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Etude in E major, "Minute"

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A short etude I wrote today while taking a break from larger works.  I actually thought it came out pretty nice considering I wrote it in less than a day with is really unusual for me.  Score is attached but forgive the untidiness.

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Like it. It goes so fast that I almost don't perceive the difference in the right hand when it is staccato. For me is a kind of motivic ostinato with changes in the left hand.

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Nice little piece.  I noticed some potentially mistakes in terms of how the notes fit together (harmony). If you need further explanation, please let me know.

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16 minutes ago, ilv said:

Nice little piece.  I noticed some potentially mistakes in terms of how the notes fit together (harmony). If you need further explanation, please let me know.

 

I'd appreciate that!  I'm sure I have a few false notes here and there I wouldn't mind polishing it up a little.

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20 minutes ago, Luis Hernández said:

Like it. It goes so fast that I almost don't perceive the difference in the right hand when it is staccato. For me is a kind of motivic ostinato with changes in the left hand.

 

Thanks!  That's the way I approached it with a simple rhythmic motive with overlying arpeggios.

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Very nice!

I like the contrast between staccato and normal (sostenuto) and legato. Furthermore, I appreciate it that you composed an etude that is meant to improve the pianist's, but also sounds like joyful music. As a classical saxophonist, I had to learn A LOT boring etudes that were basically just scales or triads... This does not promote the motivation to practice two hours a day.

Well done!

I am curious: can you play it yourself?

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I would first fix what you believe is incorrect. Some of the spots I found:
0:4: parallel octave
0:10: the right hand should probably play an E rather than D#
0:11 and 0:12: D# in left hand not appropriate, that progression sounds harsh
0:18: E preferred over D#
0:29: C# preferred over D#
0:52: a diminished triad is not nice, so I think the lower B in the right hand should probably be a C#

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On 9/3/2017 at 4:09 PM, Maarten Bauer said:

Very nice!

I like the contrast between staccato and normal (sostenuto) and legato. Furthermore, I appreciate it that you composed an etude that is meant to improve the pianist's, but also sounds like joyful music. As a classical saxophonist, I had to learn A LOT boring etudes that were basically just scales or triads... This does not promote the motivation to practice two hours a day.

Well done!

I am curious: can you play it yourself?

 

Thanks for the comments!   Unfortunately, I am a mediocre violinist and can't play piano at all though I think this is playable at the indicated tempo. 

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On 9/3/2017 at 4:30 PM, ilv said:

I would first fix what you believe is incorrect. Some of the spots I found:
0:4: parallel octave
0:10: the right hand should probably play an E rather than D#
0:11 and 0:12: D# in left hand not appropriate, that progression sounds harsh
0:18: E preferred over D#
0:29: C# preferred over D#
0:52: a diminished triad is not nice, so I think the lower B in the right hand should probably be a C#

 

Thanks.  I identified and fixed what I think were the more glaring offenders.  I appreciate your pointing them out to me!

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