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The article will be an interview with the young pianist and composer Laura Askew. She creates her own music and arranges others for different instruments.

"Indie" may include music that is not independently produced, and most independent music artists do not fall into a single, defined musical style or genre and usually create music that can be categorized into other genres.

In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work. It may differ from the original work by means of reharmonization, melodic paraphrasing, orchestration, or development of the formal structure. Arranging differs from orchestration in that the latter process is limited to the assignment of notes to instruments for performance by an orchestra, concert band, or other musical ensemble. Arranging "involves adding compositional techniques, such as new thematic material for introductions, transitions, or modulations, and endings. Arranging is the art of giving an existing melody musical variety"


Laura has a YouTube channel and a SoundCloud in which she showcases most of her work.

Interview Questions

  1. 1. What inspired you to play the piano?
  2. 2. How long have you been playing?
  3. 3. What made you start to create your own music?
  4. 4. What inspired you to rearrange other people’s music?
  5. 5. There are some copyright issues when it comes to arranging music, how do you protect your music and the music of others?
  6. 6. How do you advertise yourself as a musician?
  7. 7. When performing live, do you prefer to work alone or with other musicians?
  8. 8. Do you have any pre performance rituals?
  9. 9. Do you have any tips for first time performers?
  10. 10. What made you start uploading pieces to YouTube?
  11. 11. Do would you say it has helped you become more popular?
  12. 12. Most people know that there is a very slim chance of getting noticed through YouTube and SoundCloud, why did you choose these sites to display your work?
  13. 13. Do you prefer posting you playing or your arrangements?
  14. 14. What do you use to create your arrangements?
  15. 15. Do you have any advice for aspiring composers and musicians?