I won’t be able to sleep. I’ve been on here and the Ear Training website too long for me to be able to sleep now (I have a love/hate relationship with technology). It’s also too late at night for me to take any sleep meds. Sooo I can either work on Dr Hooks’ side project or I can work on a story idea I came up with a few hours ago. I think I’ll go make some tea first. That’ll soothe me.
If I go for the music project that a non-music professor told me to do, I’ll need just a wee bit of help. I want it to start in a minor key then change towards the end. Anyone partial to one? It’s a happy song but it needs to be in minor to start out. I know that much. I just always have trouble picking a key. I know it’s rude of me to ask you lot for help on my assignment, but choosing a key is the hardest part about composing for me. It take a lot of thought. It has to feel right or the whole song is wrong. That may be odd to say but for instance, I can hear a song on the radio and like it but it just sounds wrong. Why? Because the key doesn’t match the emotions and imagery of the lyrics.
The song is about love that hasn’t been found yet. In the eyes of a 30-ish year old woman who is trying to make sure that she waits and doesn’t settle on second best. I can’t post the lyrics b/c my professor hasn’t sent them to me yet but he and I went over them earlier. This is the bare outline of what is going on. The reason that there will be a key change is that the woman sees hope and is clinging to that while she waits. Help?