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I'd like some feedback on this minuet & trio I composed for piano. It's my first finished piece for piano (I don't play it), so I'm not sure if it's all playable and stuff. I tried to do this thing where the first theme is in A lydian and the second theme is in E mixolydian, so as to "swap key signatures", but I feel like I never really leave A. I appreciate any feedback 🙂

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All of this is playable, so don’t worry on that front. As for the key changes, I dunno whether they’re lydian, mxyolydian, or, uh, pseudomeridian 😜🤯 but to me, it just sounds like A Major and later F# Minor.

 

There’s some nice writing and nice harmonic touches here and there — nice. However, there’s an awful lot of open 5ths that just sound hollow and awkward. Mss. 1, 3, and 5, for example. Also, mss. 9-16, the L.H. bass chords are kind of leaping all over the place. I think it would greatly benefit you to learn about voice leading, and see how various composers choose to do so.

 

I think the best part of the piece here is the trio section. It has fun scales in both the left and right hand.

 

Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

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