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    Green Tree - Portrait for Piano

    Here is my latest . . . "Green Tree - Portrait for Piano"

    http://wizardwalk.com/music/GreenTre...itForPiano.mp3

    It's . . . um . . . a weirder piece . . .
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Green Tree - Portrait for Piano

    Hi Sean,

    Strange indeed, but that was a Gem-crackey of an ending.
    I think you made a mistake at 1:03. Of course only a trained pianist, such as myself, would have an ear to hear such a thing.

    That was fun to listen to. Did you play that live? I like some of the chords and clusters you use. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    88fingers
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    Re: Green Tree - Portrait for Piano

    I don't think it's "wierd", Sean!! I think it's great!! I really do like this style of composition and you captured it well! VERY WELL!

    Question. Towards the end, could there be three-hand piano playing?? I am NOT an accomplished piano player. But it does seem that around 2:00, one would need three hands to play that particular passage. Maybe I should be asking if you sequenced this piece one hand at a time (which I do ALL the time, even for piano parts) or played the whole thing through from beginning to end. Just curious, Sean.

    Nice work, Sean!

    Ted

    P. S. (I didn't hear the mistake around 1:03. LOL! If there was one made, it passed my humble ears! LOL!!! chuckle)

    Ted
    Music and humor are healthy for the soul.

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    Re: Green Tree - Portrait for Piano

    The chord at 1:03 is correct -- don't let them get you going, Sean. (It is in the wrong inversion, though. )

    And that three-handed passage? Brilliant! I, too, have written pieces for one and a half pianists, and I'm envious of how well you did this.

    Seriously?

    It's a neat piece, Sean -- a lot of interesting textural work, and it holds your ear... there's a sense of direction and development to it that's intriguing and worthwhile... satisfying.

    The one thing I'd look at a bit more is working further with the dynamics and tempi to develop the drama that's inherent in the writing, Sean.

    Nice job on this -- I'd suggest you explore this area of composition more, Sean! From your comments, I gather you think you're walking the fringe -- but there's substance, here.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: Green Tree - Portrait for Piano

    Thanks for listening! This is, of course, a quite experimental piece . . . for me at least.

    Thanks for catching the mistake at 1:03, I don't know how I ever let that mistake get by

    Yes, it would definitely need three hands at that certain part . . . or two hands and a foot (if you practice long and hard with your feet)

    I'd probably be able to play some of it on the piano (after practicing for a while ), but this was composed in Overture 4. I agree that more dynamics and such could help develop it though.

    I shall continue to experiment and explore

    (and to write more melodic tonal stuff too, of course )
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Green Tree - Portrait for Piano

    I enjoyed this Sean. Good work. I'm working on growing the third arm

    Best,
    Ric
    The little voices in my head are singing four-part harmony.

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    Excellent work Sean! I really enjoyed this 'not so on the fringe' piece. What stands out is how creatively it is developed. Thanks.
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    Re: Green Tree - Portrait for Piano

    Thank you Ric and Bill for listening! I appreciate your comments; I'm glad you enjoyed it
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
    My MP3s | My Melody Generator | my album
    "serious music" ... as if the rest of us are just kidding

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    Re: Green Tree - Portrait for Piano

    This is an interesting piece - very different for you. There are some really nice moments that really have a lot of potential. Keep up the good work!

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