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A waltz for flute and piano

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This has a nice flavor, and sets a pleasant scene. However I'd like to see the accompaniment do something with a bit more variation, more vitality. The boom-chuck-chuck is definitely a classic way to do accompaniment, but if that is the only rhythm you use for the entire piece, it does not sound "artfully" done. It causes the piece to drone on because the ear just becomes accustomed to a super consistent sound that never changes. You want to keep the ear interested, and variety is the spice of life.

Look at how Mozart uses the Alberti bass style, for example. He puts it in, then takes it away, then brings it back. It is used at his discretion, but always selected for artistic value, not just because it is the simplest possible rhythm. Sometimes the accompaniment are single notes, sometimes chords, sometimes nothing at all and sometimes it mirrors the melody. This has the effect of keeping the music interesting, keeping your ear expecting more, waiting in excitement for the next rhythm to come.

So I'd say keep your lovely flute melody as is, and work on having your piano part "say something".

Cheers!

Jonathan

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Thanks for the interest in my piece.

Surely I did not enough importance to the piano part, leaded from the melody itself. I agree to you about the importance of a more variated piano accompaniment.

Thank you for the suggestion.

Cheers!

 

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