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my Ha-rpy ornamentation | Jee Soo Shin

my Ha-rpy ornamentation

The term ornamentation implies two distinctive features and conventions:

 

1. Auxiliary tones literally ornamenting the more musically significant ones, which might be main tones or main beats.

2. Ornamentations in which the boundary between the ornament and the main melody is less clearly defined, thus making the ornaments an integral part of, and difficult to separate from the main melody.

 

Amongst the two conventions mentioned above, the latter is a typical of a significant amount of Korean music, which I also have the tendency to integrate into my work.  An example of this could be found in the opening phrase of Ha-rpy:

excerpt of Ha-rpy, bars 1 – 5

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