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Yes, the "Warsaw Concerto" is a piano concerto, and I have heard of high school students playing it as a graduation piece. It is very good for that purpose because it is short and sounds much more difficult to play than it actually is. For the same reasons, it is not likely to impress competition judges. It is very close to Edvard Grieg's piano concerto ...


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As far as I know there has never been (and probably never will be) a legally binding definition of "piano concerto", or any similar musical term like "sonata", "symphony", etc. But a competition with a "piano concerto" as the final round would usually mean "a concerto that is part of the standard classical repertoire". Even if a 10-minute excerpt from a ...


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If I remember correctly, there is a table of examples for pianists, for modulating to any key in this period book from the Silent Film era: Musical Accompaniment of Moving Pictures: A Practical Manual for Pianists and Organists by Edith Lang and George West. Modulations were a significant part of the arsenal of silent film accompanists, because they usually ...


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I would first try to learn what features a "good" melody has or at least types of features make a melody sound like you want it to. There is a free PDF book here that's pretty good: https://ia902605.us.archive.org/16/items/exercisesinmelo00goetgoog/exercisesinmelo00goetgoog.pdf Goetschius does give one a basis for writing melodies. Then I'd analyze lots of ...



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