Monday, June 29, 2015

Diabelli Project 098 - Piano Piece

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 another little piano piece -- but perhaps not quite as simple as last week's, perhaps. Although the piece has a 6/8 meter, only the right hand is truly in 6/8, with two strong pulses per measure (ONE two three FOUR five six). The left hand is actually in 3/4, with three strong beats per measure (ONE two THREE four FIVE six). It adds a certain amount of tension, I think -- but not too much. (click on image to enlarge)

If this piece were to continue, I'd probably add some additional metric ambiguity to it, so that coming back to this 6/8-3/4 pattern would provide a sense of resolution. But that's just me. As always, this sketch is freely available to any and all who'd like to use it. Just be sure to share the results.

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