MoreOnAddition

Common techniques of adding interest and variety into a phrase such as using a neighboring note to the original melody on a long held pitch, filling in leaps of the original phrase with a passing tone, and the use of approach and double approach tones.

Author: Gongchime
Duration: 306
Published: 2009-08-02 06:17:02
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