The band played my arrangement of House of Gold last night and I was fairly happy with the outcome. It is always a roller-coaster of emotions when you get a chart played that you have been working on for weeks or months. You know what it should sound like and actually, you hope that your musicians will take that "Sibelius" clay and sculpt it into something new and beautiful. More often than not, it takes time and you have to be careful that you do not pull out too much hair from you head. Mine is thinning as it is. It is really about fine-tuning your writing so that the parts match the players and this can take several tries. Each chart I write for this band seems to be a better fit. Always a work in progress but a passion, and not really work.
Dr. Michael Kearns
Musician, educator, husband, father, web designer ... my life is like a mosaic with each piece vying for my attention.