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The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man is the first piano piece I composed for The Fool's Journey. On December 23, 2016 I was playing my electric piano when I remember that I had recordings saved on it. As I was going through the recordings I found the beginning of what would become The Hanged Man Theme. I remember composing it around 2013-2014. I was very excited when I found the recording because I had completely forgotten about it and never wrote it down. (Hint to all musicians: ALWAYS RECORD OR WRITE DOWN YOUR IDEAS. You never know when you will use that 20 second snippet from 3 years ago.) 

 

At the time I composed the beginning I remember composing it because I had just learned about quartal and quintal harmony. So the left hand is playing Eb, Bb, F which are all a 5th away from each other. 

 

After listening to the snippet I realized that the quintal sound would be great for The Hanged Man since an interpretation of the card is suspension. I composed the rest of the piece on January 9, 2017.