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Hi All,

At long last, I have a few variations of Twinkle that I like. The last variation (var.5) is to be played 'tongue in cheek'. Picture two players-the first the teacher who wants the student to play exactly like him. The second player, the student, you could say has an attitude. The story goes on with a battle of wits until they finally come together at the end. Until of course the last note which has been left up to the student. You could say that it ends on a low note. (Sorrrrry for the pun).

Beth, I tried to incorporate as many of lessons as my skill level could. Now I will learn to play it as a unit. Complete with facial expressions. And yes I do have massive eyebrows.

Anyway, let me know what you think.



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Posted: September 2, 2011
Last Comment: September 3, 2011

Posted: September 3, 2011

Hi Beth, Simon;

So right you are Beth. |It was one thing to be learning music theory and another thing all together to apply the theory to make a composition. But of course the teacher should get any of credit when the composition/playing goes well.  So thanks Beth for how you present the material. 

I sincerely hope that others will post their compositions. Recital night, eh, good thing I have some time to practice.



Beth Blackerby
Posted: September 2, 2011
I can't think of a better way to understand music theory and note reading than writing your own music!! You have a great variety of techniques, and stylistic elements. I posted the pdf files in the Resources section under the new heading "member's page".

Anyone else who would like to contribute a composition or any other document to share I can post it for you as well.

Thanks for sharing this Ray. I can't wait to hear you play it!  We'll program it on an evening recital next July.

Posted: September 2, 2011
Thanks Ray, I look forward to working through those!  But is there anywhere I can get a larger version for printing, as the image doesn't come out very clearly?  Would it be OK if Beth added it to the Resources page?



Posted: September 2, 2011

Hi Everyone,

There is always something that you miss.  On var.4 measure 17, instead of a trill it should be a mordent.  Sorry for the miss step.