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OscarDude15, June 18, 2019 in Piano Music, Solo Keyboard
I don't think I have heard such a key like A major be so sad. Usually when I think of an emotion that is typical for A major I think of this:
That's right, I think of the key of A major as having a bouncy feel to it, which staccato just reinforces. A good example of this is Rondo Alla Turka by Mozart.
But your piece has a grim sadness more typical of a minor key like E minor, despite it being in a major key. I myself have never gotten a major key to feel sad. I have gotten it to feel nocturnal, but not sad. If I were to think of a piece that has the sadness that your piece has, I would think of this one:
How did you get a major key to sound so sad? I have only been able to do that with minor keys by keeping things slow. If I keep things slow in a major key, it starts to sound nocturnal to my ears. But sadness, not really if I just slow the tempo of the major key piece. So clearly, there is more to it than just tempo for major keys to sound sad unlike how with minor keys you can just slow things down to get a sad feeling.
Really genius! I love all the suspensions in the beginning. Also from 1:15-1:25 there is a great sequence you have which is harmonically beautiful in my opinion. Keep it up!
@OscarDude15: Sorry, I thought I already responded to this piece somehow!
The differing voices keep the piece so alive, it's quite refreshing to hear. You're very talented at thematic development, and the repeats only serve to cement the melody in my heart and soul—they do not seem boring or repetitive.
I'm reminded quite a bit of Chopin here again, with a touch of the late Romantics. In the words of Lloyd Christmas: "I like it a lot."
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