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Musical questions and answers > Musical questions and answers - Pg. 110

Melody making 110 Figure 6.3. Exile The next phrase (again in red), call it Q2, follows the same rhythmic pattern as Q1 but the notes are completely different. That air of expectancy has been fulfilled and a new question asked. A2, the next phrase (in blue), again answers the question and is a varied repetition of A1. All this often comes naturally, without thinking. We have merely analyzed it. However, if you're stuck for ideas, this is a surefire method of keeping things moving. There are so many ways to achieve this onward flow that a whole book is needed on the subject. You can though, learn a great deal by taking time to listen and analyze other melodies in this way. Reading music, although helpful, is not always necessary.