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I'm unsure about the form here. It's in binary form typical for a minuet but I feel like maybe it wants to repeat the beginning again which would make it terany form not usual for a minuet. Do you find it concludes ok or do you find it's missing a repeat?

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I like how it sounds! The tempo and mood fits nicely. I think as far as form goes, you could probably turn it into a minuet and trio. By creating a C section following the second part and then after the C you could go back to the A section to end it. I too feel like it should go back and maybe end on that first half.

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You can make it resolve in the last bar just by simple adding a G in the top of the D, you don't fell like it concludes because of that D. Also your final cadence is very weak, if you want to make it sound convincing you should put some subdominant harmony instead of the tonic that you write or make use of the tritone.

If I were you I'd write a trio section to make it a minuet and trio. And in the second repeat of the minuet you can add a 3rd voice to complete the harmony.

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Hi Jack,

Nice piece, and you have a really nice bassline throughout. From what I hear you are going for a classical feel. Depending on how authentic you wish this to me, there are some inconsistencies which you may want to assess.

The perfect cadence at the end of first section moves in contrary motion towards the same note (G). This was not desirable as does not declare a definitive closing statement, which it should being a perfect cadence. This is usually achieved with bass part moving in contrary motion towards the dominant note (in this case being D) before falling to the tonic. Otherwise, the V chord immediately prior to the I chord omits the first degree of the triad, which is not recommended.

The perfect cadence at the end of the second section is also suspect, as you have omitted the third whilst added a 5th in the upper part. It is preferable to use either the third or first degree to close the statement in the upper part, without a 3rd part. It is bad practice to end a piece with a perfect 5th.

Please refer to the attached illustration for an alternative realization.

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