Continuing with the idea of limitation to unlock creativity, take into the idea of boxed melody.
Basically, this means keeping the span of the melody to a relatively close interval (at most a P5) over a set bass pitch.
Below is a commonality of limited melodic range found in blues harmony. Play around with setting yourself some criteria of limitations as to which pitches you can use over each unique harmonic root. Don’t always make it tonal, too. Experiment and have fun!
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