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    Been tinkering with this sucker for last 6 days. I couldn't get the contrast I wanted without some transposition. Here is my hopefully final version.



    I used a simliar technique to this piece by Bartok.

    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    I think the second one sounds too much like an exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    I think the second one sounds too much like an exercise.
    He meant for it to be for learning/training purposes. I'm glad he did, makes it easier to analyse. If you ever want to get into writing modern sort of music, his Mikrokosmos is probably the best place to start to analyse.

    Last edited by Phil loves classical; Dec-19-2019 at 04:34.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Been tinkering with this sucker for last 6 days. I couldn't get the contrast I wanted without some transposition. Here is my hopefully final version.



    I used a simliar technique to this piece by Bartok.

    Concise work Phil, I appreciated the rigour which gave the whole a consistency. You could have expanded it a little more, perhaps a quicker (augmented) section with more motivic development and in a higher register before stretto or final section. That might have helped your quest for contrast and introduced a flight of fancy if desirable.
    Last edited by mikeh375; Dec-19-2019 at 09:01.

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    For those not sick of this piece, I took Mike's advice, and added 2 smaller parts, incorporating the retrograde of the subject, first with a restatement of the inversion (which I stated in various times) with stretto both times, and massaged the parts around it.

    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    For those not sick of this piece, I took Mike's advice, and added 2 smaller parts, incorporating the retrograde of the subject, first with a restatement of the inversion (which I stated in various times) with stretto both times, and massaged the parts around it.

    You're obsessed with this one! lol. As The Beatles said, "It's Getting Better All the Time".

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    Here is a short ditty of an original folk style melody from somewhere in Europe I'm guessing. Was a big mistake not to finish the bass line earlier, somewhere in the middle. The bass is truly an anchor.

    Last edited by Phil loves classical; Dec-30-2019 at 15:01.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Here is a short ditty of an original folk style melody from somewhere in Europe I'm guessing.

    Beautiful, I say!

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    I changed one note in the theme, but it makes all the difference to the harmony in the canon. Also added a few double stops in the bass to smooth out some awkward parts.

    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Here is a short mini waltz.

    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Here is a short mini waltz.

    I thought you didn't like Waltzes! It isn't my style, but it's good in what you are going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    I thought you didn't like Waltzes! It isn't my style, but it's good in what you are going for.
    I hate the conventional style waltz. Tinkered with it over a couple days. I'm addicted to this version.

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    I enjoyed the changes! A little more palatable now.

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    Ever try writing or playing music just from your stream of consciousness? The study in All-Interval Chords seemed to open it up for me.

    Here is a piece, in the form of a canon, which follows some counterpoint rules loosely, but mainly from a weird innate sense. It seems I favour 2nds and 7ths. It's funny to edit a stream-of-consciousness piece, but I took out the tempo changes (was a real bad idea), and fixed a few more errant pitches, and it became a lot more coherent. The beginning even reminds me of Sheherezade.



    Also an update on this. Added a faster variation.

    Last edited by Phil loves classical; Jan-29-2020 at 14:38.
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    Check this out. I think what I intuitively was aiming at was some kind of chromatic displacement similar to Prokofiev's music. I revamped it, and added a section in the middle, though I doubt it is finished. There is clearly a harmonic system (or more like technique) at work (at least to my ears). In this version I actually did displace the 2nd voice imitation by a Minor Second, not only within the lines. So some notes are somewhat twice removed chromatically.

    Last edited by Phil loves classical; Jan-30-2020 at 23:55.
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