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Sonic “Glue” : a path for the ear to follow through a passage that unifies the passage

February 28, 2017

Originally posted on Facebook in 2/16.

Sonic Glue.

Creating a flowing line is more than a matter of connecting each note to the next. it is also a matter of looking within the local measure or two for repeating pitches, in the same or different octaves. And then insuring that they all sound the “same”, even though they may each be a part of a different voice.

Sometimes such a group of notes creates a rhythm among themselves that is different than the rhythm of the melody or the accompaniment or any of the different voices. It is an aid to creating the sonic glue to bring out this ‘mysterious’ rhythm that seems to come from nowhere.

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