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    Question He improvised on the melody.

    "He improvised on the melody."

    Does the sentence mean "he improvised a melody" or "he improvised a song along with the melody?" Thanks!

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    Re: He improvised on the melody.

    See improvise 2 here.

    He played/sang a tune and went on to make up variations of it.

    Jazz players/singers do this all the time.

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    Re: He improvised on the melody.

    He took a melody and improvised on it, adding ornamentation, grace notes etcetera.Lokk at these links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornament_%28music%29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_note

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