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What a mix-up!

 

image of a melodic fragment

 

Experimenting with musical materials is an important part of being a composer. Here are a couple of ideas to try with this little tune:

1) Play it backwards

2) Memorise it and then try to play it, 'by ear', starting from a different note.

There are lots of other ways you can change it. How many can you think of? Do the coloured lines over the music give you any ideas? Try making a longer piece by playing different versions, one after another.

Copyright 2002, Audrey Podmore