Honestly, both Conflict and United I fought my way through to completion. With Conflict, it was strictly me writing something complicated. United should have been easy to write...but it wasn't. I battled every note, struggled with all the melodies. What should have been simple turned into weeks of work, and three rewrites.
Like, brain, what up?
After I finished the piece, I reflected on a couple reasons as to why this might have occured. First, I wrote it during the holidays, when all I really wanted to be doing was eating and spending time with family. Second, my computer chose that week to royally poop itself at every opportunity. And third, it was a little strangling for me to commit to four compositions. I felt pressured to finish, and I think it stifled my creativity. Noted haha. Do not commit unless certain.
In the end, as always, I learned a lot and I'm glad I finished it. As I said in my YouTube description for United, ALWAYS FINISH THE PIECE. ALWAYS. (Or whatever art you're doing).
Feel free to listen to the piece here if you haven't: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id-_84JGonQ
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