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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:23 am 
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Just for fun. My piano teacher asked me to harmonize a folk tune on the spot; I gave him this. Note the chromatically descending bass.


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Yes that is a cute trick to give that inane tune a bit of body. Your teacher is really wicked ;-)
But you rose to the occasion. It is very good to be able to invent harmonizations on the spot.

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Seems that Rachmaninov had a little lamb, too... :lol:


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arensky wrote:
Seems that Rachmaninov had a little lamb, too... :lol:

As well as 3 blind mice :wink:

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techneut wrote:
arensky wrote:
Seems that Rachmaninov had a little lamb, too... :lol:

As well as 3 blind mice :wink:


My favorite slow mvt. 8)


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arensky wrote:
techneut wrote:
arensky wrote:
Seems that Rachmaninov had a little lamb, too... :lol:

As well as 3 blind mice :wink:


My favorite slow mvt. 8)


Hm, yes, now that you mention it, the 4th sure does sound like that. Which reminds me of a really enjoyable show, Piano Puzzler:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=4464231 (main page)
http://www.npr.org/rss/rss.php?id=4464231 (Podcast feed)

Were you saying my harmonization sounds Rach-y? I could see that.


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schmonz wrote:

Hm, yes, now that you mention it, the 4th sure does sound like that. Which reminds me of a really enjoyable show, Piano Puzzler:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... Id=4464231 (main page)


Those are a lot of fun. I especially liked the one on Nov. 22, 2006

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