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Schmonz: Mary Had a Little Lamb

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by schmonz, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. schmonz

    schmonz Amitai Schlair Piano Society Artist

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    Just for fun. My piano teacher asked me to harmonize a folk tune on the spot; I gave him this. Note the chromatically descending bass.
     
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    Yes that is a cute trick to give that inane tune a bit of body. Your teacher is really wicked ;-)
    But you rose to the occasion. It is very good to be able to invent harmonizations on the spot.
     
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    Seems that Rachmaninov had a little lamb, too... :lol:
     
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    As well as 3 blind mice :wink:
     
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    My favorite slow mvt. 8)
     
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    schmonz Amitai Schlair Piano Society Artist

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    Hm, yes, now that you mention it, the 4th sure does sound like that. Which reminds me of a really enjoyable show, Piano Puzzler:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=4464231 (main page)
    http://www.npr.org/rss/rss.php?id=4464231 (Podcast feed)

    Were you saying my harmonization sounds Rach-y? I could see that.
     
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    Those are a lot of fun. I especially liked the one on Nov. 22, 2006
     

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