March 25, 2018 - 110068
Music Final Ternary Composition
I believe that I have used rhythmic patterns that are appealing to the general audience with a good melody. I made an effort to change up the pacing and mood of the melody in section B so that it would captivate listeners throughout the piece. However, I had encountered slight difficulties in maintaining a connection between the two sections, but in the end I had decided to incorporate the rhythms of section A into B. Multiple classmates had stated that the melody was memorable because of the repetition in rhythms and the piano was complementing it well, so I had tried to keep those somewhat the same in section B. I also thought that the dynamics played a big part on the overall mood of the song. For example, having bar 11/12 in forte allowed it to sound much more alarming and quick paced. I also think that the piece should be played at a slower tempo (80bpm) because it makes the song much more playable and enjoyable compared to 120bpm. I also think that the accompanying piano part is successfully supporting the trumpet without over powering it too much and contributes another layer of music to the piece. I feel as if I could of connected some bars and phrases more smoothly to avoid a harsh and sudden change in the music/mood. For example, the melody in bar 12 was rather fast paced, but I had trouble slowing it down after that and so it had resulted in an odd feel in bar 13. I also think I could’ve perhaps used better chord choices/cadences in some areas as well as adding more accents to add more colour into the piece. Being able to gather comments on my PJ for my drafts is beneficial, because it allows me to take in constructive criticism about parts that I may have missed. One person had commented on the draft that I should add more dynamics so I tried to use both crescendos and diminuendos. Some have also commented that the final piece did not seem very playable realistically speaking, especially for a trumpet player who needs time to breath. I personally thought the 16th notes made the piece more interesting and captivating, but in the future, I could use other notes more and include rests.