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Music With Heart

When composing music for piano I often gather ideas away from the instrument. In fact, it's possible to form nearly the entire composition this way: develop an idea/theme, decide on style, choose a time signature/tempo and even write melodies. But the real heart work comes when I finally sit down and face those 88 keys. This is where my ideas come to life, where they gather momentum and weave themselves together until the song is finally complete. And if I'm composing a song to fit a specific piano collection it must meet certain standards: it must be at the correct...

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