I like the structure of the arpeggio this features. It seems like this could be the start of a piece that opens up into something rather rich. I hope you get inspired to continue on with this beginning you have.
Hi, Philosopher I like the structure of the arpeggio this features. It seems like this could be the start of a piece that opens up into something rather rich. I hope you get inspired to continue on with this beginning you have. Randy
Yes, changing the instrumentation throughout a piece always gives it more forward-moving interest to the listener. I like the use of the new instruments you've added.
What made this sound like a "beginning" to me is due to its repetitive nature. When something is kept as simple as this, with two constantly repeating measures in this case, it gives me the expectation that a starting place is being established, and that the music is then going to develop from that. I feel that varying the first note of the phrase so it's not always on the tonic of the scale would introduce at least a bit of variety, maybe simply using the dominant every other time.
But what you have here is meant to be contemplative, medieval, and minimalist, so these comments/reactions probably aren't all that useful. I'm just basically admitting that my ears grow weary when the same phrase is heard so many times in a piece.
This is a charming little bit of harp music. You repeat it 3x, each time with the harp. If I was working with that music, I would still repeat it 3x OK, but try giving it over to strings or winds, for variety. However, I would keep it in the same key throughout. Thanks for posting!!