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#1149217 - 01/07/06 11:32 PM How early in life did you discover an interest/ability in composition?  
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I fell into it rather naturally, of course
in a childish way around the age of 7, a few
months after I started piano lessons.
Whats your story?


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#1149218 - 01/07/06 11:51 PM Re: How early in life did you discover an interest/ability in composition?  
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I composed my first piece when I was about 13 - a sonatina in the style of Mozart. It's almost painful to look back on it as it was really not good, but you have to start somewhere. Actually, the second movement had some decent ideas in it, but that was about it...


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#1149219 - 01/08/06 12:05 AM Re: How early in life did you discover an interest/ability in composition?  
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Impressive! A Sonatina! I loved Clementi's
sonatinas, especially number 1.
Raced through it like I was going to a fire!
Ha Ha. Drove my teacher crazy.


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#1149220 - 01/08/06 03:46 AM Re: How early in life did you discover an interest/ability in composition?  
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Started improvising around 15-16, but didn't start composing until I came back to the piano around 22 (so, last year). wink


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