I have a strong first draft of my Baroque lute piece I have been writing for Will Tocaben. I am going to give it a rest tomorrow and come back to it on Monday with fresh ears. I am a big believer in the power of sleep and silence and I know that during those times my brain continues to process my composition and bridges the gaps I yet need to fill.
Sometimes an idea unexpectedly pops to my mind when I am away from my studio. I then record it on my phone so I can file it away and not obsess about it when I need the mental break.
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