Archives – Music Writing Tips #1 – #50

Tip #1 – Using Repetition in a Unique Way

Tip #2 – Getting to a Musical Destination with a Sequence

Tip #3 – Adding Some “Boom” to Your Accompaniment

Tip #4 – Crafting Melody with Chord Inversions

Tip #5 – Finding the Right Chords for your Phrygian-Dominant Scale

Tip #6 – Incorporating Melodic Alternation Interplay for Variety

Tip #7 – Extreme Dovetailing

Tip #8 – Finding That Melodic Pair with Contrary Motion

Tip #9 – Fun with Retrograde

Tip #10 – Grouping & Reordering Figures in a Melody

Tip #11 – Fusion of Ideas

Tip #12 – Pictorial Writing

Tip #13 – Workshopping the Fill

Tip #14 – Softening an Ending with a Shifted Cadence

Tip #15 – Colors in a Delayed Cadence

Tip #16 – Suppress an Ending with an Elided Cadence Maneuver

Tip #17 – Ways To Milk The End

Tip #18 – Implying A Cadence

Tip #19 – Evading A Cadence

Tip #20 – Coming Home to your Newly Renovated Tonic

Tip #21 – Substitute Dominant!

Tip #22 – Quartal Chords

Tip #23 – Finding a Good Modal/Synthetic Cadence

Tip #24 – Getting the Best Out of Bitonal Cadences

Tip #25 – Escape Chord Movement

Tip #26 – Three Ways to Develop your Parallel Period

Tip #27 – Growing a Musical Seed with Forms of Repetition

Tip #28 – Stringing Similar Phrases into a Phrase Group

Tip #29 – Building a Double Period

Tip #30 – Multiply with a Period Group

Tip #31 – Melody and Counterpoint Help with Augmentation

Tip #32 – Melody and Counterpoint Help with Diminution

Tip #33 – Using Skills to Build a Mensuration Canon

Tip #34 – Finding Creative Counterpoint in Reflection Treatment

Tip #35 – Incorporating Double Canons into Works

Tip #36 – Two Different Kinds of Grounds

Tip #37 – Dominant Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #38 – Minor Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #39 – Dorian Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #40 – Major Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #41 – Melodic Minor Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #42 – Harmonic Minor Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #43 – Half-Diminished Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #44 – Phrygian Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #45 – Locrian Bebop Scale Uses

Tip #46 – Adding the Minor Blues Scale

Tip #47 – Working the Major Blues Scale and Replacements

Tip #48 – Using the Mock Blues Scale

Tip #49 – Bending Through a Melody With Blue Notes

Tip #50 – Framing with a 12-Bar Blues