Composition & Improvisation: A Case Study: Part 23 of 24: Idea: Add an Introduction

A well-crafted Introduction can create a sense of anticipation, establish a mood, and build musical momentum going into “the top” of the piece.  Here are two simple examples for your consideration…

One common practice is to “vamp” on the accompaniment until the melody arrives…


Another common practice is to emphasize the V7 chord, then to resolve it at “the top”…


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