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For the past few years, off and on, I’ve studied music theory with the Community Music School near me at the University of Delaware. We tallied around 55 class hours, and have progressed — pun intended — about as far as we can go before delving into specific areas such as orchestrating and songwriting. My instructor is the supremely talented Kevin J. Cope, composer and president of the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society.

Our final assignment this summer was to write a piece for solo piano incorporating what we’ve learned. I can’t play piano — it would have helped — but fortunately Finale can, and that’s what you’ll hear in the mp3 (2:42). I gave the score to a friend who’s an experienced pianist, and she pronounced it quite playable. So this isn’t for guitar, although my guitar certainly helped with testing progressions. Here’s my “Letter from Emily”.

Letter from Emily - Score.pdf Letter from Emily.mp3

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Diane- Your talents never cease to amaze me!

Your Like Baskin and Robbins in 1972..................31 Flavors!

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Diane is like a Swiss Army Knife- She has so many uses and is so practical!

On a serious note- Well done. Who would ever have thought to write a piano musical score and not know how to play piano?

Diane- You are amazing!

Your friend always.

Mike

 

 

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Wow Diane, that was very impressive. It is a wonderful talent to be able to write music and this song could be the beginning of a new career. Someone once said, "never stop learning", hmmm.

Henk

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Wow!  That is an impressive tune! Quite catchy! 

Wonderful that you have taken those classes and furthered your music theory knowledge! 

Congratulations! That is quite an achievement! 

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Congratulations.  Music Theory is a beast to many of us, well done in furthering  your knowledge to the extent that you can compose for an instrument you can't even play! Thanks for sharing😊

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