Spent the day writing music, more specifically my entry for the current Orchestration Challenge. I am quite pleased with my entry, but of course I won’t be able to share it for a few weeks… not until mid June most likely, when the current round will end.

I was planning on only spending an hour working on it today, but I ended up spending six and finishing it. Woohoo!

Not much else to say today… my sleeping schedule is way off again, so I’m staying up all night so that I can go to bed early tonight and wake up early on Thursday. That’s the hope at least.

I’m going to post chapter 9 of The Game of Gynwig right after I post this, so check that out if you’ve been following along with the story… though I only know of two people that are… thanks, two readers! 😛

Oh, I’ve been thinking about putting together a music album and selling it on Amazon… not of music already available on my site, but a collection of new pieces that I haven’t written yet, but they’d be connected, like repeat each other’s themes and stuff…

… Or … I could probably already put together a CD of the best stuff I’ve already written. I’ve had several people say they’d buy such a CD, even though free MP3s are already available… maybe I should do that first, try out the experience. I’m just not sure what to do for the cover art or CD art… anyone know any good but cheap artists? Or maybe I could find some public domain images…

Yeah, I guess I’ll do that first… will have to go back and re-record some pieces though so I get the best quality.

Oops, it’s not healthy to blog on future speculations of what you think you will do, is it?

Ok, enough blather…

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2 Comments

Daniel · May 22, 2008 at 2:38 AM

*raises hand*

I can do your cover art.

You know my image of the piano w/ notes on it? Proof of photoshopping skills. :3 Oh, and I own a cello, so I can do my own photography.

I’ll do something with a cello scroll and give you a sample.

Yes, all free. This kind of stuff is fun.

Oh, and you should also sell your album on CDBaby.com also. Also, that way, you’re album will be put on LOTS of other stuff as well. Here’s what their site says: “For a simple $35 setup, CD Baby can get your music selling worldwide on cdbaby.com, Apple iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, eMusic and many more.” That’s what my dad did; search on iTunes, “Power of Two”. His album is the one with the grass and the two people sitting, my dad with the guitar, yada yada. 😛

Sean Hannifin · May 22, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Wow, thanks! That’d be awesome!

Ooh, CD Baby looks great! I had heard about it before, but never really looked into it. I think I’ll definitely have to try it out! Many thanks for the suggestion!

I think I might also make a chamber music-ish album with my harp stuff, like the trios. I’ve got a few more unfinished, and plenty of melodies and ideas for more… and then I’ll just use some nice baroque art for the cover, like many classical CDs… bwa ha ha ha! Wonder if it would sell…

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