To my complete amazement, the result sounded at least a bit like music and I could bear to hear it at least twice afterwards. It is, of course, monotonous, random, full of mistakes and gaps as I try to find things, and elementary by any real standards; but given that I know nothing whatsoever about music, like what notes you're supposed to hit together or how to place your hands on the keyboard, and I first touched the music keyboard two days ago, I am impressed. I've always assumed music to be a complete mountain of a skill, where you need years of practice to get any results at all, or at least I assumed it would be that way for me. Well, not quite so, it seems.
I think in the process I've learnt two things:
- Playing music for the first time is like dancing or cycling. You can't do it carefully bit by bit - you just take a deep breath and run with it.
- If you improvise according to your emotions, you will like your piece because just then you'll have these emotions.
Here it is, strictly at your own risk (23 min / 22MB mp3): My first piece of music