Improvisation

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 19 of 24: Idea: Melodic Sequence

A Sequence is a pattern with a characteristic melodic shape and rhythm that moves through the chord changes…

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 18 of 24: Idea: Pedal Point

Pedal Point means to play a single note in the bass as the chords change above. A common pedal point

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 17 of 24: Idea: Subdivide Beat into Triplets

One way to Subdivide the Beat is to play triplet chords in the left hand. Can you think of some

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 16 of 24: Idea: Harmonize Melody in Sixths

Trying play the melody in Sixths going up and down the C major scale…

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 15 of 24: Idea: Left Hand Melody

There is no rule that says that the melody must be played in the right hand and chords must be

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Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 14 of 24: Idea: Harmonic-Melodic Suspension

Here is a variation of the previous scale tone idea with suspended resolutions in measures 4 and 8. These suspensions