It’s week 7 of the In-Depth project. That’s a really long time now that I’m thinking about it, and I can’t believe it’s been this long since the project started. But as the frogs say, “Time’s fun when you’re having flies!”

I’ve accomplished quite a bit since my last post. More specifically, I composed the next 16 bars of my piece. The first 8 of these new bars act as what I like to call a “mini-B section”. It contrasts from the main theme, but still leads back into the “mini-A section”. Additionally, the countermelody takes a familiar form at one point… The second (new) group of 8 bars is pretty much identical to the second group of 8 bars in the older section, if that makes any sense. However, it moves into the “big” B section, which will be in the relative major, G major. Aside from that, I’ve added some articulation.

You can listen to my composition in its current state below. Still computer-generated-y, but with new, improved articulation and a modulation into G major at the end!


I was sadly unable to meet with my mentor this week, as he was busy at our normal meeting time. I should have asked him about the meeting earlier, so that I could plan an alternate meeting date. That aside, I’ve emailed him my composition and am currently awaiting a reply.

On to the questions!

  1. What has been my most difficult mentoring challenge so far?  Why?

First of all, I think there’s a typo. The question says “my […] mentoring challenge”, but I think it should probably say “your […] mentoring challenge”. Back on topic, though, the biggest mentoring challenge/problem that comes to mind is my mentor’s inability to meet this week. The only reason why this has been the most difficult is that I haven’t had very many mentoring challenges so far, at least none big enough to remember.

  1. What is working well? Why?

Other than this week, meeting on Wednesdays at lunch has worked out well. It’s a time both me and my mentor are available, and we’re both in the same building at that time.

  1. What could be working better?  How can you make sure this happens?

Communication. Our communication through Messenger and email has worked very well so far. However, I haven’t received an email back from my mentor about my composition (I sent him an email a day ago), and as I stated before, I should have contacted him about this week’s meeting a few days earlier. I think it would be beneficial if we both kept each other informed about when we’d be free and/or busy in the near future, just in case something else comes up that disrupts our normal meeting schedule.

For my next steps, I plan on adding some dynamics and beginning to create the B section. Spring Break is coming up fast, and that’s exactly the prime In-Depth working time I need before AprilMayJune.

Like always, expect progress!

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