Quick Win #34

Put a random RP into a Musical Context

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

  • use authentic cadences before those roots that need a bit more musical context; that equals the Diatonic II-V-I-movement and creates a tonal center
  • write your notes in reverse


This technique works brilliantly if you want to create quick Jazz tracks. You can write all types of 2nd-octave chords on top of these roots (like 9ths, 11ths, and 13ths), and it will sound great!

You might want to create a strong motif on top of the chords later. Pick a short musical statement that you can mimic and repeat using its shape but different scale tones on top of the other roots.