A creative exercise in combining musical genres

Let’s try an imaginative exercise that can lead to creativity.

Start by choosing two different types of music. Then, combine them in your imagination and hear what it sounds like.

Some examples might be:

Missisippi Blues and Bebop
Bach and Heavy Metal
Folk and Swing

We can also include specific musical artists:

Charlie Parker and Hip Hop
The Rolling Stones and Samba
Norah Jones and New Orleans Jazz

After you spend some time mentally imagining the combinations, sit down at your piano or keyboard and play it.

As you may have already realized, many famous musicians have based their styles on imaginative combinations like these. By trying it, you’ll have a lot of fun, and maybe you’ll find your true musical style this way.

Enjoy the journey, and “let the music flow!”


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