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    Coming from the bass world, motives seem like a natural thing to me. In a minor ii v context which this tune has 3, looked for multiple applications of the (9/8/5/m3/2/1) lick.

    Do you use other pre-defined licks or patterns across different harmonic contexts? Some examples?


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    Couldn't help myself---carry on with the good work...

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    Ha! I'm not a big movie watcher but that was funny.

    I didn't come up with that term, Dan Haerle did!


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    He kinda Haerled it at you---and you Haerled it right back at us...

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    The words motive and motif are sometimes conflated.

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    looking at the thesaurus definition, I agree the word "motif" is more appropriate in this case

    a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work.
    a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc., in a design, as in a painting or on wallpaper.
    a dominant idea or feature:Pulmonary problems were a grim motif in his life.
    Biochemistry. a distinct pattern of amino acids in a function-specific protein sequence:No polyproline motif has been observed in these yeast proteins.