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An Amused Muse? Or So I Hope…

I took a deep breath.  The smell of new electronics hung in the air, giving me some inspiration. My fingers reached down.  A modern synth-string sound emanated from the studio speakers.  Yes, modern, and yet the strings had a certain sizzle that spoke of the late 1970s.  I had spent over an hour getting the sound just how I wanted it.

I listened closely, with my body as much as my ears.

Perfect.

My fingers changed position on their own, so I had a G in the bass.  My left hand was also playing a D, with a Bb, D, F and A in the right hand.  The smoldering G minor 9th chord just oozed that downtown, cool jazzy feeling.  You know the one.

I shifted, without thinking to B Major 7.  Yeah, a quick pivot on the Bb/A#.  It felt right, and better yet, with that sizzling string sound, it sounded right, even if very dissonant. Very, very dissonant.

Cool.

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Insight into a Plot – #tanka

 

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You speak, I listen
A vision enters my mind
A new world is born
Just a word from you, my muse
Gives my idea incentive

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Inspiration” and “Plan”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.