Here are examples of real-time "improvisatory" compositions, which follow the thread of thoughts in very fast concatenation, from mind to the hands and on to the instrument. Whether one sings or whistles a new tune or plays it on an instrument, this is Music from the Self, it is a direct line into the operation of the mind.


In these essays on classical music improvisation, I start with historical background on the 'lost art' of improvisation, discussing ideas about developing a personal improvising technique, and at the end there are several informative essays on the piano, its construction and maintainance. If music comes in one pathway from the soul, here are a few examples of Music from the Mind, as the other side of the coin.