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Offline Odie

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Original Piano Composition
on: February 07, 2004, 08:40:24 AM
Hi guys,

(I hope this thread is in the right section) I've posted here a couple times in the past haven't really hit up the scene here in a while.  Anyway, I recently recorded a piano work that I composed about a month and a half ago.  It's titled "Silent Film."  The name comes from the images evoked by the music.

https://www.sarnat.net/music/Aaron_Sarnat-Silent_Film.mp3

Was hoping that you guys could give me your opinions on my piece.  I know that it's not totally perfect.   This was just one take in the studio.  I'm a self taught pianist of 14 years (can't really read piano music).  I'm currently going to Berklee College of Music in Boston. This is my 1st semester and I'm considering going for film scoring.

Thanks!

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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #1 on: February 07, 2004, 09:40:01 PM
Hey..
It's Nice....I Just Found A Little Mistake..but later i can tell it to u...
just write me ok?
but it was nice he..
Bye.
Xtopher
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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #2 on: February 08, 2004, 02:49:34 AM
I'm sure there are plenty of mistakes in this recording.  Which was the one you were referring to?

Also, I was wondering if you guys could help me classify this piece properly.  What sub genre of classical would this fall under?

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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #3 on: February 08, 2004, 07:23:22 AM
thats a very enjoyable piece, if a tad derivative.
but the facts that you say, your 14, and the lack of formal education make it all the more impressive.
you are really gifted and i think youd go far in any type of composition - that is if you continue your education, and of course - get your name and work known.
look at music college or other websites - they often give you advice on how to get a good carrer in scoring going.
https://www.chopinmusic.net/sdc/

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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #4 on: February 09, 2004, 03:44:42 AM
Sorry for my mistake.  I'm actually 21.  I meant to say that I've been playing for 14 years.  I'm at Berklee right now in Boston.  thanks for your kind words comme...  I was wondering if you could explain more about now it's derivative.  I'm interested to know because I want to get some feedback from other pianists (but the classically trained kind).

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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #5 on: February 11, 2004, 04:09:55 AM
oh sorry about that, but its still impressive.
im no expert, but i was just saying that it sounded kinda like id almost heard it before. and various parts remind me of the styles of other composers. try to develop your own style, thats all im saying.
and also - forget tradition - be adventurous, break all the rules in the book. its how it sounds that counts, and not how some professor asseses it or whatever.
anyway, good luck  ;)
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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #6 on: February 13, 2004, 07:03:33 PM
I liked what I heard.  Could you possibly post the score?  I'd like to analyze it better than I can from the recording.
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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #7 on: February 16, 2004, 05:23:06 PM
i'm looking for horowitz's carmen fantasy - the score. please help...

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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #8 on: February 19, 2004, 06:14:20 PM
sorry I don't have a score for this piece.  I'm very bad at approaching music from the realm of notation.  I play totally by ear.  I understand it well enough to write a score but it will take me a while.  I don't know when I'll have a chance to post it but I definitely will when I get the chance.

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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #9 on: February 19, 2004, 06:19:17 PM
Here's another piece that I wrote that is more my original style.

It's called "Like Glass"

https://www.sarnat.net/music/Aaron_Sarnat_-_Like_Glass.mp3

Here's the score for it (it's a poorly made score, my appologies)

https://www.sarnat.net/music/Aaron_Sarnat_-_Like_Glass_(sheet_music).pdf

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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #10 on: February 19, 2004, 06:22:23 PM
sorry the link for the score got messed up.  You'll have to copy and paste.

Here's another one of my piano pieces that I wrote when I was a junior in high school:

It's called "Wandering, Wondering"

https://www.sarnat.net/music/Aaron_Sarnat_-_Wandering,_Wondering.mp3

(this link will be screwed up too)

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Re: Original Piano Composition
Reply #11 on: February 19, 2004, 06:22:58 PM
heh.... guess not
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