turbodave wrote:Imagine you had one chord...just one chord to work with....how would you take the listener on a journey with just one chord. Arrangement is about the journey, retaining interest and delivering a musical message.Utilise sounds and textures to add/ subtract from the overall sound...dynamics as well...and if you use lyrics try and connect the words with the sounds in even an abstract way....and as others have said...enjoy the process. Dave
Some jazz players have developed the "one chord trick" to a fine art! You tend to end up admiring their technique more than their music though :-) Another approach is to stick with one melody note but different chords. It's easy to demonstrate how a single note can be harmonised by a chord based on ANY other chromatic note.