What do we mean by the term "motif" in music? We refer to a "theme," an initial idea, a spark, something created spontaneously or taken from a melodic fragment or melodic rhythm.
Motifs are repeated and developed, varying rhythmically, melodically, or both. The motif may even become almost unrecognizable, but it still serves as a point of reference for improvising or creating a rhythm part. In this course, we're going to focus on building upon motifs for solo improvisation. Let's dig in!