In a nutshell. For some reading here, getting started with improvising might be a bit of a challenge but all journeys must start with a first step, so here's a way to begin yours. By using the same notes for building up our melody and chords, we know our pitches will work, using them in making our art is the magic we seek. In our theory we can term this sharing of the same pitches for our melody and chords as 'diatonic, through the tones.' And as we'll see throughout, understanding the musical environment that diatonic creates is a key component to understanding the structure of the art.

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Need a riff ... ? For some reading here, getting started with improvising might be a bit of a challenge but all journeys must start with a first step, so here's a way to begin yours. By using the same notes for building up our melody and chords, we know our pitches will work, using them in making our art is the magic we seek. In our theory we can term this sharing of the same pitches for our melody and chords as 'diatonic, through the tones.' And as we'll see throughout, understanding the musical environment that diatonic creates is a key component to understanding the structure of the art.