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Hi! I would really appreciate if someone checked out my latest compositions. There were a few glitches when uploading these pdfs, but the best quality pdfs can be found on a site called piano shelf.

 
https://musescore.com/user/32349118/scores/5600507
 
https://musescore.com/user/32349118/scores/5600535
 
https://musescore.com/user/32349118/scores/5600540
 
https://musescore.com/user/32349118/scores/5600555
 
https://musescore.com/user/32349118/scores/5600563

Lorsque vous magasinez pour des robes de soirée chez le détaillant local

 
Le retour au foyer n'est peut-être pas aussi chic qu'un bal de  promo, mais c'est toujours un grand événement pour les étudiants et de  nombreuses filles réfléchissent depuis des mois au choix d'une robe de  retour au foyer pour se sentir spéciale. Homecoming, comme bal de promo,  est une danse formelle dans laquelle les filles portent généralement  des robes du soir et les garçons portent un beau costume. 

 Un certain nombre d'événements ont lieu pendant le week-end des  retrouvailles dans diverses communautés du pays, notamment des  événements pour les étudiants actuels et les anciens élèves. Alors que  les activités des anciens sont au premier plan, le jeu des retrouvailles  et la danse formelle sont les plus importants pour les étudiants  actuels.
 
 
Une  robe de retour magnifique et à la mode ne doit pas coûter une  fortune. Bien que l'achat de robes du soir chez les détaillants locaux  ait un sens et vous permette de voir, de toucher et d'essayer des robes  du soir bordeaux, c'est trompeur. Les vêtements coûtent plus cher  localement et devront probablement être changés 
robe pas cher pour mariage
, ce qui vous coûtera encore plus cher à long terme.

 

Can't think of a theme for my C minor sonata, what to do?

I have had this block in my C minor sonata for months. I have the introduction down as I want it but I can't think of a first theme to come after the introduction. Thankfully I have about 6 months before Beethoven's birthday comes around. That's right, I am dedicating this piano sonata to Beethoven, the 1 major composer that reinspired me after a long composer hiatus and who keeps pushing me forward in my compositions. I was able to compose a Mozart style sonata in less than a month.

But with this C minor sonata, it has been about a month and I still can't figure out what to do for the first theme.

@Tortualex has given me quite a few suggestions after I told him that I wanted to be innovative with this sonata like how Beethoven was innovative more than 2 centuries before. One of them was to have it have 3 themes instead of your typical 2 themed sonata. In particular he suggested that I have this harmonic structure to my themes:

First theme in C minor
Second theme in G phrygian(which would have the same notes as C minor but have the tonic chord be G minor)
Third theme in G major

He said that with those 3 themes, I will have a lot of thematic material to have my sonata be more than 7 minutes long and still be interesting. He then suggested that I break more rules when I get to the recapitulation. Specifically that I make the second theme be in G major and use that G major as a secondary dominant to C minor(this though confuses me. Is he suggesting that I use Bb locrian as the primary dominant instead of G major? Or is he suggesting that I have the third theme in G phrygian and use the minor dominant as the primary dominant?). Then afterwards he suggested having a second development followed by a true recapitulation. 

That would definitely be an expansion on your typical sonata form from the exposition having 3 themes instead of 2 to having a first recapitulation leading to a second development and then having a true recapitulation to the second theme being more modal than tonal.

I have gotten advice more related to symphonies but basically, one of the pieces of advice that I got for getting out of a composer's block was this:

Don't think of the theme as being 1 long unbroken melody and accompaniment if you are getting stuck. Instead, think of a short little motive and then go all Beethoven's fifth on it, basing everything off of that 1 little motive and voila you have your theme without even thinking about it.


Now, I haven't been thinking much about my sonata since last month which I figured would relieve the composer's block with it because just not thinking about the piece for a while(sometimes just a few hours, sometimes a month or more) often relieves my composer's block. But it did no such thing for this C minor sonata. I'm still in as much of a composer's block as I was a month ago.

So should I go this motive route and base my first theme off of a short little motive instead of thinking of it as 1 long melody and accompaniment like I have been doing? If so, how will I know how workable a motive that I come up with is? Is there even such a thing as a motive being less workable than another?