I’ve been doodling on one of the Piano patches on the Roland Fantom. It’s called “PR-A 002: Contemplative” and it is very expressive, particularly now I’ve hooked up the sustain pedal. My sustain pedal is a big clunky metal thing, with a feel that is very like a real piano damper pedal, and I’ve found that inspiration isn’t far away. Usually I just set SONAR up to record the MIDI notes and then just improvise away for 10 minutes at a time, working on chord sequences and practicing left-hand phrases.

It’s true what they said: Practice helps.