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

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
Who's Online
94 registered (beeboss, Al LaPorte, Amir, barbaram, Beakybird, AndrewJCW, 21 invisible), 1179 Guests and 9 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

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
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2122045 - 07/23/13 07:04 PM heavy heart - a piano sketch by me
Kraahkan Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 3
Hello, I've been playing piano for about 2 years and am at the point where I am looking to expand my knowledge of theory and composition. I've written my second piano piece and am looking for people to tell me their honest opinions and critiques of it.


Thank you! [=

Piano & Music Acc. / Sheet Music

Sheet Music Plus Homepage
#2122112 - 07/24/13 12:12 AM Re: heavy heart - a piano sketch by me [Re: Kraahkan]
rada Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/07/06
Posts: 1124
Loc: pagosa springs,co
Actually, I would say for having played the piano for only 2 years it is pretty good. You have some nice ideas and some fluidity but for me listening to the same progression repeatedly only makes my mind lose interest. If you had a bridge I never listened that long into the piece.


#2122192 - 07/24/13 07:07 AM Re: heavy heart - a piano sketch by me [Re: Kraahkan]
Dara Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 1088
Loc: west coast island, canada
thanks for sharing your piano piece Kraahkan,

I get the feeling that your playing would do well accompanied by other musicians. do you play with others?
your thrust forward in your piece gets rather repetitive
are you composing from some ideal?
art tends to reveal.

#2122241 - 07/24/13 10:03 AM Re: heavy heart - a piano sketch by me [Re: Kraahkan]
Kraahkan Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 3
@Rada - Thanks very much. ^.^ I have heard from other people critiquing my piece that my composition's progressions is repetitive. Do you think this is a problem I could solve rhythmically with a variation of patterns in my left hand, or should I try changing up the harmony itself?

@Dara - I only have one friend that I play regularly with (he plays guitar), but I do play in my church's worship team once and a while.

What do you mean by composing from an ideal?

#2122270 - 07/24/13 11:32 AM Re: heavy heart - a piano sketch by me [Re: Kraahkan]
rada Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/07/06
Posts: 1124
Loc: pagosa springs,co
Yes, different rhythms can break up a repetitive pattern but I think you would need to change your chord progression as well. It's common to bridge sections major-minor or minor -to major.
So if you have Em-Em/D-Em/C-D.....an example to bridge might be
G-G/F#-G/E-D.....if that makes sense....you may prefer to stay in the minor mode.....you might alter rhythm in the bridge section...
just some ideas.


#2122285 - 07/24/13 12:03 PM Re: heavy heart - a piano sketch by me [Re: Kraahkan]
Sozo Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 37
Loc: Canada
Absolutely lovely!!! Please do more! (without the period of heaviness of course) smile
Just lovely. Thank you for sharing it, I can't believe it only took you two years to get that good!
Tell someone that you love them today because life is short, but scream it in German because life is also terrifying and confusing.

#2123274 - 07/26/13 11:31 AM Re: heavy heart - a piano sketch by me [Re: Kraahkan]
Kraahkan Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/23/13
Posts: 3
@Rada - Thank you, I think I'll play around with some different chord progressions the next time I play this piece.
@Soza - I'll be sure to post my next piece here then. =D


Moderator:  Piano World 
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Yamaha CP4 or CP40 Free Bag
Buy a CP4 or CP40 Get a Free Bag
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Reducing my ambitions...
by Ganddalf
11/25/15 05:37 AM
Yamaha B2 Key Overhang
by Beans47
11/25/15 05:15 AM
Yamaha Avant Grand N2 question?
by tekaeefixe
11/25/15 04:53 AM
"He Makes Music"--A Short Personal Story
by Cinnamonbear
11/25/15 02:48 AM
by johan d
11/25/15 02:31 AM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
81,545 Registered Members
44 Forums
168,533 Topics
2,469,370 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