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New Book for drummers

in Drums!

Hi! My name is Wilson and I would like to share with you the book I just released in amazon, almost entirely written in Musescore.

The book is about quintuplets and its name is "Five at the drumset".

It has a lot of grooves written as quintuplets, time exercises, a method for the development of the discipline and rhythm exercises. If you like songs like those of Anika Nilles, for sure this book will be very useful for you, even if you are tired of practicing the same thing all the time, this will bring new fresh air to your drumming.

Please check it out.

English version
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0817B5TKW

Spanish version
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZHNY2BQ

Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/OQDrummer/

An Homage to Beethoven: A Bagatelle of my own

in Piano

Anybody here remember back in January this year when I uploaded my Piano  Sonata no. 4 as an homage and birthday piece for Mozart? I have improved quite a bit as a composer since then. Mozart is my second most influential composer. But can you guess who my most influential composer is? Hint: He was completely deaf by the time his ninth symphony was composed and he had to be physically turned around to see the applause of his audience.

Yep, it is Ludwig van Beethoven. That is my most influential composer. Even when I don't aim for a Beethovenian vibe, there is often a part of one of my pieces that has that Beethovenian vibe. I figured that if I composed an homage and birthday piece for Mozart, I should do the same for Beethoven. But unlike with the sonata and Mozart, time is not on my side. I had more than a month to compose Piano Sonata no. 4.

But, even though it isn't known when Beethoven's actual birthday is(unlike how it is known that Mozart's birthday is Jan 27), it is hypothesized to be on Dec 16. I don't know about you, but I have never been able to compose a full sonata in 16 days. I would be lucky to get a first movement finished in 16 days. So, the sonata is out as are other longer pieces. However, there is another type of piece for which Beethoven composed a lot of them and is generally short and which doesn't follow a specific form. 

That is the Bagatelle, which literally means a short piece. Beethoven's bagatelles tend to divide into 2 groups, those like Fur Elise, that follow a shortened Rondo form such as ABACA, and those like WoO 52, that follow a Scherzo and Trio form. But that isn't to say that Sonata Form, Ternary Form, etc. aren't valid musical forms for a bagatelle as well. If the piece is less than 5 minutes in length and clearly isn't a dance piece, chances are that it is a bagatelle.

I figured that if I don't have the time to compose a sonata as an homage to Beethoven, that I can at least compose a bagatelle in this 16 day time window that I  have. Since it is an homage to Beethoven, I will be doing things like sudden dynamics, having an octave heavy bass, and having a single motive that gets developed throughout the piece, which are all integral to Beethoven, especially middle and late period Beethoven, but of course have a melody that I wrote myself.