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Hi everyone! This is my first attempt at a string quartet. It is the first movement of a larger string quartet that I intend to make in D Minor. It would be nice if you could review it and leave some feedback. Thank you! (really sorry I only have the midi mockup, haven't got it performed yet)

link: https://youtu.be/yVSecRZSyCg

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Very well written. You clearly have a good grasp of string writing and very good melodic tone. just a few things

 

Bar 34. that chromatic quadruplet doesn't work, it's way too jarring in my opinion due to all the parallel voicing. I'd either re-voice it or scrap it. 

Bar 86. I think you could do a lot more with this idea, it's a gorgeous melody. I think you've hit a goldmine with that one. it don't feel it's exploited nearly enough.

Bar 133 That in my opinion is way too weak a resolution to return to the primary theme, you need the full dominant seventh chord to fill it out and really pull the Listener back to D minor.

A general observation I would be more careful with your time signature changes. they felt far to abrupt in many places to truly fit, I think you'd be better off just allowing the theme to cross bars creating a less strict rhythmical feel.

 

I did enjoy the piece and I look forward to hearing more from you 🙂

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