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#2067411 - 04/20/13 01:01 AM Name That Piece
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This is a game similar to Name That Tune, but with piano repertoire. Here are the rules:

I will start by naming any of the 88 notes on the piano. The notes will be named such that the lowest note on the piano is A0, the highest is C8, and Middle C is C4. More information on this system can be found in this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_key_frequencies
The person who responds will name a solo piano work which begins with that note. Enharmonic spellings are NOT allowed. The piece must start with a single note, it can't be part of a chord. Transcriptions of chamber or orchestral works do not count.
After that, they will name a new note for the next person, and so on.
I think that's about it. Have fun!

Starting note: D2
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#2067412 - 04/20/13 01:15 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Beethoven "Pastoral" sonata.




... F6

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#2067413 - 04/20/13 01:23 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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By the way, I forgot to mention: all movements of multi-movement works count. So, for C2, you could say either the first or third movement of Beethoven's Waldstein.

Thinking about F6 now...it's a hard one.

Edit: I think I'm stumped. Maybe someone else can come to the rescue. grin
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#2067417 - 04/20/13 01:50 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: JoelW]
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F6

BINGO! ha

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#2067419 - 04/20/13 01:56 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Oh no...the thread is already stuck, after only 3 posts! crazy
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#2067432 - 04/20/13 02:52 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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All right, I think it's time to admit that Joel won the game, and start a new round. grin

Db2.
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#2067439 - 04/20/13 03:12 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
All right, I think it's time to admit that Joel won the game, and start a new round. grin

Db2.


Chopin op.27/2.

Good game! I never realized how rare it is for a piece to start with a single note.
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#2067450 - 04/20/13 04:28 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
All right, I think it's time to admit that Joel won the game, and start a new round. grin

Db2.


I think Joel should have to answer his own question for the win, but whatever. smile
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#2067484 - 04/20/13 07:07 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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C7
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#2067509 - 04/20/13 08:37 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Interesting game. Perhaps an indication of the era could make the game flow a little easier.

F#5 (Baroque)

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#2067517 - 04/20/13 08:55 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Naming any piece that starts on D2 wins? I don't understand the rules.

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#2067522 - 04/20/13 08:58 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Naming any piece that starts on D2 wins? I don't understand the rules. If so, why does anyone have to "admit" another person won?

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#2067542 - 04/20/13 09:38 AM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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For D2 I kinda like Chopin Prelude #24 better. Can we start over?

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#2067593 - 04/20/13 12:20 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Goomer Piles]
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For D2 I kinda like Chopin Prelude #24 better. Can we start over?


There R2-D2?

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#2067600 - 04/20/13 12:36 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Naming any piece that starts on D2 wins? I don't understand the rules. If so, why does anyone have to "admit" another person won?


I guess the winner is whoever stumps everyone else.

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#2067601 - 04/20/13 12:39 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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New rule?

How about when you name a key, you must already have a piece in mind, to be sure that a piece actually does start with that note.

New game?

I'l start:

G# 5

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#2067609 - 04/20/13 01:17 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: beet31425]
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Originally Posted By: Polyphonist
All right, I think it's time to admit that Joel won the game, and start a new round. grin
Db2.

Chopin op.27/2.
Good game! I never realized how rare it is for a piece to start with a single note.


Db2 : Liszt : "Un sospiro."
- Liszt : Consolation No 3
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#2067610 - 04/20/13 01:20 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Eb3 :

B4 :
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#2067613 - 04/20/13 01:35 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: beet31425]
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[...]Good game! I never realized how rare it is for a piece to start with a single note.


On the contrary; I'm finding many pieces that begin with a single note, and I didn't have to look very long and hard. These are all from solo piano standard repertoire :

A3
Ab1 :
Ab2, Ab2 :
A#4 :
B2 :
B4 :
B5 :
Bb6 :
Bb5, Bb5 :
C1 :
C4 :
C5, C5 :
D3 :
C#2, C#2, C#2 :
C#3 :
D2 :
D4 :
D5 :
Eb2, Eb2, Eb2 :
E2, E2 :
E3 :
E4 :
F2 :
F3 :
F5 :
F# 2 :
F#3,
F#4 :
G2, G2, G2 :
G4 :
G#2 :
G#4 :
G#5 :

etc., etc., etc.

