An Essay for Solo Piano

In Three Short Paragraphs

An Essay for Solo Piano: In Three Short Paragraphs – Midi Audio © 2019 Adam Cole

An Essay for Solo Piano is a collection of short pieces originally written as composition exercises and assignments for my undergraduate composition degree.

The first piece in this collection, Two and Three, has a conflicting jazzy dance-ish feel, represented by a few dissonant chords and triplets being played over eighth notes. It also has an atypical ending in a dark, chromatic cadence.

The second piece, In Four Notes, is a dark journey through dissonant chords and a travelling melody that only uses four notes, D-A-C-and E flat. This piece is a quasi-tonal journey through a dissonant group of notes, really seeing how much the piano can do with very little information.

The final piece, Walking, is characterized by the walking bass-line throughout the entire piece in the left hand of the piano. This has more of a swing feel than the first piece, as it uses moderate swing rather than just triplet rhythms.

An Essay for Solo Piano: Paragraph One – Two and Three
Performed by Abbey Brodnick 11/21/19
© 2019 Adam Cole
Essay for Solo Piano: Paragraph Two – In Four Notes
Performed by Abbey Brodnick 11/21/19
© 2019 Adam Cole
Essay for Solo Piano: Paragraph One – Walking
Performed by Abbey Brodnick 11/21/19
© 2019 Adam Cole

A Collection of Short Pieces: Two and Three, In Four Notes, and Walking.
Scored for Solo Piano.
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