Over the course of the next 12 months I’m sharing original songs for piano that correspond to the current month. Each composition will include nature sounds to enhance the piece and reflect the season (thank you handy, dandy iPad!). My goal for this series is two-fold. First, is to make myself sit down and compose on the piano more often. After 25 years of playing, I can definitely say that it never gets old. But finding the extra time to do it can be tricky. My hope is this series will keep me accountable. =) My second goal is to share some new music that you, your clients or students might find relaxing and enjoyable as you reflect on the current month.
This month I was inspired by an afternoon walk with my dog, Xylo. The trees were colorful and I must have seen half a dozen leaves fall as we walked in the sunshine. Later, when I sat down to compose, I couldn’t help but try to re-create those falling leaves as I stroked the keys of my piano. Take a listen to October and tell me what you think! AND, if you haven’t already, check out all the other songs for the months I have composed thus far.