Author Topic: Studying Bach's Two part inventions and Haydn's String quartets  (Read 595 times)

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Offline RyvitaMan

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Hi Guys,

So, ive tried my hand at writing in the style of Bach and Haydn.
Maybe those of you who are more experienced would be able to tell me if this is along the right lines to a genuine interpretation or if i am completely wrong  ::)

any amount of feedback is appreciated however tiny  :)

here is the sheet music: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By...XZBZTFPeDlMT1U

there is also an mp3 for each piece if you want to listen but keep in mind it was made on a computer

Thank you,
RyvitaMan

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Offline Mahlerian

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Re: Studying Bach's Two part inventions and Haydn's String quartets
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 07:43:16 AM »
You should continue to study common practice harmony and part writing.  There are some very awkward leaps and strange progressions that wouldn't be found in a piece of the era you're attempting to emulate.  Working on those elements will also help to improve the form of your pieces, as the coordination of those elements with motivic/melodic/rhythmic considerations is the thing that helps to orient a listener.
"l do not consider my music as atonal, but rather as non-tonal. I feel the unity of all keys. Atonal music by modern composers admits of no key at all, no feeling of any definite center." - Arnold Schoenberg

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Re: Studying Bach's Two part inventions and Haydn's String quartets
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 12:39:31 AM »
New link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByMaq1hglCqSdXZBZTFPeDlMT1U

The point about JS Bach is he achieved perfect balance between horizontal (melody) and vertical (harmony) that has been rarely matched and not surpassed. Haydn's music is already a different spirit in the Classical era, a predominance of harmony and less fugal writing.
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Offline Monsieur Croche

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Re: Studying Bach's Two part inventions and Haydn's String quartets
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 11:49:40 AM »
I recommend fist studying modal counterpoint, you know, the counterpoint Bach learned, first.  Then, go to -- please not just Bach -- 18th century counterpoint.


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Re: Studying Bach's Two part inventions and Haydn's String quartets
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 04:10:48 AM »
Nah go even earlier....learn to write plainchant first and then go through the development of 2 and 3 part writing as it developed historically because the change of style is accumulative and grew from previous trends. I guess an awareness of where various styles of polyphony sit historically is important if you want to learn about it....

 

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