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I'm Going to Compose a Piano Piece this December, but... (Read 792 times)

Offline xdjuicebox

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I'm Going to Compose a Piano Piece this December, but...
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:03:15 AM »
Hey guys!

So I've decided to write another piano piece, since I'll probably have a bit of time this winter (assuming I'm not working on my orchestral stuff...because let's be real I am nowhere near inspired right now LOL).

I kind of burnt out my own creative juices though, after writing that piano sonata (among other pieces)...so I thought I would try something fun, since I still want to practice the craft.

So, for the next week, I would like you guys to just post something that you want included in the piece. It could be a ridiculous constraint, a technique/figure that you really like, a chord, or a theme, anything. For example, you could force me to write a section where the hands are crossed (and it's my job to make it comfortably playable and sound good).

I can't promise everything will make it into the pieces, but I'll try my darned hardest to make it work!

And if, after I write this, someone wants to play it, that would be great XD. I'll probably name it "Streets of Piano" or something.

Let's see how this goes!
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Offline klavieronin

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Re: I'm Going to Compose a Piano Piece this December, but...
«Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 10:49:55 AM »
I think I have something for you.

A lot of the greatest piano works are rather difficult to play. Imagine an extremely talented and experienced cellist (for example) decides they want to learn to play the piano. Obviously they aren't going to start with Rachmaninoff, but at the same time a standard method book is of no value to them (the music is terrible and they already know most of what the book is trying to teach). They want to be playing music of the highest expressive quality but something that they can handle technically.

I would like to hear something for this imaginary person. Something as technically simple as possible - suitable as the first piano piece they learn - but as musically expressive and profound as possible as well.

P.S. If you like this idea and decide to go with it I'll match you piece for piece.

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Re: I'm Going to Compose a Piano Piece this December, but...
«Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 12:13:48 AM »
Sounds good, I'll give that shot! So I can assume they know all of their theory?
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Re: I'm Going to Compose a Piano Piece this December, but...
«Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 12:20:22 AM »
Yes, they know everything a pianist knows but just lack the technical capabilities.