Canone Inverso
Feb04

Canone Inverso

(30 Loremesta 5116, Ta’Illistim) She heard the warm melody; it was exotic and tantalizing, it drew all of her attention immediately – attention which she willingly gave. The enticing notes moved slowly as they exposed their theme. Before long, she found herself no more the audience, but part of the song. She followed it, echoing every move the lyrical tune took. She learned it as she went along, an offset echo in a higher voice....

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Listen To The Music
Apr24

Listen To The Music

(24 Olaesta 5115; Ta’Illistim) Moonglae Inn BriarStone Court Ta’Illistim, the Nations Dear Mother and Father, The time in Ta’Illistim has been thrilling. The quiet here has been inspiring, the people, charming. I have had time to work on my instruments, too. I finished all the lessons for my mandolin, and am fully ready for my final exam with it. I have written 2 songs and arranged a third this week. I want to play them all for...

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A Small Taste of Home
Dec12

A Small Taste of Home

(10 Eorgaen 5114: The Landing) I was still under the Tree in Town Square after Gingie shared Colors with a bunch of us. This time her colors were light greens. They were oh, so gorgeous. The evening sky was that indescribable combination of indigo above and a glowing gold at the horizon. That somehow, some reason only the Gods know themselves, does not muddle into weird colors between the two. Mister Jeril asked to hear a song. I...

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Ostinato
Dec09

Ostinato

(8 Eorgaen 5114: The Landing) The storm outside provided a percussive undertone, and the mandolin started out with a simple melody. She loved what she heard, and hummed it the second time through. Intuition filled the unique chord progression in for her over the next several iterations through the theme. With the theme of the song laid out, she smile and whispered something near her mandolin. Closing her eyes, her fingers practically...

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Midnight Aire
Oct06

Midnight Aire

(6 Jastatos 5114:  Wehnimer’s Landing) She gazed at the garden visible through the window. The nights were growing chill, but she still kept a window partly open. She could hear a new song in her soul tonight, and reached for her mandolin. D minor. She’d try it first in D minor. Testing the chord progression against the same three notes of each phrase, she knew the notes rang out clearly against the moving strings. First she...

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You Never Forget Your First
Sep30

You Never Forget Your First

(29 Imaerasta 5114: Ta’Vaalor) Dear Mother and Father, I finished it! The song for my Patroness, Iniania. I gave it to her this evening. I was nearly bursting at the seams until she got to town. I called the song Lady of the Sands, because that must be where she is from. I’m going to sketch it below for your critique, Mother. Lady of the Sands is scribbled here on the parchment. It was so exciting to give it to her before I left...

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Duet by Dark
Sep28

Duet by Dark

She sat alone in the evening garden. The first big storm was gone and the night skies twinkled like millions of diamonds above her. Moonbeams painted everything with an eerie red brush including the glimmering waters of the fountain. She pulled her beloved mandolin onto her lap and easily warmed up on exercises she learned in childhood. She picked out the arpeggios to a new song as her left hand experimented with turns and ornaments...

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