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a football theme 116 The plan here is to construct a theme by repeating this fragment and applying variation to it in the various editors. First let's repeat the sequence seven times. [Functions > Object > Repeat Objects... x7]. We now have a 16 bar section comprised of eight two-bar sequences to work on. I shall refer to these se- quences or objects as Cells 1 ­ 8 (Figure P6.4). Figure Figure P6.4. Cells 1 ­ 8 Here's what we do (Figures P6.5 and P6.6): 1. 2. Cell 1: bars (1 ­ 3) Although it ends on the tonic (we are in the key of Bb), it definitely suggests continuation so ... Cell 2: (bars 3 ­ 5) By keeping the rhythmic framework of Cell 1 intact and altering the pitch of the notes, we generate more melody. Alter the pitch of the notes as shown by using either the Score or Matrix Editors. Cell 3: (bars 5 ­ 7) The initial phrase can be repeated again without risk of boredom so leave it untouched. Cell 4: (bars 7 ­ 9) We use the same note pattern as Cell 2 but raise the last note by an octave. This really does suggest continuation. Upwards! The brief stated uplifting, remember? Save song ­ compare with project/6.1b. 3. 4. 5. Figure Figures P6.5 and P6.6. Cells 1 ­ 4, Score and Matrix view After saving the song, we continue with Cells 5 ­ 8 (Figures P6.7 and P6.8). 1. 2. Cell 5: (bars 9 ­ 11) We change the notes to continue the ascent to C and have the melody fall from there. Cell 6: (bars 11 ­ 13) Our listeners are unconsciously expecting yet another fall in pitch and a repetition of the familiar rhythmic pattern, but this time we surprise them by applying the brakes. We delete the first