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The Waltz of the Forest - Opus 32

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Piano Solo in the Key of G
Grade Level: 5
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: piano
Key: G
Meter Signature: 3/4
Tempo: 125
Status: Work in Progress
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#21 Rebecca Larkin 2017-04-07 12:02
Hi Nielsen,

Thank you for submitting to Opus 32. Although your piece was not selected this year, I encourage you to continue writing and submit another piece in the near future.

I have enjoyed mentoring you and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Best wishes,
Rebecca
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#20 Nielsen Kasser 2017-03-30 09:08
I think I am done!
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#19 Nielsen Kasser 2017-03-29 16:14
hi Rebeca,
I have take your suggestions and so now I am mostly done. I have class time tomorrow and I will do a little polishing off then.
Thanks,
Rebeca
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#18 Rebecca Larkin 2017-03-29 12:55
Hi Nielsen,

Good work!

A few things:

1) Please move all of your dynamic markings so that there is one set of dynamics between the two staves. This is how piano dynamics are typically notated. You can also move your ritard at the very end so that it is above the top staff.

2) Try bringing the left hand down an octave from measures 22-25 and see if you like it. If you don't, no worries. What you have now should be playable, but would certainly be more difficult for the pianist.

3) At measure 42, make the left hand note a full dotted half note to match the bass.

I think you're in good shape for the Opus deadline, but I'm happy to give you more feedback between today and tomorrow if you'd like. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Rebecca
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#17 Nielsen Kasser 2017-03-28 16:02
Hi Rebeca
Do you like my changes? Tell me and if you have any suggestions.
Thanks,
Nielsen
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#16 Rebecca Larkin 2017-03-27 00:26
Hi Nielsen,

Just a friendly reminder that the Opus deadline is in a week!

Hope to hear from you soon,
Rebecca
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#15 Rebecca Larkin 2017-03-23 13:04
Hi Nielsen,

Thanks for letting me know that you've started on those suggestions. Please let me know when you've completed them.

Also, just a friendly reminder that the Opus deadline is in a week!

Keep up the good work, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Best,
Rebecca
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#14 Nielsen Kasser 2017-03-23 09:43
I did the first part of your suggestion, and I will finish them soon.
Nielsen
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#13 Rebecca Larkin 2017-03-19 17:16
Hi Nielsen,

I see that you've taken my suggestion and started adding some moving lines. The section from mm.18-21 is really quite exciting! Here are some suggestions to make that even better:

1) At measure 21, some of the sixteenth notes you have in the right hand are already being held by the left hand. An easy solution would be to drop the left hand down an octave and make it a half note with a quarter note rest on beat three.

2) After your sixteenth note run in measure 21, your right hand immediately goes back to playing straight quarter notes and instantly goes back to the range its been in the entire piece. By introducing the sixteenths and changing the range, you've given the listener something new and intriguing to hear. Let them enjoy the contrast. Try beginning m. 22 with D and F# in eighth notes followed by quarter note A and B (but make sure the D you start with is the one right above the low C you ended the previous measure with). You would change the left hand of the same measure to be F#, D, F# in quarter notes. Try this for me, and let me know how you like it.

Best,
Rebecca
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#12 Nielsen Kasser 2017-03-15 16:29
My 5 words are drip, trickle, liveliness, pep, and animation. My idea is a bright forest right after it rained.
Nielsen
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