Smart musicians have a problem; they like to make things complicated. This blog is dedicated to keeping it simple. Keeping that in mind, I'll make it quick!
To create musical flow, we need to focus on asking ourselves one simple question: What is the next note? Follow this simple process to categorize the notes in your mind, think of this as mental "Container Store". Identify the next note, categorize it, and hear it. Why categorize? Putting the notes into categories will reveal information about their musical purpose and structures in a performance-driven manner. Here's a simple diagram for thinking about the next note.
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