Just now, I finished my work for flute and piano.

It is a contemporary classical, but I added a poetry to it.
Rather than experimental music, it is emotional music.
MP3 is played by the computer.
Piano part may have been a little too hard.
What do u think?

WayToTheWinterGarden.pdf

WayToTheWinterGarden.mp3

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  • When listening, the musicality is here, and it makes for an interesting listen. I don't think it's notated in any reasonable way, however. I think the notation needs an overhaul, beginning with making sure the denominator in the meter is the same throughout (example: 3/8, 7/8, 9/8, etc.). I would also check with a pianist for readable piano notation. Additional instructions would be helpful in playing the extended flute technique which is labeled "sffz aeolian".

    While I can picture hearing this at a recital, I can't fathom musicians getting to that point with its current notation!

  • It's a very beautiful piece of music. Thank you for sharing!

  • Beautiful! I do not think you can simplify the piano part considerably. 

  • Thank you for your comment.
    And the denominator of the time signature change frequently, you'll be playing hard indeed.
    But, in order to suppress the extent to which the current method of changing the rhythm freely, I have gone astray.
     in order to facilitate the playing, those who hide time signature might be good, like the etudes of Messiaen.



    Janet Spangenberg said:

    When listening, the musicality is here, and it makes for an interesting listen. I don't think it's notated in any reasonable way, however. I think the notation needs an overhaul, beginning with making sure the denominator in the meter is the same throughout (example: 3/8, 7/8, 9/8, etc.). I would also check with a pianist for readable piano notation. Additional instructions would be helpful in playing the extended flute technique which is labeled "sffz aeolian".

    While I can picture hearing this at a recital, I can't fathom musicians getting to that point with its current notation!

    A piece for flute and piano
    Just now, I finished my work for flute and piano. It is a contemporary classical, but I added a poetry to it.Rather than experimental music, it is em…
  • To Mr. Bob Porter, Mr. Rudi, Mr. Andrew Gleibman,

    Thanks a lot!!

  • It's a good thing he's not here, then!

    But seriously, Ronald, do you know what it is called? I would prefer using its "real name". I'm sure I must have known once upon time. Without the proper term, I may be doomed forever having to call it, "the digit below the slash that looks a denominator, that really isn't, for it is not a fraction, thing".

    Dust Composer (Ronald Hutasuhut) said:

    A professor offended simply because I used the term denominator for time signature; "We can't say it's a denominator for it's not a fraction" he said in anger. 

  • Yes, removing the time signature, or a suggestion to ignore it, might be helpful. It is such a nice piece, it would be worth getting the notation readable for musicians. :)

    Nobuyoshi Tanaka said:

    Thank you for your comment.
    And the denominator of the time signature change frequently, you'll be playing hard indeed.
    But, in order to suppress the extent to which the current method of changing the rhythm freely, I have gone astray.
     in order to facilitate the playing, those who hide time signature might be good, like the etudes of Messiaen.

    A piece for flute and piano
    Just now, I finished my work for flute and piano. It is a contemporary classical, but I added a poetry to it.Rather than experimental music, it is em…
  • In the next work, I will consider to remove the time signature.
    Thanks for the advice.


    Janet Spangenberg said:

    Yes, removing the time signature, or a suggestion to ignore it, might be helpful. It is such a nice piece, it would be worth getting the notation readable for musicians. :)

    Nobuyoshi Tanaka said:

    Thank you for your comment.
    And the denominator of the time signature change frequently, you'll be playing hard indeed.
    But, in order to suppress the extent to which the current method of changing the rhythm freely, I have gone astray.
     in order to facilitate the playing, those who hide time signature might be good, like the etudes of Messiaen.

    A piece for flute and piano
    Just now, I finished my work for flute and piano. It is a contemporary classical, but I added a poetry to it.Rather than experimental music, it is em…
  • Oh my, this notation is madness. Get Finale or something, this will at least make it readable up to a point automatically... even if a major overhaul is necessary. I would go for semi-free notation - probably 4/4 is the most convenient time signature, but you could swap between common measures and free notation for the loose parts. Also I would replace most of the long notes with whole notehead + horizontal line. Or quarter notehead without a stem, that's even nicer.

    The piece is great.

  • OK, I'll buy the Finale in the near future.

    it is too expensive, but it seems to me there is a need.
    If I bought the Finale, I would fix this score.

    Thanks.

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