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    Piano Shorty Nr 1

    This itty bitty thing will eventually be included in a volume of short piano works.

    Piano Shorty Nr 1

    The link leads to Score Exchange, where you may listen to the mp3, or if you have the free Scorch plug-in, you can read and listen, but the sound quality of the mp3 is much better.

    Not very difficult.

    The mp3 uses GPO Steinway and Fatar midi controller.

    Richard

    added: the Scorch link is temporarily unavailable. So here is another link, at Box

    Piano Shorty Nr 1

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    Re: Piano Shorty Nr 1

    I enjoyed your short piano piece Richard.

    I think it one of your more tonal and less complex efforts but it still has that rwayland form.

    It sounds like it would work well in a piano collection for students and others. .



    Phil

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    Re: Piano Shorty Nr 1

    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane View Post
    I think it one of your more tonal and less complex efforts but it still has that rwayland form.

    It sounds like it would work well in a piano collection for students and others. .

    Phil

    Yep! it is so tonal it scares me!

    I did have in mind that it would be a good learning piece.

    Aside: You would not believe how many errors can sneak into such a short work! Every time I sat at my piano with it, I found more things to correct.

    Richard

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    Hi Richard,

    This is great. I love the piece a lot. And what did you say? Scared of tonal music? I would say the opposite. Atonal music always creates a distance, but here emerges the eternal discussion: what is atonal? Sometimes it is only the absence of a clearly defined tonal centre or fixed scales. What really frightens me is music without harmonious tissue, without structure. Dissonant harmony can be perfectly OK!
    Your tiny piano piece is indeed a welcome study object for students.

    Nice piano btw!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Max

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    Re: Piano Shorty Nr 1

    Greetings, Max!

    Your comments regarding tonality were well expressed and quite right. My comment about being frightened by so much tonality was a bit of hyperbolic fantasy. I often comment on atonality, taking great care to clarify that it does not necessarily require dissonance, lack of structure, or serial music, all of which may be a part of it, but certainly not always. I have often considered strict tonality useful for choir singers or barber shop quartet singers of little musical talent.

    Richard

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    Re: Piano Shorty Nr 1

    Well, Randy, I uploaded a new version, changing two notes. Usually replacing a score is essentially instantaneous, but sometimes it is slow.

    I will probably upload the mp3 to box, and provide that link here also.

    Richard

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    Re: Piano Shorty Nr 1

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser- View Post
    "Page not found" on the link - I was curious, enticed by the promise of a bit of tonality.

    Randy
    Well, the Score Exchange page has not yet caught up with the current time. Therefore, I am providing an audio link to Box.net.



    Richard

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    Re: Piano Shorty Nr 1

    Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed this and it inspires me to work even harder at counterpoint.

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    Re: Piano Shorty Nr 1

    Well, thank you, Richard. Number two will be finished today if I find a bit of time. The "Shorties" will not be restricted to counterpoint, but it will be prominent.

    Richard

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