Proofreading music: A piano GoFundMe update with Dirk Caber

The last few months have been amazing. Since we got the piano — THANK YOU YET AGAIN for everyone who contributed to our GoFundMe campaign to make it possible — there’s been nonstop music in our house. It’s amazing. Dirk plays it for hours every day, and has been furiously composing the piano pieces that were commissioned by wonderful people who donated at least $500 to the campaign. They’re all written at this point, or as Dirk would put it, “They’ve reached a double bar.” He’s still tinkering with them, though, and here’s a brief video peek at part of the proofreading process. Enjoy!

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  1. Liz
    Liz says:

    As a non-musical person, I’ve never given any thought as to how music is written – a composer writes music, end of story. But now that we’ve been getting updates, I’ve become curious. How does the process work, or more specifically, how does Dirk’s process work? I gather he finds inspiration in poetry, but do other things and experiences inspire him as well? When he starts a new piece, does he “hear” it in his head and then sit down at the piano find the notes?
    Just wondering.

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  2. Tony W Lanier
    Tony W Lanier says:

    Once the music is together, I know it will be great! I have no doubt that the music won’t be great. Dirk has the magic touch & I do have all the faith in him!

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