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For the piano virtuoso writers! I need help finishing this project

 I'm currently doing a collection of pieces in all 24 keys, for piano solo. I need help completing the set, so I'd appreciate it if you'd help out composing a short (less than or around 4 minutes) in G# minor (for now). The only criteria it must fulfill in order for it to be considered in the project is that the style of the piece must be different from the rest. Example: the piece in F major is written in a waltz, the one in Eb major is written 4/4 against 3/4, C minor has a Prokofiev (I think) feel to it, F minor is written in jazz, etc. Also, it must show some form of virtuoso/impressionism (whichever you are aiming for). I am interested in the dances forms (tango, marzuka, minuet, sarabande...), but anything goes for now. Credits will be given for the piece if it makes it in, as well as a favourite and a follow, very well deserving.

Here's the piece:

PS: I might reject some pieces if I find the piece unsuitable for the project, I'll also include critique/reasons for the said decision. Love to hear from you guys! 

How to roll the Boogie?

H i @ a l l ,
I'm FarrierPete, 62 years of age, MuseScore user since 3 years 26 weeks. (Now on MS 2.02) As I'm new to this group: Nice to meet you.
Maybe, you like Old Time Jazz, esp. the Boogie, and try to replicate it on your MIDI-Keyboard or on Fluid Synth with MuseScore? Let's talk about your experience, and what your teacher - if you have any - told you about that. Some hints on "How to" and some links to listen to will be welcome, of course.
To start some discussion:
I'm a nearly complete self taught amateur (or dilettante?) on a 61-Key-MIDI-Keyboard (as that "Steinway&Sons Grand" was too expensive B^)...) Touch sensitive keys, capable of General MIDI. As Musician, I learned reading scores and playin' recorder 55 years ago (at school), learned pickin' Guitar, mostly (german + celtic) Folk, Folk-Rock, Country & Delta-Blues (all by myself, too), I still play the guitar, but in the last 20 years, a MIDI Keyboard joined my computer(s) as input / output device. I still want to learn more...
If you wanna hear some examples, you might listen to
There are eight Boogies in one score... As I still am a simple "free" user (no "pro"), I have to "pile" them into one score.
Tell me, what you think, and what could be done better.
Have Fun and: Set the Music free!
F a r r i e r P e t e

A simple method for improvising 2 and 3 part canons

in Canons

@googlekopf ( introduced me to this short but extremely insightful videoseries on youtube on how to improvise Renaissance style canons. I encourage everyone to watch them all - it will cost you less than 15 minutes and your life will be better :)

The method presented is extremely simple and the result is guaranteed not to offend the ear. It might not be beautiful but it is at least a very good start, especially since you can literally improvise it.

I just tried it out myself and with just a few minutes I got this result:

Enjoy! And share your results as well :)

EDIT: Here's another background article that treats this method: