dawn is my second attempt at composing music. I made the first attempt while I was taking
musical keyboard lessons from Jason. He
is an excellent teacher and very passionate about teaching, playing and
composing music. He corrected most of my bad playing habits and taught
us some good stuff in a short span of time. However, I dropped out of
the lessons pretty soon after a few weeks of lessons to take care of
some personal affairs.
I composed this piece after dropping out of the keyboard lessons. The
links to the audio files, sheet music, etc. are provided below. The
files reside in my website. In case, my website is down, the YouTube
link provided below should still work.
This piece consists of 147 measures. It is approximately 4 minutes 28
The mental image I had while composing this piece was that of a guy,
sitting alone in a dark night, waiting for the night to pass and the
dawn to arrive. 0:00–1:30 of the piece represents the night.
1:30–2:15 is the time when the darkness starts fading away and the
sky turns red. Everything after 2:15 is about welcoming and enjoying the
For me this mental image doesn't just represent a particular night
passing away due to the rotation of our planet. It represents how we
should handle tough times, heartbreaks, loss, etc. in our personal
lives. We should remain calm, wait for tough times to pass and good
times to come, and when the bad times give way to good times again, we
should welcome and enjoy the good times.
I am pretty happy with what I composed but not so happy with the way I
played it on the keyboard. There are some errors in the timing and
loudness of certain notes but my friends don't seem to notice them.
In case you have any feedback, suggestions and tips that would help me
to improve my musical skills, please feel free to post a comment.