Variazioni: Practicing Zen Orchestration
The following five works have been chosen carefully to span the gamut of the piano repertoire and demonstrate the universality of the concepts presented thus far. Each will apply the filters from Part I, one by one, in the same order. Occasionally I’ll gloss over filters that require no additional commentary or link two together, but they all should be applied one by one. Whenever you need to refresh your memory about what a particular filter is or how it works, turn back to the corresponding Essay in Part I and review.
They say a tree’s roots descend as deeply as it is tall. Learning is a process of constantly growing deeper and taller, as well as broader. Although there’s a certain amount of repetition in this section, as you apply the techniques more broadly, the roots of your understanding will pierce more deeply and you’ll grow taller simultaneously.