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So I was feeling fine yesterday, until I got into a bit of an emotional state(okay, a lot a bit). And even a few hours after it stopped, all that came out of me when I played the piano was minor key after minor key. I guess yesterday was one of my minor key days, I have those. And one of the things that I liked was a basic melody set in the La Folia progression and I thought: And this is how it came out when I was improvising the theme for said Theme and Variations on the piano: As you can see, my voice leading is as stepwise as I can make it and the La Folia progression that I am using lends itself well to an almost completely stepwise voice leading. But I was told that my line of D, C#, D, C, C, C, D, C# is more like a tenor line than a bass line because it doesn't move much and that I should make the bottom line of the chords more dynamic. But how? What I have here is the smoothest possible way of voicing the progression. I was also told about the parallel fifths that occur when I go from D minor to C major and then from C major to D minor, but that depending on the style I'm going for, these parallel fifths may or may not be a problem. The reason for the D minor key? Simple, it's the most common key I see the La Folia progression set in, be it Baroque era, Classical era, or Modern era. Plus it was the key I was improvising this theme in on the piano. I'm currently listening to Salieri's 26 Variations on La Folia to get ideas of how I could vary this theme(not that I didn't already have quite a few, but nothing wrong with having more). This is what my Theme and Variations currently sounds like and I will also include a PDF of it.
This is my version of la folia and I have been out of ideas. Do you think it's better to mix another similar composition with this piece(eg.boccherini fandango last movement). btw it's made using flat and Midi instruments.