Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 21 of 24: Idea: Two-Handed Chord Melody

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Here is a two-fisted melody consisting exclusively of chord tones played as alternating pairs in both hands. Notice how much melodic material your can derive from the creative use of only chord tones!

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Special Note: The music above is not nearly as complicated as it looks on the surface. Here is a “simplified” view of the underlying chord patterns, mostly blocks chords in an ascending and descending pattern…

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LEARN MORE… Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 22 of 24: Idea: Rhythmic Motives

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