My last piano improvisation was on the more abstract side, an experiment in using one note only while still telling a musical story.
In this next one, it’s back to an exploration of mood, especially a minor mood. I based the meditation on a simple V – i resolution, stepping in and out of it, meandering through outside chords always with the inevitable V – i resolution in mind.
At the same time, I kept the movement of the piece very slow, almost decelerating at times, all to create a very somber and reflective feeling to the piece.
I kept the high points from gathering too much strength as well, which when I thought about it after listening to the piece the first time, it made it feel as if the music was a man with his head bowed who even when he’s on the brink of breaking out of the melancholy, doesn’t because he loves the mood too much.
Enjoy the piece.