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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
79 registered (augustm, anotherscott, Arabesque, Anne H, AndrewJCW, 19 invisible), 1011 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* 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
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#1177055 - 04/08/09 10:11 PM Another Simple Piece
TheCheat Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/29/09
Posts: 6
I lack the ability to put my more complex musical ideas into practice, so I'm stuck making (very) simple pieces with strict formats...

http://www.esnips.com/doc/773f6480-2691-42f7-a7d0-aa66b393f3d8/Invention

Not too trivial, I hope?

Top
Piano & Music Acc. / Sheet Music


Sheet Music Plus Homepage
#1177249 - 04/09/09 08:54 AM Re: Another Simple Piece [Re: TheCheat]
musiccr8r Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 270
Loc: Denver
First things first: is your screen name a reference to Homestarrunner? Why oh why aren't they making new episodes???? frown ha

I like this piece! It has a lot of energy and I like where it goes in development. 2 thoughts:

1. Any chance you'd want to try maybe altering your initial "riff" to not have so many repeating scales? I'm thinking mostly of the beginning, I can't recall if it's two or four scales per position/key, but at times it feels like too many (after repeating that theme in different places)...what I mean is, maybe something like, for every set of 2, play the first set as an ascending/descending scale like you are doing it, but the second one differently, maybe as a pattern of 1-5-2-5-3-5-1-5 (fingers of RH), or any other pattern that falls within the 5 notes. ?? Just an idea.

2. Just in my opinion, the endng wasn't quite "enough" to mesh with the energy and drive of the rest of the piece. I could picture it with some driving scale going downward, or some sort of dramatic pause worked in there after building the tension that last bit...I dunno, it just seemed to kinda peter out, which I found unsatisfying after all that came before.

Good work! I really do like this.

Top
#1177339 - 04/09/09 12:55 PM Re: Another Simple Piece [Re: musiccr8r]
TheCheat Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/29/09
Posts: 6
First things first: meh!

1. Yes, it gets very repetitive. This is what I did: there are 3 ascending-descending scales in a phrase; I changed the second and third one to D-E-F-G-A-E-F-C#. Not much of a change, but it's progress.

2. As for the ending, I wish to keep it in two voices, to be consistent with the whole piece. (That means no big cadences.) But you make a good point... so hard to decide.

Thanks!


Edited by TheCheat (04/09/09 01:06 PM)

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad) Teaching Music To Children
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Does a responsive touch mean more resistance at the bottom?
by DeadPoets
07/31/15 04:10 AM
Teaching Friends' Kids
by AZNpiano
07/31/15 03:57 AM
What These Markings Indicate?
by Batuhan
07/31/15 01:43 AM
visited Pianoworks this week
by terminaldegree
07/31/15 12:07 AM
Wish I Could Only Teach Students 10 Years and Older!
by Musicdude
07/30/15 10:42 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,201 Registered Members
44 Forums
165,880 Topics
2,431,537 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission