2018 Music Composition Strategies
There are many strategies in musical composition that will give you choices you would not find in traditional music theory. These choices come from the logical choices of possibilities. we will explore a few here.
1. Permutations of notes in a scale
B.B. King said that learning the strategy of permutations helped him make his performances interesting. He knew that there are only 24 combinations of a four note riff. So every show he didn’t have to play the same riffs over and over.
2.Permutations of notes in a rhythm durations
In the same way we can permute note values as seen below:
3. Permutations of notes and rhythms
Now think of the possibilites of having different rhythm permutations and pitches the possibilities are endless.
4. Rhythmic Permutations Used as Counterpoint
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