By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
The other day I was preparing for my today's recital of organ improvisations on the medieval Anglo-Saxon heroic poem "Beowulf" where lots of fighting with a monster giant Grendel, his mother, and the dragon take place.
Obviously in this story one of the main companions of the hero is a horse.
How do you depict a galloping horse or riders with musical means?
It works exceedingly well with dotted rhythms.
For example, playing fast-paced repeated chords in the rhythm of dotted eighth-note and a sixteenth-note.
Something like this.
Try it. It's fun.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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