Monday, May 28, 2018

Diabelli Project 192 - Piece for Solo Violin, Part 1

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.

There's something liberating about writing for a solo instrument -- and something challenging, too. In this case, I just started with a four-note motif, and just let it go where it will. That was the liberating part. The challenging part was making sure it stayed cohesive. I'll let other judge the success of that!

This installment is labeled part 1. I did continue on with this sketch the following week. I've done four solo violin sketches before this one -- but this is definitely the longest.

As always, you can use any or all of the posted Diabelli Project sketches as you wish for free. Just be sure to share the results. I'm always curious to see what direction someone else can take this material.

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