The creative project is designed to let you experience how musical creativity blossoms. The form in music actually implies a lot of things, including the physical structure (mostly defined by cadences, phrases, and periods), moods, length, key relationships, characteristics, and textures, but in this creative project, the phrase structure will be defined for you. Your task is to choose one of the provided motives and develop it into a piece for solo piano.

Once you choose the motive, the next step is to think about how you want to develop it into the form. Music needs to be presented in a way insisting your ideas to their maturity. Beethoven was a genius at developing his ideas infinitely. His music is absolutely motivic and organic, keeping and developing the initial idea throughout the piece. Listen to his piano sonata Op. 2 No. 1 to see how he introduced and developed the ideas. Another example, the Beatles’ song “Michelle,” also has a beautiful structure in repeating phrases and melodic contour.


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