Quick Win #26

ANT and SUS help you distribute the Energy over time

Here's a quick summary of the main takeaways from this Quick Win!

  • in case you don't want your parts to move together with the change of the root, you can use anticipation (ANT) and suspension (SUS) to let those parts move earlier or later
  • start with a simple chord progression and bring in ANT and SUS into your passages later


You can even combine ANT and SUS with other line movement techniques, just like Diatonic Passing Tones (DPTs) or Changing Tones (CT). As line movement adds complexity to your composition, start with little movement first, and add more tones as you develop it further (if needed at all).