Music Compostiion and Creation

The Music Learning Workshop composition section will address methods and techniques, as well as thoughts on composing, arranging and creating music.

Octave unison is an improvising technique that is easy to understand and takes just a little practice to implement.

Many students struggle with the very concept of improvising and believe you need to be able to create a motif on the fly. That is, create some melody or pattern instantly. It’s this idea, that its instant, which becomes a road block to improvising.

More ideas on adding rock accompaniment and voicing seventh chords to a song and your melody.

Waltz Accompaniment Example. Once you’ve decided on the voicing you want to use chord change to change you also going to have to decide on the rhythmic pattern that you will be using with the song. This is the style or type of feel you are going to give the song.

Introduce basic jazz chord voicing ideas. These fundamental ideas are principles you can use to spend a life time of mastering voicing chords.

Once you’ve learned basic chord structure you will begin to enter the realm of chord voicing, which is how to you use chord notes in various combinations and reordered to create a different sound using the same chord or scale notes.

Improvising with scale tones is an extension of what we’ve talked about in creating melodies. Specifically we started with a scale and skipped or sequentially stepped through the notes or tones. Much of what is used in the scale is repeating patterns, so let’s explore what you might do with that scale you have chosen to use over your chord.

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