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#2304622 - 07/21/14 12:55 AM Prelude in A (listen to it)
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I recently completed one of the pieces I had found in my folder of incomplete piano works. I present Prelude in A Major.

Also, I did not seem to add a general tempo marking. I personally like it to be taken Moderato.

Score:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/234626327/Prelude-in-a-Major

Listen to it here:
https://soundcloud.com/ritzy-cat/prelude-in-a-major





Edited by Ritzycat (07/21/14 02:14 AM)

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#2304629 - 07/21/14 01:21 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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No offense, but do you realize that the score is atrocious?

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#2304631 - 07/21/14 01:28 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Yes

I think its mostly just an issue of the stems pointing in directions that makes it difficult to read. I'll fix that sometime soon.


Edited by Ritzycat (07/21/14 01:28 AM)

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#2304632 - 07/21/14 01:29 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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What do you mean you'll fix it sometime soon? You should not be posting any score this bad. Fix it first, then post.
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#2304634 - 07/21/14 01:30 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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I think I'll fix the score sometime soon.


Edited by Ritzycat (07/21/14 01:30 AM)

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#2304635 - 07/21/14 01:31 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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It's not just the stems. There are many things wrong.

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#2304636 - 07/21/14 01:33 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Yes that is probably correct - I think I'll correct all of the errors sometime soon.

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#2304640 - 07/21/14 02:00 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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#2304641 - 07/21/14 02:02 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Still awful, but much better.
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#2304643 - 07/21/14 02:09 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Good to hear - I think I'll put this one in my "completed" folder.

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#2304644 - 07/21/14 02:09 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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It isn't.
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#2304645 - 07/21/14 02:11 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Well I don't know what else to do.

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#2304662 - 07/21/14 02:53 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Well, Ritzycat,

On your semi-question that "You don't know what else to do", here's my suggestions:

Try to find some honest feedback that actually does exactly that: Offers some feedback! Single phrase posts are hardly useful as they stand (unless you and Polyphonist are exchanging PMs in which case I couldn't know).

Then try to compare your score with other commercial scores.

One thing that's strikingly different is that the piano staves are connected with a " { " and have a single barline across both staves, which is not the case with your prelude.

Then there's the tempo that's missing from the beginning.

And then there's the last two systems which are three bars and one bar each, which is a pity. I'd say that all 4 bars (and bar 51) could fit in a single system, thus making more room for the 3rd system and a valid 4th system to end your piece.

More over, there's a few things (just a few) that are clashing with each other (like the rests in bars 12-15) or the title in the same page, etc, that need some attention.

But all of this is hardly something I'd call "awful", or "atrocious", or anything close. In fact I'd say that it's a very decent attempt at making a score, that contains all the necessary information about what you expect from someone when they play your music.

Well done and thanks for sharing!
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#2304664 - 07/21/14 03:12 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Maybe you didn't see the original score, Nikolas. grin
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#2304669 - 07/21/14 03:31 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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That could very well be the case! (just clicked on the link in the OP)! grin
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#2304671 - 07/21/14 03:36 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Yes, the link has been changed. And what a change it was. grin
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#2304676 - 07/21/14 04:07 AM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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no idea, but you remain solid that the score is "Still awful, but much better."

I'm scared to even take a look at the original link if this is the case! yikes! grin
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#2304813 - 07/21/14 12:16 PM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Edited by Ritzycat (07/21/14 12:19 PM)

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#2304815 - 07/21/14 12:19 PM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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Oh... this is so much better! Well done!

A couple of more observations, more in a sense of making it "perfect", but as it stands I feel that it's ok:

1. In bars 13-16 you now have the rests hidden so from a theoretical point of view it doesn't make sense. Isn't there a way to make the rests stand just a little higher?

2. What's the wavy line in bar 17 and 30? Is it a gliss? If so do add a remark in Italics gliss.. Also in bar 30 how is it supposed to work? It's too small to NOT have it notated properly, plus there's other things going on above, so...?

Again well done! ^_^
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#2304828 - 07/21/14 12:56 PM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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#2308530 - 07/29/14 02:07 PM Re: Prelude in A (listen to it) [Re: Ritzycat]
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That soundcloud link doesn't work anymore, could you fix it please? Looks interesting.
Edit: seems like soundcloud is just down...


Edited by Skinkken (07/29/14 02:09 PM)

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