The Inchoate Understandings of a Sonata

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The Inchoate Understandings of a Sonata

I am now on my last class of The Recipes for Creating a Sonata.

Our instructor, a very enjoyable young man, impressed upon us that ‘the recipe for the musical composition of sonata’ could be imagined as a series of Oreos or donuts. He allowed this imagery to permeate several of his lectures. The visualization of  teh differing ‘donut’ types as the music played was surprisingly useful. (I don’t mean that I found the metaphor a bad metaphorical example! It was just very unexpected.)

I have developed a deeper understanding of the sonata because of my classes.

As a college student, classical music (many of the compositions are sonatas) were my ‘white noises’ … usually only used for creating distractions of medieval dorm life.

Listening to a sonata  can now be seen in a much deeper and more beautiful way.



Written for The Daily Post: Inchoate  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

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