Monday, January 30, 2012
No, not 3 babies, I'm talking music! Here's my first post on a musical tip. When it comes to arranging music I've found that to really make the last verse (or the climax) of your arrangement more powerful , add triplets to the left hand accompanying the right hand's melody.
Going from eighth notes, or other rhythms, to triplets just gives the piece energy and movement. In the final verse of my Nearer, My God to Thee arrangement, I even added triplets into the melody while the left hand held half notes. This proved to be the most powerful part of my song. I get chills every time I play it.
Triplets, when used at the right place and the right time, can turn an ok piece into a memorable piece.