So I'm going to start transitioning my account into more transcriptions of songs and pieces rather than simply arranging them for piano. I hope everyone's okay with that!
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
https://musescore.com/user/31782077/scores/5695001 A chamber piece... almost done...
I'm not a string player. Any feedback, especially concerning playability, is welcome and encouraged.
Amazing cover of the new hit "Play" by Alan Walker/DJ Mangoo/K-391/Tungevaag. You can check it out here --->
Hi Ladies and gentlemen here is my first nocturne, i want to know how it is, is boring is interesting? i need suggestions.
Here it is
I am currently working on arranging some more Mozart sonatas, since Public Domain scores don't count towards my non-pro score total and unlike Beethoven sonatas that seem to get me overwhelmed, Mozart sonatas never do that. A few people suggested that I shrink the quartet into a trio in my K 545 arrangement to get a more full sound. I didn't though because save for the second movement, where I would have to do some harmonizations, I saw and heard 4 melodic voices, 2 per hand in the sonata.
However, I did find a sonata that Mozart wrote 4 years before his K 545 sonata that I figured would be perfect for a trio arrangement, his Piano Sonata in C minor, another well known sonata of his. I noticed that the first movement tends to be where I get the most arrangement mistakes. A few of the triplet passages, I took up an octave to avoid the cellist having to do double duty. The violinist playing eighth notes over a sustained quarter note is one thing, The cellist having to do triplets while sustaining a whole note is a totally different story and is an impossible task.
Thus, I took some of the triplet passages up an octave. The triplet passages that I took up an octave all involve a cascade from the violin to the viola before the cello becomes the solo instrument for a while. Except for these triplet passages that involve the instrument cascades, I kept everything in the original octave unless it got too low(which was rare) and then of course I would raise it by an octave to keep it in range. I missed a few slurs here and there, I will fix those in the second draft of the first movement arrangement. In the development section, I tended to have the staccato figure in octaves because it was in octaves everywhere else. Even the Coda still had it in octaves, just scattered a bit.
Here is what I have arranged so far of the sonata:
Bars 1-185 are all the bars of the first movement. This is what I want feedback on. Are there any impossible double stops in there? Is there anything I can do about the dynamics to make it sound better? I would love some detailed feedback on what exactly I did wrong so that I can improve the first movement arrangement, and maybe have the entire second movement arranged at the same time(That did happen with K 545, I got feedback on the first movement, I improved the first movement and finished arranging the second movement at the same time).
My first piece (didn't expect it to sound Chinese but hey- I'm Chinese so)
I'd appreciate feedback
or you could always try playing this on the piano (which I can't even though I composed it)
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June is a big birthday month!
June 6 Aram Khachaturian
June 8 Robert Schumann
June 9 Cole Porter, James Newton Howard
June 12 Richard Strauss
June 15 Edvard Grieg
June 17 Igor Stravinsky
june 18 Richard Rodgers
June 20 Jacques Offenbach
June 21 Lalo Schifrin
June 29 Bernard Hermann
I’m writing a set of 6 pieces like Schubert and Rachmaninov did, I have ideas for the other 5 pieces already, I just need to organize them and write them down. But please leave feedback and advice under my score, thank you very much!
The first one, which is the only one I’ve finished by now: