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Marty219

Composition in progress

Post by Marty219 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:40 am

Hello,

I'm working on a baroque-ish piece inspired mostly by Bourrée in E minor (BWV 996) and Gavotte en Rondeau (BWV 995). I just wondering what you think of it and if you have any advice.
Also I'm aware that it's simple (maybe too simple?) but I'm pretty new at this. I exported the sound file from Guitar Pro 6 because I haven't got any good recording equipment...
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Frank Nordberg

Re: Composition in progress

Post by Frank Nordberg » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:33 pm

Marty219 wrote:I'm working on a baroque-ish piece inspired mostly by Bourrée in E minor (BWV 996) and Gavotte en Rondeau (BWV 995). I just wondering what you think of it and if you have any advice.
I can't really hear any Bach or baroque in it (I'd describe it more as folk music or possibly renaissance inspired) but that doesn't matter. What's important is that it's a nice and catchy tune and rhythm. You really should keep working on it! You may want to tweak the part just before that big ending chord a little bit and of course, it needs at least one more section to be a fnished work.
Marty219 wrote:Also I'm aware that it's simple (maybe too simple?)
There's nothing wrong with that.

Marty219

Re: Composition in progress

Post by Marty219 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:02 pm

Thanks! Great to hear that you like it.

I probably thought it reminded of Bach because I used some treble/bass harmonies which I knew from the pieces I mentioned.

And thanks for the advice! I'll keep on working on it.

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Re: Composition in progress

Post by musikai » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:27 pm

It's a nice piece. My advice would be to compose an end because right now it ends on the dominant.
And you could compose a second part that starts in parallel minor (em) and would even work with the same melody notes of the beginning of your 1. part.

edit: oh, that are essentially the same ideas that Frank had :)
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rudelguitar

Re: Composition in progress

Post by rudelguitar » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:35 am

Hi Marty,
Very nice piece. If I was writing this I would repeat the part that goes to the higher notes and probably vary the repeat slightly. Otherwise, you have the start of a very nice piece here. If you've finished it by now I would be curious to hear how it came out.
Rudel

michael karmon

Re: Composition in progress

Post by michael karmon » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:00 am

I agree that it's a very promising start. :) If you post the score folks might be able to give you more specific advice.

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