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There's no 'answer' to your question. But let me throw some ideas at you. If your second subject doesn't grow organically out of the first subject it might be the wrong one for THIS sonata. But 'sudden and abrupt' is good too. Just try to choose two themes that are in the same ballpark - that CAN follow one another in the same musical flow. (Maybe what ...


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You can try using the 'audio to midi' conversion of a clip. See Chapter 12.2 of Ableton Live manual


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Probably because it has modulated to Ab minor, you can see the addition of the Cb earlier in the measure. G natural being the raised leading tone of that key


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I have a low-level observation on the following two melodies: The red part sounds a bit abrupt that was the question. But the blue part middle-line melody is totally reasonable. There are two parallel phrases in the second bar as the middle-line melody. The middle-line melody may be a good reason for choosing that natural A note in the first phrase, while ...


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The G natural is the chromatic lower neighbor to the A♭. It parallels the A natural that occurs in the preceding beat 2 as the chromatic lower neighbor to the B♭. This use of chromatic lower neighbors is casually motivic. The below reduction shows (in red) where they are used is measures 1–8. In the specific case asked about, the underlying chord is D♭ major....


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