05 Replacing, Subtracting, Inverting Melody Notes S&I

Replacing melody notes with neighbors, chord tones, repeated notes; contour revision; contour opposition: many egs

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04 Connecting Melody Notes S&I

Ways of connecting melody notes: approach, departure, encircling, & zigzag shapes; chains, fills, repeated, & stepwise connectors.

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03 A Starting Place—Notes of Departure S&I

Melodic ornamentation. Notes of departure are notes that lead away from melody notes, also called escape notes. Kinds of escape notes: stepwise, gapped, zigzag, curved, ascending, descending

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02 A Starting Place—Notes of Approach S&I

Melodic ornamentation. Notes of approach (notes that precede the melody note): angles, lines, curves; stepwise, gapped, encircling, zigzag, & curved shapes; many egs

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01C Anticipating & Delaying Phrases S&I

Why do it? To create a more free, conversational tone (less rigid), to intensify or dissipate energy, to create forward movement, to push ahead,  to lead toward or away from a climax.  Goal: acquire more rhythmic flexibility when improvising.

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