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    Default I'm a wannabe amateurish composer

    For someone, it maybe despicable, but I like to compose (or put notes on the staff). I don't well the theory (learn it step by step). I usually validate my "works" to some people who know how it works so I can improve.

    Composition is for me a hobby, nothing more.

    Would you give your comments on my little work? It's not finished (the music ends abruptely). It's a very simple pattern. I always had difficulty to end my composition, mainly because I wanted to do too much. This time, I want to compose a easier work and end it correctly.

    http://www.geocities.com/handelbaroque/PIANO12B.MID

    Thanks!

    Of course, it is crap-o-midi sound.
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    My main comment is why did you stop where you did? It was just starting to get interesting -nice modulation to the dominant then the development......and you stopped....Ok, the development is more difficult and may take some work - but the basic material and how you started the development was fine.

    I had some trouble with the 1/8th? 1/16th? notes in the bass which sounded off a bit too harshly (just after 6 seconds on your midi) but apart from that (and allowing for the fact I'm not knowledgeable about classical styles) - fine!



    PS: Edit - don't worry about being "amateurish" - that just means you do it from love rather than money and the mortgage payments - doing it because you love doing it is what's important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frasier View Post
    My main comment is why did you stop where you did? It was just starting to get interesting -nice modulation to the dominant then the development......and you stopped....Ok, the development is more difficult and may take some work - but the basic material and how you started the development was fine.

    I stopped there because I didn't know what to do at that tiime.
    The development give me a lot of problem. At first, I din't knew how to start it. Seems I had a good idea (and a simple one). I was thinking to change tempo in the development.

    Thanks for the comments. I appreciate.

    What exacty do you mean by "nice modulation" (I mean where is it on the staff? Is it the downward pattern?)
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    Any other advices?
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    This is great! See? Not everything in life is modernism and atonality.

    Too bad it isn't finished. You need to trust yourself more, Handel. You have first class composing potential.

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    it's very good, just finish it. the main theme is memorable, and i'm sure you could come up with the rest of the piece if you try

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