Improvisation - free Expression Solo
Motif : a short succession of notes producing a single impression;
a brief melodic or rhythmic formula out of which longer passages are developed.
Elision: the omission of one or more sounds in a word or phrase.
It is sometimes used to refer to the omission of information from a narrative.
While developing a musical phrase in your improvisation,
consider the ‘Elision’ and the ‘Motif’
( i.e.) explanation…
The ‘Motif’ is a simple repetitive phrase, or familiar run of notes.
The ‘Elision’ is omitting one or more sounds, from a phrase,
the second time around.
( when playing with others, The Bass, covers the Chordal Tones,
and the Piano, covers the melody, so there is no reason to sound
all 5 or 6 strings notes / rather concentrate on the ‘inside notes of the chord’
as to not interfere with the other muscians “less is more” concept ).