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  1. I added a trio to the minuet i composed recently. I found recording myself playing gave me performance anxiety and caused continuous mistakes. It was quite frustrating but I managed to get a somewhat decent recording with only a couple of minor mistakes. The minuet is Haydnesque but I experimented with the trio. I used doubled thirds to sound like a trumpet fanfare which is answered by the strings. A back and forth ensues which leads to a waltz like dance over a tonic pedal. I bought a book of minuet and trios recently by Haydn. In the first two minuet and trios of the book Haydn keeps the same key throughout the minuet and trio which i thought was unusual but uses tonicisations to add colour. I did the same and modulated briefly from F major to G minor in the B section of the trio rather than the relative minor to add more tension with the A section trumpet motif. I'm not 100% sure the trio works but I spent hours at the piano trying out many different approaches to create something new. In the score, one thing to note that bars 4 and 17 have two accidentals that are overlapping which obscures what they are, a B natural and an A flat.
  2. Hello everyone, I just finished composing a really short minuet for guitar and piano. I was not planning to compose it but I kinda want to practice some of my pieces in real instruments and I can only (barely) play piano and guitar. I tried to compose in a little bit more modern style than what I am used to, so the piece ended up having a much more modern sound to what I usually compose (particularly the section B). Not sure whether I pulled it off or not, though. As always, any feedback, suggestion or comment is appreciated! Hope you like it!
  3. A short piece exploring contrasts between legato and staccato.
  4. A minuet for solo flute. I thought about adding a cello accompaniment which I may do later.
  5. This minuet is experimental and not in the galant style.
  6. Attached is the third movement of my piano trio. (yes completed before the second) I'm quite pleased as I wrote it very quickly for my standards. It's in minuet and trio form and is very short. please leave any thoughts down below.
  7. Coxi

    Minuet in D

    Hi! Minuets are trendy here it seems, and I've been recommended to try my hand at some. So here is a first minuet and trio for piano and flute. I feel it would be hard to dance on it, I realized I'm not very comfortable with a ternary rythm (and I forgot halfway that it was supposed to be a dance at all). The overall structure is: minuet1 - trio - minuet 1', where: minuet 1 is written in 2 parts for piano. It is made of 2 repeating sections [A] and [B-A']. A finishes on a half-cadence, B modulates and brings contrast, A' is same as A but ending on a perfect cadence the trio is in the key of dominant and the flute comes in. Its structure consists of 2 repeating parts [A] and [ B] (yeah, ok, I'll admit that I forgot A' and I was too lazy to change haha. But I think it's not too bad to have a bit less repetition) minuet 1' is the same as minuet 1 but without the repeats (thank god) Let me know if you have any comment/recommandation/suggestion/corrections 🙂 menuet #1 v2.mp3
  8. Im undecided if I like this piece. I think i might hate it. The theme is quite annoying. I do like the combo of flute and cello though.
  9. Im sorry for spamming the piano forum. In future I'll group my compositions under one thread. These two pieces are for beginners.
  10. Im enjoying composing minuets and marches for beginners on the piano. They are very simple and easy to play. The B section of this minuet is experimental for me, I've tried my hand at counterpoint.
  11. A minuet for flute and cello in D. I called it The Dancing Soldier because the melody sounds like a march.
  12. Hello everyone! Recently I started reading Schoenberg's "Fundamentals of Musical Composition" and I decided to write several compositions of the simple forms from the book to try to apply what I learn. The first form was the minuet and this is the first minuet I composed. I composed it in a rather free way (I plan to compose a few stricter shorter minuets next, trying to make them simpler since I keep overcomplicating things when composing). The piece follows the minuet [:A:][:BA':] form with the following tonalities and number of measures: - A: 16 measures in G major - B: 20 measures in D major - A': 17 measures in G major Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you for listening! 🙂
  13. This minuet is more baroque than galant in style. I think I'll take a break from composing now and study some more. Thank you to all those that have listened to my music and given me feedback, ive learned alot these past two weeks or so.
  14. In this minuet I use a three stage monte. I think I have quoted Mozart in the last few bars, possibly the minuet from symphony 40.
  15. Im learning melody writing and using the minuet form. Ive written a few minuets for piano so far and i will most likely add a base for this melody.
  16. This minuet might be better described as a scherzo.
  17. This minuet flirts with modulating but remains in G. Section A is 8 bars and section B is 16 bars which is quite typical of short keyboard minuets. I expanded the transition back to the main theme using only a G chord that rises using triplets, im not quite sure if it works.
  18. The B section of this minuet only repeats 4 bars of A rather than the whole 8 bars which is common in short keyboard minuets of the galant style.
  19. More of a joke than a minuet
  20. Does the theme sound more like its in D major because of the G natural used at the start?
  21. Another minuet, i used a deceptive cadence in the main theme which creates a small pause before the modulating sequence.
  22. Another minuet. Ive tried to use schemas in this composition such as the fonte and prinner. Minuet_in_Eb.mid
  23. Another minuet. The main theme was hard to 'unmodulate' in the second section, i cant tell if it sounds awful or not.
  24. A bit more adventurous than my previous work. I tried using the fonte schema, im not sure if ive pulled it off though.
  25. So, I have finished my first minuet and trio for solo piano. Hope you like it :3. I added an harmonic analysis (very roughly). Any comments are apreciated :3. Almost all the minuet is based on this motive.
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