Improvisation

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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”

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

Rhythm is an extremely powerful organizing force in music, oftentimes moreso than the pitches. Here are two (of arguably an

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

Here is a two-fisted melody consisting exclusively of chord tones played as alternating pairs in both hands. Notice how much

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 20 of 24: Idea: Pickups

There is no rule that says that a song or chorus must begin on the first downbeat. Pickups are a