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  1. hello everyone, I am back, this is my new piece, hope you like it. Op109 Nr12 by Synthesia
  2. So a year ago, I had this idea of composing a suite that would represent different types of weather. I would call this suite Weather Music. But it wasn't until a few days ago that I actually started composing part of the suite. What part did I start composing you might ask? Well, I started composing probably the most intense part of the suite. That's right, I composed the part of the suite that is supposed to represent a storm. I am like exactly a quarter of the way through finishing the piece. But before I even started composing it, I was like: Full orchestra example: Beethoven here is really getting across the feel of a thunderstorm and the calm after the storm with the orchestra here. String orchestra example: Probably the most well known example of a storm represented in music. So well known, that it itself is often called Storm when played without the preceding 2 movements of Summer. There is no calm ending to the music at all. Piano example: Not directly a piece representing a storm unlike the previous 2 but it could very well be interpreted as stormy music because of the tempo and all the octaves. So I had a lot of pieces to go on as to how to get the feeling of a storm across. The only real questions were what key to have the piece in and what to compose the piece for. I eventually decided on piano solo because that is my area of expertise. I mean I am a very advanced pianist and I started composing in my intermediate years, mainly piano works. So it makes sense that composing for piano would be a natural thing for me because I know my abilities and limitations as a pianist. I don't directly know those same things for flute, violin, or any other instrument the way that I do for piano. The only way I know these things for other instruments is by studying the instruments and pieces written for those instruments. This is how come I know that out of all the possible piano-not piano duets that exist, the most balanced is the cello-piano duet. This is how come I know that a forte dynamic in the first octave is impossible on the flute. It has to do with pieces that I have listened to that are written for those instruments and other ways that I study the instruments. But no matter how good I get at say writing for flute, my piano composition skill is likely to always be superior because I get that skill directly from my knowledge of music notation, music theory, and 10 years of experience playing the piano, no studying piano pieces out of context of playing them required at all. Plus I have several other non-piano works that I am working on(namely my first symphony which might take me a year just to get the piano draft of it finished but that's okay) Anyway, back to my storm piece. That was quite the digression there but I just felt like I had to get it out. I decided to have it in the key of C minor because it is very easy for me to improvise in the key of C minor and simultaneously get it to sound very expressive. It is almost impossible for me to do that same thing for C major(which is partly why I mostly avoid composing in C major). And stormy is 1 feeling that is very natural to the key of C minor. In fact, just about any emotion that you can get out of a key is a natural emotion in C minor under certain conditions. Even happiness is a natural emotion for C minor. How I'm getting across the feeling of a storm So 1 thing that I noticed in common in nearly all pieces of music that I would consider to have a stormy character was octaves. But not just any old octaves. No, the octaves I noticed in stormy music were very fast and they were alternating. Very commonly, I would notice that almost the entire bass line is in octaves(as is the case with the Beethoven examples) or otherwise as in the Vivaldi example, the repeated notes in the bass would get across the same feel as octaves would and the octaves only really exist if you combine the bass and alto lines. So naturally, I took these octaves and applied them to the left hand part of my piece and the only time these octaves would be slow was in chords. Even when I state the Fate Motif, it isn't slow, despite being a rhythmic augmentation of the original motif just because of the fast tempo. I so far have done all these things to get across the feel of a storm: Keep up the momentum of the 16th notes except in certain spots to make the entire piece sound dramatic Use a minor key because the same drama would be hard to get across in a major key, even taking everything else into consideration Use scalar passages with unpredictable leaps to represent the strong wind by giving a chaotic feel to what would otherwise be a normal scale. Use diminished 7ths more often than dominant 7ths just to add more drama Use the Fate Motif as a bass line during some of the scalar passages to represent the lightning flash. Use chord progressions to represent the thunder that comes after the lightning(this is what I mean when I say that the octaves are slow in chords) Have the melody in the right hand outside of scalar passages be staccato to represent the rainfall Under the staccato melody, use fast octaves to give a sense of turbulence, which is very fitting for a storm Use stark dynamic contrast between passages representing thunder and lightning and passages representing rain Creschendo to a loud dynamic Suddenly get quieter Presto tempo(mine is actually on the slow end of Presto, at 160 BPM) Here is the piece as it is so far. Sound ends at about 1:25 in the MP3 just so you know. Does it sound stormy to you with all the octaves, 16th notes, and the Presto tempo?
  3. This is the piece I newly composed, hope you like it!
  4. Hello, Please check out my latest composition. Hope you like it.
  5. Hello everyone, I am back, this is my new piece of music, hope you like it and welcome your commentation.
  6. This is the piece I newly composed, hope you like it.
  7. Hello everyone, I'm back, this is the piece I newly composed, hope you like it.
  8. Dear Friends, I have finished two short piano pieces. I post one of them here. I'll start another topic for the other one. I'd appreciate if you check it and tell what you think.
