If I wanted to re-work another composer's melody, which method would you suggest?
For example, would you suggest modifying another composer's melody by:
- Altering one pitch and leaving the rest intact (say it's a three-note melody);
- Transposing the melody up or down a certain interval (ex. taking a melody that goes ^1 ^2 ^2 ^1 and making it ^3 ^4 ^4 ^3;
- Inverting pitch classes (set theory);
- any other methods?