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Not much to say. I just spent most of yesterday working on it, and finally I could finish it today morning. I have intended it to be mostly playableas well, but I can't actually play it myself so I'm not really sure whether it is or isn't. P.S.: In case you people really hate how harpsichord sounds on mp3, please tell me. I play the violin, so I'm quite aware how awful can an instrument sound on mp3, specially if the listener actually knows the instrument and its sound qualities which in many cases are quite difficult to emulate propperly on a digital file. So, here it is:
Here (http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/61471e5e89d66dd4d4c5a0172ace3193a36a6b10) is an exercise I'm working on. My question is, is it the beginning of a fugue? I gather that a fugue is a piece in which the same theme is used in each voice, starting on different notes, and that adjustments to the theme are okay. Is that all there is to a fugue? Or are there other requirements? (Descriptions I find online don't seem to make it clear what is essential to a fugue and what is just typical or common or optional.) The piece I've written so far uses basically the same theme--but the "adjustments" are pretty liberal. For the most part (but not always!) I make each voice move in the same direction of the theme, even if the voice doesn't on a particular beat, actually hit the particular note the theme would require. Also, what rules for classical composition have I egregiously broken? (Not to say I will necessarily stop breaking the rules you mention--I'm not a classical musician!--but it's good to know what the rules are and what it means to break them...) I'm sure there are tons of such problems with the piece and I'm interested to hear about them if anyone is interested in telling me about them...