  9. Hello, Could you please check my piano piece and tell what you think? Thanks for listening 🙂
  10. Hello everyone, this is the piece I newly composed, it depicts the mental state of a psychotic, hope you like it, and @Luis Hernández welcome your commentation.
  11. Hello everybody! As I said, I would like to tell you an idea about how we could share our piano works. I made a colaborative playlist, so everybody who has pieces for piano in youtube could add it! Feel really free to do that please. This is the link to participate on it: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJQveMVAZDRbHHJ0S6rAhAjYXGwBBCK93&jct=294TNxbV9Ecbr52z586WjEf27YWyOA
  12. Hello everyone, I am back, this is my new piece, hope you like it.
  13. Hello everyone, I am back, this is my new piece of music, hope you like it.
  14. It was by the end of 2012 when I began experimenting with different writing styles. I guess this was the first among those (finished) pieces. This was written on June 24, 2013. And since this composition, my composing style was largely unchanged to date, so I'd be really happy to hear your thoughts 😊 P.S. About the C.11 in the title... it stands for compo11, where compo# is a codename for my series of compositions when I began to get serious in composing on December 2012 . In short, this was the 11th of my compo series. Hope you enjoy it! 😁
  15. Another re-post I wrote this one on December 11, 2012. This was my attempt on multiple modulations in a piece (and I hope I did it right lol). And oh, a little trivia on this one: only 2 years after I wrote this piece that I actually learned what modulation is 😂 Comments are very very welcome, especially because I want to learn more about modulations 😊 Hope you like it!
  16. Hi everyone! Here's my very first finished piano composition: Prelude no. 1 in G minor (named "Psiche"). I know there are some parts that sound bad...I'm still working to fix them. Hope you like it, but still...any suggestion or criticism is very appreciated!
  17. Another re-post It was late 2010 - early 2011 when I became obsessed with Liszt's works, and so my later compositions had a bit of inspiration from his composition style. I had a few pieces where I attempted to incorporate a few Liszt-like motifs, although frankly I'm not entirely sure of what I am doing 😂. Anyway, this one here was a piano arrangement of a song that I used to sing in school during my elementary days. This was written on February 6, 2012. It was only in my college years when I realized the title may have confused a few people because they said the song they knew of the same/similar title had a melody that was very different from what I used here. But I'm quite certain that this is the title of the song that I know haha! My Toes, My Knees was my very first attempt to make a piano arrangement of a song, well actually this is more of a variations kind of piece (I'm actually not sure what to call it. If you guys know it, I'd really appreciate if you tell me hehe). And while I edited this piece on 2015, I decided to simply upload and share with you the original, untouched 2012 version because, well, this is a re-post after all 😊 Hope you enjoy it!
  18. Hello everyone, I'm back, this is the piece I newly composed, hope you like it
  19. Dear Friends, Can you check out my new song and give some feedback? Thanks. Listen_to_my_last_cry.mp3
  20. Just a short background: Arpeggia is the title of a piece I composed way back 2010 when I was still new to composing. In fact, this Arpeggia in A minor was the first piano composition I shared in this forum in March, 2010. The original post was actually still in the archives of this site, but I can no longer access the music file. Anyway, fast forward 8 years later, I decided to revisit the piece and edit it to a more "playable" form; but my edits are very minor because I want to preserve as much of the original version possible. So here it is, Arpeggia in A minor. Perhaps I derived the title from the word arpeggio, and I could still remember how fascinated I was with arpeggios at the time this was composed. Hope you guys enjoy one of my first compositions! I also wanna know your thoughts on my old style of composing (I believe my style has changed through the years. This was almost completely different from my latest ones haha!) 😁
  21. Another re-post 😊 It was a rather stormy weather of May, 2011. I remember I wrote this piece out of boredom because I can't go outdoors to do some gardening. (actually the original title of this piece was Song of Boredom 😂 and it stayed that way until sometime a month later in June when I decided to change it to Rain). While writing the piece, I kept on looking at the window. The rain was a bit gentle that time, and I felt relaxed. After typing in a few notes, the rain got stronger and stronger. Then a few hours later, everything went silent. I guess that explains the structure of the piece? Even today I'm still wondering where I got those "happy" tunes from a rather stormy inspiration 🤣 Hope you guys enjoy this! I'll keep on looking for old compositions that I can re-post here 😊
  22. This time I show you a piece that I made in a composition course for film music, in which we work together with film direction students. In the description of the video you can find details about the piece. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it (I am the composer and the interpreter).
  23. Hello Dear Friends, I'm posting my new song and looking forward to hearing your comments. I call it snowfall as snow sometimes falls harshly sometimes falls smoothly. I hope you enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-qx5moxB8g&feature=youtu.be
  24. Hello Friends, I finished a new piece yesterday. I'd like to hear from you about it. Best regards Elara.mp3
  25. Dear Friends, Please check out my latest piano song. I had difficulty in composing a proper ending so I think it ends somehow unexpectedy at the moment. I'll try to fix it. But I was so impatient to have someone listen to it and I decided to post it here. Thanks for your comments in advance. Best regards, Selcuk
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