancement Envy Excitement Fear Horror Interest Joy Nostalgia Romance Sadness Satisfaction Sexual desire Sympathy Triumph

For me, the first track was Entrancement and the second track was Calmness. I would like the next track to be Excitement and the final track to be Triumph.

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bartpetterle
11 feb 2021

I listened to this track while shoveling snow off the deck at Tahoe. The words that come to mind are oneness, completeness, all being part of a whole. I continue to value the sounds of the acoustic piano against the rushing wall of peace, giving direction and purpose. I'd say to follow your muse in that direction.

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Kevin Keller
26 feb 2021
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Thanks, Bart. I'm also feeling drawn to the acoustic piano and the "rushing wall of peace". That's where I'm starting from today, on day 26.

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deborah
10 feb 2021

i agree with your sense of that last piece. i kept wondering if somthing asymmetric couldn't pop up, or a completely different rhythm, like 3 against 4, something unexpected that puts wrinkles in the underlying sound, changing it permanently. i think my problem is that each rhythm cycle was so consistent for so long that i could ignore it and i don't want to be able to ignore it. i either want to be drawn in, cradled, or slap upside the head so that i pay attention. not the lovely metaphors other folks come up with but may something will jiggle. and i wonder how all these chunks are related? what do you look for - duration? rhythm? contr…


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