Erik Satie's Gymnopédie #3. Satie's Gymnopedies are
what many consider to be the groundwork for today's
ambient music; it's as ignorable as it is interesting
(although, I find it hard to ignore such great music).
These three beautiful pieces for solo piano are
calming, reflective, ethereal, relaxing, soothing, and
Similar in melodic structure, Gymnopedie No. 3 is a
minor key version of Gymnopedie No. 1. Its
hypnotic-like accompaniment leads the listener in an
almost out of body experience. If played as it is
intended, the texture of this piece is as smooth as
Although originally created for Solo Piano, I created
this arrangement for Viola and Classical Guitar.