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    Senior Member rwayland's Avatar
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    Key Lamda

    Lamda is sometimes used as a name of something something small, and in particular, it is the name of a subatomic particle.
    This piano trilogy is small, about 8 minutes. As for "key", you'll have to ask someone else, as I don't know what it is doing here!

    The (short) movements are: Allegro Vivace, Andante con moto, Allegro con spirito.

    Key Lambda

    Richard

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    Richard - organized chaos! - I love it! You are an absolute brilliant piano player.

    I am presuming the piano is the Steinway. For this type of piece, I would prefer a closer mike situation as there is a lot going on here - lots of detail. The sound being set back so far, I find notes are not as clear as they could be. That said, one always has to try different settings out to see what "does" work best. Taste is always a factor too.

    Thanks for posting!

    Del
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    Re: Key Lamda

    Richard;
    Just incredible in my opinion, clever and brilliant as can be! It is contrapuntal, melodic and harmonic, all at the same time. I found the finale particularly exciting and well handled. I would like to see all 3 movements cranked up in volume a bit, when I did so on the playback, I could hear how solid the piano sounds.
    Thanks for posting Key Lamda!

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    sd cisco

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    Lambda may be a sub-atomic particle but is also an excellent piano piece.
    I enjoyed the quick moving and spirited piece, especially the last movement. Well done Richard, well done.

    Does it really have to be in a specific key? I think you are just evolving and bouncing your little particle of a piece around tonal centers and not necessarily in any key. Makes the piece all that more whimsical.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    Re: Key Lamda

    Well, thanks to you all. I really appreciate the feedback. I always consider all response very carefully.

    I forgot to mention it. The piano is the GPO Steinway, not the Authorized Steinway, which would probably not run on my system. It is difficult to get a soft piano that does not sound like a distant piano! Perhaps the clarity could be improved by less reverb. I like the description as organized chaos, an effect I often work hard to achieve. My pianistic skills are not so great, I require much assistance from Sonar!!

    Melodic, contrapuntal, and harmonic all at once? You bet! I worked hard on developing some skill at doing this.


    Bouncing around in tonal clusters also pleases me, as that is exactly what I have done, here, and elsewhere. I long ago discovered that (for me, at least), trying to fit into the usual key structure was unnecessary and artificial. Sometimes it is appropriate, just as often, it is not.

    I fell that the third movement needs some alteration in the bass; just what, will eventually discover.

    Richard

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