Here is a game you can play for writing melody lines, bass lines, arpeggios, accompaniments, etc.
Let the root be a given. After that, decide on different scale degrees to form a shape that you will use for in a chord progression.
Say I decide the root (given), the second, and fifth. Now, on each harmony, I can only play those scale degree in relation to the chord being played.
If the harmony is a G major triad, I would only play the G , A , and D during it.
So what’s the purpose of this? Well, for one, the limitations in note choices will force you to be creative. Second, this is just a starting point – merely a game – to get your writer’s block defeated.
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