When people hear the word “random” with music, most people tend to think with the idea of improvisation – like soloing over a bunch of chord changes in the piece. Others might think with rolling a dice to compose the music.
While those certainly do employ the act of randomness to create music, they should not be considered as the only options.
May times, people forget that you can create parameters on which an aspect of your musical work will be decided at random.
For example: giving chord voicings and asking the performer to choose how they wish to arpeggiate it. In that case, the performance will be at chance because you cannot control what the person will do.
Another example: not giving a tempo indication. While people may consider that unprofessional, you can allow the performers to decide at will or to draw a number out of a hat. Or even ask the audience!
So, what I am basically asking you the reader to do is to be create and get in touch with thinking outside-the-box.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read! Feel free to comment, share, and subscribe for more daily tips below! Till next time.