Monday, June 23, 2014

Diabelli Project 046 - Piano Piece in A minor

The Diabelli Project is about offering my weekly flash-composition sketches freely to all. Like Antonio Diabelli's theme these sketches aren't great music. But perhaps (as in Diabelli's case) there's a Beethoven out there who can do great things with them.

For the next few posts, expect more fledgling piano pieces. I kind of got on a roll and the ideas just flowed. Like this one. The idea of the alternating 5/8 and 6/8 measures came first, and that pattern determined the structure and the shape of the melody. (click on image to enlarge)

So where does that build-up at the end of measure 8 lead to? That's up to you. Perhaps the tension set up by the alternating meters is released with a calming section of 4/4. Or maybe it transitions into a new key center. You're welcome to finish this bit of flash composition any way you choose. Just let know what you came up with.

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