As the title states, I always seem to fall in with the routine of laying down an ostinato in every song as a means to convey it to the next phrase or as a static line to play around or as a way to show tension or building intensity.
While ok for a couple of pieces, I have developed a nasty habit of relying on them.. they are sort of a plan "B" that has become a plan "A".
My question: can anyone suggest some other method for keeping a song moving or building excitement. Any rhythmic or melodic devices I should look into?
I really like Aaron Copland... All of his music has an fun and exciting quality.. that is the sort of sound/skill I would love to get to.
Well, I know the question is a bit vague, but It's hard to put into words. Any help would be appreciated!