Darkness Falls- Behind the music.

‘Darkness Falls’ is in the key of D minor and begins with a rapidly descending D minor arpeggio triad in the right hand utilizing the notes A, F, D. Meter is 4/4 but as usual my music changes meters at times. I wanted to conjure up the feeling of darkness closing in rapid fashion.

‘Darkness Falls’ is one of 12 songs in my dark night album that is a music allegory for a journey into deep emotional darkness. I’ve suffered a few times in my life from terrible depression and anxiety. ‘Darkness Falls’ is one of the songs relating to that. The darkness is closing in and at that moment there’s nothing we can do to stop it except to hold on for dear life and ride out the storm.

For me, my music is a positive release and expression of beauty in good times and bad.

Listen to ‘Darkness Falls’ on Spotify HERE

Listen to ‘Darkness Falls’ on Pandora Radio HERE

Listen to ‘Darkness Falls’ on Apple Music HERE

Want to learn how to play ‘Darkness Falls’ on your piano or keyboard? Sheet Music available HERE

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  1. Madison April 25, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Wow!! Your music has been an inspiration and a comfort to me for so many years. Whenever I write, I use your music as the backdrop. It gets my imagination running and helps me get my emotions on to the page. I love that this album and this song!

  2. Carl Samans April 25, 2020 at 11:07 am

    I’ve been enjoying your notes behind the music (pun intended). Thanks for offering a little more insight into your music.

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