Besides writing and art, I also teach piano lessons! Over the years I’ve created a few original works, transcribed LDS church hymns for five-finger piano, and adapted a few songs along the way.
One of my grown students once fostered a mother cat and her litter. Although the momcat and her kittens were re-homed, my student kept Jade, a beautiful seal-point shorthair. I wrote this picturing Jade enjoying a sunny frolic in her garden.
This is written in quarter notes for the ease of the beginning student, but it should be played with some speed for flow.
Transcriptions and Arrangements
I about jumped out of my seat when I heard this song featured in the trailer for Gravity. You see, I’d had this Arvo Pärt song on CD for years. After discovering MuseScore, I searched for and found a lovely arrangement for piano and violincello.
Hm, I thought. With a little modding, that could be doable for a solo pianist. So I grabbed the file and went to work. My arrangement uses Danwe’s transcription as a major base, but I also made some (what I consider) corrections from listening to the CD. It’s not perfect, but I think it’s pretty good, and I enjoy playing it.
More to come!