I'm a bit stuck for new ways to develop my musicial ideas. I know all of the standard methods - augmentation, diminution, inversion, retrograde, transposition and modulation. But I'm still finding some of my pieces sounding lacklustre, or uncomfortable sounding. like they havent settled into a particular groove. i'd love to know how john coltrane pulls out those little flourishes in all of those different keys and scales and still have it sounding so fitting. so, taking a simple idea like one i came up with recently -


the only thing i've been able to do with it is, add chords to it, so


so any suggestions for development of my ideas. oh, and if it helps i play very industrial sort of metal/grind. like converge really.
Last edited by Def at Sep 30, 2007,