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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Major keys usually bore me. Minor sounds better than minor to me. I like a few major pieces from Bach like predure no 1 but even if it is in major key, It has sadness so I like it. Most of the pieces I listen from Bach and Vivaldi are in minor keys. All I listen from Mozart is in minor keys. I...
  2. Keyboard Instruments
    Hello, I am curious as to whether traditionally you play with the white keys more or the black keys. What I mean by this is whether in composition the white keys are given favor over the black keys,; I have noticed while playing that if I lead into the black keys or use them sparingly (as if...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    I would appreciate any assistance here with a story I'm working on. I'm not a musician so please forgive my ignorance in this matter. I'm looking for solo piano music (classical - any period, any style) that can be played more or less completely on a damaged piano. Specifically a piano where...
  4. Keyboard Instruments
    An interesting book by Jon Verbalis, Natural Fingering, discusses in detail Chopin's rejection of the standard fingerings for scales (such as white note C major as the starting point) and his development of his "fundamental pattern" which starts with the exotic enharmonic keys of B/C-flat...
  5. Composer Guestbooks
    Today (Dec. 11, 2008) is Elliott Carter's 100th birthday, and from reports, he is alive and well AND composing. I have to admit that I am not familiar with his work at all. Despite my celebration of Messiaen's 100th yesterday, I am having to neglect Carter. Any suggestions on where to begin...
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