Abstract 1 - piano solo

An experiment in 5/4 meter.

I consider myself an "advanced" beginner regarding notation, so any suggestions regarding that would be helpful and appreciated.

I often have difficulty deciding which key signature to use, so I notate without one and add sharps and flats as necessary.

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  • Hi Stephen, 

    I liked that you were using a lot of dissonant intervals but somehow it sounds pretty much consonant; It sounds really abstract as the title claims, I think this is a perfect layout to build leading instruments on top of it yet move it to a completely next level. Well done Stephen. I think you were experimenting sticking to the 5/4 meter rather than giving it a notch ahead towards the musicality itself (Pretty much what an abstract does); I believe you have achieved that; this abstract could work as a very powerful tool to build on.

  • Thank you for those thoughtful and thought-provoking comments, Islam.

  • Well done Stephen, this has a good variety of harmony and rhythm in the right hand. I'd like to hear some more variation in your left hand, I think you could do that and still maintain your forward momentum.  Thanks for posting.

  • Ingo: "I'd like to hear some more variation in your left hand"

    Yes, that's definitely a weakness I ought to work on. I think that there is only one 5/4 measure in which I used a slightly-different left-hand figure, only for the sake of ease of playing, not variety.

    Abstract 1 - piano solo
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