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Date
02/24/2012
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Song
3.6 MB
2 min 14 sec
Score
4.39 / 5.00

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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
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piano
nocturne

Author Comments

I took a music composition course at the local community college and had to write a piece to be performed at the end of the semester. Quite different than my usual work, but it helped me expand my style.

Enjoy! :D

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MarkySparkMarkySpark

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Quite amazing, I thought it was Chopin for a second! Nicely composed and played my friend.


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BlazingDragon responds:

This piece was done completely with mouse and computer keyboard, so all performance credit goes to FL Studio and the EWQL sample. There would have been mistakes if I had performed it. :p

I've seen your music floating around the classical portal for a long time now. The amount you output is incredibly impressive. Wish I composed that much!

Thanks for the review. :D


ThiefMastrThiefMastr

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice man ;D Real nice! Its dramatic-like:P


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BlazingDragon responds:

That's what I was going for. Thanks! :)


OrphenFireOrphenFire

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love, love, LOVE classical piano. I attempted to compose a nocturne... well, it's still an unfinished pile of papers... :p

Now, this nocturne you've written is very, very nice. There isn't much more I can expound upon because you've executed it so well. Keep up the good work (:


BlazingDragon responds:

If you want to write a nocturne, try looking at one by Chopin and try analyzing it. A lot of times, nocturnes are VERY simple and repetitive left hand patterns with melodies in the right that emulate the human voice. They tend to be highly ornamented and chromatic but also singable.

For this piece, I listened to Chopin's C# Minor Nocturne (#20) and modeled the left hand accompaniment after that. Then, I came up with the basic chord progression and came up with a sketch of the melody. For form, I basically made it ABA with some elaborations and an ending. This process might not work for you, but analyzing the Chopin gave me a lot of great ideas.

Thanks for the review!


JuarezAvindarJuarezAvindar

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I... almost have no words to describe this... Such grace, such joy in listening the simple sounds of a piano, however, arranged like this... One of the most beautiful melodies on a piano i ever heard. May sound like heresy, but i think this is something by the level of moonlight sonata, two of my favourite piano songs ever (first and third movements). I commend you, sir, for giving me such joy in hearing this MASTERPIECE. I can't think of something to advice, as this work is almost in the level of perfection. My simple mind would not be enought to recognize a mistake in this gift from the heavens. Thank you, infinite times, thank you.


BlazingDragon responds:

Yes, that is indeed heresy. :p I do not believe my humble little piece even comes close to Moonlight, but I appreciate the enormous compliment!

Thank you very much for the kind words. You made my day brighter. :D


chaosportalfilmschaosportalfilms

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm currently taking a classical music course as an elective, and I wish I could find an excuse to bring this piece up in the class. All of the pieces we're being exposed to seem to never stray from the same playlist as any grade-school music teacher. While I have nothing against the Classical masters, I do wish that their more interesting and soulful pieces would get some scholastic attention, but I rant.

I wouldn't say that it escaped your style too much, but it's definitely a more composed piece. Rather than forming a song around a melody line, you seem to have gone into the more intricate technicalities, but the important thing is that you haven't lost your soul amongst it all. Never lose that.


BlazingDragon responds:

If you would like to hear some truly amazing classical pieces that are full of emotion, you might consider checking out some of the following pieces:

-Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings (Talk about intense...Wow. Turn off the lights and listen to this with the volume up. It's worth your time, I think)
-Mozart's Lacrimosa
-Rachmoninov's Piano Concerto #2, Movement 2

Any of those make what I composed here sound like carnival music in comparison, but you should really close your eyes, turn up the volume, and listen through the entire piece uninterrupted to get the fullest from any of the above three. :)

As you said, this piece is much more focused on form, harmony, and the finer details of composition than my usual pieces. Still, I tried to keep it "me." I wish that I had a live recording of this for you to hear! It was so amazing to hear my piece performed by a skilled pianist...But I digress lol. Thank you very much for your kind words!