https://youtu.be/LXlAWRMP_Zw Prompt: Penta Gastro Inversion Waltz
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——the actual prompt—-
**2023 June #1 – Penta Gastro Inversion Waltz **
**Word Prompt:** Any word associated with an animal digestive tract.
**Music Prompt:** Use the notes C, E, F in 3/4 6 note melody, not counting ties but counting slurs. Using your first note as the mid point and the last note as the end point for both lines, invert the melody in the same rhythm. You’ll end up with unison, dyad , dyad, dyad, unison.
I’ll screenshot an example using 7 notes in 4/4, but remember we only want five for this and in 3/4.
Then use that in a track or piece.
The example shown also gets into inexact inversion to keep it in key but that’s your choice, as is tempo and anything else I didn’t mention.
Easy way to do this is to write the melody on staff paper or in midi and look at the staff and count until you hit the next note, then count in the opposite direction for the “inverted” note. Just keep in mind that moving it up or down from that landing place is ok too. So if you count up two in the original melody, count down two for the inversion. If you don’t like that, go one more. You might like it now!
Overall, don’t get too hung up and have fun.
Inspired by an exercise from the William Russo book Composing Music.