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Zane Opus 33

Composer Name: Zane del Pozo
I chose piano but I would like to add more instruments.
Grade Level: 4
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: Piano
Key: a minor
Meter Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 120
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title
Located in: Opus 33 Grades 2-5


#1 Erik Nielsen 2018-02-08 10:15
Dear Zane,
Thanks for posting the beginning of your piano piece and welcome to Music-COMP and the world of online composing. I will be your primary mentor for this work. It's off to a good start. I like how you repeat your first phrase and how it uses steps going up the A minor scale. That's a strong start.
I have two little suggestions:
1. Try to vary at least the ending (that is, bar 4) so it's not exactly the same as bar 2. That way the piece will feel as if it's moving forward. How about a couple of eighth notes on beat 3 and then an A on beat 4? That's just one possibility.
2. Make sure to include the note E soon. It's the second-most important note in A minor, so it will really help the feel of the piece if you use it some of the time.
Zane, keep up the good work. Think about what I've written and where you want the piece to go next. I look forward to your first revision.

Best wishes,
Erik Nielsen
Senior Mentor

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