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Using “Blue Monk” motivic elements: Motive 2

Using "Blue Monk" motivic elements: Motive 2
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Now we want to use motivic element 2 which was. The one without the extension - with the extra two notes. That’s much more musical and there are many more things we could do with it, but I don’t want to make it too advanced at this stage. We’ll mostly stick to that. The problem will come when we get to the diminished bar.
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Perhaps we’ll just keep the rhythmic element: durt durtdurt durdur durdur, and not worry too much about intervals because they could be quite tricky. Let’s have a go.

We explore how we might improvise on “Blue Monk” using the second motivic element from the tune.

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