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Winter Lament


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Fire_Angel

 Genre: Piano

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Title says it all; it's another one in C# Minor. Yes there's a good reason for so many tunes in that key, but I'll say why sometime in the future...

Oh, the graphic is a visual joke, the sign at the head of that valley full of spikes is a "No Cycling" sign in case it's too small for you to read. There's a larger version of the image on my web site among the CG artworks there (web site link is in my profile).
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Plays: 110
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Uploaded: Dec 21, 2013 - 03:20:18 PM
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2013 - 05:06:39 AM Last Played: Jan 18, 2017 - 12:17:26 PM
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Hardware:
PowerMac G5 Quad, Korg MicroKey 37.
Software:
GarageBand with Jam Pack Symphony Orchestra (for the piano sound).
Comments
Garni said 1371 days ago (December 21st, 2013)
Winter Lament
C#Minor is a sombre key and that is what I imagined you wanted?
Lovely work.

G-)
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Fire_Angel said 1368 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
Yep, somber is easier in C# Minor for sure.
It's almost the opposite mood to my previous piece and I'm glad it was enjoyed.
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Charday said 1371 days ago (December 22nd, 2013)
Great key!
Used to be a hugely popular key, very nice! Jd.
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Fire_Angel said 1368 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
Why is it so rarely used now?
Well never mind why, I doubt anyone knows anyway. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the comment.
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J.A.Stewart said 1370 days ago (December 22nd, 2013)
Somber Snow
Brrrrr... Although I endure it annually, I am not a fan of cold and snow.

The composition and performance are suitably morose given the bleak and seemingly unrelenting onslaught of cold and darkness.

Nicely done. ;)

--- Joe
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Fire_Angel said 1368 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
Thanks.
It was a mood piece, inspired by the long dark days of winter or the long dark days of hardship; thank goodness neither lasts forever...

Thanks for the compliment, I'm glad you liked the way I conjured that mood.
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peacepiano said 1370 days ago (December 22nd, 2013)
Somber
Interesting performance. Cool graphic too, but I don't hear any spikes in the music, everything sounds smooth and natural. Thanks.
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Fire_Angel said 1368 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks too, for letting me know you liked it.
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michaeljayklein said 1368 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
I think...
...and until now never realized it, that C# minor MUST be the key for songs of winter; it works beautifully here and you've given us a highly commendable and enjoyable piece of music here; even though it's warm outside where I live, it felt precisely like winter as I listened, excellent!
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Fire_Angel said 1368 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
C# Minor is great for several things...
...sadness, winter, melancholy, all sorts :). I'm glad it caught the mood for you, thanks for visit and the comment.
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oldlibmike said 1368 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
Sombre and pensive
Very nice relaxing piece - sombre too. C# minor works well. D minor would be too much ("The saddest of all keys" - Nigel Tufnel).
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Fire_Angel said 1366 days ago (December 27th, 2013)
Thank you.
Now I'll have to experiment in D Minor too; can't leave a key I haven't used, can I? Especially if it will extend the emotional range of the music I can write. Anyway, thanks, I'm glad this entertained you!
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sschedra said 1365 days ago (December 27th, 2013)
C# and F#
are two of my favorite keys on the Piano. Of course, I am really a guitar player. Very serious sounding. Almost has a dirge-like quality. I can sense the Winter Lament as it creates that longing for spring, which you think is coming at about the 2:30 mark, when your hopes are dashed as the piece takes you down for the final dark, cold Winter storm. Descriptive.
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Fire_Angel said 1363 days ago (December 29th, 2013)
Thanks.
It does have a lot of contrast with that last piece in G, which was pure celebration, but it is similar in that it's a mood piece. I'm glad you enjoyed, thanks for listening and commenting.
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paul f. page said 1365 days ago (December 27th, 2013)
Form over key...
I especially like your note-against-note counterpoint. This is where the music is the most interesting to me. Harmonically, you might try moving away from block chords to create a little more variety. You do traverse the same territory quite a bit. Maybe a slight dip into A major or E major would provide some relief, and then you can resume in C#m. (All that having been said, I think I'll give C#m a whirl for my next piano number.
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Fire_Angel said 1363 days ago (December 29th, 2013)
Lots of keys to come.
Yes, C# Minor is a bit of an obsession; and not one that will last forever. I do love it for some moods though...

I am planning to experiment soon with some modulation in my pieces, something I think I've done just once before. It needs to be explored more, and thanks for that reminder. I also think you're right, I need to find out about more chords, there are a lot more of them than I usually use. Thanks as always, your comments have been some of the most practical I've had.
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