For a forest to grow, it needs to start with a seed. So let’s say we have a musical seed made of different figures and motifs to form a phrase as such:
From there, decide if that phrase is either the antecedent or consequent phrase within an ideal period structure. Write the missing complement to the original phrase:
Now, here are five options in mind of expanding the period form with the simple use of repetition with slight variation:
- A period with a repeated antecedent.
- A period with a repeated consequent.
- A period with a repeated antecedent followed by a repeated consequent.
- A repeated period.
- A three-part period (ABA)
Try them all out and experiment as to how you seed will grow!
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