This will be a short & sweet tip for today; but nonetheless, an effective tip.
Composition does not always have to be about finding original harmonic progressions and innovative uses of harmony. Are they good things to do every now and then? Yes, but it is not the end-all-be-all of writing music.
Remember, using stagnant harmony (say, like a piece just using one chord) is a fair option when composing.
By writing music according to a single harmony – it allows you the composer to explore the other variable aspects of music, such as rhythms, phrasing, performance, melodic movement, lyrics, etc.
Also, it is an effective technique to convey certain emotions as well! So don’t be afraid of trying it every now and then.
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