Harding Student Composes Piece for Cello

Posted On: Sunday, February 27, 2011

"I started the piece off with a minor key with two flats to make it sound sad because in the novel, Holden Caufield is very depressed.  Then I used double stops to create an angry tone because he often became mad for no reason.  I went back to a depressing tone and then changed into a major key.  At the end of the novel, Holden makes a resolution which is why I changed into a major key.  The last chord is a resolving 6th which represents the resolving ending of the novel."  Jimmy Toner, Cellist, February 2011

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