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The B section of this minuet only repeats 4 bars of A rather than the whole 8 bars which is common in short keyboard minuets of the galant style.

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This is nice.  It seems like you study just minuets and compose based on experience what is proper and has precedent for these kinds of pieces.  But do you ever compose just whatever you want?  And not to mention all the other kinds of dances that there are such as the Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, or Bourree and others (don't know if I spelled that last one right).

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4 hours ago, PaperComposer said:

This is nice.  It seems like you study just minuets and compose based on experience what is proper and has precedent for these kinds of pieces.  But do you ever compose just whatever you want?  And not to mention all the other kinds of dances that there are such as the Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, or Bourree and others (don't know if I spelled that last one right).

 

Hi, thank you for listening to my minuet and for your comment. Im studying minuets mostly because they are short, well defined in terms of the form and they are traditionally the first composition beginners use to learn melody writing, harmony and form. Mozart for example learned to compose minuets before attempting larger works and taught his students in the same manner. My idea now is to compose pairs of minuets and study more music theory in between composing. In the future I'll learn how to compose marches and then I'll move onto maybe the rondo or theme and variations before tackling sonata form. 

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In the future I'll learn how to compose marches and then I'll move onto maybe the rondo or theme and variations before tackling sonata form. 

I think that's a great plan.  Keep going and I look forward to your future progress!

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