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Hello! This was my shot at creating a few variations on the theme that @Ivan1791 posted in the 'Challenges' section of the site yesterday. One thing to note was that the flatted sixth scale degree in measure 5 (Ab in the original key of C Major) was important to the original composer. I did my best to keep it around in most variations, although the harmony differs from the original intent in some cases. In minor key variations, I changed this to a sharped sixth scale degree in order to maintain the 'borrowed tone' aspect.

Let me know what you think overall! Thanks for listening. 

EDIT: Brief explanations / explications of the genesis of each variation can be found in the musical score. 

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fantastically written! I don't feel like you took advantage of the thematic material as well as you could have done though he second variation is my favourite because I think you did it exceptionally well there, however the rest at least to me fall a little flat. 

Either way well done.

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@Bradley Scarff -- You're probably right. I was thinking that I should have done some more dis-assembling / re-assembling of the theme, and possibly broken it down to its most basic elements more than I did. Next time I will!

Thank you for your compliments and review. I appreciate it!

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Thank you for participating. 🙂 Some of the variations are pretty cool, my favourite one is probably the second one. Is it okay if I show it on my channel?


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25 minutes ago, Ivan1791 said:

Thank you for participating. 🙂 Some of the variations are pretty cool, my favourite one is probably the second one. Is it okay if I show it on my channel?

Thanks, and thanks for the challenge. I felt like I was dusting off some cobwebs when composing for that. Yes, absolutely you can show it on your channel! 🙂

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Just now, Noah Brode said:

Thanks, and thanks for the challenge. I felt like I was dusting off some cobwebs when composing for that. Yes, absolutely you can show it on your channel! 🙂

 

I'm happy to see you liked it, and thank you for letting me show it. That video will be pretty long I believe.

 

 


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