Exploring ways to develop Musical Ideas

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Ground Bass, Counter Melody, Major, Minor, Tonality, Tone, Semitone, Modes, Sequence, Ornamentation, Ostinato, Inversion, Retrograde, Melody, Theme, Augmentation Diminution, Chaconne, Pedal Note (Pedal), Melodic Decoration

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