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wandering through the woods

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about a little girl being lost in the woods and the forest animals and has a slow beat .and i need help with the flute part i keep getting stuck
Grade Level: 6
Intended For: Not Sure
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: bass violin and the flute
Key: a minor
Meter Signature: 90
Tempo: slow
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title
Located in: Opus 32 grades 6-8


#2 Michael Close 2017-03-23 05:17
Hello Hannah,

I have not heard from you in quite a while. I was wondering how your piece was coming along. The deadline for submissions for Opus 32 is next Thursday.

Be Well,

Mike Close
#1 Michael Close 2017-02-14 12:23
Hello Hannah,

I really enjoyed listening to this. I like the cheery, upbeat feel of the music and the back and forth between the instruments.

Like Erik, I feel that this piece needs a stronger sense of home-tone and melody.

Do you hear the resolution that comes at the end of measure 4? When the two voices land on a C and an E it makes C major harmony. I personally hear C as the home tone in this piece.

Try to think of your melodies as journeys starting and ending on your hometone, or at least on one of the notes of your home chord (C,E and G if C is the hometone). You will travel through other tones and even come to rest on tones outside your home chord, but you must find your way home at the end.

You can think of your music as a conversation between instruments- perhaps the flute asks a melodic question (it works to have the question end on a note other than the hometone, just in the same way as when we ask a question our voices have an upward inflection) then the violin or bass would answer the question (perhaps with the melodic answer resolving down to the hometone- providing a feeling of resolution like I remarked on at the end of m. 4).

In conversations (musical and actual) sometimes voices overlap but if there is too much happening, it gets difficult to understand.

I look forward to hearing what you come up with next. Keep up the good work!

Mike Close

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