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{14} “Sonic Glue” 

May 9, 2017

{14} “Sonic Glue”

Creating a continuous flow of sound through in time is more than a matter of connecting one note to the next note “in line”.  It is also a matter of searching out internal connections within a broader local group of notes, such as the same pitch occurring (in the same or different octaves) in two or more different places in the same measure.  Or between two non-adjacent notes which, if abstracted from the rest of the intervening notes, form a useful melodic or structural unit.  Sometimes a group of such notes creates a rhythm that is different than the rhythm of the melody in any of the continuous voices.

Music advances through time through a web or net of these internal (at first) hidden connections.


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