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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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This music was created as a hobby by a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The College at Brockport. If you enjoy the music and would like to use it yourself, please consider donating to the Morris Fellowships, designation 117.00, to support undergraduate summer research fellowships in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. To donate please visit the online donation form.