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    Anyone doing GCSE music? Please tell me how chord improvisation works. For my homework I have been given a sheet with a chord on the treble clef and a chord on the bass clef. I have been asked to add a melody line on topbased on the chord sequence but i'm not sure what to do. Please give me any tips.
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    Anyone doing GCSE music? Please tell me how chord improvisation works. For my homework I have been given a sheet with a chord on the treble clef and a chord on the bass clef. I have been asked to add a melody line on topbased on the chord sequence but i'm not sure what to do. Please give me any tips.
    Ooer... okay - what chord have you got? Is there just a single chord on the bass clef or multiple chords? Basically the melody would operate on matching notes that fit with the root note of the chord on the bass clef and then adding passing notes in between each bass chord . What board are you with? I'm doing Edexcel so I can only tell you improvisation options in the context of a ground bass piece. If your chord is C E G in C major then matching notes would be any thirds or fifths (I think!) - it's best to stick with the key you've been given in the key signature, especially if it's homework. Sorry I can't be of more help.
 
 
 

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