Historiography

CarrieVAblackandwhiteCarrie Gudenkauf
Grade 12, George Mason High School, VA

“As I’ve always been an avid whistler, I came up with a melody for the A section relatively quickly while whistling fragments of melodic phrases to myself. From there, however, I didn’t know what structure to give my piece. After letting the piece sit for about a week, I decided to mimic the rondo structure of a Mozart piece I had recently revisited. This structure allowed me to both compose in a minor key (I have an easier time composing in minor) and reuse the melody of the A section I had already created.¬†Finally as this is the first piece that I’ve written, I felt the most comfortable writing it for the instrument I know best: the piano.”

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Historiography

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