Translates to "Joy"! Except for some early pieces where I tried hard to compose something, all other pieces came to me simply by fiddling around. This is the first piece I composed like that. I was studying chemistry in the first semester and during study breaks would pick up the guitar. The D-string started to break apart and unwind at the e-position on the second fret. So I placed the capo on the third fret to avoid having to change strings. The resulting change in sound color somehow catalyzed the free playing in me. It was like a valve opened, and around 10 pieces followed within only a few months.
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Hoffmann, Markus M., "Freude" (2002). Faculty Music. 29.