“The Road Within”

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Title/Theme: “The Road Within”; Key/Structure: F# Minor

Comment about this piece:  Distractions. Interruptions. Anxiety/Depression. It’s a growing part of modern culture. We often seek (and are prescribed) “extrinsic” solutions. However, it’s the “intrinsic” – the road within – where we can find and embrace our true selves. It’s a journey. Not easy. I’m still learning the way. This composition is inspired by the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken” – where the “less traveled” road mentioned by Frost is not physical, but spiritual.

“I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”


(Equipment/Setup: Steinway Model B; Earthworks QTC-40 (stereo pair) Mics 12″ above strings; Apogee Duet Interface; Logic Pro X; Waves MV2 Compressor, Chroma Reverb).

 GG Piano Meditations: The Road Within

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Relax. Be inspired. Enjoy. & feel free to share…

Note: To honor my craft and spend more time/energy creating music, I rarely check social media or email – the blog is the best place to communicate with me. Please share your comments and feedback below the post – I enjoy hearing from you!

7 Responses

  1. Pamela Hyett
    | Reply

    I have really enjoyed receiving your piano meditations.. This one is my favorite; Kind of dark and mysterious. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
    Pam Hyett

    • pianoxcape
      | Reply

      Thank you Pam!! So thankful for your kind comment.

  2. Lorraine Nielsen
    | Reply

    Gary, I love this one also. I am so looking forward to your new album. Your passion is contagious and I feel it in every note. God has certainly blessed you with your talent. 🙂

    • pianoxcape
      | Reply

      Thank you Lorraine – you always have a way of brightening my day 🙂

  3. Michael Simpson
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    Hello Gary, I stumbled upon a video of you on Instagram. You were playing “Love”. Very beautiful. Your music would do well on this platform called Choon.co This platform unlike Spotify offers full transparency and one receives royalty statements daily, once their music is being streamed. I think you could may be try it out with at least one of your beautiful tracks. I’m sure your music would do well there. Continue to make good music and God bless you.

    • pianoxcape
      | Reply

      Hi Michael – thank you for your kind message – and also for the referral to Choon. I will check it out – certainly looks interesting! Much thanks.
      – Gary

      • Michael Anthony Simpson
        | Reply

        I’m very delighted that you shared one of your tracks on Choon. Thank you, I am currently streaming INVICTUS, This is good very good music

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