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    • It is a good attempt to honour Mozart on his birthday. The Alberti bass has a resemblance of Mozart's music. However, I feel that the piece is not very pianistic, if you know what I mean. It doesn't sound like it was supposed to be written for the piano. More careful use of texture and harmonic rhythm would have also ensured a better musical direction and experience overall. I have to talk about your choice of phrasing. The piece you are writing is clearly in the style of classical music and Mozart. However, in your opening, you have a seven bar phrase. That is very irregular and is more of a romantic characteristic. In Mozart's K.545 sonata, you can see an opening of four bars followed by scales (which I assume is the inspiration for the scale passage following that opening). The dramatic change in position of the Alberti bass from b.1 to b.2 and in the second beat of b.3 to the third beat of b.4 is very queer sounding and awkward to play. B.18 and b.19, parallel chords are ineffective. B.36, I see some experimentation with shifting music cells. However, I find that ineffective in this context, especially in a classical Mozart style piece. In your second movement, overall the melody seems to be going nowhere and at times I feel no sense of emotional direction. In the third movement, I can see you used the K.550 motive after you mentioned it. However, you manipulated it until it was unrecognisable, which is great for originality. However, I don't think that was your intention. Just my humble opinion!
    • Thanks!  Of course you are true about the pedal marking, but I wanted to visually show that the note is still sustained. Placing a rest would imply that there would not sound anything and slurring the note would imply that you hold the note for the entire duration. Obviously I thought about using a key signature, but this goes against the idea of me: a three note piece with a C, E flat and B flat, not thinking OR suggesting any tonality. Maybe you disagree with me, but I find it easier to read it this way too. Even IF I would use a key signature, I would leave out the A flat, because it is not used. Tonality in this piece is not as important as the three pitches themselves.  Ligeti would use a key signature as in his Musica Ricercata, but for me that is something I want to avoid.  Thanks again for the well-thought questions! 
    • These are a set of five preludes for the piano that I wrote, so they are relatively short. Keep in mind, this is the musescore render of it, so it's missing a lot of expression and musicality. Looking for feedback on them. Thank you!
    • Hello guys this is my new song! i hope you like it!  Any criticism is welcome!🎹  
    • AAAGH! FOUND IT! Harmony Assistant, and I'm an idiot. >.< http://www.myriad-online.com/en/products/harmony.htm
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