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I'm going to record a piano improvisation, and for fun, I want to base it on ideas provided by blog readers, tweeters, and my favourite: YCers!

I'll pick the best ideas and record the improv. Then I'll post a video of it on Youtube, with the relevant suggestions appended to the video.

Please start suggesting! As soon as I have enough, I will record it.

Suggest anything you want...... "play a section in Eb".... "sad theme in the middle"...."play like you've just had 5 cups of espresso"...."wrong notes!"... the list goes on!

Please leave your suggestions below, or find me on Twitter @danielbarkley

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l would like to see you improvise something utilizing two (or three) different layers:

1. A tonal progression - your choice

2. A serial textural layer - taking the various components of a row and devising a texture out of them

3. A pentatonic melody overlayed, and supported, by the previous two layers.

GO!

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I knew I could rely on you guys for some crazy ideas ;)

Hm, it makes you log in to comment? Didn't know that - bit of a pain, agreed!

EDIT: I changed the settings, so you no longer have to log in!

Comment away, folks! Thanks!

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Start and end the improvisation with a variation on the theme of Bach's musical Offering.

Use a stretto.

If you want to use the fifth progression, use a more or less chromatic theme along it.

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Gah, I would, but one of my 2011 resolutions is no improvisations involving variations on Bach's Musical Offering.

Damn!

Super-cluster, however, is on the cards :P

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Play a section that deliberately sounds like you're playing wrong notes. :phones: tongue-in-cheek like!

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Shout "Camelbottoms!" completely unexpectedly in the middle of the recording.

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A waltz. But instead, the accompaniment is just a bunch of random notes, starting with a low one and then two higher ones. Then some stupid melody over it, right near the end of the piece.

There you go!

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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I was able to use some of the more sensible ones, and your comments appear in the video!

Hope you enjoy.... just a bit of fun!

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Hey nice impro... looks like my idea was too radical compared to the others, or maybe you had "space" in the other and mine was too specific, because that clustersote sounds kinda out of place, your ending was landing very nice and suddenly my recommendation :laugh:

hey with this I recalled I recorded and impro once... I just posted here:

http://www.youngcomposers.com/profile/music/SYS65/composition?entry=75406

Next time I record one with video :whistling:

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Hey Daniel, I thought it was a good idea, but I decided to include it at the end in a humorous "surprise" manner, rather than do a full section based on it (which would be fun too).

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I think the Heckel-waltz was the best part :musicwhistle: you may write it before you forget it

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I love this!!!! So funny.

My part is great, thanks for doing it perfectly!

Heckel

And, I forgot to ask: Did you just come up with it then as you sat down?

And don't forget to write it down!

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Daniel, why is the score for "Sofia's Scherzo" not provided? I really want to play it. You should know that my middle name happens to be Sofia.

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