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4-18-07 Short Bell Melody

Composer David Luebbert    (click to list other tunes)
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 4/18/07; 10:18:59 PM
Msg# 5208 (top msg in thread)
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I used the two chord sequence that Bill Evans repeats in "Peace Piece", transposed that down a major 2nd, and pasted it behind the original chords, to create this four chord sequence. I guessed that this might give attractive soundings results.

Then I used a new version of the Workscore Composer, selected the Short Bell rhythm pattern as my rhythm source, and repeatedly pressed the "Improvise New Idea" button under the "Improvise Idea" tab, deleting the results until good ideas appeared. Then I pressed the "Insert Rest At End" button under the "Enter Rests" tab until a half bar or more of time had elapsed and started the next idea.

It took about 10 minutes to invent this entire 8 bar melody.

The improvisor code adds copies of the original chord sequence to the end of the score to ensure that there is enough harmony available to generate the next idea, so I had to discard that extra stuff before posting.

4-18-07 Short Bell Melody: <P>I used the two chord sequence that Bill Evans repeats in "Peace Piece", transposed that down a major 2nd, and pasted it behind the original chords, to create this four chord sequence. I guessed that this might give attractive soundings results. </P>  <P>Then I used a <A href="http://www.songtrellis.com/workscoreComposer3" ;>new version of the Workscore Composer</A>, selected the Short Bell rhythm pattern as my rhythm source, and repeatedly pressed the "Improvise New Idea" button under the "Improvise Idea" tab, deleting the results until good ideas appeared. Then I pressed the "Insert Rest At End" button under the "Enter Rests" tab until a half bar or more of time had elapsed and started the next idea. </P>  <P>It took about 10 minutes to invent this entire 8 bar melody. </P>  <P>The improvisor code adds copies of the original chord sequence to the end of the score to ensure that there is enough harmony available to generate the next idea, so I had to discard that extra stuff before posting.</P>

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