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Hi all and thanks for visiting my topic!

This is my new cheerful and upbeat piano composition "Birthday Song" in C Major.
At first, this song was meant to be a practise of some basic chord alternations, but it eventually ended up being a birthday present for my mother.

The main melody came quickly to my mind when I was improvising on some chords in C major and I'm pretty sure that it is inspired by another famous melody. I just don't know which. If you know it, then please write it in a comment 🙂 .

This piece was composed in a piano roll and it is possible that some chords aren't playable by regular hands (sorry for that ;)).

The structure goes as follows:
Intro - A - B - C - D - A - B
A : First main melody
B : Cheerful and upbeat culmination of A with a relaxed finish
C : Intermediary theme to modulate from C to E flat
D : Reviving theme in E flat

Feel free to leave a comment 🙂 

Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy!

K.R.

Alex

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One piece of practical scoring advice: always beam the notes according to the beat. It makes it so much easier for the pianist to read.

For example, here's bar 18 in your score: 

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And here's how the notes should be beamed:

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Also, as you pointed out, some of the chords may be difficult to play for anyone who doesn't have Rachmaninoff-sized hands. (Not that that's stopped Rachmaninoff's pieces from enjoying lasting popularity on the concert stage, though, so I guess it's up to you 😁).

Other than that, really fun piece! I enjoyed listening to it a lot (especially since I noticed our names are almost identical 😜). Thanks for sharing!

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On 11/23/2020 at 10:05 PM, Alexander Reiger said:

One piece of practical scoring advice: always beam the notes according to the beat. It makes it so much easier for the pianist to read.

For example, here's bar 18 in your score: 

image.png.d96066d8698fe85da783cd85045093a6.png

And here's how the notes should be beamed:

image.png.d1ef4b02c30e5c1e5b1b3f872ebb0fef.png

Also, as you pointed out, some of the chords may be difficult to play for anyone who doesn't have Rachmaninoff-sized hands. (Not that that's stopped Rachmaninoff's pieces from enjoying lasting popularity on the concert stage, though, so I guess it's up to you 😁).

Other than that, really fun piece! I enjoyed listening to it a lot (especially since I noticed our names are almost identical 😜). Thanks for sharing!

 

Hi Alexander, thank you very much for listening and for your feedback, I'll keep that in mind!

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