Paul Copeland replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"Hey Elizabeth,
Don't worry that your pieces are 'simple'. No such thing really if the music is good.
I liked Adoration and Leitmotif. Healthy harmonies, and nice melodic lines. Sometimes the cadences/pauses, were perhaps a little to long, and…"
Feb 28, 2017
Elizabeth Louise Watson replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"Yes, there is a character that piece represents. An original creation of mine. "Adoration" is actually another character theme that I renamed. Thanks! Ryan Hofmann said:
Good start, you're already better than I am.  Doubly so if you can actually…"
Feb 1, 2017
Ryan Hofmann replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"Good start, you're already better than I am.  Doubly so if you can actually play it.  

Question about the leitmotif piece, is there a certain character it is supposed to represent?  "
Feb 1, 2017
David Lilly replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"H. S. Teoh said:I agree with what David said, except to point out that Beethoven's 5th symphony being constructed from just a single motif is probably a myth, albeit a widely-perpetuated one.
There is certainly much more to the symphony than just…"
Feb 1, 2017
H. S. Teoh replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"I agree with what David said, except to point out that Beethoven's 5th symphony being constructed from just a single motif is probably a myth, albeit a widely-perpetuated one.
There is certainly much more to the symphony than just the infamous…"
Feb 1, 2017
David Lilly replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"Hey Elizabeth!
I agree with Lara here, I think she nailed the key point you should focus on -
Your melodic ideas are quite good. Especially in the 3rd piece (Leitmotif--The Bespoken) However, now you need to develop them into full blown works. And…"
Feb 1, 2017
H. S. Teoh replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"Simple isn't necessarily a fault; the best pieces are sometimes the simplest ones.  But it also helps to know technique (and apply it where it helps).
A simple recommendation (I also mentioned this in chat): in Adoration, you could have the LH do…"
Jan 30, 2017
Lara Poe replied to Elizabeth Louise Watson's discussion So I guess this is hello...
"Welcome Elizabeth!  Hope you're enjoying this forum.  
I like your melodic ideas.  The chords fit well with them in terms of harmony, but there is more you can do to them.  For instance, you could try different voicings of harmonisation (which is…"
Jan 30, 2017