Jonathan White replied to Eric Darr's discussion Prelude No.2 Op.9
"I have just listened to it, and like Anne the first thing that popped out on me was that you should add the wavy lines next to the dotted half notes. Very melodious, the C major chord with the octave on it was a bit sudden though but i guess that…"
Dec 23, 2009
Eric Darr replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"1. Rachmaninoff
2. Liszt
3. Alkan
4. Blumenfeld
5. Prokofiev

I like a lot more though."
Dec 6, 2009
Shad Young replied to Eric Darr's discussion Piano Piece
"I listened to this and thought it was very pretty, and was most impressed with a few things in this piece. When I read the first comment, I was a little surprised, but then again, there are those who only follow the rules, and cannot see beyond…"
Oct 27, 2009
Adrian Allan replied to Eric Darr's discussion Piano Piece
"you weren't too argumentative at all. It's an interesting discussion that we can all benefit from. It also colours our percepton as players - as we tend to to think of a flat key as "darker" whereas this situation proves that both are identical -…"
Oct 27, 2009
Ario replied to Eric Darr's discussion Piano Piece
"May I interrupt, to say, there is no serious need to this discussion of keys, since we live after the age of Bach's welltempered clavier?

Welltempered tuning allows us to settle with a simple conclusion: it's a "reading" issue...

In the age of…"
Oct 26, 2009
Eric Darr replied to Eric Darr's discussion Piano Piece
"Sorry my response is kind of late. Been rather busy lately.

I'm thinking I should change the key to Db major. It only will take me a few seconds really to fix and won't seem so strange. I was thinking of rewriting the entire thing by hand (for…"
Oct 25, 2009
Adrian Allan replied to Eric Darr's discussion Piano Piece
"Well if you've found at least one piece, then I suppose you're right - it is possible to have this key. Whether it's a good choice above Db major though is another issue, but I'm willing to admit that it's a matter of opinion.

One final thought is…"
Oct 25, 2009
Adrian Allan replied to Eric Darr's discussion Piano Piece
"Most Circle of 5th diagrams have F# major at the six o'clock position directly below C major at 12. Some do show C sharp major as an enharmonic key, but is my understanding that the general rule is to stop at F# major on most wheels. You won't find…"
Oct 23, 2009
Adrian Allan replied to Eric Darr's discussion Piano Piece
"I thought that this was quite a pleasant minature for the piano which evoked a gentle and reflective mood. The way that the music was arranged for the piano also seemed quite effective and I liked the way that 3 voices were implied by the insertion…"
Oct 22, 2009