Tuesday, August 25, 2009

George Winston - The Cradle

This one's from George's "Forest" CD. It's a melodic piece mostly. In fact, that's one nice melody! Melodic based pieces are much easier to analyze than just textural pieces. Why? Because it's easier to listen for contrasts and repetition of the thematic material.

In this piece, we open with the main melody, a little contrast for the (B) section, and no big surprise, back to the main theme again.

Many New Age pianists focus exclusively on creating textures. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, Winston is a master at this. But don't avoid the melody creation aspect either.


  1. Anonymous8:28 PM

    loved it

  2. Anonymous8:00 PM

    Fascinating that he describes the creative process as "hearing the music that is in that particular place".