I am currently trying to finish up the 13th piece from my Year of the Guitar series. Here is what I’ve got so far:
I’m still trying to figure out the strum pattern. What I have written is not exactly what I am playing.
I am trying to finish up two projects as fast as humanly possible. I am working on this series as well as trying to finish my hymn arrangements. I’ve reached the point where I am looking forward to other projects (other arrangements, Max/MSP pieces, longer original guitar pieces, non-guitar pieces, etc).
It’s not easy these days to find a lot of time to compose. We are currently remodeling a few rooms in our house, doing outside projects, and of course, a 5-week-old is not going to let you do much for very long. A typical composing hour in my life goes like this:
1. Compose (10 min)
2. Baby cries. Rock baby to sleep (10 min)
3. Compose (5 min)
4. Oldest son has a question. Answer question and mentally prepare for follow up questions (5 min)
5. Compose (10 min)
6. Two sons fight. Must break up fight. (5 min)
7. Compose (10 min)
8. Baby wakes up from very short nap. Change diaper. (5 min)
Luckily I compose rather quickly because that is a typical free hour in my life.