QUOTE(sbhoa @ Feb 5 2009, 11:24 AM)
Check out a hymn book. Very common progression there.
Good idea! Will do, thanks
QUOTE(AmandaL @ Feb 5 2009, 11:36 AM)
Totally unrelated, but I have musician friend with whom I communicate several times a week by email and we always sign off our messages with Ic-IIb-V7-I
That's really cool!! Maybe 'be right back' on msn and other instant messengers could be 'I - V' or something??! That's not as good as yours though!!
QUOTE(HelenVJ @ Feb 5 2009, 12:35 PM)
Perhaps the examiners would also be interested to learn what your stylistic musical influences actually were, rather than read a list of pieces totally unrelated in style that just happen to share this standard cadential formula? For instance, were you in any way influenced by Country Gardens or Bach Chorales when writing it?
Yes I know what you mean. No I wasn't influenced by Country Gardens or anything really - I wrote it because it was a progression that I knew would work. However I need to find something I can say was an influence otherwise I will get no marks for the question - I know it seems like I'm cheating the question, but I'm told that seeing as we have to state at least 17 influences to get full marks or near to, we're allowed to quote pieces that have similar elements, so long as we can show where they are and exactly how they relate.
I totally agree with what you're saying - it's just I don't want to lose marks just because my composition wasn't influenced by many other pieces!! Hope that makes sense