Composition

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Composition and Improvisation

Learning Goals To deeply understand how music really works To start thinking about music like a composer, not a computer.

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Composition & Improvisation: Commonly-Used Chord Patterns: C Minor Triad

Successful Composition and Improvisation is not just about melodic invention. An enormous range of music can be created by playing chords

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Composition & Improvisation: Commonly-Used Chord Patterns: C Major Triad

Successful Composition and Improvisation is not just about melodic invention. An enormous range of music can be created by playing chords

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 24 of 24: Idea: Add an Ending

A common practice is to add a few extra bars in order to establish a crisp and clear ending.

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 23 of 24: Idea: Add an Introduction

A well-crafted Introduction can create a sense of anticipation, establish a mood, and build musical momentum going into “the top”