Let’s shift the melodic contour to start on the next higher chord tone E, while preserving the exact same rhythm. Notice how both the melodic contour and rhythmic motives act as glue that securely connects this new idea to the original melody…

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  • Yea, understand this! It sounds great in a higher octave. It is still difficult for me to remember the notes…old age..that is the trouble. I so like the logical way you go about your teachings: logical with humour and heart.

  • Thanks so much for the positive energy, Paula. “Logic, humor, and heart”… I LOVE it!

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