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Scherzo, how do I put the joke into the music?



This is my first phrase in my scherzo. I haven't uploaded it yet because I just have that one phrase. The eighth notes in the right hand and the focus on Bb at first, making it sound like it is in Bb major instead of F major, despite the E naturals makes the right hand, I think sound like a true scherzo, at least until the cadence lands on F. The left hand however, I think diminishes the scherzo quality because it is a simple quarter note bass line until the cadence is reached and there are 2 dotted quarters.

I am writing this scherzo as an isolated scherzo as you can probably tell from the title in the image being Scherzo in F. So how do I put the joke into the music? If you can't tell already, I kind of going with a Haydynesque approach to this scherzo, in other words, really making it sound like a joke instead of one of Beethoven's more serious sounding scherzos.

Bipolar

 This is a harmony I made to try to express the sadness and euforia of the bipolar complex. I lived througth this and while tring to find a harmony to a minor song it came out like this. I'm not a good musician but this is what I can do so far! I know music is supposed to express beautifull things, but the ocilations in humor are also part of human nature.I basicaly played arround with major and minor. If you know other tecniques please tell me!
https://musescore.com/user/2458231/scores/5461896

Challenge Time!

Whomever can create the full "Sintra" suite for jazz band, will receive my instant following. If you need an audio reference, look up the album "Sylva," by Snarky Puppy. If you can do it with all three songs, (Sintra, Flight, Atchafalaya,) you win. Share the score with me when you are completed. Good luck!

First Composition

Hi guys! I was just wondering if anyone would be able to check out my first composition and give me feedback. I'm really interested in music but don't want to make pieces that are unplayable or just sound off, so it feedback would be greatly appreciated. I self-teach myself piano and have been doing so for the past two years, so I'm not expert and really need some guidance. Its been up a while, but I just discovered this group.
Thanks!
Aaron
https://musescore.com/user/26846384/scores/5374478?from=notification