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#344350 - 06/25/07 12:02 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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I have been playing parts of the fugue....I really enjoy it, its a great work jwjazz!

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#344351 - 06/25/07 02:48 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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I have been playing parts of the fugue....I really enjoy it, its a great work jwjazz! [/b]
Thanks.
Any comments/suggestions appreciated.
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#344352 - 06/28/07 09:00 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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btw: has anybody tried another input method to write in Finale NotePad? I mean: pen mouse or graphic tablet or touch screens or something like that.

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#344353 - 07/01/07 10:26 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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OK, I'm breaking down and posting two of my pieces. It's two very short preludes I wrote. I would really like to expand on them because I'm still not happy with them. So any ideas for changes or improvements are welcome.

http://www.box.net/shared/ap9sedsh2i
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#344354 - 07/02/07 09:58 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Heres an interpretation of your Bb m prelude - Changed a couple of very small things. Love the introduction!

http://www.box.net/shared/bkodvz303b
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#344355 - 07/02/07 10:26 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Will335, I really liked your recording. What did you change, I'm curious. I think I heard one note in the very begining, but that was it.
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#344356 - 07/02/07 10:39 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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I heard a little change at the very end.

Just played through both your pieces, and I like the C Minor one a lot! Let's see if I can get a recording up later this week -- I've got a few articulation ideas for you.
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#344357 - 07/02/07 10:41 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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shortening the gliss to 2 beats and giving a big bass octave Eb acciacatura at the final chord. Heres the C minor one as well-

http://www.box.net/shared/8rmb699djk
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#344358 - 07/02/07 10:46 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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I begun to learn WTC about 2 months ago off by heart, only up to F minor book 1, want to try to complete the task by the end of august, any body have any thoughts?
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#344359 - 07/02/07 12:52 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Why is it called "Prelude in B-flat minor" when the piece is in E-flat minor?

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#344360 - 07/02/07 05:30 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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The key signature is B-flat minor... but by the 2nd half, it seems to go into E-flat Minor with the added Cb's.

So it's hard to say what key "the piece" is in ... the first half and the second half are in different keys.
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#344361 - 07/02/07 06:33 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Second half? The first half is also clearly in Eb-minor, but all C-flats are misspelled as B-naturals. You shouldn't stare blindly at key signatures and accidentals when you try to determine the key signature. If it sounds Eb-minor, then it is Eb-minor. This piece is so strongly anchored to Eb that there shouldn't be any doubt about it.

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#344362 - 07/03/07 09:11 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
Will335 Offline
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There is no doubt the piece is in Eb minor, but I reckon Rachfreak titled the piece prelude in Bb minor just as he started to compose the piece (i.e. before the rest of the piece had been composed). I think this piece should be thought of as "prelude in Bb minor" rather than "'prelude' in Bb minor", so that the huge contradiction can be an attribute of the piece (also to remind Rachfreak to compose or change the title of the piece when he finishes.)
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#344363 - 07/03/07 12:00 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Ouch, that was a big mistake on my part and to be quite honest I don't really know how it happened. When I first started the piece it was in Bb minor but when I started writing it on Finale I changed most of the piece and never went back to change the key, so that was probably it.
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#344364 - 07/04/07 06:51 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
Will335 Offline
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Still a good piece though, got any more to show?
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#344365 - 07/04/07 12:47 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Well, I have a ton of unfinished ones that have potential. I'll try to finish some soon, and post them.
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#344366 - 07/04/07 03:30 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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I've uploaded my submission - a two-page prelude in c minor.

Download it here:

http://www.pianoped.com/prelude.pdf

Enjoy!
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#344367 - 07/04/07 10:40 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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I'd be interested in submitting compositions. First I have to download the Finale Notepad and see how it works. Thanks, Kreisler.

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#344368 - 07/05/07 07:30 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Dear Kreisler:

Interesting descending sensible inflexions. Curious dissonances too in the middle episode.
But let me ask you something: 4/4 or 2/2?

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#344369 - 07/05/07 07:48 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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4/4, as marked. \:D
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#344370 - 07/05/07 08:33 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Tempo?

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#344371 - 07/05/07 10:17 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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#344372 - 07/06/07 01:24 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Tempo? [/b]
I like giving a great deal of latitude to the performer. "Plaintive" is enough. I've been over the score many times and am satisfied with the editing. If I don't say something, it's the performer's job to fill in the blanks.
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#344373 - 07/09/07 10:54 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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This is a great thread! I really like some of the pieces on here. I'm a little late, hope that's okay... here's a quasi-18th century piece that I wrote, if anyone would care to play it: http://www.savefile.com/files/876114
I wrote it for a music theory class assignment, and you can easily tell what the requirements were (the "quasi" was my addition) \:D Hope you guys have as much fun playing it as I had writing it, which was a lot! And any critique is welcome!

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#344374 - 07/14/07 12:18 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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I got a bit carried away today and decided to record a few more compositions, hope this thread doesn't lose it's momentum...

Sorry if my electric piano sounds a bit tinny.

Hope you like my interpretation cultor, added a repeat with some jazzy flourishes (just for fun)

Lonely Clown Waltz: http://www.box.net/shared/6v1mjsxi2s

I loved this subject jwjazz, I found myself writing a more bachy fugue with your idea (posted below). Hope you like my interpretation and don't mind the rit at bar 25. Fugue a 5 voci: http://www.box.net/shared/yqrq3nu57h

Hope you like my interpretation Kreisler - I hear echos of Phillip Glass. prelude in c minor: http://www.box.net/shared/21fei9ii6d

So I was playing around with this subject and found that it had a complimentary descending chromatic countersubject. The motif of 2 rising quavers followed by 3 repeated notes (the third being the appogiatura, resolving downwards) became so prominent that it turned into a double fugue. I love fugues!
Double Fugue (on jwjazz fugue theme) for 4 voices: http://www.box.net/shared/t8kvhepsjd
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#344375 - 07/14/07 02:51 PM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Spectacular my friend. You did a real improvement on my little piece. Great harmonies and variations in that second part without losing the theme. Thanks a lot.

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#344376 - 07/15/07 04:00 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
Will335 Offline
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and here's another -

Kind of strayed with this one. Lovely theme though

Looking at Each Other:
http://www.box.net/shared/0atm2e53et
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#344377 - 07/15/07 05:19 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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and another...

Blackcurrent Blues (Ted2)
http://www.box.net/shared/3nem24rxfm
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#344378 - 07/15/07 06:10 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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another...

The Shepherd's Nigun: S.Zerin

http://www.box.net/shared/njjzanuq6a


Sam, in the 2nd half of the 4th Variation, I put the last 3 notes of each alberti figuration an octave up so I could play it with my right hand instead of jumping around with my left so that it wouldn't lose energy. My favourite is variation 1.
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#344379 - 07/15/07 06:44 AM Re: Hey pianists -- wouldn't this be fun? (**now with music!**)
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Thanks Will ! I seldom hear anybody other than myself play my pieces and I enjoyed that. I think I might like the different chord you played second time through the A strain better than the original one ! I really enjoy it when people take liberties with my music.

Listening to your playing, I realise that the B strain lends itself quite well to contrast through free variation of tempo. Also, I think perhaps the more conventional arrangement of ABAB might be better than AABB. I don't know why I wrote it that way around.

I did write words to it at one stage but I have lost them and forgotten them.

Thanks again,
Ted.
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