Composition Exercise #22

Listen to a piece of music on repeat for half an hour every day for a week.

Each time, write down everything you notice – instruments, sounds, structures, techniques, proportions, associations, etc – adding new detail each time.

Number your notes, starting with Day 1 – 1 for the first listen, Day 1 – 2 for the second etc.

As you may find  yourself thinking about the piece during the day, write down interesting thoughts, associations, and everything that may be interesting.

Note how your thoughts about the piece evolve, and how they and your perception of the piece develop over time.


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