Originally Posted by Samantha PenigarFirst of all let me say that I did not post this in the listening room because it is not a piece I had any intentions of post in the near future. I have posted it here because it is an example of what we are talking about in this thread.Originally Posted by Styxx
It is so easy to talk about something, but it is altogether different when onc can show tangible evidence to support what they mean.
The link that follows is a perfect example of cup throwing. The title, I hope will also indicate that this did not start as a preconceived composition. I was in a very uninspired frame of being so I decided to throw cups.
I did this in one night several weeks ago and have not returned to it. The name of the file is GPO-KP2 Load Test 2 B Minor. I inadvertantly left out part of the file name when I uploaded it.
I had been sitting at the keyboard and thumbing through some very old photocopies of part of my Harmony Text book from Los Angeles City College days 1976-77. I was playing through several harmony keyboard exercises and happened upon a set of chord progressions that inspired me. So I opened up Finale and decided I would experiment with the newly downloaded KP2 update for full GPO. What you hear is the results of that "cup throwing session."
For me, simply playing through chord pregressions and experimenting with cadences, more often than not will inspire me. If not then I come to NS's Listening Room and more often not overwhelmingly inspired.
I hope that this will help to ignite the sparks in the mind and flame in the hearts of each of you.