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The Motif (melodic pattern) & the Rhythm 02-07.07.18

At Labyrinth Musical Workshop 09-14 July 2018, Houdetsi Creta

The topic of this workshop will be improvisation in modal music. The emphasis will be on phrasing, meaning the small melodic units which serve as the foundation of an improvisation or a composition. By dismantling and analysing improvisations and compositions of modal music this workshop will try to build a repertoire of phrase material, and improvise by taking information from this data base.

Each phrase is a melodic nucleus, from which a larger melodic entity can be developed. In reality it contains a double meaning, apart from melodic content each phrase equally represents a rhythmic pattern

In this workshop it will be demonstrated how the rhythmic pattern of a phrase can serve not only as the foundation for a free Improvisation, but also how it can be readjusted in a rhythmic improvisation.

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