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So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
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So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
I actually have a music degree, but I haven't really tried to write serious piano music since college.  To be honest, it was a LOT harder than I thought, both the composing and getting the darned composing software to look right (almost there) and sound right (MIDI will probably never be satisfying, I guess).  I think I'll have to pay some 10 year-old Korean kid to learn it, because it's a little too hard for me! Smile

If anyone does listen, I'm curious:

1)  How do you like it? Big Grin
2)  If you are a music aficionado, could you please tell me what to call the darned thing?  It's roughly a ternary form-- should I just call it a trio?

Anyway, I hope you like it!





(PS the video is gimpy in a couple places, but that's the Sibelius software-- I guess it's a glitch)
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
I'm no expert on classical music... my musical tastes are pretty much pick 'n' mix Wink but I do like some of it, and where piano music is concerned I like Richard Clayderman and Rachmaninov... but that's about all I know. I thought your piece was pretty cool and reminds me much more of Rachmaninov than Clayderman... not just cos it's fast but also had a Rach feel about it at points. That's about all a philistine like me can say really Wink... well done for doing it anyway Smile
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
Not too shabby..... reminded a bit of Schubert.

I'd call it Sonata in Five Fucking Flats... but when I saw them it scared the piss out of me.
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
I don’t know much about classical, but I thought that was pretty awesome! Can you actually play that on a piano?
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
I don't know shit about music but why would anything you just created qualify as classical?
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
(July 27, 2018 at 8:45 pm)chimp3 Wrote: I don't know shit about music but why would anything you just created qualify as classical?

Lol... I didn't think about that... and I think that's my fault; looking through, he didn't use the word classical, I did... cos I guess I just associate piano music with classical music. My bad.
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
You hit a nerve.  The Phoenix Symphony has something they call the Classics Series yet they insist on shoving some 20th or 21st century piece of shit in every program.  They think they are exposing people to new "music."  What they are actually doing is pissing me the fuck off.
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
(July 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm)Minimalist Wrote: You hit a nerve.  The Phoenix Symphony has something they call the Classics Series yet they insist on shoving some 20th or 21st century piece of shit in every program.  They think they are exposing people to new "music."  What they are actually doing is pissing me the fuck off.

Right... sorry to hear that for your sake... but I would think that probably works the other way round as well; as in the newer music might introduce people to the classical. Dare I say it... and pardon the unintended pun... but a bit of classical conditioning Wink That sort of thing worked for me; as I said I'm a bit of a philistine and most of the classical music I know I got interested in in this sort of way, eg I got interested in Mozart from watching Amadeus, and Rachmaninov from a film called... I think it was called Shine. So just saying there's a flip side to that coin... but sorry it ruins your enjoyment.
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
A couple of years ago they trotted out some piece of shit called "Finding Rothko."  (Rothko was some shitty painter.)  After about two minutes of it I said to my wife..." couldn't they leave him lost?"  Several people around us cracked up.

21st century orchestral music is not music.... it is noise.  One thing sounded like a concerto for chain saw and blender.

The stuff they play is not "has beens," it is "never was's" and or "never will be's."  And if they want to play it fine, but don't ruin every fucking concert.  In fact, we have stopped going.
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RE: So finally tried making a classical piano song. . .
Right, well I get what you're saying and I'm sorry it is ruined for you. But just saying that sometimes a more modern style acts as a gateway into classical music for anyone approaching from that modern direction. For instance, back in the day Robert Miles was very popular with young people... me included... a mixture of dance music and piano that has gone on to become standard 'lift music' fare in shopping centres ever since Wink But from the perspective of a classical music only fan, like you, I doubt that would be appealing from what you've said... it certainly was repetitive... as dance music tends to be... so not a patch 'real' compositions... but still nonetheless a gateway into piano music. But at the end of the day, I don't know what else I can say other than you can't please everyone at the same time... but I get that if you've paid to see a show, and have certain expectations about it, then it makes sense that you should have 'right of way' as it were, and get what you've paid for... leaving anything experimental to perhaps free radio stations or whatever... so still a means to hook new listeners but not at the cost of whatever you pay to see a show.
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