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    I'm a 1st year college student who has been playing piano for about 13 years and clarinet for about 8 years. I have also taken AP Music Theory and have composed for more than two years. I compose mostly for piano, but I've been studying orchestration to compose more orchestral and concert band pieces.

    Also, my favorite keys are Ab Major and F minor :)
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    music, drawing, computers
  • Favorite Composers
    Joseph Schwantner, Ravel
  • My Compositional Styles
    romantic-impressionistic, evocative
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  • Instruments Played
    piano, clarinet

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  1. Thank you; I'll admit that this piece is extremely difficult with the polyrhythms, voicing, and jumps :3
  2. Thank you; I'm glad you liked this composition! This is indeed a MIDI-edited rendition. In reality, a few of these grace notes would be played a bit slower due to massive jumps on the keyboard. I have practiced Ravel's LH Piano Concerto for about three months, and I've been studying both left-handed pieces to understand LH techniques as well as two handed pieces to see if they could be turned into one handed ones for some parts. I'm glad you noticed 🙂
  3. This impressionistic-romantic piece was for a challenge to make a one handed piano piece sound like two hands or more (challenge rules meant that I had to make a piece that was relatively short). I've been studying left hand technique for a while and have made sure that the entire piece is playable. This is my most experimental and musically subtle piano piece yet, so I'd love some criticism on this piece on what I can improve on. NOTE: You do not have to play the grace notes at the speed played; just play them as fast as possible. Rubato is encouraged. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grf1gDEE7zM
  4. Here's the link to the actual score: https://musescore.com/skylighter/arcticpetals In the Musescore description should be a link to the contest that I submitted my work to. The piece is a romantic-impressionistic piece, and I imagined this piece feeling as though I were in a blue arctic landscape and surrounded by petals that seems to flutter and flow around. While what people see or experience in this piece will vary, I can feel abstract emotions and landscapes swirling around in the dreamy yet constantly changing atmosphere that I attempt to create at times, hence the title "...and the blue winds swirl exotically..." I'll do my best to fix up my notation with my future pieces; thanks for the help (especially about the invisible rests)! Anyways, I'm glad you enjoy this piece.
  5. Hehe, thank you; I'm glad you like this piece.
  6. Hello, this is a piece of mine for a contest where I had to stick to the chord progression vi-IV-I-V and make it around 2:20 or less. Since this is my best work so far, I would like some criticism or advice on anything. Thank you. Arctic Petals (Score + Audio)
  7. I'll probably fix that; I forgot to make those sharp while composing. Thanks for catching that.
  8. This is my first string orchestra piece that I have attempted (also for double string orchestra), and I finished it after two weeks. This can be played by one or two orchestras, and I might have this piece played by my school's string orchestra. Almost the entire piece is played in legato. My favorite part of this entire piece is Section I. Here's a sentence of what I feel from this piece: A flow of swirls and magic fill me with warmth, love, relaxation, passion, and a desire to gaze at the grand night sky with its stars... I used works from certain composers like Ralph Vaughan Williams, Holst, Ravel, and a few others as examples to learn. Because I'm relatively new to composing for orchestra, I'd like some feedback on this piece.
  9. Thanks for the feedback. I need to learn how to heighten the staff :)
  10. This is my first attempt at a piano sonata. I used a very loose sonata form to encourage experimentation with the motifs and other themes. This is also a birthday gift to my parents, whose birthdays are both in March. Movements: I. Celebration at the Festival (Variation of the Arirang theme with excitement and joy) (0:00) II. Snow Divination (Calm and soothing (like snow falling from the skies) and then with passion) (2:02) III. Dance of Vitality (Quick melodies and a feeling of vigor) (4:58) Movement III is the one that I experimented with the most.
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