• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Topic: Together - a new piano piece

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1

    Together - a new piano piece

    Hi to all!
    the summer holydays inspired me this new piano piece.
    It's simple and joyful.. I hope you like it!

    http://soundcloud.com/bosone/together

    as usual, some modifications will be needed, but I finally found a friend who will maybe play my pieces as a real pianist in the future!
    The piano is always the Garritan Orchestra one, with just some reverb added.

    thanks for listening!

  2. #2

    Re: Together - a new piano piece

    Hi, Matteo "Bosone" - It's always a pleasure to see you pop up on the Forum! Thanks for joining in on the Festival with your lovely piano piece.

    I think you should be very happy with the sound you've gotten from the GPO piano - it really can sound more than just "fine." It's really remarkable that in this inexpensive Library that covers the entire orchestra, such a good piano set is also
    included.

    I'd like to pass on some of my observations and suggestions, and hope you don't mind the critique:

    --The main theme is effecting, "simple and joyful," as you said. The title "Together" fits perfectly with the gentle happiness to be heard in that theme.

    --I feel the length of 4:25 is overly long to sustain the material. In its present form, about half way through was when it felt like it should wrap up. 2:30 to 3:00 is a perfectly fine length for something as simple as this.

    --The numerous repetitions of the I to V chord progression become wearying. I would suggest some chord substitutions be used during some of the repetitions of the main theme, and also some bass notes that aren't always returning to the dominant.

    --While the theme is straight forward and memorable, there are other passages which are sounding like improvisations which haven't been honed sufficiently. There are passing tones which are sounding a bit awkward, for instance.

    --One of the sweetest moments is at around 1:14, but it's only used one other time. I think this and probably some other sections could be developed for sections to return to more often, replacing some of the repetitions of the main theme.

    --The key change at 1:26 was refreshing and effective. It's the sort of thing which could be used more often, especially if you want to retain this length.

    So, I like the main theme - I feel the piece is too long - I think there are undeveloped moments which could be repeated to lend more interest - I think the arrangement could be developed more with chord substitutions and re-voicings.

    I listened carefully, Matteo, maybe some of my feedback will be of interest.

    Thanks for posting the music!

    Randy

  3. #3

    Re: Together - a new piano piece

    dear Randy,

    thank you very very much for your listening effort and for the suggestions! I really appreciate it!!
    Honestly I was not yet satisfied with the development of the piece. I must organize better the ideas and give it another try. Your advices will be extremely helpful to me!

    I hope to post a new version soon!


    best wishes
    matteo

    PS
    "I think you should be very happy with the sound you've gotten from the GPO piano - it really can sound more than just "fine." It's really remarkable that in this inexpensive Library that covers the entire orchestra, such a good piano set is also
    included."

    actually the GPO piano has always been my favourite. I also have the komplete 8 bundle with the NI piano set, but I must admit that i just love how GPO piano sound mellow and round, I feel it's perfectly suited to my style!

  4. #4

    Re: Together - a new piano piece

    Bosone,
    This is a very fine piece--very relaxing!

    I am listening shortly before going to bed, and now I am relaxed instead of tense.

    Your piece has put me in a very good mood! Well done. Thank you.

    Snorlax
    Jim Williams
    Professor of Capitalism
    N9EJR
    Indianapolis Brass Choir
    All Your Bass Sus&Short Are Belong to Us.

  5. #5

    Re: Together - a new piano piece

    Hello Matteo, this was quite a peaceful piece.

    Very relaxing, indeed. Certainly not something I should be listening to when I really need to be getting some work done!

    I enjoyed this one, thanks for sharing!
    Michael Obermeyer, Jr.
    youtube channel
    soundclick page

Go Back to forum

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •