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 played in the left..

Here is a simple chord tone melody in the left hand with block chord accompaniment in the right.

Notice the rhythmic interplay between the left and right hands: Left hand melody notes on strong beats alternating with right hand chords on weak beats. Also notice the symmetry of the bass line: a rising, then falling contour.


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