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 Post subject: Piano Piece #2--7' Steinway
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:07 am 
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Here is the piece which I made recorded on a tuned 7' steinway

(i think it was 7 foot. I could take one hand and grab the farthest point and reach with the other across the lid to the beginning of the keys, I'm 6'2" so that will be about the same for my "wingspan" plus the keyboard)

My little toy is misbehaving, so Mr. Chris or Mr. Robert, if the mp3 is too damn quiet please delete this useless post.


Thank you.
-JG


p.s. I added a little "friska" (would that be a correct term, or just "vivace"?)


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I hear those "rain clouds" are still with you. Nice piano- did you sneak upstairs? :wink:


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pianolady wrote:
I hear those "rain clouds" are still with you. Nice piano- did you sneak upstairs? :wink:



Nope. My former piano teacher has a biannual recital at Alverno College and they have two identical steinways. I volunteered to help set up, judge, and clean up after. Well after it was done everyone left and my teacher said, "Do you want to play or should I close the piano?" My face lit up with glee! He left. I was by myself with a lone stage light shining down onto the keys. I could've played for hours. But I didn't bring my sheet music. :x


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You composed that? Excellent work! Sounds like something Ives would write.


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Sounds more like late Liszt. A nice piece of work.

A wonderful grand indeed. Can imagine how you felt - wild horses would not have dragged me away from it. So you brought your Edirol but not your sheetmusic :?

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Wow, pretty cool. Did you ever post #1?


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A nice little piece but I think it takes more development of the theme and more variated harmony and melody to become a "real" composition. But a good start to a nocturne or a fantasia.

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robert wrote:
A nice little piece but I think it takes more development of the theme and more variated harmony and melody to become a "real" composition. But a good start to a nocturne or a fantasia.

That is generally my feeling too about homegrown music being posted here. It's often nice and containing one or more good ideas, but I feel they are mostly improvisations rather than 'compositions'. I believe everybody can, when in the right mood and inspired by the right composers, deliver a nice sounding improvisation. But that doesn't quite make somebody a composer, not the piece qualify as a composition. This is why I seldom or never offer to put compositions on the site (in case people noticed). I feel unsure about where the 'line' is and tend to leave decisions about society composers to you Robert :wink:

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I totally agree with you robert and techneut

but:

If you have a improvisation you can improvise on your improvisation so then you have a composition am I right?

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rachmaninoff wrote:
If you have a improvisation you can improvise on your improvisation so then you have a composition am I right?

:lol: Yeah right, but only if a composer does it :wink:

"In order to understand recursion, you must first understand recursion"

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haha there is always a time which is the first time.


also. If you can play the piece exectly back you have a composition is that true?

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rachmaninoff wrote:
If you can play the piece exectly back you have a composition is that true?

Oh yes... One clever Dutch composer invented this with his famous song "Boer daar ligt een kip in't water" :lol: :lol:
Unfortunately this is not available on Sheetmusic Archive....

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whahaha stupid song

but serious if you can play your improvisation exactly back it is a composition or....

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rachmaninoff wrote:
but serious if you can play your improvisation exactly back it is a composition or....

Well, a sentence that can be read backward does not automatically qualify as literature. Only if it has some intrinsic value apart from the curiosity factor. Same for a piece of music I suppose. But we are on very thin ice here. It is impossible to define what is a composition and what is not. Let's not even try it.

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Gentlemen, if I may add my two cents. This is not a composition because it is not down on paper. This is a result of ideas which are in my head.

I consider compositions to be a composition if: 1) it was on paper, 2) it was original, 3) the mathematics of the music make sense, 4) someone else could play it.

The recording is not on paper, it is original, the mathematics do not work out (trust me :wink: ) I doubt someone else could play it because if you listen to my other post in the "Composition" forum (named "piano piece #2") it is different from this one.


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