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chaggle
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Instant composition

Post by chaggle » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:44 pm

This looks impressive...

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/watch-a-pr ... -in-a-hat/

...but I would like to see her do that a number of times with a different selection of notes to make sure she comes out with something completely original each time.

Am I being over cynical?
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Re: Instant composition

Post by bindeweede » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:21 pm

It is interesting and she has quite a talent - for improvising in a Mozartean style with quite a few sequences and 18th century cliches. As the article says, turning the B to B flat simply gives her notes appearing in the scale of G minor. If she'd stayed with the B natural as selected, she'd have had a much bigger challenge having to use the interval of a diminished 4th ( B-E flat), and I can't think of any scale that appears in. Well, they do in C minor, but C wasn't one of the notes selected. Changing the E flat to D sharp would also have given some strange intervals, and a more difficult series of notes to improvise on again.

Undoubted ability, though she struck me as not very attractively precocious.

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