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Hey there ! I am trying to learn to compose (so far, I use Concise Introduction to tonal harmony), and this is what I did after reading the chapter on "Sentences and Other Phrase Types". 
 
https://musescore.com/progranma/chapt22b

Could you tell me what you think please? Also do you have an other book to suggest? I would especially love to learn how to write for drums ? (like how to do interesting rhythms?)

Thank you !

What key to go to with the G7?

I am composing my first bagatelle right now. I decided to do it in rondo form and in a major key. Not only that, but I went for my avoid key, C major. As you can probably tell, I usually avoid composing in C major. Why? Because it sounds boring, Why? Because a hint of chromaticism makes me question whether or not I am modulating to another key.

Anyway, I have a G7 harmony and following that, 4 measures of a first ending with C major harmony. Now, I want to go somewhere else with this G7. I can think of a few keys that G7 can convincingly lead to. G major for obvious reasons is one key that G7 can convincingly lead to, at least if it is in an inversion. A minor is also convincingly lead to by treating the G7 as the subtonic. I can go to F also, if I resolve the G7 to C first.

I was thinking of reserving the minor key for when I get to the C section. So that means that I am leading to a major key other than C major. But it is hard for me to decide whether I should go to F major or G major, or a key not as closely related to C major(and note, I do think of the parallel minor as being closely related but I don't think of the mediant minor as being closely related at all).

What is your favourite violin concerto?

Happy new year everyone! 

Did you know, on this day, the German composer Johannes Brahms premiered his Violin Concerto in D major with Hungarian violinist, Joseph Joachim in 1897? This concerto which has been claimed by Polish violinist, Henryk Wieniawski as an "unplayable" work while Spanish violinist, Pablo Sarasate refused to play the work. Now it is one of the greatest violin concertos ever written and it is very famous today.

Here is a link to my favourite recording of this concerto played by Itzhak Perlman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C_U7eUbVd8

What is your favourite violin concerto? Tell me below.

What do you hope never changes?

Is there anything in life, that you hope it just stays the same?

I hope that the way we celebrate celebrations never changes. I mean I do not want to celebrate Christmas in twenty years with hologram trees, Amazon packed presents and eat roast chicken made by automation. I can also imagine in the future that we will not have that much gatherings anymore as everyone will just video call each other in their living rooms. And there will be kids receiving presents in the form of Fortnite battle passes. For me, it would be bizarre to think of such idea.