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My first piano composition, how does it look to you?

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Hello everybody,

I recently started composing some pieces of piano music, the first of which I published on youtube. Being still inexperienced, even though I have been playing the piano for 8/9 years, I wanted to know what you think of the piece, and how I could improve my future compositions.

The video is linked below:


Appreciate your help

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The texture was quite relaxing and reminiscent of snowfall. Nothing sounded out of place musically.

Hearing the same 4 chords over and over again, though, can be tiresome. If you know how to modulate, it can be very effective at breaking the monotony. The variations were good, but there is more to crafting music than just varying the melody over the same chords. You'll have to experiment, take some risks. I would encourage you to learn some basic music theory, if you haven't already. There are many great resources available online (a quick Google search ought to suffice). As a composer, it's good to know what tools you have at your disposal.

Don't be discouraged, though! This is a great start and I look forward to hearing more of your works!

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Must admit I felt the same. It needs to move out of that harmonic progression. At 1'36" for instance it went through the same chords and I thought 'that's not going to be repeated is it?' But it did at 1'50". At 1'36" another possibility is turning into the major key. As Tonskald raised the point about theory I won't make suggestions until you can tell us how acquainted your are with it; and as you haven't offered a score - but there are several ways you could change key and/or keep a semblance of the tune but change the harmony around/beneath it. A few dynamic changes wouldn't go amiss either.

The basics of it are good but to sustain interest it needs more variation in harmony.

Keep going!

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