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#1241632 - 08/01/09 03:08 PM "A Minuet Flat"
fingerbreaker Offline
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Registered: 04/02/09
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I haven't posted in the lounge yet and thought I'd jump in with something I wrote a few years ago. It's actually over two minutes long but I couldn't call it Two and a Half Minuets Flat because that would be silly.

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7906101

I wrote this for my wife who likes classical music, usually simple straightforward fare, so with this short piece I was going for basic without being too boring or derivative. The little cadenza in the middle needs work - what I recorded is kind of random and sloppy. I think I was hoping for something Rachmaninoff-like but that's kind of hard to pull off wink.

It's sort of hard to hear but my favorite part is a chord in the last play-through of the theme. If it was a better recording or I held it longer you might be more impressed. It's just a nice dissonant chord to keep you honest should you be lulled to sleep by that point in the piece. grin

Comments appreciated.

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#1241709 - 08/01/09 05:00 PM Re: "A Minuet Flat" [Re: fingerbreaker]
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Very nice! Of course, it's in 4 so it's not a minuet, but that little bit of nerdy minutiae aside, I enjoyed it. The cadenza is really well done, and I loved the wild chord toward the end. Thanks!
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#1241822 - 08/01/09 10:01 PM Re: "A Minuet Flat" [Re: Kreisler]
fingerbreaker Offline
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Well they say you learn something new every day but they don't tell you that you'll make a fool of yourself on the Internets in doing so... Now I get to come up with a good title, plus I've got a really good reason to write a minuet. Talk about a win-win!

Thanks for listening!

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#1242295 - 08/02/09 10:29 PM Re: "A Minuet Flat" [Re: fingerbreaker]
fingerbreaker Offline
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Global announcement: I renamed this piece "Prelude in Bb". If it's not a prelude, either, please don't tell me for a few days. I can't handle too much bad news in a short period of time. This new title isn't very unique, but I'm sure it will soon be more commonly known as "Fingerbreaker's first Prelude in Bb".

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#1243813 - 08/05/09 07:42 AM Re: "A Minuet Flat" [Re: fingerbreaker]
Mankeh Offline
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Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 86
There aren't really any rules for a prelude. They tend to only have one or two sections though, in my experience.

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