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.

I composed today’s song, July, after enjoying an evening outside visiting with friends and feeling inspired by the sounds of the crickets! When I sat down at the piano to compose I decided to challenge myself to only use the black keys and it turned out to be quite fun.  Bonus points if you can identify the technique that I repeat throughout the piece.  Hope you enjoy!

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