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Ostinato Interleave - motifs

By hamx0r on February 4, 2018 8:14 pm

I'd like to step away from so much looping, yet loops are the fastest path to a piece of music.  To that end, I'm subdividing a 3-week challenge into 3 parts, the fist of which is here.  My  goal: take the notes of a simple ostinato (first 8 secs) and mute out parts of it to form motifs and chord progressions.  This scopes a melody to not only the note-palate of the ostinato (a blend of C natural and harmonic minors) but also the note positions in time within measures. 

From 8-37sec, i have 2-bar bass line motifs which mostly follow the rules for the melody, but also serve as chord roots for future melodic derivation. 

From 37-53, there are 4-bar chord progressions which essentially make use of the ostinato twice for a full progression.

From 53 to the end, there is a thick sample of what a more fully orchestrated segment may be like

Next week will involve the full set of melodies in place as a full sketch, then the following week will be the finished product. 

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC)

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February 5, 2018 1:36 pm

sometimes a week is just enough for bigger projects, great to hear your intermediate works. great stuff, keep it up!

February 8, 2018 6:08 pm

This would make Bach envious. Great structure, only wish it was longer.

February 9, 2018 7:50 pm

A good progression is a work of art in its own right. This piece makes for a great intro.

February 11, 2018 7:22 pm

Thanks, all, for your encouragement!

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