Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1148783 - 02/26/06 11:57 PM Nocturne No.7 in G minor
PianoBeast10489 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Virginia Beach,VA
I just finished this nocturne a few days ago. It took me about 3 days to write, but It's probably my most mature work to date. I put a lot of emotion into this, and I really feel attached to it.

I am recording this piece (with myself playing it) on March 2nd, so for now you have to deal with computer generated GPO sounds.

I also attached a PDF of the score so people can follow along while they listen!

As always, comments/critques are appreciated!


-mp3- | -Score-

Top
Piano & Music Acc. / Sheet Music


Sheet Music Plus Homepage
#1148784 - 02/27/06 12:14 AM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
Allazart Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/16/02
Posts: 389
I like it!

I'd be proud to say I wrote that.

May I have it? :-p heh

BTW, the computer generated sound is also very good. What did you use?

Top
#1148785 - 02/27/06 12:22 AM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
PianoBeast10489 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Virginia Beach,VA
Thanks!

I used Garritan Personal Orchestra. Its very good, but nowhere near how it sounds when a human plays it. There are just somethings computers can't do...

Top
#1148786 - 02/27/06 12:29 AM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
pianojerome Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 9868
Very nice. \:\)
_________________________
Sam

Top
#1148787 - 02/27/06 01:19 AM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
PianoBeast10489 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Virginia Beach,VA
Thanks Sam, I'm glad you liked it!

Top
#1148788 - 02/27/06 10:29 AM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
8ude Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 2050
Very nice. With the insistent triple rhythm in the left hand, it felt more like one of Mendelssohn's Venetion Boat Songs or a slow waltz than a Nocturne. But that's just naming. The piece was quite nice and I'm sure would sound even better with a real performance.
_________________________
What you are is an accident of birth. What I am, I am through my own efforts. There have been a thousand princes and there will be a thousand more. There is one Beethoven.

Top
#1148789 - 02/28/06 01:01 PM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
lol_nl Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 918
Loc: Ede, Netherlands
Why is there Nocturne no. 4 written there while your topic title refers to Nocturne no. 7 \:\) ?
_________________________
Yiteng

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is never enough for music."
-Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Top
#1148790 - 02/28/06 02:56 PM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
Steve Chandler Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 2738
Loc: Urbandale, Iowa
I agree with 8tude, it's more a waltz than nocturne. I also agree that's simply a naming issue. However, the spelling of the rhythm in the right hand is confusing, it looks like you've juxtaposed a lot of 6/8 over 3/4. The proper spelling (and this is just for reference purposes would be quarter tied to an eighth barred with three more eighths. I don't mean to nitpick, but correct spelling of harmonies and rhythms is one way to gain credibility as a composer.

Top
#1148791 - 02/28/06 04:28 PM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
PianoBeast10489 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Virginia Beach,VA
Both of you said it seems more like a Waltz, but VTech's professor thinks its more of a Mazurka (though I can see where the waltz would come in). I see what you mean about the note spelling, Steve, and I will definately keep that in mind in future compositions. I've only been composing for about 13 months, so I'm still learning a lot about it. I'm glad you guys liked it though. \:\)

Top
#1148792 - 03/31/06 10:15 PM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
FogVilleLad Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 4680
Loc: San Francisco
Evan,

I also got more of a Mazurka feel from the left hand.

I thought that you did well with the melody; consistent theme with enough variation to keep it interesting.

The two loud chords at c.3:10, I felt that they were louder than necessary. You'd already established a fine drama. Perhaps just a little less volume there.

DavidH

Top
#1148793 - 04/01/06 12:05 AM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
PianoBeast10489 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Virginia Beach,VA
 Quote:
Originally posted by lol_nl:
Why is there Nocturne no. 4 written there while your topic title refers to Nocturne no. 7 \:\) ? [/b]
I had a bad idea to not recognize my first pieces I wrote, since they were not very good. I changed my mind afterward, so this is really No.7... don't worry!

David: Could just be the recording using GPO. I've already recorded it myself, but I'll have to search my comp. and upload it later. Thanks for the comments though, i'll post on your piece later.

Top
#1148794 - 04/01/06 01:56 AM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
Derulux Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/05
Posts: 5318
Loc: Philadelphia
Do you play this piece personally? It would be nice to hear that instead of Garritan... I mean, it's not bad, but would be better with a human behind the wheel. \:\)
_________________________
Every day we are afforded a new chance. The problem with life is not that you run out of chances. In the end, what you run out of are days.

Top
#1148795 - 04/02/06 11:16 PM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
PianoBeast10489 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Virginia Beach,VA
I sure do, I'll get the recording on Monday, and post it.

Top
#1148796 - 04/17/06 10:12 AM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
franzdwarak Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/14/06
Posts: 76
Loc: Blue Ridge Mountains
 Quote:
Originally posted by PianoBeast10489:
I sure do, I'll get the recording on Monday, and post it. [/b]
Evan,
very nice! Quite Sentimental and u keep it alive thru out the piece. Did u get to record it...

Top
#1148797 - 04/22/06 03:25 PM Re: Nocturne No.7 in G minor
PianoBeast10489 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 830
Loc: Virginia Beach,VA
Yes I have the recording. I'll need to sign up to savefile, and upload it later. Everything has been pretty hectic, so sorry for the long wait! It'll be up tonight more than likely!

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Trinity ATCL exam questions
by slava_richter
Yesterday at 09:54 PM
JBL LSR305 monitors too noisy for DP usage?
by Emiliano
Yesterday at 09:52 PM
Pletnev - Poise under duress
by vers la flan
Yesterday at 07:34 PM
Chopin Op 10 No 6
by Cheeto717
Yesterday at 07:08 PM
Charles R Walter upright
by landorrano
Yesterday at 05:19 PM
Who's Online
64 registered (Al LaPorte, allakart, beet31425, aesop, 13 invisible), 859 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76253 Members
42 Forums
157636 Topics
2315428 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission