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The above is an attempt at Franz Liszts Il Lamento.

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The above is an improvisation based on forgiveness created based on technique derived from analyzing Liszt. I have used subtle changes in harmony, and contrasted both hands in ABAB format while trying to express a feeling of forgiveness. The piece lacks the technical fireworks of Liszt - something I am still working on - but has his religious determination.

What techniques do you use to improvise/compose - Discuss.