Monday, June 15, 2015

Diabelli Project 095 - Piece for Solo Vibraphone

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.

This week's flash composition is a piece for solo vibraphone. It's an instrument I play myself, and it has a number of interesting possibilities. The ringing of the bars, for example, is controlled by a damper pedal (similar to that of a piano's). So you can strike several notes and have them ring together, or not as you choose.

In the sketch below, I have the right and left hands playing a duet, with marks indicating when the notes should be allowed to let ring. (click on image to enlarge).

What happens next? That's up to you. I offer this sketch, along with the others in this series, freely to on and all to use as they wish. Just be sure to share the results!

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