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I composed three short pieces for piano recently called "Haikus", refering to japanese poetry.

Please let me know what you think about them.

Thank you all!

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I really like these pieces. The harmonic language is very rich and a little jazzy but still very contemporary. The rhythmic language keeps the piece interesting while making the pieces sound longer than they are which is nice. 

Notationally however, I feel that you put too many notes and rely to much on the left hand for harmonies. Many of the chords you use can easily be distributed in both hands, especially giving that the right hand primarily plays only a single note a time. I also wish their was more information about tempo and expressivity in the score as their no indication about how you want the music to be played.

Other than that, this is a really good piece. Great job 

Thank you, Tyler! You're very kind.

You're right! My notation is quite lazy, i have to work on that.

Thank you so much for the feedback!

Jaime

Tyler Hughes said:

I really like these pieces. The harmonic language is very rich and a little jazzy but still very contemporary. The rhythmic language keeps the piece interesting while making the pieces sound longer than they are which is nice. 

Notationally however, I feel that you put too many notes and rely to much on the left hand for harmonies. Many of the chords you use can easily be distributed in both hands, especially giving that the right hand primarily plays only a single note a time. I also wish their was more information about tempo and expressivity in the score as their no indication about how you want the music to be played.

Other than that, this is a really good piece. Great job 

What a smart idea to use Haiku's structure! I'll probably steal that idea from you :)

My favorite is #2 with effective recitative at 00:51.

Slava 

Hi Jaime,

First, I don't know what a Haiku is... It seems these three short movements are connected, or am I wrong?
To be honest, I like the thrird the best. I don't know what to say, actually, except that the writing could be a little more fluid, in my opinion... It sounds like some loose words. Unless that was your intention?

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