Week 2: Develop // Mar 29th

Welcome to Week 2's main thread! Here you can find the outline of materials and sample exercises to get you started. Then, post your finished exercises (either all at once or one at a time depending on your work flow.) Please use the following format when posting:

 

- Type(s) of development exercises used:

- Things you found easy:

- Things you found difficult:

 

Feel free to include any other thoughts in your post! 

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    • Ronnull
    • Ron.3
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    So I started out trying to incorporate some more of the techniques, but as usual I strayed off the path and ended up with this! I will try to analyze what I did but I thought I'd just share it anyway. Not sure it's actually playable!

    • Ron I like the chords and counterpoints. Maybe it is playable on piano? I think it doesn't matter. 

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      • Marek Tabisznull
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      • Marek_Tabisz
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      Ashley (Ash) Lucero yes, composing with piano (or doing academic excercises on harmony) and composing with guitar are different things....

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      • Ronnull
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      Debbie Thanks Debbie. Good to know I'm not the only one!

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      • Ronnull
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      joosje Thanks Joosje - I started off writing with the guitar then did the second part without

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      • Ronnull
      • Ron.3
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      Gokce Turkmendag Thanks Gokce - yes I agree about the piano and I could then make the harmony fuller

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      • Ronnull
      • Ron.3
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      Ashley (Ash) Lucero Thanks Ashley - and I guess there's always an option to do a solo guitar arrangement afterwards or even a duet!

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    • Ron nice chordal one Ron. 

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    I tried to take an excerpt of Baden Powell's Saudades de Márcia and change it. Even with all the mistakes that I could have done, It was fun. Here it is...

      • Ronnull
      • Ron.3
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      José Espírito Santo Hi José  - great reharmonization - I must listen to the original as I'm not familiar with it

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    • Thanks Ron 

       

      You can listen the original here. Please let me know if you want the score.

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    • Me Again

      I removed some clutter in the score and finished the Baden Powell part. Should look better now.

      • Debbie
      • Debbie
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      José Espírito Santo that's really beautiful Jose. 

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    • Thanks  Debbie
      The original is really a beautiful piece!...

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    • José Espírito Santo this does sound like it was a lot of fun to write! maybe replace the original harmonies even more like in measure 11-12 you are using the sameharmonies as the original. this did provide some nice coherence between them, so I'll assume you meant to do that? anyway, i really like it! now you have some great material to work with 

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      • Ronnull
      • Ron.3
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      José Espírito Santo Thanks José - it's a very haunting melody

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    • Thanks for your feedback and advice, Ashley (Ash) Lucero . My purpose for now has just to use this piece that I know quite well, introduce some differences and see if I manage to combine those with the original. Perhaps I will work a little bit more on this because it was so much fun...

      BTW: I am enjoying a lot the live sessions and the class. While reviewing the live I noticed that you were asking me about my name pronunciation and I did not reply. Here is what happened: I started the live on my iPad and I was not being able to hear anything. Then I moved to the laptop and I didn’t realize that you asked me that question.  My apologies and yes, Mircea is right about the pronounciation ☺️

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    • Debbie
    • Debbie
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    Here is the recording and sheet music to my piece. I'm including the sheet music again because I did a couple of small edits. 

    There are two motifs. The A section has the melody motif from i-VI with a slur. This is repeated in the B section with a key and rhythm change from the i-V7 chord. The second motif is the descending scale in the A section which is imitated in the B section in the new key. 

    It would be great to have new sets of ears on this. I feel like I can't hear it anymore 😜 Any suggestions are welcome. This is my first classical piece so I know there's lots of room for improvement. Sorry if I went beyond the assignment this week. I think I have an obsessive/compulsive personality 😂

    • Debbie Really beautiful! You’re so creative !

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    • Debbie very nice work! we don't need any apologies for your hard work! results are all that matters here :) it sounds, great.. i'm thinking maybe a second movement is in store?? 😀 

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      • Marek Tabisznull
      • retired guitar teacher
      • Marek_Tabisz
      • 3 yrs ago
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      Debbie I like it! :-) Good job!👍👋

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    • Debbie very nice Debbie, I really liked it. I think you're already graduated from this course 😉 

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      • Debbie
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      joosje thank you Joosje! 🙂

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      • Debbie
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      Ashley (Ash) Lucero maybe 🤔 sounds daunting!

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      • Debbie
      • Debbie
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      Marek Tabisz thanks Marek!

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      • Debbie
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      Gokce Turkmendag thanks for the encouragement Gokce. I think not though. Writing for classical requires more knowledge and discipline than I currently have. I’m grateful to be learning from Ashley and hope to improve my writing. I’ve also ordered the Schoenberg composition book she recommended. And it’s very time consuming!

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