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centipede

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This peice goes slowly up then starts again until it reaches its final destination, sort of like a centipede.
Grade Level: 7
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: piano oboe
Key: c
Meter Signature: 4/4
Tempo: sort of slow with a fast ending
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title
Located in: Opus 32 grades 6-8

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#8 Rebecca Larkin 2017-04-07 12:05
Hi Avi,

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'm looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Best wishes,
Rebecca
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#7 Rebecca Larkin 2017-03-23 13:06
Hi Avi,

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

Hope to hear from you soon,
Rebecca
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#6 Rebecca Larkin 2017-03-19 17:29
Hi Avi,

Thanks for posting. Did you just decide to change your wind instrument from flute to oboe? I like the oboe, but I'm curious, what made you change your mind? As for your question about how the MIDI oboe sounds, your oboe range is fine so far, and real instruments always sound better!

I think the way the MIDI performance of your piece is a bit misleading right now. Even though you have the oboe marked at forte at the beginning, the piano still sounds much louder. Could you give the piano an appropriate dynamic? Maybe mezzo piano?

I like how you've been passing your melodic lines between both hands of the piano and the oboe. As you continue to write, try to come up with a new variation on your main melody (which I'm assuming what is in your piano right hand at the beginning) and keep passing it between your voices. Maybe your variation will include new articulation, or more arpeggios. Try exploring some different ideas on your own, and post again once you've given this a shot. Of course, I can help if you get stuck.

Good luck!

- Rebecca
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#5 Avi Moses 2017-03-16 13:19
the oboe is a little weird on the high notes, is this just the program or will this be like this in the actual performance
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#4 Avi Moses 2017-03-16 13:17
i changed the flute to oboe and made it louder, i am also trying to incorporate it more into the peice
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#3 Avi Moses 2017-03-16 13:16
sorry i haven't commented, I'm starting now
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#2 Rebecca Larkin 2017-03-07 23:00
Hi Avi,

I'm Rebecca and I'll be your mentor for Opus 32.

You've got some good material to start with. I find the sixteenth note idea that you give to the flute at the beginning especially interesting. It adds a nice accent to your piano melody. Have you thought about using that sixteenth note idea on different pitches as the piece continues?

As we get started, could you tell me about your concept for the piece? What kind of a mood do you want to portray? Can you give me five descriptive words for what you want your music to sound like?

Your centipede idea is a good one to start with. Have you thought about what the centipede is doing while he travels? Is he going somewhere new? Does he get tired and slow down? Feel free to tell a story about your centipede if you'd like to.

I hope this gives you some ideas. I'm looking forward to hearing more about this soon!

Best,
Rebecca
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#1 Josh Fields 2017-03-02 12:11
Hi, I'm Avi's teacher, and I'd like to get updates on this.
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