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    • I spent some time writing this rondo/ very loose piano sonata only around a minute long. It's got a development and stuff so that's always a good start. It's kind of inspired by my favorite composer Beethoven. I could hear the main theme maybe being found in his middle period. Hope you guys like it!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwzGFBPsYe8
    • Thank you for your criticism, for most things I think it will help me out a lot. Regarding the first point, the subject might be alright (to some extent, I deem it somewhat boring - which is one of the main reasons why it doesn't bear the very essence of the piece on its own, due to the fact that I realized too late how disappointing the subject was). I agree the subject isn't the main problem though. Most of my compositions usually lack to a great extent an acceptable degree of structural sense (which may not be noticed in most of which I uploaded to this forum since they're among my worst - at least to my actual point of view). I know I might seem conceited comparing my own works among themselves, but the only real references I have applied to my music (those to be actually conscious of) is Bach, and Of Course I wouldn't dare at all comparing myself to him! (Honestly, who would?) Regarding the second point, it's all true - and despite being aware of my persistent mistakes I'm often incapable of applying counterpoint variatons on my composing, mainly due to the fact that by the time I try to introduce them into a new composition I can't find any convenient place. It's frustrating. Anyway, thank you very much four your criticism, it has actually been so helpful, not harsh at all, and mostly encouraging. Thanks.
    • I think it has no practical use. I'll have to go over it....
    • By suspension, here, I am referring to absence of movement, sound suspended over silence. Notes suspended in the air sort of thing.  I might have to read that book. Is it good?
    • Loof was a typo, sorry. "Look for". Interesting. You mentioned suspensions in part I. But in this context...., suspensions over what?  Unfortunately, we take tonal concepts for atonal systems. A suspension resolves in some kind of chord tone. Here it is impossible. You have to made up some other device to establish a pitch, or pitches, as "rest" compared to other pitches. What happens in I (to my ears, of course) is that the level of tension is similar all over the piece. Currently I'm reading this book...   
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