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Offline tompilk

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Interesting Thing To Do...
on: February 22, 2006, 08:56:27 PM
HI. I was wondering if anyone else does this? It's like improvising, but by pulling out random chords and stuff... can sound very impressive... lol.. sometimes i just sit down and bang... lol... octaves and wierd chords come zooming out... but i like that... it;s almost as though im a modern composer... no thought required.... just a massive sound.. impressive...
Please tell me or discuss your piano-thrash experiences...
Tom
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Offline debussy symbolism

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Re: Interesting Thing To Do...
Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 06:29:43 AM
Greetings.

Oh yes I know what you mean. However I tend to not bash but instead weave the chords, searching for sound. Yes it is awesome. I actually have grown to like to listen to some dissonant music or the one that doesn't clearly follow a tonal center because of my improvising. Atonality is wonderfull itself in some ways. I try to avoid a tonal center at first in some of my improvising and create a "tonal" harmony with chords that aren't linked tonally(dissonances). I don't know if the result is a some form of a tonality but it sounds awesome. Of course the majority of my improvisation is tonal, I just love the things you can do with tonality. I adore the harmonies of Debussy and Ravel and sometimes even like to use such harmony in combination with tonality. I love Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Bach, etc. And there is no limit to the things that music can achieve.

Offline henrah

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Re: Interesting Thing To Do...
Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 11:45:02 AM
This is what I have been doing for my AS Music composition: sitting down at the piano, improvising and remembering chords and combinations that sound nice. I don't bother keeping track of the key I'm in, and whether I'm modulating or if I should modulate and all that technical crap: I just write. Kinda Debussy/Ravel-ish methinks.
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Offline clef

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Re: Interesting Thing To Do...
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 05:27:13 AM
yes I do that.  I just stand in front of a piano and I'm off making up harmonies on the fly, with everything, major minor, suspended augmented, diminished, major7, dominant7, minor7, major6........  it just comes naturally.  Its great fun, I could do it for hours. 

Offline invictus

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Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006, 09:06:49 AM
I do that all the time on performances and recitals

Including chromatics and rach+prok on crack

But yet, i get quite some applause as the audience pretends to understand and appreciate the music

Offline lostinidlewonder

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Re: Interesting Thing To Do...
Reply #5 on: March 04, 2006, 01:14:47 AM
I've been trying to do that for years ;)! I think it is a great way to play piano, feels so free.

I reckon its really good to use your ear to try and control the quality of sound your hand produces. So if you can hear an inspired melody in your head through your chord/arpegio playing, bring it out. I think I have many more years exploration in improvisation before I can really play anything that I can mentally hear, perhaps I'll never achieve it. But i think, piano-thrash as tompilk say, is a lot of  fun ;)!

https://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=15655.0;id=853
was a recent recording of me just playing anything while thinking of things.
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