Posts tagged randomness
SCP #43: Read My Heart

For this piece I took a fragment of yesterday's melody, wrote the notes on scraps of paper and pulled them out of a hat to create a new melody.  The first time I pulled them out, however, they were in perfect ascending scale order, so I discarded that melodic idea.  If I were really giving myself over to randomness I should have gone with that first attempt, but I found the orderliness uninspiring so I had another go.  Really, I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to make something interesting out of half a scale, and I didn't even give myself the chance to try.  Next time I'll stick to my guns, and work with whatever material my methods throw up.

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