Quick Win #10

Repeat Your Bad Notes

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

  • the repetition of a bad note or "mistake" in the next bar puts it into context for the audience
  • make the bad note part of your pattern and tell your audience (musically) that you actually played it purposely


It's funny to see performers make mistakes on stage at a live concert. The pros most often find ways to turn their mistakes into opportunities that create an even better experience for their audience. You can apply the same concept in composition.