My greatest, strangest, and bravest ideas in the past have tended to appear while I was doing these things:
1. Picking up apples from my lawn
2. Trimming the grass
3. Watering the flowers
4. Vacuuming the carpet
6. Shoveling the snow
8. Doing the dishes
All I have to do, then, is to undertake these activities more often and keep my notebook and pen at hand.
When do your greatest ideas come up?
What I'm working on:
Writing "From playing sports to recording all Bach organ works". Writing in fingering and pedaling for Toccata by Widor. Editing Sonata No. 4 by Teisutis Makačinas. Transposing hymn setting "The Mouth of Fools Doth God Confess". Practicing "Virtuoso Pianist" by Hanon in C harmonic major mode (from C with Db and Ab flats). Performing an improvisation recital on the story of "The Little Mermaid"). Composing "A Storm".
From "The Accidental Creative":
Expect that great things are going to happen, but don't place parameters on what those things will be; inevitably, they will lead to disappointment or cause you to miss opportunities simply because you're not looking for them."
This blog doesn't wait for inspiration to strike. Forward it to people who carry notebooks in their pockets just in case.
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Don't have an organ at home?
Download paper manuals and pedals, print them out, cut the white spaces, tape the sheets together and you'll be ready to practice anywhere where is a desk and floor. Make sure you have a higher chair.