Asked • 06/11/19

Formalizing "surprising, yet inevitable"?

My music teacher told me that one property of great music is that it is both surprising and inevitable - you don't expect something, but looking back you see that it has been carefully prepared for. Is there a more formal understanding of this principle or a source of examples with explanations? And how do I deliberately use it in composition?

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Greg S. answered • 09/12/19

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