I have been composing a polonaise in Bb for the past few days. The A section of the polonaise is what I have written down. The A section of the A section is what my first few questions are about and is the exclusively diatonic section. The B section of the A section is more chromatic. I am asking these questions because they came up to me after listening to my own polonaise a few times.
1) Is the bass in the A section of the A section(bars 1-8 and 23-30) too dense?
2) In the consequent phrase(bars 5-8), is the bass too close to the melody? Should I bring it down an octave?
3) In the B section of the A section(bars 9-22), am I handling my chromaticism correctly or not?
4) Is it too much of me to expect a pianist to play a polonaise rhythm in octaves for the whole B section of the A section?
5) Do I smoothly transition into the inversion(left hand becomes right hand kind of inversion) or not?
6) Is my A section too repetitive with 2 periods and a motive sandwiched between the 2 periods and the repeat sign?
7) Is 30 bars enough for the A section of a piece that I expect to be 200 or so bars long, or should I extend my A section further?
Here is the link to my polonaise score:
How else do you think it could be improved? Right now, I'm thinking of what to put in the B section of my polonaise.
This is a song that I wrote over the summer. I'm new to the whole writing music thing and I'd appreciate any feedback.
Just to let people know, especially my followers, I have created my very own account of Sheet Music Plus, and many of the songs I have posted here on musescore.com will soon be transferred over to that website. (Some of them already have been, including Hallelujah and Only Time.) Once they have been transferred, they will no longer be available on this website. Just as a warning.
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Please check out my piece for solo piano called "The Drifting Waltz". Here's a video of me performing it along with the score:
And here's the musescore sheet music link:
You can find a description of the piece in either link. Would love to know what you guys think about it.
This piece is an homage a Erik Satie. He wrote 3 gymnopedies. Gymnos comes from greek word for nude and is also the root for the words gymnastic and gymnasium. The opposite word is "Angio" that means dressed or which has a contour. I think no more explanation needed. :) Hope you like it.
Since it's spooktober, I thought, that we also could include some sadness :(
I dunno, it would be nice with feedback. :)
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