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    Composing turns my brain to cotton wool and I'm totally muddled up with relative majors/minors - if my piece starts off in F major and I want it to go to the minor, then I should put it into D minor?
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    (Original post by *soph*)
    Composing turns my brain to cotton wool and I'm totally muddled up with relative majors/minors - if my piece starts off in F major and I want it to go to the minor, then I should put it into D minor?

    D minor is the relative of F major, so yes i guess!
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    just remember, minor is like a mine, which is underground. Major is the one above. So if you want to go from minor to major go UP 3 semitones. If you want to go from major into the minor, go DOWN 3 semitones.

    Hope that helps
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    (Original post by pianist)
    just remember, minor is like a mine, which is underground. Major is the one above. So if you want to go from minor to major go UP 3 semitones. If you want to go from major into the minor, go DOWN 3 semitones.

    Hope that helps
    Thank you! :yy:
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    you're welcome
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    Another question - what form is a beceuse usually written in? ABA or otherwise?
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    (Original post by *soph*)
    Another question - what form is a beceuse usually written in? ABA or otherwise?
    Berceuses tend to be lyric pieces meaning that the forms can be pretty free. I guess it would be sensible for them to take quite a simple form so binary, ternary, rounded binary etc would seem appropriate.

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