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#2067625 - 04/20/13 02:12 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: BruceD]
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Eb3 :

B4 :

For B4, Chopin 25/5.
Not sure about Eb3. I'll have to think about it. How about E3 for the next person to answer?

So on the table now are Eb3 and E3.
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#2067631 - 04/20/13 02:22 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: BruceD]
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[...]Good game! I never realized how rare it is for a piece to start with a single note.

On the contrary; I'm finding many pieces that begin with a single note....

I'd say it's relatively rare -- especially when we're quizzed with a particular note that has approximately zero pieces that start with it! ha

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#2067632 - 04/20/13 02:26 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Mark_C]
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Originally Posted By: JoelW
F6

BINGO! ha


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#2067638 - 04/20/13 02:38 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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So on the table now are Eb3 and E3.

Eb3 - Liebestraum #3, Liszt

E3 - Etude Op. 25 No. 4, Chopin

Knowing that the note being quizzed is most likely the tonic or dominant makes this game a lot easier!

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#2067659 - 04/20/13 03:27 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Mark_C]
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[...]Good game! I never realized how rare it is for a piece to start with a single note.

On the contrary; I'm finding many pieces that begin with a single note....

I'd say it's relatively rare -- especially when we're quizzed with a particular note that has approximately zero pieces that start with it! ha


Well, "relatively rare" is relative, isn't it? I found 45 examples by looking at one "set" or "genre" each of the works of only four composers whose music was sitting on my piano. I didn't even have to go searching.

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#2067666 - 04/20/13 03:34 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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C4: Kreisler's "Piece in C." smile

(Hey, has anyone seen a copy of the score lately....)

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#2067673 - 04/20/13 03:47 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Mark_C]
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C4: Kreisler's "Piece in C." smile

(Hey, has anyone seen a copy of the score lately....)


Not lately; I had to put it aside until I have further developed my technique to make studying this piece a fruitful endeavour with a possibly positive outcome.

Which reminds me : At my last lesson I asked my teacher what she thought of my working on a piece that she had recommended but about which I had doubts that I could ever master to a somewhat professional degree. She indicated that she wouldn't have suggested the piece if she weren't totally confident that I couldn't handle it well.

Of course, I wasn't talking about Kreisler's piece, and her answer might have been different had that been the subject of the discussion.

Cheers!
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#2067697 - 04/20/13 04:42 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Bb5

EDIT: Just found it in BruceD's list. Schubert, op.90/2.


Edited by patH (04/20/13 04:43 PM)
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#2067698 - 04/20/13 04:44 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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I'll try to post BruceD's suggestions here.

A3
Ab1 :
Ab2, Ab2 :
A#4 :
B2 :
B4 : Mozart KV331 "Rondo alla turca"
B5 :
Bb6 :
Bb5, Bb5 :
C1 :
C4 :
C5, C5 :
D3 :
C#2, C#2, C#2 :
C#3 :
D2 : Mozart Fantasie D minor KV397
D4 :
D5 : P.D.Q.Bach "The short-tempered clavier", fugue D minor
Eb2, Eb2, Eb2 :
E2, E2 :
E3 :
E4 :
F2 :
F3 : Schubert Moment Musical f minor
F5 :
F# 2 :
F#3,
F#4 :
G2, G2, G2 :
G4 : Rossini "Un petit train de plaisir"
G#2 :
G#4 :
G#5 :


Edited by patH (04/20/13 04:50 PM)
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#2067702 - 04/20/13 04:52 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: Polyphonist]
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Just reread the rules; I'm supposed to name a note.

E5

(kinda surprised no one mentioned it before)
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#2067763 - 04/20/13 07:26 PM Re: Name That Piece [Re: patH]
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E5

(kinda surprised no one mentioned it before)

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