The Unconventional: Incorporate a surprise into your song.
How to Respond
Write a new song or musical phrase that uses an interesting rhythmic, melodic or harmonic element to take it to an unexpected place! Post your work below using SoundCloud or video.
- Try to create a unique song design. Do you have to start immediately with a chordal intro? Can you start with an instrument solo or the bridge?
- Try to create different melodic shapes by using octaves and arpeggios.
- What would it sound like to incorporate rests, or more space into your song?
- Have a friend listen to a sample of your song and suggest a place where a surprising element could go.
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