* Download the BlackBerry Sonata here (25.8MB) *
With all of the BlackBerry 10 launch event buzz and the BlackBerry Z10 Review content hitting CrackBerry the last couple of days, we took a short break from posting more winners from our What Would You Do for a BlackBerry 10 Phone? Contest. But we're back with our next winning entry, from Daniel Richmond.
Daniel's idea was to write an original piano piece in the classical sonata form, using the traditional BlackBerry ringtone. To say we were intrigued by Daniel's idea was an understatement, so we picked him as a winner and boy did he follow through. You can listen to the BlackBerry Sonata in E-Minor above, and keep reading for more details on the inspiration as well as the sheet music.
In Daniel's words:
The piece is in sonata form from the early classical era, and still shows tendencies of the Baroque era that preceded it, almost as if written for a harpsichord instead of piano. The two halves of the BlackBerry ringtone make up the starting notes of the primary and secondary themes of the piece (in e and in G). I hope you enjoy it! It was fun to make such a piece on such a time crunch.
What would I do for a BlackBerry 10 phone? I'd make a piano piece in classical sonata form!
Great job Daniel! You deserve the free BB10 phone you have coming your way. You have mad skills!
And this is why I love contests like this on CrackBerry - it shows the amazing diversity and talent of our readership and BlackBerry owners. When we pick the winning ideas for What Would You You? contests, we pick a range of ideas - a couple crazy ideas, a couple hard work and effort ideas, some talent-related ideas, a couple sexy ideas, some arts and crafts ideas, etc. We mix it up - from tattoos to bikini photoshoots to musical sonatas and everything in between! We realize not everybody will love every idea that gets picked (especially those who submitted ideas that didn't get picked), but that's the nature of these types of contests - can never please everyone. Don't over think it - just enjoy the posts. And remember, on CrackBerry another contest is never too far away. In fact, we have another contest going right now where you can enter to win a free BlackBerry Z10!
And we still have six more entries to come. We're actually picking 11 winners since the BlackBerry bikini photoshoot was more of a bonus round on the eve of the BB10 launch day to keep everybody entertained (it seems to have entertained a lot of you too - over 90,000 views on youtube which is a record for a What Would You Do contest entry - even more than some of our entries from the Storm contest we did years ago!).
Enjoy the Sonata and stay tuned for our next winning entry!