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Improvising Using Your Current Piece (6)

Improvising inspired by the title and imagery from your current piece

This next article shows you how to improvise in Ternary (ABA) form using the title and imagery from your current piece as inspiration. Debussy’s The Snow is Dancing is the given example - here is the beginning: Notice that it is in D minor with four beats in the bar. The ascending, staccato, quaver and semi-quaver motif, EFGA, is prominent at first, and then it develops with different notes but in a similar rhythm. Also, the semibreves on the 6th, 7th and 1st notes of the minor scale: Bb, C/C# and...

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