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Dramatic Piano Piece "Doubts" in c minor


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Hi all! 

This is my new sad, dramatic classical piano composition in c minor. It is slightly inspired by composition of composers of the romantic era.

The original purpose of this piece was to practise harmony, i.e. chord alterations, 7th- & 9th-chords and modulation, but it eventually ended up being a short nocturne- or prelude-like piece.

It should be played with a good portion of pedal-use, especially in part A, in order to express a more "dream-like" feeling of the main "doubtful" melody.

The structure of this piece is: A - A' - B1 - B2 - C - A - A'

A: main theme in c minor

A': a more persuasive version of A with a modulation to C Major

B1: romantic part in C Major

B2: romantic part in D flat Major

😄 a dramatic transition back to c minor

 

Can this piece be called a nocturne? If not, which form would you suggest?

 

Thank you for listening!

Feel free to comment 🙂

K.R. Alex

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The modulations were smooth and really nice sounding. The constant arpeggiated eighth note motion in the left hand kinda invoked this image of the constant motion of doubtful thoughts rushing by, it gave the piece a sense of urgency. some more rhythmic variety would be nice, but overall I like this piece.

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Hey there, good stuff here! 

I really appreciate how seamless and smooth your transitions are. I agree that adding a touch of rhythmic change would benefit this, and with the few en-harmonic issues aside, I found this pretty enjoyable. 

I think the only "requirement" of a nocturne is inspiration of the night, so why not title it that? 

Thanks for sharing!

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2 hours ago, Thatguy v2.0 said:

and with the few en-harmonic issues aside

 

Hi! Thank you for listening! Could you please tell me, where & what the en-harmonic issues are exactly? I would really like to know that, because harmony is important to me. Also,.. because this piece was meant to be a practise of harmony.

Thanks and KR

Alex

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On 4/20/2021 at 10:06 PM, jejrekmek said:

The modulations were smooth and really nice sounding. The constant arpeggiated eighth note motion in the left hand kinda invoked this image of the constant motion of doubtful thoughts rushing by, it gave the piece a sense of urgency. some more rhythmic variety would be nice, but overall I like this piece.

 

Thanks for listening. I'll keep the rhythmic aspect in mind for my next composition!

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On 4/21/2021 at 2:17 PM, bkho said:

Really nice!  Personally, I would have loved to hear more contrast with the staccato which you only briefly hinted at measures 63-64 but otherwise a beautiful work.

 

thanks! Yeah, more staccato-like contrast would have benefited this piece. 

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