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記事: 作曲家 / 山谷知明

【Recommendations for Handwriting. The sound of writing.】

It is very enjoyable to fantasize in one's mind about an idea for work or a musical composition that suddenly occurs to one's mind, but the process of turning it into reality is "labor," which can be exhausting and stressful to no small degree.

As a bridge from fantasy to realization, I try to "handwrite" my thoughts.

By writing freehand on paper, the outline of my fantasy becomes clearer, problems emerge, and I get closer to realization.

However, I am a lazy person, so I used to think that writing was a chore.

I used to think, "I'm just writing on paper in my head."

But when I actually wrote notes by hand, I realized that, strangely enough, I could gain many things that I could not gain by simply imagining things in my head.

Perhaps it is because the words on paper can be "reintroduced" through the eyes and captured objectively.

I always have a piece of paper and a pencil on my desk so that I can write quickly, but at the same time I have my computer up and running, so I tend to turn to Evernote. Evernote is an application that allows you to enter and save notes.

I think this is similarly phenomenal, taking the output once from my brain, turning it into digital text, and then "re-imputing" it from my eyes again, but I feel that it is less effective than writing by hand on paper.

When writing with pencil on paper, the pressure of the brushstrokes is naturally stronger in the areas that I have strong feelings for, and such detailed visual nuances probably have a greater influence.

With sheet music, a composer's handwritten score is easier to convey the atmosphere of the music to the performer and bring out a good performance than a score written by software such as Finale.

And the sound of handwriting!

The sound created by the friction between paper and pencil motivates us to write and think.

The sound of writing is very pleasant!

Article: Composer / Tomoaki Yamaya



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