Tag Archives: Repetition

Bringing Your “A” Game to Collaborations

There is an unconscionably cruel joke which asks, “Was Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?” to which the riposte is, “The world?  He wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles!” For those that aren’t aware, it’s a … Continue reading

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Musical Motifs

My musical focus, lately, has been on trying to compose melodic motifs or fragments, in an improvisational setting, that have some beauty to them.  It’s very easy to simply roll out all the licks you’ve learned, or to doggedly stick … Continue reading

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Idea Density in Music

I’ve discovered something about my own tastes in music.  The kind of music I like, it turns out, is music with a pretty high density of musical ideas in it.  That means for every minute of music, there is a … Continue reading

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