Francois Jenno replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Chanson d'Automne - Piano and mezzo-soprano
"Okay I see! Thanks for the feedback :)"
Jul 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Chanson d'Automne - Piano and mezzo-soprano
""Chopin uses this kind of notation even when there is a pedal within the same bar. I'm not completely sure about this though, I just thought it sustains the note further."
Honestly, I doubt it does as the dampers are already off but it IS a visual…"
Jul 6
Francois Jenno replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Chanson d'Automne - Piano and mezzo-soprano
"Thanks for the feedback :) I'm glad you liked it!For the tie between the second quaver to the same not of the second beat, I know the pedal will carry the sound, but I think it makes a difference if the key is held down or not? Chopin uses this kind…"
Jul 5
Francois Jenno replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Chanson d'Automne - Piano and mezzo-soprano
"Hi Rene, thanks for the comment, I appreciate it :)  I'm glad you enjoyed it."
Jul 5
Dane Aubrun replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Chanson d'Automne - Piano and mezzo-soprano
"A pleasant if rueful piece. The tessitura of the mezzo reflects the sadness of the poem.
There were a couple of things I couldn't quite grasp about the accompaniment
i) the tie between the second quaver (1/8 note) of the bar to the same note of the…"
Jul 2
Rene Asologuitar replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Chanson d'Automne - Piano and mezzo-soprano
"Hi Francois,
Very somber music.
I love the fact that you are plugging in the vocals.
You are so talented.
I love this piece, very peaceful and relaxing.
Rene
 "
Jun 30
Francois Jenno replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Ombres et Lumières - Piano solo
"I agree with you on the sudden changes, I personally like them and I think I tend to purposely do them often. I've often been told my music has unpredictable melodies and harmonies sometimes, both positively and not, I think it's subjective to what…"
Jun 30
David Owen replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Ombres et Lumières - Piano solo
"I went through Gavin's suggestions and found all of these chords work fine in my view. One or two are not what one might expect but it is these sudden changes which actually make the piece in the first place, otherwise things could become too…"
Jun 30
David Owen replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Ombres et Lumières - Piano solo
"the parallel 5th rule, like most other musical rules can be and often is broken when one specifically wants the sort of effect it creates. To be honest, I'm glad I never really studied music theory beyond high school, otherwise I might have felt…"
Jun 30
Francois Jenno replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Ombres et Lumières - Piano solo
"Thanks Gavin, I appreciate you taking the time to give precise feedback. I also liked the advice on how to look if the chord may be right, I feel this will be a helpful tip in the future."
Jun 30
Gavin Brown replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Ombres et Lumières - Piano solo
"Hi Francois, my choices may not be satisfactory to you, after all, you were satisfied when you wrote the piece. A better way to see if you feel a chord works might be to sing the top note of the chords and see if you still feel they work. However,…"
Jun 30
Francois Jenno replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Chanson d'Automne - Piano and mezzo-soprano
"Here is the poem in french and its translationto english after:
 
Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l'automne
Blessent mon coeur
D'une langueur
Monotone.

Tout suffocant
Et blême, quand
Sonne l'heure,
Je me souviens
Des jours anciens
Et je pleure;…"
Jun 30
Francois Jenno posted a discussion
Hello again, I'm posting a lot lately... This will probably the last one in a while!I am sending this score to a competition, I would be grateful if you could provide me with some of your feedback. I am also worried about the score, I may not be…
Jun 30
Francois Jenno replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Ombres et Lumières - Piano solo
"Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed it. There may be indeed a bit of a french influence, as some of my favorite composers are Debussy and Faure, and also I think the piece is a bit impressionistic too (painting a scenery). I am curious as…"
Jun 30
Gavin Brown replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Ombres et Lumières - Piano solo
" Hi Francois,
I listened to it and enjoyed it. The tempo I did not find too slow, it seemed appropriate for the material. I definitely detected a French influence, but couldn't exactly say why. The melody is somewhat impressionistic, perhaps that's…"
Jun 30
Victor Eijkhout replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Ombres et Lumières - Piano solo
"Same as the classic rule against parallel fifths. I just gives an "empty sound".
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Jun 29
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