Composition Questions
  • What parts of your [in the works] piece do you like the most? (now develop those)
  • If this piece had an odor, how would it smell?
  • [looking at one note]
    • What all can you do to that one note?
      • articulations
      • dynamic(s)
      • timbre change
      • shock (by another instrument's entrance)
  • What parts show up most for one's first hearing of the piece?
    • What parts do people discover only after many listenings?
  • Is it working as you hoped?
  • What are some of your bad ideas?
  • Are you having fun? why not?
  • What are you doing in this piece that you've never done before?
  • Single words:
    • surprise
    • risk
    • limitations
    • engaging
    • statement (make a statement or ask a question)
    • questions (make a statement or ask a question)
    • improvise
    • relevant?
    • relationships (what relationship does x have with y?)
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