20 Days Till Release, Choosing Arrangements (10-19-16)

Only 20 days till the album releases, and 13 days till the iTunes pre-order!  The work is done, and now it's time to see how it goes.

I am sometimes asked how I decide the arrangements of songs.  Why do I make something a rock song?  Why do I make something a more classical piece?  To be perfectly honest, I don't think too much about how to arrange.  As I have said before, I have a general idea pretty quickly where I want a song to go.  It's getting to the end of the road that can be a challenge.  One thing you can certainly tell is who I had been listening to in my spare time when doing a piece.  "Go For Broke" (off my first album) definitely sounds like something that could be in a Rocky or sports themed film. 

If you listen to Dream Theater, I think you can tell what song I was listening to when I did "We Three Kings."  "Away In A Manager" definitely sounds like my homage to Mannheim Steamroller.  I love to dabble in different styles.

Soon I'll give the list of places you can buy, download, or stream the album!!

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